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17% higher memory performance with 33% less power: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8

LPooley ‎09-11-2013 07:45 AM - edited ‎09-30-2015 06:58 AM

17% higher memory performance with 33% less power: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8


                        I’m sure you’ve noticed that the IT world is changing (how could you miss it?). It’s not only bigger but it’s also become more mobile and as a result business needs (ours included) are changing at such a rapid pace. The need for more compute, memory, and power all for less energy and cost is increasingly becoming more critical. In order to help businesses meet these requirements HP has announced an upgrade to their ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server with the newest processor from Intel.


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                                                                                                HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8



The next wave of ProLiant Gen8 innovations are purpose built to accelerate performance of your virtualized environment and deliver the intelligence needed to optimize the effectiveness of your data center.  The ProLiant BL460c Gen8, the world’s #1 selling server blade, just got faster, smarter and more efficient so your business can embrace the new style of IT.


ProLiant BL460c Gen8 with HP BladeSystem allows you to build an intelligent and efficient data center that creates a strong foundation for your business, protects your infrastructure investments and delivers real business results.


The ProLiant BL460c Gen8 comes with new and enhanced features, such as:

  • Next-generation 2-socket 12 core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor family, that helps you achieve up to 35% more processor performance[i] with no additional power.
  • HP Smart Memory delivering up to 17% higher memory performance[ii] while using 33%[iii] less power.
  • Industry-first, 24 GB 3RANK Registered DIMM (RDIMM)
  • Enhanced HP Smart Update features to automatically queue and deploy customizable, pre-tested, consolidated firmware and driver updates across 1000’s of servers to deliver 3x faster updates[iv]with 93% less downtime.
  • Dual-port flexible LAN on motherboard (FlexibleLOM), which lets you choose the technology, speed, and OEM vendor of your networking ports
  • HP P731m Smart Array ready for high bandwidth SAS storage arrays.


In addition, the ProLiant BL460c Gen8 is the #1 choice for virtualization with an ideal balance of performance, scalability, and expandability[v]. As the standard for data center computing, the BL460c Gen8 is engineered for unprecedented performance, enhanced flexibility and simplified management, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes and applications ranging from client all the way to the cloud. This performance leadership is reinforced as the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 achieved the #1 VMmark 2-socket blade server result[vi].


These customer-inspired innovations deliver real business results, helping you transform your data center to better protect, compete, and grow your business today while being ready for what’s next.  The world IT is changing, and HP is changing with it so your business can be ready.



To learn more about the ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server blade and the world's most advanced blade server infrastructure visit HP BladeSystem.


[i]   Based on internal Intel calculations as of August 2013.


[ii]  “HP Proprietary Software Test,” August 2013 tested at 2DPC running at1866


[iii] Based on HP Smart Memory 24 GB 3RANK DDR3-1333 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) at 1.35 V.


[iv] Based on internal testing with a fully online firmware and system software update with HP SUM 5.0 vs. HP SUM 4.2


[v] “IDC Server Virtualization Tracker Q113”


[vi] #1 2-host, 2P blade with the BL460c Gen8 Server Blade based on VMmark 2.x results published as of 09-10-2013.


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