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A CIO's 2009 HP Holiday Wish List: from IT Power Tools to the Matrix

Dear Boss,

It's been a tough year and as you know the current economic situation has challenged us IT folks to simply do more with less. Yet we know it's important to maintain investments in key new technologies that can enable innovation to help us keep our competitive edge.  As we undwerake IT planning for 2010, we need to continue to invest in the critical building blocks of a technology infrastructure that can allow our company to a) lower network costs, b) improve facility efficiency and c) enable us to easily scale-out or up our environment to support business growth. 

I'm taking the guesswork out of shopping for me this holiday season and have enclosed my 2009 HP holiday wish list:



  1. Power tools – HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6 & HP ProLiant DL785 G6: The HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6 server is an extremely power efficient double dense blade server that delivers the power of 2 blade servers in the space of 1, optimising the use of data centre rack space.  And the 8-socket HP ProLiant DL785 server delivers exceptional processing power, flexibility and scalability to help optimise performance for their database, consolidation and virtualisation environments.

  2. The ultimate IT toolbox – The HP POD is an insta-data centre, with the 40' version delivering the equivalent of over 4,000 square feet of traditional data centre space-in-a-box. And it provides support for not only HP gear, but any vendor’s gear that fits in a 19" rack making it a perfect fit for our mixed IT environment. HP PODs can cut up-front capitol expenses by up to 15% and ongoing operational expenses by up to 30% compared to a typical traditional data center build-out.

  3. A high-tech Filofax – The HP StorageWorks X9000 is a scalable file virtualization solution that delivers simplified management of extreme data sets, lowering costs and enabling more rapid response to business needs. The X9000 would ensure IT can keep pace with the exponential data growth we’re seeing in the enterprise.

  4. The Matrix, Re-defined – The “special effects” behind the HP BladeSystem Matrix is its convergence of server, storage and networking resources that automate service delivery for the data centre.
    A wire-once network fabric – HP ProCurve 2520 Switch Series helps converge the data centre environment and enables all resource to be shareable and expandable to meet new and changing application demands.


Thanks for all your support this year & Happy Holidays!


Sincerely,
Your CIO

Celebrating 20 years of HP's x86 innovation at Gartner Data Center Conference 09

By Erin Collopy, PR Manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of our x86 server business, the HP ProLiant team kicked off a year-long anniversary celebration at Gartner's Data Center Conference in Las Vegas last week.


Our HP team showcased lots of great HP innovations at this year’s Gartner Data Center Conference. Our latest generation of high-performing, energy efficienct ProLiant G6 servers including our sexy new slimmed-down scalable server line, the “skinless” ProLiant SL servers introduced back in June received plenty of oohs and ahhs from conference attendees. Our full-sized 40' HP POD data center container made a return appearance again at this year's show offering attendees an up-close look at an alternative way of deploying IT resources, particularly if time, budget, power limitations, space or portability are a factor.


HP was well-represented during Gartner-led sessions at the conference and received great audience accolades during the "Future of Servers" session. When Gartner analyst Andy Butler asked attendees who their “most strategic blade vendor” was, the crowd overwhelmingly voted HP with 43% of votes (more than the next 3 vendors combined).


Conference attendees, as well as a number of HP folks at the show feasted on a delicious cake to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.




Back Row (Left to Right): HPers Kevin Egan, Brandon Fears, Larry Bonnette, Jim Shay, Glen Wuenstel, Paul Birney and Bob Maus
Front Row: Jim Ganthier and Deb Umphry


Over the past 20 years, HP has created the industry's broadest x86 server portfolio providing customers of all sizes more choice while delivering more value for every server dollar spent.


How long have you been using HP ProLiant servers?

Day 4, June 18th, of HP Tech Forum 2009 Twitter sound bites - see news from each day in 140 or less character strings.

Our last day at HPTF 2009. Here's the buzz from Thursday:


 


axmc: #HPTF Wayne Asp of the HP IT Transformations Center about making very large


changes simultaneously across organizations. http://bit.ly/MIRVy (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 11:51 PM GMT · from bit.ly 


 axmc: #HPTF SDR News interviews Gary Streuter from CMSProducts.com about


BounceBack backup tools and encryption tools. http://bit.ly/DMYSY (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 11:42 PM GMT · from bit.ly 


 axmc: #HPTF HP's Scott Anderson talks about using digital media for conversations on


massive scale with SDR News http://bit.ly/Cf90o (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 11:33 PM GMT · from bit.ly 


 axmc: #HPTF SDR News interview with HP Connect User's Group Vice-President Chris


Koppe http://bit.ly/MJmd6 (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 11:27 PM GMT · from bit.ly 


 raybosley: Just heard Dr. Michio Kaku speak at the General Session #hptf. What an


interesting guy. I need to check out his books.
Jun 18, 2009 11:25 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 i5quared: @#HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 11:19 PM GMT · from web 


 nexbridge: #hptf is wrapping, and looking forward to heading home
Jun 18, 2009 10:49 PM GMT · from web 


 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku speaking at the HPTF closing. Got to catch his Discovery


channel series. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 10:20 PM GMT · from web 


 sdavidek: #hptf I'm so glad I'm a winner in the future. This talk on the future was


amazing. I will have to watch the show on discovery in nov
Jun 18, 2009 10:18 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 johnobeto: Incredible amount of cool info coming out of final day of #hptf HP Tech


Forum. Cannot wait to get hotel room and my laptop to get more news.
Jun 18, 2009 10:11 PM GMT · from TinyTwitter 


 beccataylor: Michio Kaku: computers in pain killers that image your stomach and


intestines as it goes down. "Gives new meaning to Intel Inside." :smileyhappy: #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 10:04 PM GMT · from TweetGrid 


 SolutionsPath: RT @HP_Connect: Intel and HP a Storied History of Partnership #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 10:03 PM GMT · from Seesmic Desktop 


 beccataylor: @ProLiant XLS files are tame--the PPT files bite!! :smileyhappy: #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:59 PM GMT · from TweetGrid  ·  



 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku files that follow us room2room. spooky. files that follow us


room to room? can I make sure xls files don't follow me? #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:58 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku ePaper. Intelligent wallpaper. no one will say computer


anymore. it will be all digitized #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:53 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku “direct brain laptop" in the future - happening now with a


paralyzed gentleman. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:52 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3123
Jun 18, 2009 09:51 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku “ithe internet will be everywhere and nowhere" #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:50 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku “computers will become fashion statements" #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:50 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: RT @beccataylor: Michio Kaku: the chip in a singing greeting card has more


processing power than all of the Allied Forces in WWII. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:49 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku “if you swim with sharks do not act like food” #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:48 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 beccataylor: Michio Kaku: "if you dare to swim with sharks, don't act like food." HA!!


#hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:48 PM GMT · from TweetGrid 


 ChasenSkinner: RT @beccataylor: Michio Kaku: the chip in a singing greeting card has


more processing power than all of the Allied Forces in WWII. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:47 PM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3678
Jun 18, 2009 09:47 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  


 beccataylor: Michio Kaku: the chip in a singing greeting card has more processing


power than all of the Allied Forces in WWII. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:46 PM GMT · from TweetGrid 


 IntelXeon: RT @ProLiant: Tom Kilroy, Intel VP: good point on old power hungry servers


can eat up dollars. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:45 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3954
Jun 18, 2009 09:42 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  


 axmc: #HPTF - we are permitted to blog - starting to take notes- Great speaker and


talk - Tour of the Future.
Jun 18, 2009 09:42 PM GMT · from Nambu 


 ChasenSkinner: At the HP general session listening to Dr. Michio Kaku talking about the


next twenty years in technology. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 09:40 PM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 axmc: #HPTF We were notified that we are not permitted to stream or record Dr


Michio Kaku's presentation. Major disappointment for us.
Jun 18, 2009 09:39 PM GMT · from Nambu 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3456
Jun 18, 2009 09:38 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 ProLiant: Dr. Michio Kaku keynote! challenges for the next 20 years #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:38 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 geekazine: #HPTF have to go dark for Dr. Michael Kaku - Live blog on Geekazine.com


(Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 09:37 PM GMT · from web 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3222
Jun 18, 2009 09:36 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 Roi_Boy: RT @jeffus3 #hptf. Roi 4 months going from 187 g3 servers to 17 g6 servers


97 % power savings.
Jun 18, 2009 09:35 PM GMT · from web 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3169
Jun 18, 2009 09:35 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 jeffus3: #hptf. Roi 4 months going from 187 g3 servers to 17 g6 servers 97 % power


savings.
Jun 18, 2009 09:33 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: RT @sdavidek: #hptf this Intel demo on server ROI is amazing. I want G6


servers
Jun 18, 2009 09:33 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: very cool XEON 5500 ROI calculator Intel - let me know if you have an online


version. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:30 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 sdavidek: #hptf this Intel demo on server ROI is amazing. I want G6 servers
Jun 18, 2009 09:29 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3606
Jun 18, 2009 09:29 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3621
Jun 18, 2009 09:27 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 ProLiant: RT @sdavidek: #hptf So, I need to seriously find the money to purchse new


x86 Proliant G6 servers as ROI can be relatively short (indeed! :smileyhappy:
Jun 18, 2009 09:26 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3156
Jun 18, 2009 09:26 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 matthewmcl: #hptf 3613 attendees
Jun 18, 2009 09:25 PM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3737
Jun 18, 2009 09:24 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 sdavidek: #hptf So, I need to seriously find the money to purchse new x86 Pro liant G6


servers as the ROI can be relatively short
Jun 18, 2009 09:24 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3223
Jun 18, 2009 09:24 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3356
Jun 18, 2009 09:23 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3501
Jun 18, 2009 09:22 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  


NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3444
Jun 18, 2009 09:21 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3939
Jun 18, 2009 09:20 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3702
Jun 18, 2009 09:20 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 4790
Jun 18, 2009 09:19 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 therealchewtoy: #hptf "power costs of old servers vs new" has y-axis origin set to 300


watts, that's kind of a deceptive way of showing it...
Jun 18, 2009 09:18 PM GMT · from txt 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3512
Jun 18, 2009 09:17 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 ProLiant: Tom Kilroy, Intel VP: good point on old power hungry servers can eat up


dollars. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:17 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3369
Jun 18, 2009 09:17 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3241
Jun 18, 2009 09:16 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 axmc: #HPTF streaming Tom Kiloroy Intel VP- Digital Enterprise Group: Faster ROI
Jun 18, 2009 09:14 PM GMT · from Nambu 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3428
Jun 18, 2009 09:13 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3821
Jun 18, 2009 09:13 PM GMT · from TwitterFon  ·  



 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3197
Jun 18, 2009 09:10 PM GMT · from web  ·  



 johnobeto: @HP_Connect Good finally meeting you. Have a safe trip back, and I look


forward to contacting you soon. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:09 PM GMT · from TinyTwitter 


 NickDArchangelo: @HPTechForum2009 #HPTF guess 3675
Jun 18, 2009 09:08 PM GMT · from web  ·  



 wa4qfy: #HPTF I really like win7 on my netbook with SSD. So far haven't seen any


issues. Looks like some neat features in Win7...
Jun 18, 2009 09:05 PM GMT · from web 


 sdavidek: #hptf windows 7 and Server 2008 on the same core is a great move.
Jun 18, 2009 09:02 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 geekazine: #HPTF Rob Helm - Closing Keynote (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 09:02 PM GMT · from web 


 buzzcorps: Back home. thx for all of your grt wrk at #hptf @beccataylor @axmc


@geekazine @johnobeto @shanepitman !!
Jun 18, 2009 09:01 PM GMT · from TinyTwitter 


 GunterZ: #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 09:00 PM GMT · from web 


 ProLiant: Ya'll GOT2C this!!!! SDR videos from the HPTF floor. Nice job folks!


http://bit.ly/8ydqa (expand) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 08:54 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 wa4qfy: #HPTF I would guess that there are 3324 attendee at the HP Tech Forum!
Jun 18, 2009 08:51 PM GMT · from web 


 danuser: #hptf 2009 tot count 3347
Jun 18, 2009 08:51 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 beccataylor: LOL RT @nexbridge: # of attendees at #hptf 3726, # of miles walked:


80,000, # of slots pulled: 560,000, a good night's sleep: priceless
Jun 18, 2009 08:50 PM GMT · from TweetGrid 


 Biesecker: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3283 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:48 PM GMT · from web 


 nexbridge: Number of attendees at #hptf 3726, number of miles walked: 80,000,


number of slots pulled: 560,000, a good night's sleep: priceless
Jun 18, 2009 08:48 PM GMT · from web 


 NickDArchangelo: #hptf 3197
Jun 18, 2009 08:47 PM GMT · from web 


 aakela: @HPTechForum2009 # of registration guess 3559 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:45 PM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 IntelXeon: RT @ProLiant: RT @geekazine: #HPTF Closing Keynote LIVE Blog -


http://ping.fm/0sPWm (#Geekazine)
Jun 18, 2009 08:45 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 IntelXeon: RT @erincollopy: RT @axmc: HP Tech Forum Final Keynote Session #HPTF


(Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 08:45 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3608 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:44 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 sdavidek: #hptf I agree that the virtualized campus is the future
Jun 18, 2009 08:42 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3425 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:42 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3731 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:40 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 codaway: @HPTechForum2009 #hptf 3,819 attendees - Christopher Greene
Jun 18, 2009 08:39 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: RT @geekazine: #HPTF Closing Keynote LIVE Blog - http://ping.fm/0sPWm


(#Geekazine)
Jun 18, 2009 08:39 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3289 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:39 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 matthewalmond: @hptechforum2009 guess 3816 #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 08:39 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 recsu: #hptf guessing 3636 attendence for the show
Jun 18, 2009 08:38 PM GMT · from txt 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3167 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:38 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 sdavidek: #hptf Roz Savage is doing an amazing thing. Rowing across the Pacific.


Thanks Brocade for supportin her
Jun 18, 2009 08:37 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3473 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:34 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 geekazine: #HPTF Closing Keynote LIVE Blog - http://ping.fm/0sPWm (#Geekazine)
Jun 18, 2009 08:32 PM GMT · from Ping.fm 


 birkelbk: @HPTechForum2009 guess 3582 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:32 PM GMT · from mobile web  ·  



 birkelbk: HPTechForum2009 guess 3582 #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 08:31 PM GMT · from mobile web 


 randybarth: #hptf 3876
Jun 18, 2009 08:31 PM GMT · from Twitterrific 


 ProLiant: 3500 cupcakes, 4500 gall coffee, 10000 strips o bacon, 15 miles o network


cables, 21000 meals, 10800 glasses wine, over 1000 TWEETS! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 08:31 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 jbgeorge: My guess for attendees @HPTechForum2009 is 3588 #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 08:29 PM GMT · from web 


 danuser: #hptf. Total no. Attendees = 3347
Jun 18, 2009 08:29 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 axmc: #HPTF twitter contest Backstage pass for Beachboys Concert
Jun 18, 2009 08:28 PM GMT · from Nambu 


raybosley: @HPTechForum2009 #hptf 3643
Jun 18, 2009 08:28 PM GMT · from UberTwitter  ·  



 ProLiant: At the HP Tech Forum closing event. Love the bankd. Who are they???? pls


post! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 08:25 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 geekazine: #HPTF Closing Keynotes (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 08:25 PM GMT · from web 


 axmc: HP Tech Forum Final Keynote Session #HPTF (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 08:24 PM GMT · from web 


 sdavidek: #hptf is the drummer in pain? @ the closing keynote?
Jun 18, 2009 08:23 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 raybosley: #hptf Listening to the band rock out on Fleetwood Mac prior to the closing


General Session.
Jun 18, 2009 08:17 PM GMT · from UberTwitter 


 HPTechForum2009: You & a friend can meet the Beach Boys! Until 2:30, tweet your


guess for # of #HPTF registrants. Winner ann at closing session.
Jun 18, 2009 08:16 PM GMT · from web 


 ProLiant: RT @axmc: #HPTF Shane Pitman Neowin.net interviewing HP VP-GM Dave


Roberson StorageWorks Division http://bit.ly/8UAS (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 08:15 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ShanePitman: Just left @HPTechforum2009 & heading home Had a great time, met


incredible folks, posted lots of geeky goodness & have more to go soon #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 07:36 PM GMT · from web 


 axmc: #HPTF transferring from exhibit hall to FInal Keynote sessions - back on at 1:15
Jun 18, 2009 07:30 PM GMT · from Nambu 


 johnobeto: BTW, memo to HP Tech Forum sponsors/advertisers: if you really want to


catch my eye? Mugs! No flash drives or T-shirts. Just MUGS, OK? #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 07:28 PM GMT · from TinyTwitter 


 axmc: #HPTF Shane Pitman Neowin.net interviewing HP VP-GM Dave Roberson


StorageWorks Division http://bit.ly/8UAS (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 07:14 PM GMT · from bit.ly 


 HPTechForum2009: You & a friend can meet Beach Boys tonight! Tweet your guess for


# of #HPTF registrants. Winner announced at close. Contest closes @ 1 pm.
Jun 18, 2009 07:04 PM GMT · from HootSuite 


 axmc: #HPTF - Wayne Asp: Enterprise Architect (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 06:52 PM GMT · from web 


 KenNewman: RT @ProLiant: GOT2C Brocade demo at HPTF: skateboards &


straightjackets. change the ordinary into extrodinary #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 06:51 PM GMT · from TweetGrid 


 Rich_Palmer: #hptf - srdnews - Interview with Paul Gottsegen - HP VP Enterprise Servers


and Storage http://cli.gs/rV4gWE
Jun 18, 2009 06:40 PM GMT · from web 


 axmc: #HPTF Gary Streuter: VP - Marketing (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 06:31 PM GMT · from web 


 jeffus3: #hptf. Pod 22 55u racks 1100 u of rack space.
Jun 18, 2009 06:24 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 NinaBuik: @chrispman01 if the past is an indicator, you're missing a great party!


#HPTF Safe travels!
Jun 18, 2009 06:21 PM GMT · from TwitterBerry  ·  



 ProLiant: RT @HPTechForum2009: You & a friend can meet the Beach Boys ! Tweet


your guess for # of #HPTF registrants. Winner ann at closing session.
Jun 18, 2009 06:16 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 chrispman01: Working on connecting the POD Couple (Shane and John) camping out


in the HP POD!! Watch this space. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 06:16 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 HPStorageGuy: Leaving on a jet plane - farewell HP Tech Forum 2009. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 06:14 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 chrispman01: Quote of the day! Peter Groth... "MPs eat DPs for lunch. Well, usually


breakfast & dinner too. " #hptf (via @ProLiant)
Jun 18, 2009 06:11 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: Quote of the day! Peter Groth... "MPs eat DPs for lunch. Well, usually


breakfast & dinner too. " #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 06:05 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 johncunningham: My guess is there are 1,163 #HPTF registrants.
Jun 18, 2009 06:01 PM GMT · from Power Twitter 


 HPStorageGuy: @ShanePitman Can't wait to see the whole interview - heard only the


last minute or two. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 06:01 PM GMT · from twhirl  ·  



 geekazine: #HPTF Day 4 Floor (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 06:00 PM GMT · from web 


 HPStorageGuy: Oh well, interview with Dave Roberson just ended. Will send out


on-demand as soon as it's available. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 06:00 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 HPStorageGuy: RT @axmc: #HPTF live Shane Pittman of Neowin.net interviewing SVP


David Roberson #Storage Works http://sdrnews.com
Jun 18, 2009 05:57 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 HPStorageGuy: Silicon Valley Watcher story on HP POD at Tech Forum. Had lunch


with Tom and other bloggers on Monday: http://bit.ly/U5w2z (expand). #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 05:52 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 axmc: #HPTF live Shane Pittman of Neowin.net interviewing SVP David Roberson


Storage Works Div Enterprise Storage and Servers http://sdrnews.com
Jun 18, 2009 05:51 PM GMT · from Nambu 


 qfisher: RT @MelissaHourigan: Video interviews from HP Tech Forum with


#StorageWorks CTO and #LeftHand exec http://bit.ly/nN6fP (expand) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 05:48 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 qfisher: RT @LeftHandView: #HPTF - Getting ready for the Virtual Desktop—Storage


Best Practices Session - South Seas D Room - 10:30 AM #LeftHand
Jun 18, 2009 05:47 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 therealchewtoy: 3001 #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 05:39 PM GMT · from txt 


 chrispman01: You & friend can meet the Beach Boys tonight! Tweet your guess for


number of #HPTF registrants. Winner announced at close (via @HP_Connect)
Jun 18, 2009 05:37 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 Insol_IT: RT @HP_Connect: RT @sdavidek: #hptf The HP Media Smart Server demo I


just saw is worth stopping by the Intel booth for. U need one of these
Jun 18, 2009 05:37 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 chrispman01: Heading back to Houston, so I will miss the Beach Boys tonigh. Tech


Forum has been a great show and I have really myself. HPTF rocks. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 05:34 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 sdavidek: #hptf The HP Media Smart Server demo I just saw is worth stopping by the


Intel booth for. U need one of these
Jun 18, 2009 05:30 PM GMT · from web 


 HP_UX: RT: @recsu Enterprise Unix SIG #HPTF - Need better support for remote


Eclipse development on HP-UX. Thoughts?
Jun 18, 2009 05:20 PM GMT · from web 


 recsu: Enterprise Unix SIG #HPTF - Need better support for remote Eclipse


development on HP-UX. Thoughts?
Jun 18, 2009 05:12 PM GMT · from txt 


 LeftHandView: #HPTF - Getting ready for the Virtual Desktop—Storage Best Practices


Session - South Seas D Room - 10:30 AM #LeftHand
Jun 18, 2009 05:04 PM GMT · from web 


 LeftHandView: #HPTF - Learn how to remove the Storage Roadblocks & Unlock


Virtualization Potential - South Seas I Room - 10:30 AM #LeftHand
Jun 18, 2009 05:03 PM GMT · from web 


 ProLiant: RT @jeffus3: #hptf. Pod. Power pod uses Flywheel ups. Fly wheel spines for


60 seconds which allows time for generator to turn on.
Jun 18, 2009 04:56 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 HPIntegrity: HP excited about Integrity & Modius partnership for economic value in IT


data center mgmt #hptf (via @ProLiant)
Jun 18, 2009 04:55 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: HP excited about Integrity & Modius partnership for economic value in IT data


center mgmt #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:53 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 jeffus3: #hptf. Pod. Power pod uses Flywheel ups. Fly wheel spines for 60 seconds


which allows time for generator to turn on.
Jun 18, 2009 04:49 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 Rich_Palmer: #hptf - Exadata Smart Scan demonstration shows 19x better performance


in real time live DW query. very impressive DW storage solution.
Jun 18, 2009 04:48 PM GMT · from mobile web 


 alcsmith: 3516 #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:46 PM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 HPTechForum2009: You & a friend can meet the Beach Boys tonight! Tweet your guess


for number of #HPTF registrants. Winner announced at closing session.
Jun 18, 2009 04:43 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 HPIntegrity: NonStop in center of HPs strategy. you hear diff? “RUBBISH!” Steve


Saltwick. Anyone say diff Steve wants 2 talk 2 you. #hptf (via @ProLiant)
Jun 18, 2009 04:38 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


ProLiant: NonStop in center of HPs strategy. you hear diff? “RUBBISH!” per Steve


Saltwick. Anyone saying different: Steve wants 2 talk 2 you. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:36 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 MelissaHourigan: RT @HPStorageGuy: Video interviews from HP Tech Forum with


#StorageWorks CTO and #LeftHand exec http://bit.ly/nN6fP (expand) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:21 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 geekazine: All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go - but my plane doesn't leave until


11:30 tonight. Will get an hour to see the Beach Boys at #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 04:13 PM GMT · from Ping.fm 


 raybosley: Great session on aligning HP Servers and Windows Server OS versions.


Can't wait to grab the reference charts. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:13 PM GMT · from UberTwitter 


 chrispman01: SDR News. This a great online live news that has been broadcasting


from Tech Forum this week. Check them out at Www.sdrnews.com #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:08 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: Last day at Tech Forum. Off to the session on Key Industry Solutions on


Integrity. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:03 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 HPStorageGuy: Video interviews from HP Tech Forum with #StorageWorks CTO and


#LeftHand exec http://bit.ly/nN6fP (expand) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:00 PM GMT · from web 


 chrispman01: Scott A. Trying to get as much new media and conversations out on the


web, is our goal at HP using emerging SoMe technology #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:00 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 HPTechForum2009: Scott Anderson, VP TSG Customer Communications, talking social


media at HPTF with Andy McCaskey of SDRNews. http://sdrnews.com #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 03:54 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 chrispman01: Scott Anderson talking Social Media -at SDR News. Views and HP SoMe


ideas for the future. GOT2C and GOT2HEAR!! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 03:49 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 axmc: #HPTF Scott Anderson (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 03:47 PM GMT · from web 


 chrispman01: GOT2C - Scott Anderson just mic'n up at the SDR News booth. #hptf


(via @HPTechForum2009)
Jun 18, 2009 03:40 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 HPTechForum2009: GOT2C - Scott Anderson just mic'n up at the SDR News booth.


#hptf
Jun 18, 2009 03:39 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 PerceptiveSW: Final day! You still have time to stop by ImageNow booth 601 to see


our software working with HP MFPs. #HPTF Or visit http://bit.ly/DuHjK (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 03:24 PM GMT · from web 


 geekazine: Gwen Kept the #HPTF feed going all night. (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 03:14 PM GMT · from web 


 tlangrid: Chris Porter, Platform Computing presenting at #hptf Session2907 at 9:15


a.m. Energy Optimization of Existing Datacenters! www.platform.com
Jun 18, 2009 03:07 PM GMT · from web 


 Rich_Palmer: #hptf - Hands on demonstration of the unbelievable performance gains


from Exadata..m Join us from 8 - 10 in Reef F.
Jun 18, 2009 03:02 PM GMT · from mobile web 


 alcsmith: Phone broke last night and I can't tweet from the sessions. Any one know


where there is an AT&T service center or Apple store? #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 02:54 PM GMT · from web 


 sfmikey: I see all the tweets from #HPTF and I wish I went this year.
Jun 18, 2009 02:42 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 HPStorageGuy: RT @LeftHandView: #HPTF - Come Get Your Hands On - HP LeftHand


SANs - Tropics B Room at 8:00 AM #LeftHand (4 hours)
Jun 18, 2009 02:41 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 HPStorageGuy: For the EVA techie's here, there's also the EVA Performance Analysis


Hands-on lab, Lagoon L. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:39 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 HPStorageGuy: I would suggest the session "The Future of Content Storage" in Banyan


B, 8 AM. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:38 PM GMT · from twhirl 


 LeftHandView: #HPTF - Come Get Your Hands On - HP LeftHand SANs - Tropics B


Room at 8:00 AM #LeftHand (4 hours)
Jun 18, 2009 02:32 PM GMT · from web 


 axmc: Headed to #hptf HP.Tech forum live coverage interviews http://sdrnews.com
Jun 18, 2009 02:29 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 jeffus3: #hptf. On my way to final day at tech forum. http://yfrog.com/5ffzsj
Jun 18, 2009 02:28 PM GMT · from Tweetie 


 HPTechForum2009: #hptf Today is last opportunity to fill out session evals


for chance to win HP Mini Notebook PC: http://ow.ly/bbqN
Jun 18, 2009 02:00 PM GMT · from HootSuite 


 nexbridge: A bit foggy wakeup this last morning of #HPTF. Beach Boys tonight!! We'll


have fun fun fun 'till <someone> takes our NonStop away!!
Jun 18, 2009 01:51 PM GMT · from web 


 HPTechForum2009: Drawing at noon today. Drop your completed


game card in the ticket tumbler at booth 503 in the Expo by 11:30! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 01:50 PM GMT · from HootSuite 


 mrkligman: #HPTF Correction: You should be at Platform Computing's presentation at


9:15 PT: Energy Optimization of Existing Datacenters (Session 2907)
Jun 18, 2009 01:45 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 mrkligman: #HPTF You should be at Platform Computing's presentation right now:


Energy Optimization of Existing Datacenters (Session 2907)
Jun 18, 2009 01:43 PM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 tlangrid: Platform Computing presenting today at #HPTF Session 2907 at 9:15 a.m.


Energy Optimization of Existing Datacenters www.platform.com
Jun 18, 2009 01:34 PM GMT · from web 


 mccoughlin: RT @PwC_LLP In Las Vegas for HP Tech Forum? Stop by Jasmine G at


8am today to hear Glen Hobbs talk IT value and SOA. http://tr.im/oO2O #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:31 PM GMT · from web 


 PwC_LLP: In Las Vegas for the HP Tech Forum? Stop by Jasmine G at 8am today to


hear Glen Hobbs talk about IT value and SOA. http://tr.im/oO2O #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 12:25 PM GMT · from web 


 nexbridge: Great seeing all of you tweeters at #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 06:13 AM GMT · from web 


 HPStorageGuy: Forgot to include URL for @Ninabuik interview with TechTarget:


http://bit.ly/kUKi6 (expand). #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 06:12 AM GMT · from web 


 geekazine: Day 3 Wrap Up - #HPTF http://ping.fm/YdK2f (#Geekazine)
Jun 18, 2009 05:49 AM GMT · from Ping.fm 


 HPStorageGuy: Nice interview on TechTarget with @Ninabuik discussing Connect.


Connect is very lucky to have her and I'm glad to have met her! #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 05:42 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 wallabies09: Tonight a great gathering of a bunch of NonStop folks at RMSeafood


sharing some good stories brought together by HPTF. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 05:39 AM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 HPStorageGuy: Hoping to have a live interview with Sr VP and GM of StorageWorks


Dave Roberson at 10:30 AM PT Thur. Go to http://sdrnews.com/ then. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 05:30 AM GMT · from twhirl 


 HPStorageGuy: Blog with video interviews from HP Tech Forum with #StorageWorks


CTO and #LeftHand exec http://bit.ly/nN6fP (expand) #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 05:20 AM GMT · from web 


 HPTechForum2009: RT @axmc Gold Sponsor Brocade gives away $10,000. Brian


Jarl the shocked winner talks to SDRNews http://bit.ly/rjHdV (expand) <<congrats


Brian! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 04:44 AM GMT · from web 


 axmc: #HPTF - Gold Sponsor Brocade gives away $10,000. Brian Jarl the shocked


winner talks to SDR News http://bit.ly/rjHdV (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 04:15 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 axmc: #HPTF SDR News, @Geekazine interviewing Halley Bass @HalleyClaire from


Buzzcorp http://bit.ly/pRPc0 (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 04:12 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 axmc: #HPTF Interview with Chris McCall from HP StorageWorks posted at


http://bit.ly/196X2A (expand)
Jun 18, 2009 04:08 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 raybosley: There must be some mistake, I didn't win the $10,000 #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 03:05 AM GMT · from UberTwitter 


 axmc: #HPTF winner of #Brocade contest Brian Jarl (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/1t6N)
Jun 18, 2009 02:47 AM GMT · from web 


 axmc: #hptf Halley Bass on social media role and corporate marketing
Jun 18, 2009 02:35 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 hogbiker: Alllrighty then..... Time to go drown my sorrows in more "recreational


beverages" #HPTF Tweet everyone later.
Jun 18, 2009 02:33 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 hogbiker: I didn't win the $10,000!!! It was rigged I tell ya...RIGGED!!!! #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:32 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 sdavidek: #hptf Matt says off to Fremont street. Great food at expo reception
Jun 18, 2009 02:30 AM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


NinaBuik: @vijayan_rect I'm not sure if they're any on YT...I've only seen videos on SDR


News @axmc #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:29 AM GMT · from TweetDeck  ·  



 hogbiker: The $10,000 drawing is going to start! Maybe I shouldn't have tweeted


that.....#HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:26 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 hogbiker: It's mad skillz to balance on a teeter totter, escape a straight jacket, & do a


demo of fiber channel over ethernet AT THE SAME TIME!! #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:23 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 hogbiker: The straight jacket show is going on at the Brocade booth again. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:19 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: Checking out the Twitter cam - live tweets on screen! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 02:17 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 chrispman01: Shane Pitman is being interviewed by SDR News, come by and


listen...(Where is the other Pod Couple John when you need him!!) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 02:17 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: At the HPTF reception party. Well done by the event planners - A+ event!


#hptf
Jun 18, 2009 02:15 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 hogbiker: Showing off the mini to the SuSE booth guys. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:10 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 hogbiker: Gotta love the Brocade booth. Escaping a straight jacket while talking fiber


channel over ethernet! Certainly will keep you riveted. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 02:00 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 hogbiker: Another reception here at the HP Tech Forum. As before it's a great way to


meet people & network. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:56 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ChasenSkinner: RT @ninabuik: Michelle Weiss (my twin) rocks! #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:46 AM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 NinaBuik: Michelle Weis (my twin) rocks! #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:42 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 NinaBuik: @chrispman01 Great meeting you as well, Chris! Thanks for your support


and looking forward to working with you #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:41 AM GMT · from TweetDeck  ·  



 ServicesatHP: Predicting the Next Business Wave starts tomorrow @ 8:00am in Jasmine


A. Join EDS Fellow, Kas Kasravi, for Session 3223. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 01:00 AM GMT · from HootSuite 


 chrispman01: Couldn't make it to HP Tech Forum this year? Get the highlights here:


www.Hp.com/go/hptf-buzz #hptf (via @erincollopy)
Jun 18, 2009 12:58 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 SteveHP: #hptf You know you have a cool technology when it becomes a photo op.


People keep coming by to take a pic in front of the POD :-D
Jun 18, 2009 12:54 AM GMT · from TwitterFon 


 axmc: Stromasys CEO interview #HPTF http://bit.ly/11IOsi (expand) thick Virtual


machines - VAX on a Shuttle box, new agreement with HP
Jun 18, 2009 12:52 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 wallabies09: Passport to prizes drawing it tomorrow. Get your forms stamped at the


Expo reception now! Good prizes to be won tomorrow #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:50 AM GMT · from TwitterBerry 


 LauraChappell: Just reviewed trace files from #HPTF con net - show DNS server's NOT


at fault - non-resolving domain is the issue - take a trace
Jun 18, 2009 12:39 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 chrispman01: @ninabuik It was great meeting with you and the Connect folks earlier


this afternoon. Looking forward to a great partnership. #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:32 AM GMT · from Tweetie  ·  



 geekazine: #hptf staff getting hall ready for evening reception. (Broadcasting live at


http://ustre.am/mD4)
Jun 18, 2009 12:26 AM GMT · from web 


 ProLiant: cloud: means by which global class, highly scalable & flexible srvcs can be


delivrd & consumd via net thru an as-needed, ppu biz model #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:26 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 chrispman01: I promoted this site yesterday, but it is a lot more current today. Check


out the buzz at Tech Forum. www.Hp.com/go/hptf-buzz #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:23 AM GMT · from Tweetie 


 ProLiant: At the HP Scalable Solutions for the Cloud with Alanna Dwyer #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:22 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 ProLiant: What were the GOT2C sessions today? I am understanding Thermal Logic


better thanks for Mark Lakey & Bob Noller. Thanks Guys! #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:14 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 markfontecchio: Powering up your blade servers: Some interesting numbers from


@HPTechForum2009 http://bit.ly/Lom3H (expand) #hptf
Jun 18, 2009 12:13 AM GMT · from bit.ly 


 hogbiker: Now in a client virtualization course. Looking forward to seeing how the


technology has improved. #HPTF
Jun 18, 2009 12:05 AM GMT · from TweetDeck 


 


 

Lots of activity at HPTF in Vegas, not just in the casinos! HP announced the new ExSO. Where does it fit into the virtualization landscape?

by Doug Dewerd


Lots of activity this week at HP Tech Forum in Las Vegas - and not just in the casinos! The announcement of the new Extreme Scale Out (ExSO) systems (SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6, along with their cousin the DL1000 G6) appears to be a huge hit. The folks showing this in the HP booth have been busy non-stop demonstrating it to customers. Being a virtualization guy, I asked about where these servers fit into the virtualization landscape. Although it may be a bit early to tell definitively, the most likely usage would be in some sort of cloud computing infrastructure. Certainly these "skinless" high density, high performance systems should be popular with the High Performance Computing (HPC) crowd, but that type of use is usually not geared towards virtualization.


The ExSO servers are certified for use with Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere, so the foundation is there to be used in a virtual cloud infrastructure. The flexibility of the configurations for maximum memory, maximum storage, or maximum CPU density should satisfy the needs of cloud customers. I'm looking forward to see how these servers play out with virtualization in the extreme scale out world, but one thing I know is that they're sure to be a hit.


I'd love to hear what you think about cloud computing and virtualization. Where does virtualization fit in the cloud (which, of course depends on how you define "cloud"). Pros/cons/benefits/issues? Or is my head virtually in the clouds :-)

Continued ramblings of a displaced Englishman – A layman’s view of Tech Forum 2009 day 3

by Chris Purcell

This is my last full day at Tech Forum 2009 and I elected to split the day in half and send the morning in further breakout sessions and the afternoon on the exhibit floor. Energy was still high when I looked around attendees that were having breakfast, although starting the sessions at 8.00 am in Vegas was probably pushing it for some. Okay, off to the breakout sessions.


The first one I attended was HP Commercial Notebook overview hosted by Brian Allen HP (Product Manager)
Luggables to laptops to Notebooks have been with us for many years and have now become such a commodity I am not sure what we would do without them. I really enjoy my new iPhone but have still to master the tiny keyboard. What Brian updated us on today was the latest trends HP is building into it's commercial notebooks.



  • HP notebooks are starting to offer Quad core chipsets into their mobile workstations

  • Express Card is starting to replace old standards PC Card and PCMCIA

  • Solid State hard drives are staring to emerge

  • eSATA  equates to a really fast USB drive

  • GOBI - a mobile module accepting multiple types of Sim cards integrated into the notebook

  • The new Dream Color monitors, developed in association with DreamWorks. These displays have a highly accurate color engine that displays up to 15 million color – this is a amazing display on a notebook

  • QuickLook2 feature allows a user instant (10 seconds) access to a cached version of Outlook without having to book the machine


Session 2 was Six Core AMD Opteron processor hosted by Travis Justilian of AMD
Travis walked us though AMD’s new chip offering (Istanbul) that released in early June and you can see them being offered in the new G6 HP ProLiant servers. The Istanbul chip sets have embedded Hyper Transport technology (HT) which improves processor through put. Travis’ analogy of HT was “it’s like handing the processor with a pair of tweezers so it can pluck out the exact data to process”



  • AMD-P suite has AMD Power Cap technology and AMD Cool Core which allows certain parts of the chip to be cooled

  • AMD has made a 14x performance gain from first chip in 2003 to where they are now with Opteron in 2009.


My last session of the morning was HP’s Adaptive Infrastructure Maturity model hosted by Russ Wagner
This was a really interesting session, but one that many people appeared to have missed. I liken AI being put in place to battle urban sprawl and trying to replace it with a Master Planned community. Datacenters rarely have the luxury of being build from scratch and as they grow as does the complexity of how they need to be managed. Urban sprawl is probably not the best term, but I think it illustrates the point. The value of Adaptive Infrastructure is to drive consistent building blocks across business enterprises to make them easier to manage and maintain.


Okay back to the session with Russ. AIMM (Adaptive Infrastructure Maturity Model) helps determine opportunities to decrease your IT costs while decreasing your IT costs while increasing overall data center efficiency. It is a well established process for working through a structured path to identify real value and opportunity. These workshops working with teams like Russ, take about 4 hours going through a 50 questions questionnaire. It’s worth taking a look to understand Adaptive Infrastructure better as I really think it is one of HP's best kept secrets.


As I mentioned earlier, I elected to spend the afternoon on the show floor, which for me was having the ability of discussing many of the topics I had heard about in the earlier breakout session and in the keynotes. It’s interesting to hear about new technology in a presentation, but even more interesting to see it in action. I had a chance to go back and visit Brian Allen and actually see the mobile workstation Dream Color display that was shows 15 million colors. Clearly worth a see (no pun intended). Also, something I had not mentioned earlier where the large format printer that HP also had on the floor. All very impressive. I got a chance to see the see the new ProLiant G6 product line, as well and the recently launched SL 6000 extreme scale out server.


The afternoon turned out to be a little mind numbing and could have used more time, but I really enjoyed myself.

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