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Hp Lures Smbs With Tweaked Servers, Switches ? The Register

HP ProLiant ML110 G7 The HP V1410 unmanaged switch The new V1410 unmanaged switch is a basic, fanless Gigabit Ethernet switch that can mount in a rack or sit quietly on an office shelf. The machine comes in versions with 8, 16, or 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, or with 8 or 16 Fast Ethernet (100Mb) ports. HP has rolled out a new set of chipsets for its homegrown switches, and several models in the V1410 family support the IEEE 802.3az energy-efficient Ethernet protocol, which can yield somewhere between 50 and 60 per cent power savings over prior HP chipsets for these baby switches. A base 8-port Fast Ethernet model costs $59; pricing for the other models was not available.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/21/hp_smb_server_switch_appsystem/

HP Out to Rescue IBM Partners From Lenovo

Lenovos takeover of the IBM server business is raising questions about how it will integrate with its existing line of ThinkServers. In storage, questions are rising over the future of Lenovos joint-venture with EMC Corp. now that its also agreed to work with IBM on storage solutions. And HP is questioning how the Lenovos acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google and its push into the smartphone market will affect commercial programs.
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HP Project Moonshot hurls ARM servers into the heavens ? The Register

HP Redstone server tray A four-server Calxeda EnergyCard system board (click to enlarge) To make the Redstone, HP took a half-width, single-height ProLiant tray server and ripped out just about everything but the tray. In goes the passive backplane that the Calxeda EnergyCard, and HP can cram three rows of these ARM boards, with six per row, for a total of 72 server nodes, in a half-width 2U slot, like this: An HP Redstone server tray crammed with Calxeda ARM servers The trays slide into the 4U version of the ProLiant SL6500 chassis, and you can put four of these trays in the chassis thus: HP Redstone SL6500 chassis fully armed and dangerous to 32-bit parallel workloads That gives you 288 server nodes in a 4U rack space, or 72 servers per rack unit. That's 20 per cent more server density than the alpha test machine from Calxeda could do earlier this year with very early samples of its ARM chips. That SL6500 chassis in the Redstone system has three pooled power supplies that can back each other up and keep the nodes going in the even one of them goes the way of all flesh. The system has eight cooling fans. Each tray has four 10Gb/sec links that come off the internal EnergyCore Fabric Switch. All of these ports can be cross-connected using 10Gb/sec XAUI cables, and scaled across as many as 4,096 sockets. (By the way, 4,000 servers is pretty much the upper scalability limit of a Hadoop cluster these days.) However, the recommended configuration at first will be to use link the 72 four-server nodes in a single SL6500 to each other with the integrated fabric switch, and then glue multiple SL6500s to each other using a pair of 10GE top-of-raw switches. In effect, the SL6500 is the new rack, with an integrated top-of-rack switch, and the two external 10GE switches are akin to an end-of-row switch that usually links multiple racks to each other. That 288 server count on the Redstone system assumes that you are going to network out to external disk arrays, but you can sacrifice some servers in the trays and plug in up to 192 solid state disks or 96 2.5-inch disk drives into an enclosure.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/01/hp_redstone_calxeda_servers/

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