Guest blog by Stefan Buchberger: HP Industry-standard Servers & Software
HP‘s new ProLiant Gen8 Server, the DL385p, achieved the FIRST AMD two-processor result on the VMmark 2.x benchmark. The HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 offers extreme configuration flexibility, while delivering extraordinary compute power, and market-leading efficiency.
To illustrate this point, the DL385p Gen8 raised the bar in June of this year with a result of 8.31 @ 8 tiles on the VMmark 2.1.1 benchmark using VMware ESX 4.1 U2 / vCenter 5.0.
With designed-in quality and serviceability, performance, and enhanced configuration flexibility, this customer-inspired design offers the perfect solution for virtualization, database, and dynamic computing workloads.
Featuring a 16-core x86 processor with up to 50% more memory over the previous generation, the DL385p Gen8 delivers a major boost in price/performance, scalability, and efficiency. Unprecedented manageability and serviceability are supported by built-in provisioning, agent less management, and a ProActive Health system of hardware monitoring and alerting to provide peace of mind and quick issue analysis.
The HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 boasts up to two of the world’s fastest and highest core density processors—the AMD Opteron 6200 Series.
To learn more on HP’s new ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server Series and for Gen8, see Transforming your server experience with customer-inspired innovations.
What is VMmark benchmark?
VMmark 2.x is the first standard methodology for comparing virtualized platforms. VMmark 2.x generates a realistic measure of virtualization platform performance by incorporating a variety of platform-level workloads such as dynamic VM relocation (vMotion) and dynamic datastore relocation (storage vMotion), in addition to traditional application-level workloads.
The VMmark 2.x benchmark features a tile-based scheme for measuring application performance and provides a consistent methodology that captures both the overall scalability and individual application performance. The total number of tiles that a multi-host platform can accommodate and the performance of each individual workload within the tile determine the overall benchmark score.
More information about the VMmark results can be found at the VMware Web page (the 6/12/2012 results titled, HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 VMware ESX 4.1 U2 / vCenter 5.0).
If you are interested in the configuration, check out: HP takes another performance first with the ProLiant DL385p Gen8 on the VMmark benchmark
VMware® VMmark™ is a product of VMware, Inc. The competitive benchmark claims are based on having the first two-processor VMmark AMD results published on www.vmware.com as of June 12, 2012.