HP is pleased to announce that the HP ProLiant DL785 G5 achieves #1 virtualization performance results on the VMmark benchmark: VMmark score of 31.56 at 21 tiles or 126 virtual machines ( http://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html ).

 

The world record result proves the ideal suitability of the HP ProLiant DL785 G5 for virtualization and consolidation environments. Published on June 02, 2009, this benchmark was performed using VMware ESX v4.0 on HP ProLiant DL785 G5 Quad-Core AMD Opteron?  8393SE 3.1GHz; 8 sockets/32 cores/32 total threads. With this leadership result, the HP ProLiant DL785 G5 achieved the highest virtualization performance and largest number of virtual machines on an x86 server.

 

Highlights of the benchmark:

 

·      DL785 is the highest performing server on the VMmark benchmark with a VMmark score of 31.56

·      DL785 delivers the largest number of virtual machines (126) ever achieved on an x86 platform

·      DL785 demonstrates 28% superior performance as compared to IBM System x3950 M2

·      DL785 achieves 8.4% superior performance as compared to Sun x4600 M2

·      DL785 achieves 2.2% superior performance as compared to Sun x4600 M2

·      DL785 provides a 3.5% performance increase as compared to the previous DL785 VMmark result with AMD Opteron? 8393SE 3.1GHz processors

 

In addition to these leading virtualization performance results, the flexible and robust centralized management with ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack makes the HP ProLiant DL785 and other MP ProLiant servers the best virtualization platform in the world.

 

According to the 4Q08 IDC Quarterly Virtualization Tracker , 50% of the VMware ESX deployments on 8-socket servers land on HP DL785.

 

You can find the performance brief and a PowerPoint slide-set on this leadership benchmark in a file titled ? DL785 G5 Achieves #1 Virtualization.zip? in the uploaded files section of my home page.

 

The results will be posted in the What?s New and 8P sections at external hp web page http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/benchmarks/index.html .

 

Just in – VMmark, the industry’s first virtualization benchmark for x86-based computers, releases their latest findings – Check it out!   

HP is in the #1 position with VMware performance on 32 core testing. Tests have proven a DL785 plus ESX 4.0 plus an EVA4400 ROCKS and blows the competition out of the water! This is great news for our customers and validates our message that HP is the best array for virtual server environments. Couple this announcement with the new comparative Edison study that shows EVA is 28% easier to manage in a VMware environment and HP?s virtualization story gets even stronger. Sell with confidence, SELL EVA!  

See for yourself at http://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html

32 Cores

   Rank

Submitter

System Description

VMmark Version & Score

Processors

Published Date

1

HP

HP ProLiant DL785 G5
VMware ESX v4.0

VMmark v1.1
30.50@21 tiles
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8 sockets
32 total cores
32 total threads

04/21/09

5

HP

HP ProLiant DL785 G5
VMware ESX v3.5.0 Update 3

VMmark v1.1
27.71@19 tiles
View Disclosure

8 sockets
32 total cores
32 total threads

12/19/08

8

HP

HP ProLiant DL785 G5
VMware ESX v3.5.0 Update 1

VMmark v1.1
21.88@16 tiles
View Disclosure

8 sockets
32 total cores
32 total threads

08/18/08