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New review of HP blades for small sites


 


Recently, we shipped a BladeSystem c3000 (or 'Shorty' to those in the know), to Dave Mitchell at the IT Pro for a hands-on review.  Inside we added the latest virtualization blades, virtual storage with HP LeftHand and some other new gadgets to show off a snazzy virtual infrastructure that's drop dead simple.  Among the things Dave liked:



  • vs. IBM, built like a tank, the c3000 had better quality  

  • HP blade management sets the standard

  • Surprisingly quiet (IBM marketing must have called him)

  • LeftHand integration

  • He called Shorty "friendly during testing".  Ahhh!


>> Read what else Dave had to say.


 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 


 

TOP500 Supercomputer list for June 2009

Since last November, another five spots on this biennial list are taken by systems based on HP server blades.   On the latest list, I count  206 of the 500 fastest computer systems in the world -- over 41% -- as being powered by HP BladeSystem.


TOP500 List - June2009


 


  Some of the highlights really show how far high performance systems have come -- and how quickly they change:



  • Quad-Core processors are used in about 75% of the systems.  Only 4 systems still use single-core processors.

  • The total combined performance of all 500 systems has
    grown 33% from just 6 months ago.

  • The slowest system on this June, 2009 list would have placed right in the middle -- number 274 -- of last November's list.


 


 


 


 

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