/>
X
Business

HP refreshes, expands ProLiant server line-up

HP said Tuesday that it will expand its ProLiant G6 lineup with 18 servers refreshed with Intel's latest server chips, the Xeon 5600 series.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Updated: HP said 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 performance compared to previous generations;
  • Be available in rack, tower, blade and scale-out formats;
  • Come with HP Thermal Logic technology to cut power consumption;
  • Feature other technologies such as HP's power capping to provision based on energy usage and its Sea of Sensors, which optimizes system cooling and thermal activity via 32 sensors placed around the server.

In addition, HP's latest ProLiant additions are optimized for virtualized environments.

Also: Will Intel's latest Xeon lineup be an 'economic no brainer'?

Our new Data Center blog

Get data center email alerts

HP's ProLiant G6 servers start at $1,345. The new ProLiant models include the BL280c, BL2x220c, BL460c and BL490c blades; the DL120, DL160, DL170h, DL180, DL320, DL360, and DL380 rack mounted servers; and the ML110, ML330, ML350, ML370, SL160z, SL170z and SL2x170z towers.

HP is in a dogfight with IBM for the server market share lead.

idc022510a.jpg

Update: Dell has also updated its server lineup.

Also: Server sales show signs of life in the fourth quarter; IBM remains top dog

Editorial standards