HP refreshes servers with new Intel chips

Summary:HP is updating and expanding its ProLiant G6 lineup of servers with Intel's new series of Xeon 5600 server chips

HP said on Tuesday that it will expand its ProLiant G6 lineup with 16 servers refreshed with Intel's latest server chips, the Xeon 5600 series.

The news comes as industry standard servers are being updated with Intel's latest chips. According to HP, the new ProLiant G6 platform will deliver 27 times the performance per watt compared to previous generations and come with HP Thermal Logic technology to cut power consumption. It will also feature other technologies such as HP's power capping to provision based on energy usage and its Sea of Sensors, which optimises system cooling and thermal activity via 32 sensors placed around the server.

For more on this story, see HP refreshes, expands ProLiant server line-up on ZDNet.com.

Topics: Servers

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