This technical white paper focuses on the ProLiant DL980 G7 server architecture and key technologies that contribute to its scalability, resiliency and efficiency. It should help IT professionals understand the capabilities of the DL980 G7 to support mission-critical applications.

Executive Summary

The HP ProLiant DL980 G7 is the newest member of HP?s industry-leading scale-up x86 ProLiant family. HP designed this server to take full advantage of Intel?s latest and most capable Xeon® processor, the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500/6500 series with Quick Path Interconnect (QPI). Building on the advanced performance and reliability capabilities of the Intel processor technology and alignment with industry standard operating systems such as Microsoft® Windows® Server and Linux, the DL980 G7 delivers an enhanced level of scale-up x86 performance, availability, and reliability. The ProLiant DL980 G7 is the first server to use the HP PREMA Architecture, incorporating a node controller design with smart CPU caching and redundant system fabric. HP, Intel, and server OS technologies combine in the DL980 G7 server to deliver the balanced scaling and self-healing resiliency needed to support your most demanding and data-intensive workloads. ProLiant innovations add breakthrough efficiency to enable you to control costs and focus more of your resources on service delivery.

This paper focuses on the ProLiant DL980 G7 server architecture and key technologies that contribute to its scalability, resiliency, and efficiency. It should help IT professionals understand the capabilities of the DL980 G7 to support mission-critical applications.

For a summary of technical specifications for this server, see the ProLiant DL980 G7 Server Data Sheet at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/DS_00190/DS_00190.pdf.

For detailed technical specifications see the server QuickSpecs at http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13708_div/13708_div.pdf.

Take also a look at this 2-minute video that highlights the scalability and resilency innovations in HP PREMA Architecture and the ProLiant DL980 that revolutionizes the way customers handle data intensive x86 workloads. 

       HP PREMA video