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The HP Integrity rx6600 Server is a highly expandable platform for workload consolidation and virtualization that redefines the entry class. This next-generation HP Integrity server is capable of handling the demanding workloads previously possible only with larger, more costly systems.

 

 

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Small review of HP Integrity RX6600 Server

The HP Integrity rx6600 Server is a highly expandable platform for workload consolidation and virtualization that redefines the entry class. This next-generation Integrity server is capable of handling the business-critical workloads previously possible only with larger, more costly systems. It is ideally suited for application and database deployments in enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, billing, business intelligence, and enterprise application integration. Its excellent Java™, transaction, and online analytical processing (OLAP) performance distinguishes it from other entry-class servers and sets a new standard for the amount of work that can be accomplished with a 4-processor/8-core system.

The Integrity rx6600 Server’s balanced architecture is built around the innovative HP zx2 Chipset and is combined with the powerful Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® processor. Broad application support across HP-UX 11i, Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, Linux, and OpenVMS operating environments gives you the choice to deploy the right solution for your business needs.

As part of HP’s commitment to flexibility, the HP Integrity rx6600 Server runs HP-UX 11i with HP Virtual Server Environment, as well as the Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Linux, and OpenVMS operating environments, so you can choose the right operating environment for the task at hand. The HP Integrity rx6600 Server also includes all the management, availability, and security features you typically expect to find when running these environments, promoting seamless integration and management when deployed or redeployed in a heterogeneous IT environment. In addition, the convergence of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant technologies in areas such as system deployment and management mean greater flexibility and a better return on IT.

Advantage of HP Integrity RX6600 Server

The HP Integrity rx6600 Server’s large memory capacity, generous internal storage, flexible I/O, and comprehensive virtualization offerings combine to offer outstanding consolidation opportunities. This, in turn, leads to dramatic cost savings in terms of licensing and data center space along with increased resource utilization. Plus, powerful integrated management tools—including HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Integrity Essentials, HP Storage Essentials, Integrated Lights Out (iLO 2) remote management, Global Workload Manager (gWLM), and HP OpenView applications—work with the Integrity rx6600 Server to promote faster, more efficient server deployment and reduced operational costs. You can manage your servers with the same tools as the rest of your infrastructure, promoting greater control and efficiency as well as an enhanced experience for both the user and the administrator.

The large internal disk capacity gives you flexibility in storage options. You can use internal storage for a self-contained database, which delivers the advantages of managing internal storage through server management tools and requires fewer devices. This solution adds up to a cost-effective “database-in-a-box.” When you use it with HP Integrity Virtual Machines, the savings that can be realized through workload and server consolidation are immense, along with the resulting improvements in resource utilization. Or, you can extend your system to incorporate the industry-leading HP StorageWorks portfolio of network storage solutions, which makes it easy for you to increase information availability while radically cutting costs.

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Performance

The insights HP has gained as a co-developer, with Intel, of the Intel Itanium processor have produced substantial system performance gains through the development of the HP zx2 Chipset. Invented by HP, this chipset fully unleashes the power of the Intel Itanium processor by lowering memory latencies; providing extensive reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features;

Conclusion

while the rx6600 can have up to 192 GB of main memory and 16 disks. The large memory capacity of these systems improves performance by reducing the number of I/O requests. (I/O requests cause process switches to occur, and process switches add instructions that do not process transactions.) Larger memory capacities and more internal disk also help HP bring server consolidation to new, lower price levels. The HP Integrity rx6600 Server, for example, can support up to 160 virtual

Technical Specification

  • Dual-core processor modulesDual core Intel Itanium processors:

    ·         1.6 GHz with 24 MB Level 3 Cache, 12 MB per core processor (Upgrade Only)

    ·         1.6 GHz with 24 MB Level 3 Cache, 12 MB per core 9150N processor

    ·         1.6 GHz with 18 MB Level 3 Cache, 9 MB per core processor (Upgrade Only)

    ·         1.6 GHz with 18 MB Level 3 Cache, 9 MB per core 9140N processor

    ·         1.4 GHz with 12 MB Level 3 Cache, 6 MB per core processor (Upgrade Only)

    ·         1.4 GHz with 12 MB Level 3 Cache, 6 MB per core 9120N processor

    All processors support:

    ·         Level 1 Cache: 32 KB

    ·         Level 2 Cache: 1 MB Instruction/256 KB Data per core

    ·         Level 3 cache: 12 MB per processor at 1.4 GHz; 18 MB per processor at 1.6 GHz

    ·         Four threads (two threads per core)

    ·         Single bit cache error correction

    ·         50 bit physical addressing

    ·         64 bit virtual addressing

    ·         4 GB maximum page size

     

    Processor board·         Processor cores: 2-8

    ·         Processor modules: 1–4

    ·         Chipset: HP zx2

    ·         System bus bandwidth: 8.5 GB/s

     

    Internal storage devices·         Internal hard disk drive bays: 16 hot plug Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) small form factor (SFF) 2.5 in. drives

    ·         Disk offerings: 36 GB, 73 GB Maximum storage: 1.2 TB with 73 GB drives

    ·         Removable media: 1 open bay for DVD-ROM or DVD+RW

    ·         Storage adapter: HP 8-port Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Host Bus Adapter with RAID 1 (HP-UX & OpenVMS); HP 8-port SAS Smart Array Adapter upgrade with RAID 1, 5, 6 (Windows & Linux)

     

    I/O Expansion slots·         PCI-X slots: 8

    ·         PCI-X IO bandwidth:8.0 GB/s

     

    Core I/O interconnect·         2 10/100Base-T LAN for Integrated Lights Out 2 (iLO2) management

    ·         10/100/1000Base-T LAN ports

    ·         1 RS-232 serial port for general use, and 2 RS-232 serial ports VGA

    ·         1 RS-232 serial port for general use

    ·         2 RS-232 serial ports for Integrated Lights Out 2 (iLO2) management VGA (required for Windows, optional for HP-UX, Linux, and OpenVMS)

    ·         3 USB ports for local human interface

     

    Temperature·         Operating: +5o to +35o C (+41o to +95o F)

    ·         Non-operating: -40o to +70o C (-40o to +158o F)

     

    HumidityOperating: 15% to 80% relative non-condensing Non-operating: 8% to 85% non-condensing
    Altitude·         Operating: 3000 m (10,000 ft) maximum

    ·         Non-operating: -4500 m (15,000 ft) maximum

     

    Physical dimensions (Rack form factor)·         Height: 12 in. (3058 mm)/7U EIA

    ·         Width: 17.32 in. (440 mm)

    ·         Depth: 27.4 in. (696 mm)

     

    Physical dimensions (Standalone frame)·         Height: 16.7 in. (422 mm)

    ·         Width: 19.3 in. (489 mm)

    ·         Depth: 27.4 in. (696 mm)

     

    Manageability – Deploy·         HP Ignite UX for installation and deployment of the operating system

    ·         HP Software Distributor UX for software and patch management

    ·         HP Integrity Essentials Foundation Pack for Linux

    ·         HP Integrity Essentials Foundation Pack for Windows including Smart Setup CD for easy server setup and configuration

     

    Manageability – Monitor·         Built in Integrity iLO 2 Management Processor for comprehensive remote server management of HP UX, Linux, Windows and OpenVMS

    ·         HP Service control suite for HP UX servers including tools for system administration, asset management, and fault management

    ·         HP UX kernel configuration for easy, dynamic kernel parameter changes

    ·         HP System Insight Manager (SIM)

     

    Manageability – Optimize·         Process Resource Manager for HP UX resource management

    ·         HP UX Workload Manager for HP UX workload management based upon service level objectives

    ·         HP OpenView GlancePlus Pack

    ·         HP Intelligent Networking Pack for Windows

    ·         HP Performance Management Pack for Windows

    ·         Windows System Resource Manager (included with each copy of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition)

     

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