Menu
HP builds blade system for memory intensive apps

HP builds blade system for memory intensive apps

Integrity system aimed at workloads that are now in racks.

Hewlett-Packard is beefing up its Integrity BladeSystems with a new model released last week that's intended to handle memory and CPU intensive applications, such as databases.

HP's BL870c allows two separate blades, each with a two-socket CPU, to work as one four-socket blade, said James Staten, an analyst at Forrester Research. The system, which uses Itanium 9100 dual-core processors, can also support up to 96GB of memory.

"They are not saying blades are just for the low end, this is a major step forward for them," Staten said of HP's new system. The system will allow companies to take relatively large databases, ERP systems and business intelligence applications and move them to a blade.

While this blade system has more power, it won't necessarily replace a rack system, Staten said. Racks have more capability and support, for instance, and terabytes of memory.

The system, which supports Windows, HP-UX, OpenVMS, RedHat or SuSE Linux operating systems, is available and pricing begins at US$8,000.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
Show Comments