Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

Why AMD? HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 delivers a workhorse server for elastic Big Data environments

With data now considered the new currency, organizations strive to receive greater value from their corporate data. Meeting that goal requires an agile computing environment that can scale, flex, and evolve to meet rapidly changing analytics requirements.


The HPE Elastic Platform for Analytics (EPA) creates such an environment. Using workload-optimized compute and storage building blocks, the HPE EPA creates a scalable multi-tenant platform that 1) captures data from edge to cloud; 2) harnesses streaming data for near‑real‑time processing and analysis; 3) enables companies to use the data to grow new products and services. 

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 is designed for demanding Big Data and analytics workloads.  High core count, high memory capacity and high I/O capacity provide a performance increase that significantly accelerates processing output in a number of key compute-intensive areas like scientific research, data modeling and trend analysis.

In the TPC Express Benchmark™ HS V2 (TPCx-HS), the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 achieved #1 performance and #1 price/performance results at the 30 TB scale factor.

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Innovative design leveraging the AMD infrastructure

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10, powered by the AMD EPYC processor, delivers 25% better price/performance2 than the competition. With results like these, it’s not surprising that the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 1P/1U server is ideal for dense, virtualized environments. With up to 32 cores per processor, up to 2 TB of memory, 171 MB/s of memory bandwidth, and 128 PCIe lanes which in the HPE ProLiant DL325 affords access to up to 10 NVMe SSDs with 4 directly connected PCIe lanes each, and 3 PCIe slots, you end up with a server that is a great fit for dense, workloads.

Gen10 innovations in infrastructure security

Your servers should be armed with the latest innovations to safeguard against and recover from cyberattacks. HPE is the only vendor that offers industry-standard servers with security protection built in and supports the platform across the entire server lifecycle. Our unique Silicon Root of Trust provides unsurpassed protection by creating a digital fingerprint in the silicon that ensures the server will never boot with compromised firmware. With the HPE Secure Compute Lifecycle, you also have a new security foundation to protect against malicious threats that target server firmware, resulting in denial of service and data loss. And with the optional HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition, the server’s firmware is checked every 24 hours to verify code validity and the of credibility of essential system firmware.

Additional protection is available to ensure your servers are not physically altered or has had unauthorized access. With the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to avoid unauthorized access to the server and store artifacts used to authenticate server platforms and the Intrusion Detection Kit logs and alerts when the server hood is removed.

Simplify your IT journey with services

With a complete portfolio of HPE Pointnext Services to choose from, you can realize a new agility and stability in your IT environment. Advisory and Transformation Services professionals can work with you to better understand your unique business challenges to design an ideal solution for your business. Professional Services can enable rapid deployment of those solutions. And Operational Services provide ongoing support, including:

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1 AMD EPYC 7601 processor includes up to 32 CPU cores versus Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 Processor with 28 CPU cores.

2 AMD EPYC 7601 processor supports up to 8 channels of DDR4-2667, versus Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Processor at 6 channels of DDR4-2667.

3 AMD EPYC processor supports up to 128 PCIe Gen3 I/O lanes (in both 1- and 2-socket configuration), versus the Intel Xeon Scalable processors supporting a maximum of 48 lanes PCIe Gen3 per CPU, plus 20 lanes in the chipset (maximum of 68 lanes on 1 socket and 116 lanes on 2 socket).

4 Based on internal AMD testing, HPE verified results, October 2018.

Naren Nuggehalli
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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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.