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Play HP’s VMworld 2009 Fun Facts Twitter Contest and Take a Friend to Coffee On Us!

During VMworld 2009, we invite you to participate in HP’s VMworld 2009 Fun Facts Contest on Twitter.


Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1st through Thursday, Sept. 3rd, we’ll be giving away $10 electronic Starbuck’s gift cards to the first person to correctly answer our HP VMworld Fun Facts trivia questions on Twitter.


Here’s how the contest will work:


Step 1: Make sure you’re following these HP Twitter accounts @ProLiant @BladeNews and @ HPStorageGuy


Step 2: Be on the lookout for HP VMWorld and virtualization-related Fun Facts posted by all of the above Twitter accounts, as well as re-tweeted by other HP Tweeters or colleagues and take note!


Step 3: Sometime between the hours of 9am-5pm PT Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the show, each of the above accounts @ProLiant @BladeNews and @HPStorage Guy will post a HP VMworld Fun Fact trivia contest question, which gives you 3 chances to win each day! And one of the three will post an extra one each day, for a total of 12 chances to win (but you’ve got to be paying attention!)


Step 4: Be the first person to tweet a reply with the correct answer to whomever asked the Fun Fact question @ProLiant, @BladeNews or @HPStorageGuy and you will win a $10 Starbucks card, which will be sent electronically via email. We’ll announce winners via Twitter and Direct Message winners to find out where to email winners their prize.


It’s that EASY! And remember, you can’t win if you don’t play!

New AMD Six-core Opteron™ Processors add more horsepower to the industry’s x-86 workhorse

Current economic,
environmental and energy constraints often do not make it possible to add
additional servers in the data center to align with the demands of the
business.  As a result, companies are looking to consolidate workloads on
fewer servers to reclaim the underutilized capacity, lower the total cost of
ownership and simplify data center management. Virtualization technologies,
like VMware, on larger platforms such as the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 are key to
improving server utilization.


HP
ProLiant DL785 G6
,
with 48 processing cores, up to 512 GB memory and 11 PCI-e I/O ports, provides
ample resources for very large number of virtual machines and offers a very
high consolidation and virtualization ratio. The new world-record VMMark benchmark result with 53.73
score while running 210 virtual machines proves that the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 is ideal
for virtualization and consolidation environments. The industry x-86 workhorse
beats the nearest 8-socket competitor by almost 58% on VMMark benchmark. 


DL785 G6
shows increased scalability with the new AMD Opteron processors. As compared to
the previous result on DL785 G5 (with 8 Quad-Core processors), the DL785 G6
(with 8 six-core processors) showed 70.2% increased performance. I have been
asked this question many times – what makes DL785 G6 or other multi-processor
ProLiant servers with the new six-core Opteron processors run more than 50%
faster than the previous generation G5 servers with AMD quad core processors?


In
addition to the virtualization acceleration technology like Rapid Virtualization indexing (RVI) ,
the newly introduced HT-Assit
with six-core 8400 series AMD Opteron processors is a key contributor to the excellent performance of HP
multi-processor servers including DL785 G6.


HT Assist
helps reduces memory latency, improves HyperTransport bus efficiency and
increases overall system performance in multi-processor systems by reducing the
probe traffic and resolving probes quickly. It can eliminate the probe
broadcasting in 8 out of 11 typical CPU-to-CPU transactions in a
multi-processor system like DL785 G6.


These
technologies help HP ProLiant servers achieve #1 virtualization performance results
and near linear scaling as demonstrated on VMMark benchmark. The 4-processor
DL585 G6 server shows 1.86
times scaling from 2-processor DL385 G6 server and the 8-processor DL785 G6
server shows 1.79
times scaling from 4-processor DL585 G6 server.


This
unparalleled virtualization leadership is demonstrated in the AMD video featuring HP ProLiant DL785
G6 running 180 VMs!
AMD will have this demo live at their booth (#1408)
at VMWorld, August 31-September 3rd 2009.


Please
join us in the HP Booth (#2023) at VMWorld to see the ProLiant G6 servers,
including DL785 G6, and a showcase of a wide variety of server, storage and
networking virtualization solutions.


 

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