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HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 – excellent blend of performance, density, and expandability

chuckk281 ‎04-24-2014 11:55 AM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:03 AM

The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server series is ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and general 4P data-intensive applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is paramount. Supporting the high-density and cost effective Intel® Xeon® E5-4600v2 processors, the BL660c Gen8 Server series redefines density-optimized 4-socket blade technology without compromising on performance, scalability, and expandability.


The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade together with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array has blazed past the competition to earn the #1 2-host, 4-socket server blade virtualization performance result on the VMmark 2.5.2 benchmark. Running the latest Intel Xeon Processors E5-4657L v2 (Ivy Bridge-EP4S), the HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade earned a score of 27.25 @ 24 tiles. Using the VMmark 2.x benchmark, HP ProLiant servers and 3PAR StorServ showcase world-class proficiency in performing common platform-level workloads such as live migration of virtual machines, cloning and deploying virtual machines, and automatic virtual machine load balancing across the data center for customers’ virtualization needs.


Key take aways:

The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade won the following achievements:

  • Excellent scalability: #1 4-socket server blade performance with 27.25 @ 24 tiles
  • Increased performance: 49% more performance and 6 more tiles than its result with previous generation processors
  • Expanded  capacity:192 guest virtual machines (VMs) 48 more than with previous generation Intel Xeon processors

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HP customer value


The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade, part of the HP ProLiant Scale-Up portfolio, is the best 4-socket blade platform designed to address most customers’ requirements and workloads. The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade offers the greatest 4-socket density in an Intel-based server blade without compromising performance and expandability. The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade can achieve 1,536 processor cores in a 42U rack with 2U remaining for switches and other options. It is purpose-built for applications such as large-scale virtualization where price/performance is the driver, large-scale databases where the license costs are based on core count, price-sensitive configurations at 1.0 TB or less memory, and efficient performance for HPC workloads and general data-intensive 4-socket scale-up environments. The HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade offers outstanding system manageability with Gen8 architecture and the industry-unique HP OneView converged infrastructure management solution.


To find out more go to HP ProLiant Servers


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