We are pleased to announce that the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 achieves #1 virtualization performance results on the VMmark benchmark: VMmark score of 47.77 at 30 tiles or 180 virtual machines ( http://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html ).


The world record result proves the ideal suitability of the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 for virtualization and consolidation environments. Published on August 11, 2009, this benchmark was performed using VMware ESX v4.0 on HP ProLiant DL785 G6 Six-Core AMD Opteron? 8439SE 2.8GHz; 8 sockets/48 cores/48 threads.


With this leadership result, the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 achieved the highest virtualization performance and largest number of virtual machines on an x86 server. HP ProLiant G6 servers now holds #1 VMmark result for servers with 8 processors / 48 cores, 4 processors / 24 cores and 2 processors / 8 cores.


HP was first to cross the 30 score barrier of VMmark benchmark and now we are the first to surpass the 40 score mark.


Highlights of the benchmark:


  • DL785 G6 is the highest performing server on the VMmark benchmark with a VMmark score of 47.77
  • DL785 G6 delivers the largest number of virtual machines (180) ever achieved on an x86 platform
  • DL785 G6 demonstrates 40.3% superior performance as compared to NEC Express5800 48-core result
  • DL785 G6 demonstrates 41.1% superior performance as compared to IBM System x3950 M2 48-core result
  • DL785 G6 provides a 51% performance increase as compared to the previous DL785 G5 VMmark result


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.



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