Guest blog by Stefan Buchberger: HP Industry-standard Servers & Software
Industry trends involving server virtualization, cloud computing and the use of large database apps as well as high performance computing have all increased the need of higher memory performance, capacity and resiliency over the last years.
Server Memory plays a crucial role in positively impacting these trends by helping maintain critical information and applications for the proper functioning of your business. The slightest defect in server memory can result in downtime that could shut down your business. In addition memory significantly defines the performance and power consumption of your system. As a result the criticality rating as far as a system component goes is very high. Choosing the right memory is key to ensure high reliability capacity and performance, and to deliver a faster ROI.
HP SmartMemory is a unique technology introduced for HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers. Unlike third-party memory, HP SmartMemory has passed the rigorous HP qualification and test process. More important, verification of HP SmartMemory unlocks certain performance and high efficiency features optimized for HP ProLiant Gen8 Server.
Why HP SmartMemory matters?
- Efficiency - 20% less power than third-party or other OEMs’ memory while achieving the same performance
- Performance -By supporting 3 DIMMs per channel at 1333MT/s HP SmartMemory is qualified to run at speeds up to 25% faster than industry standards
- Capacity - New 32 GB Load Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM) increases capacity by 50 percent enabling HP ProLiant Gen8 Intel® 2-socket servers support of up to 768 GB
- Quality and Reliability - HP SmartMemory enables ProLiant Gen8 systems to reliably identify and verify whether installed memory has passed HP's rigorous qualification and test processes. The enhanced HP Advanced Memory Error Detection Technology improves memory uptime by 35%.
In addition, HP SmartMemory provides future enhanced support through HP Active Health System to enable lifecycle monitoring of memory health status. Having insight into memory related service events will shorten diagnosing problems and deliver rapid resolutions if and when failures occur
HP SmartMemory is ideal for customers who want assurance of buying genuine HP Qualified memory that is performance tuned for HP ProLiant servers, and capable of future enhanced support through HP Active Health and other management software.
For more information on HP SmartMemory, visit the HP Qualified Server Memory page.