HP announced two ARM-based servers, including the first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server, for customers that value choice in their compute strategy. Additionally, HP is making available a production-ready platform to enable software developers to develop, test and port applications to the 64-bit ARM-based server.
Part of the HP ProLiant Moonshot portfolio, the new servers underpin a major milestone in designing the next-generation infrastructure platform, which addresses IT demands with a vast pool of processing resources that can be located anywhere, scaled to any workload and available at any time. The HP ProLiant Moonshot servers deliver high-density, ARM-based systems for hyperscale, datacenter environments to help customers improve application performance, drive business innovation and deliver breakthrough datacenter economics.
The new HP ProLiant Moonshot 64-bit server, the HP ProLiant m400, is the result of a multi-year effort involving customer input and ARM ecosystem expansion to deliver solutions that meet HP’s rigid engineering standards and testing for exceptional performance and quality to ensure a product is production ready for deployment in enterprise datacenters. For specific workloads, the ARM architecture will optimize a customer’s most critical compute requirement – balanced memory at a lower total cost of ownership.
Combining HP Moonshot innovations with the breakthrough capabilities of ARM v8-A 64-bit architecture enables optimal compute with maximum memory and I/O throughput for web caching. The new HP ProLiant m400 servers, based on the X-GeneTM Server on a ChipTM from Applied Micro Circuits Corporation with Canonical Ubuntu operating system, saves on power, cooling and space, providing up to 35 percent reduction in total cost of ownership compared to rack servers.
HP is also introducing the new HP ProLiant m800 optimized for real-time data processing of high volume, complex data, such as pattern analysis. The 32-bit ARM-based server has the KeyStone architecture-based 66AK2Hx SoCs from Texas Instruments, featuring four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and integrated digital signal processor (DSPs), Canonical, and HP 2D Torus Mesh Fabric in combination with Serial Rapid I/O to deliver three times more bandwidth and 90 percent low latency data throughput.