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Raising the bar for scale-up performance from converged infrastructures


In the Idea Economy, infrastructure must be the engine of value creation, not the bottleneck to success. Now, more than ever, you may be under enormous pressure to deliver applications and services to deal with the overwhelming volume of information driven by the growth in mobility, cloud-based delivery models, multimedia, social media, security and the Internet of Things. You need an infrastructure platform that can be highly optimized for the virtualized workloads of today and tomorrow, providing you operational simplicity that allows you to move at the speed of business. 

Today’s workload processing requirements are expanding rapidly and server density is an increasingly vital consideration due to power, space, and budget constraints. With tight resources and limited budget, choosing a scale-up platform—such as a converged server blade that gives you the optimum balance of performance, expandability, and processor density—is critical.

The new HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 server blade features the latest innovations to deliver the right performance, scalability, economics and manageability through HPE OneView. It’s an ideal match for workloads requiring a fine-tuned balance between space, price and performance—such as virtualization, databases, business processing, analytics, high-performance computing (HPC) and other data-intensive applications.

Armed with the most recent Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v4 processors, the BL660c delivers exceptional blade performance and expansion for the most demanding workloads. The updated platform also includes these new supporting features:

  • DDR4 support up to 2400 MT/S and support for 128GB DDR4 DIMM, addressing up to a total of 4TB of onboard memory per blade, or up to 32TB in a complete chassis
  • New NVMe SSD support to enable low-latency caching and SAN communications, expediting workload, VM and profile mobility across the infrastructure
  • Up to 22 cores per processor, delivering almost 5 times the number of an equivalent BL680c G7-based platform*

BL660c_Gen9_Server_Blade_RF_lorez.jpgHPE BL660c Gen9 server blade

The impact of this new innovation was already apparent in the latest SPECpower testing, conducted on these brand new blades. Most notably:

  • HPE set new world records with Intel® Xeon® E5-4699 v4 processors across a number of ProLiant servers, including the ProLiant BL660c Gen9
  • In the server-side Java benchmark, SPECjbb2015, the HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 achieved a record #1 position for 4P critical-jOPS in the MultiJVM category (135,406 critical-jOPS)

The BL660c Gen9 server blade is ideal for customers interested in Java server performance, including JVM vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers and researchers.

Coupled with HPE OneView, the HPE ProLiant BL660c delivers solutions for the Idea Economy and transforms the enterprise into an on-demand IT infrastructure to ensure continuous service delivery, while placing you on the path to a composable infrastructure. Learn more in the BL660c datasheet.



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1Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

2 SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). All rights reserved. The stated results are submitted as of 06-20-16; see

*HPE Internal analysis: The BL660c Gen9 with the new E5-4600 v4 processor supports up to 96 cores. The BL680c G7 supports up to 40 cores in a double-wide form factor, or up to 20 cores in an equivalent single-wide form factor. Compared to the BL680c, the BL660c Gen9 has 96 / 20 = 4.8x more cores in a single-wide form factor.


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20 years of marketing experience in semiconductors, networking and servers. Focused on HP BladeSystem networking supporting Virtual Connect, interconnects and network adapters.

Alfredo Vazquez

I'm trying to find aa HP equivalent to Dell R910 for a 440 user load (really 2 of them), could you tell me what is the HP equivalent and if you can tellme where reside de user capability in the servers?




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