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HPE ProLiant Shatters 37 World Records

Deep integration of HPE and AMD technologies set new standards for performance, efficiency and security vital for enterprise workloads in the cloud and the datacentre

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Make an Inquiry about this news (HPE) announces today it has delivered 37 world-record benchmark results Make an Inquiry about this news, establishing undisputed performance and efficiency leadership with the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers equipped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor.

Eclipsing previous virtualisation performance records by as much as 321 percent1 and power efficiency records by 28 percent2, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers deliver results that redefine value and economics across virtualisation, cloud, enterprise infrastructure and data-intensive workloads.

“Customers today are looking for workload-optimised systems that create new experiences, new opportunities and new value,” said Andrew Foot general manager of the Compute-hybrid IT, HPE South Pacific. “Building on the innovation of the HPE ProLiant family, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors unlock new levels of workload optimisation, security and automation, providing our customers with a clear and fast path to positive business outcomes.”

“The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors have set the new standard for the modern datacentre with world-record performance and a breakthrough architecture, delivering powerful real-world results for a range of workloads,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Datacentre and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD.

“We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with HPE, a foundational partner for AMD EPYC, with their latest platforms. The HPE ProLiant servers based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors will unleash new levels of performance and deliver exceptional TCO to customers looking to transform their datacentre.”

New measures in virtual environments

Virtualisation drives server resource utilisation up and operational costs down, making virtualisation performance a key measure of cloud and data centre effectiveness and efficiency.

The HPE ProLiant DL385 with two 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors crushed the previous virtualisation world record with 61 percent better performance3 at a 29 percent better price-performance ratio4.

In a similar fashion for database virtualisation, the HPE ProLiant DL325 delivered an astounding 321 percent performance boost over the previous record holder, providing a significant agility advantage in database provisioning and maintenance for cloud, big data and IoT environments.

Performance and efficiency at these levels allow more workloads to run on fewer servers, reducing not only hardware acquisition and operational costs but also software costs where applications are licensed on a per processor basis.

Extracting value from data

Data is the new gold of the 21st century, a trove of value from which enterprises can generate insights to improve business operations and transform customer experience. Quickly analysing data to extract its value requires exceptional processing, memory and I/O capacity.

The HPE ProLiant DL325 with a single 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor seized the leadership position in memory data analytics on Apache Hadoop. The new server soundly defeats the previous leaders in both the 10TB Scaling Factor and the 30TB Scaling Factor with 38 percent6 and 37 percent7 performance improvements respectively. In addition, the HPE ProLiant DL325 yielded a 30 percent8 better price-performance advantage.

Driving sustainability with greater energy efficiency

Global datacentre energy consumption has grown by 155 percent since 2000 and is projected to grow at that same rate for the foreseeable future.9

The new HPE ProLiant DL385 with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ is now the world’s most power efficient two-processor server10, driving server efficiency up 28 percent compared to the previous industry leader.

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Results that matter

“At the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, we are committed to accelerating research for a range of sciences and technologies to foster innovation across a breadth of industries," said Dr. James Wilgenbusch, director, Research Computing, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at University of Minnesota. "By running our system on the HPE ProLiant DL385 server, based on the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor, we are gaining significant performance required to power our enormously diverse set of computational workloads, while achieving efficiency and cost savings compared to our previous system.”


Making record-setting results available to HPE customers

HPE makes it simple for customers to achieve record-setting performance and efficiency. Workload matching, a standard feature on HPE ProLiant, brings the expertise of HPE performance engineers to preconfigured profiles that automatically optimise hundreds of BIOS setting combinations to precisely match server resources to workload requirements.

Workload matching was used extensively to achieve the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 benchmark results.

Taking holistic, 360-degree approach to security

Cyber-attacks have become more frequent, pervasive and sophisticated, proving the typical perimeter security strategy inadequate.

HPE takes a unique holistic, 360-degree approach to security, arming the server with innovative firmware protection, malware detection and firmware recovery capabilities right down to the silicon.

The HPE-exclusive silicon root of trust has already made the HPE ProLiant the world’s most secure industry standard server. Now, with the integration of the new AMD EPYC™-embedded Secure Processor into the HPE silicon root of trust, customers gain even more protection.

The integration of the HPE silicon root of trust and the AMD Secure Processor provides for a BIOS-level double validation of the server, first by the HPE silicon root of trust as the server initialises then, again, by the AMD Secure Processor before the AMD EPYC™ starts, preventing the server from booting should the firmware be compromised in any way.

This integrated double validation protects applications and data plus prevents the spread of malware to other connected infrastructure resources.

Expanding the HPE portfolio with AMD EPYC™

In the next 18 months, HPE plans to accelerate its innovation and collaboration with AMD to triple the number of products AMD EPYC™-equipped products in the HPE portfolio.

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