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It is a powerful yet affordable server offered by HP that provides high-end 64-bit computing at a midrange price.

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The HP 9000 rp8440 is a powerful yet affordable server offered by HP that provides high-end 64-bit computing at a midrange price. This server is capable of handling such demanding workloads as databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and enterprise-wide SAP installations. It is powered by a dual-core PA-8900 processor and has exceptional performance density of up to 32 processor cores per server and two servers per rack. It runs on the HP-UX 11i operating system which features hard and virtual partitioning capabilities. The Virtual Server Environment (VSE) includes hard partitions (nPars), virtual partitions (vPars), high availability (Serviceguard), capacity on demand, and HP Workload Manager (WLM) capabilities to help manage resources to their maximum potential. The HP Super-Scalable Processor Chipset sx2000 gives a significant performance boost, decreases latencies and increases system bandwidth. There are also several optional high availability and business continuity solutions available for increased security and other features.

Performance/Scalability/Flexibility
  • Up to 16 dual core HP PA-RISC PA-8900 processors
  • PA-8900 (1.068 GHz with 3MB L1 cache/64 MB combined L2 cache)
  • 1 to 4 cell boards (each cell can accommodate up to 4P/8C and up to 64 GB of memory)
  • 2 to 256 GB memory capacity per system
  • 16 PCI-X internal hot-plug I/O card slots
  • 4 internal disk bays and 2 internal removable media bays (DVD + RW or DAT)
  • Optional Server Expansion Unit 2 (SEU-2)
  • 16 additional PCI-X hot-plug I/O card slots
  • 4 additional disk drive slots
  • 2 additional removable media slots (DVD + RW or DAT)
  • Up to 2 hard partitions (nPars); up to 4 hardware partitions with optional SEU-2
  • Support for up to 16 virtual partitions (vPars); up to 32 virtual partitions with optional SEU
  • 138.4 GB/s Peak crossbar bandwidth and 23 GB/s aggregate I/O slot bandwidth (46 GB/s using SEU-2)
  • Hot-swap, redundant power supplies
  • Redundant (2N+1) input power
  • Hot-swap, redundant cooling fans
Availability
  • Dynamic CPU and memory allocation/de-allocation
  • Hot-plug cell boards
  • Hot-plug fans
  • Error checking and correcting (ECC) on all CPU, cache, memory, and I/O paths
  • Online addition and replacement of PCI I/O cards
  • Redundant power inputs for dual-grid connections
  • Redundant clock sources
  • Management processor failover (core I/O)
  • N+1 hot-swappable fans and power supplies
  • Hot-spare Instant Capacity CPU functionality (requires Instant Capacity CPUs)
  • Hardware partitions (nPars)
Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
  • Ultra320 SCSI
  • Management LAN
  • 1 RS-232 serial port for local console
  • Add-in cards: Various Networking (Ethernet), storage (Fibre Channel, SCSI), network/storage combo and specialized IO cards
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