Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

HPE ProLiant DL580 raises the bar on server performance


Digital transformation is key to leveraging technologies that help you turn ideas into value for your customers. Find out how HPE ProLiant DL580 servers provide the foundation to launch your digital transformation.

Blog_Metrics_DL380.jpgDigital transformation is a hot topic these days. While some might think it’s already a cliché, the journey through digital transformation is important to map out for your business. In fact, it is vital to successfully leverage intelligence, communication, and collaboration technologies that enable you to innovate new products and services.

What makes digital transformation tick is a server infrastructure with these three key attributes that allow applications and data workloads to operate securely and cost-effectively at the speed of business:

  • Agility that delivers automation and high-performance while reducing operational complexity
  • Security that protects applications and data from sophisticated cyberattacks
  • Economic control that allows the business to pay only for consumed resources

With the help of powerful servers designed to enhance applications and data workloads, your internal teams can accelerate the process of turning new ideas into value for your customers.

Evolving server technology

To help your business build a server foundation that powers digital transformation, we at HPE are constantly evolving server technology. For example, the recently announced scale-up platform, the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 server, extends the ProLiant portfolio to include a 4P/4U server built to tackle business-critical applications. Key attributes include:DL380 Product Shot.jpg

Ideal for heavy-duty workloads

The firepower delivered by HPE ProLiant DL580 servers makes them ideal for heavy-duty workloads such as server consolidation, server virtualization, structured data management (Oracle/SQL), enterprise applications (ERP/CRM) and graphics-intensive VDI:

  • Configurable for up to four Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and up to 28 cores per processor—with 3.6 GHz frequency and a 38.5 MB cache
  • Support for as many as 48 DIMM slots (6TB) with a speed of 2666 mega transfers per second
  • Accommodating up to 24 16-GB NVDIMM modules for a 384 GB max
  • 8x more storage capacity than the previous generation with support for up to 48 SFF SAS/SATA drives or 5x more NVMe storage with up to 20 NVMe SSDs
  • More throughput with support for up to 16 IO slots

The capacity of these HPE ProLiant DL580 compute components is demonstrated in independent testing conducted by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). This non-profit corporation defines transaction processing and database benchmarks to disseminate verifiable performance data to the IT industry. TPC-H results show that the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 server is #1 in performance on the 10000GB scale factor of the non-clustered performance benchmark.1 In a direct comparison to the 4P Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950, the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 generated 10% better performance (1,479,749 vs. 1,336,109 QphH or queries per hour) when configured with the same processor models, OS, and database. Compared to the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server, the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 offers 41.3% more in generational performance scaling.

Additionally, the HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 outperformed the previous generation HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. The Gen10 server delivered 38.5% more SAP SD users and 38.9% more SAPS, enabling customers to do more than ever before.2

A key player in hybrid IT environments

HPE ProLiant DL580 servers play a key role for IT decision makers who manage a mix of hybrid IT across on-premises and cloud infrastructures. Hybrid IT is particularly helpful for delivering services to develop and deploy applications on a continuous basis, and to draw insights from data.

Hybrid IT also provides the new compute experience that is now required to obtain the economics and agility of public cloud solutions along with the security of on-premises data centers. HPE ProLiant DL580 servers simplify hybrid IT by providing the agility of a modernized data center infrastructure, the security to protect your digital assets, and the economic control to pay for only what your use.

The hybrid IT approach is a valuable alternative to the public cloud, which falls short for many businesses when it comes to security, compliance, and performance. Your business needs a flexible, software-defined, scalable and composable infrastructure environment to operate across data center, private and public clouds, and the network edge—and that’s exactly what hybrid IT delivers.

To find out how hybrid IT can help your business, read the Moor Insights and Strategy white paper, Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation. And check out my blog on why the HPE ProLiant DL580 Server is ideal for business-critical workloads.

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1 TPC-H configurations: HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 with a result of 1,479,748.8 QphH @ 10000GB and $0.95 USD/QphH @ 10000GB with system availability of 10-27-2017 (results published 10-31-2017; see Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 with a result of 1,336,109 QphH @ 10000GB and $0.92 USD/QphH @ 10000GB with system availability of 10-19-2017 (results published 07-09-2017; see HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 with a result of 1,047,243 QphH @ 10000GB and $1.07 USD/QphH @ 10000GB with system availability as of 09-30-2016 (results published 06-27-2016; see Claims valid as of 12-15-17. TPC and TPC-H are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. The TPC believes that comparisons of TPC-H results published with different scale factors are misleading and discourages such comparisons. Please see for up-to-date information.

2 Two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark configurations: The HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 scored 55,001 SAP SD users and 301,720 SAPS with Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors: 4 processors/112 cores/224 threads, 2.50 GHz; 1.5 TB RAM; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center Edition; MS SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2017039 on September 25, 2017; performed in Houston, TX, USA. The HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 scored 39,700 SAP SD users and 217,070 SAPS with Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processors: 4 processors/96 cores/192 threads, 2.2 GHz; 1.0 TB RAM; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center Edition; MS SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2016041 on August 12, 2016; performed in Houston, TX, USA. See for up-to-date information. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See for additional trademark information and notices.

About the Author


Naren brings to bear 15+ years of Business and Product Management leadership experience spanning country, Regional and WW organizations to the singular objective of delivering THE “best-in-breed” server platforms to enhance the leadership position of HPE in the industry standard x86 market. And he does that with cradle to grave ownership of the HPE ProLiant server portfolio.