Use Cases for AMD EPYC™ based HPE servers

For the Software-Defined Data Center

For businesses today, constant innovation is paramount – not only does it drive greater efficiencies and automation, it also introduces a means to uncovering new profitable areas for investment. To drive true innovation organizations today depend on a foundation of exceptional data center hardware. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server with the ground-breaking AMD EPYC processor delivers two-socket performance in a single-socket chassis, capable of driving a wider range of your business workloads. The HPE ProLiant DL385 extends this with a dense two-socket AMD EPYC-powered server to support even more demanding workloads.



Business Agility for the Enterprise Data Center

Higher VM density for Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) aimed at cloud-based solutions, Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), software-defined storage and data analytics are just a few of the types of workloads addressed by HPE’s ProLiant DL325 Gen10. With multi-tenancy strength, higher memory and I/O bandwidth, and compact size of the HPE ProLiant DL325 is a fantastic choice for any cloud service provider.

Improved Virtualization Support for Service Providers

The HPE and AMD EPYC compute platform delivers 14% additional cores, 33% more memory capacity and bandwidth, and 33% more I/O, allowing for greater VM density. For space-constrained environments where efficiency is key, the HPE DL325 provides up to 25% better price/performance[1] and 27 percent lower cost per VM[2] than the leading dual-processor competitor. This makes it ideal for multi-tenant cloud-based solutions where increased memory and storage capacity with lower latency are critical. Only HPE offer servers with critical firmware anchored directly into silicon and with built-in security protection – making Generation 10 ‘the world’s most secure industry-standard server’.

Software-Defined Storage and Data Solutions

AMD EPYC based ProLiant servers are best in class for virtualization and memory intensive workloads including software-defined storage, data analytics, and a wide range of databases. AMD EPYC supports 128 PCIe lanes, with further capability of up to 20 NVMe drives within the HPE DL385 Gen10 server. With a dense 1U form factor chassis, the HPE DL325 can accommodate up to ten NVMe drives as well as up to three PCIe 3.0 slots, along with a wide choice of storage controllers for highly parallel, low-latency I/O. This combination of higher throughput, ultra-low latency I/O and high capacity storage delivers an optimized server solution that is more agile and cost-effective than other storage solutions.

Data Analytics and Memory Centric Workloads

The large memory capacity of both the HPE DL325 and HPE DL385 delivers performance needed for a wide range of data-centric applications such as data-parallel cluster-based solutions built on Apache Spark, modern databases (i.e. Couchbase, Hadoop, and so on), engineering design, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. With its highly parallelized CPU and an architecture optimized for Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration, HPE servers with AMD EPYC processors are more than capable of applying machine learning algorithms to real-time data streams.

Affordable Platform for HPC Workloads

Large memory capacity and bandwidth, and GPU capabilities of the HPE DL385 Gen10 provide excellent performance for HPC workloads such as weather modeling, seismic analysis, computational fluid dynamics, bioinformatics, healthcare predictive outcomes, and other use cases. The platform is also the first AMD-based NEBS/ETSI certified server to meet the demanding requirements for telecommunications. The HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server delivers a low cost platform supporting up to three double wide or five single wide GPU for workload acceleration.

New Formula for Server Virtualization

Learn more about how HPE is setting the bar for single socket virtualization performance with the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 powered by AMD EPYC processors, enabling low-cost, high performance hyper converged infrastructure solutions. AMD’s breakthrough innovation helps to accelerate today’s enterprise and cloud-based applications. Extending this, the secure and flexible 2P 2U HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 Server takes full advantage of the AMD EPYC processor’s high core count and memory capacity to deliver a new formula for server virtualization.

AMD series:

  1. HPE and AMD Deliver A Competitive Edge  
  2. A new era of compute – driving power and efficiency gains  
  3. Advanced Security of HPE Servers with AMD EPYC™ processors  
  4. Use Cases for AMD EPYC™ based HPE servers 
  5. HPE & AMD: The Road to Future Innovation 


Miles Manion
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

[1] The stated results are published as of 06-05-18; see and

[2] HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 sets the bar for single socket virtualization performance leadership with SPECvirt_sc2013 score of 1500@ 84VMs

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