Hewlett-Packard (HP) has fleshed out its server ranges with six new offerings, including for the first time a Linux-clustered range.
In addition to new Itanium-based Integrity servers and adding to its Proliant range, HP has launched three high-density servers aimed at filling the mid-range gap created when the Integrity range was launched earlier this year.
The HP Integrity RX4640 four-way, RX7620 eight-way and RX8620 16-way servers support either PA-Risc or Itanium.
"The industry is moving towards a standard environment that allows for any choice of operating system, level of functionality and scaling. Our story is all about delivering that today," said Ken Surplice, HP EMEA midrange product manager.
"Our three high-end server ranges - Non-Stop, Alpha and PA-Risc - are all moving across to Itanium-based platforms."
The new HP XC3000 and XC6000 Linux cluster servers are aimed at high-performance technical computing based on the Integrity RX6200 and Proliant servers.
Meanwhile, the new HP Proliant DL140 server is the first of a new 100 range specifically aimed at small and medium-sized businesses and high-performance technical computing customers offering simple print and file capabilities.
Carol Hess-Nickels, EMEA industry standard servers director at HP, said: "The DL140 is suitable for general purpose workloads, giving good entry-level capabilities along with moderate levels of expandability, offering floating point performance and cluster availability."
HP is aiming to port up to 1,000 applications onto its new servers before the end of 2004. The servers already support Windows Server 2003, Red Hat and Linux SuSE, while support for HP's OpenVMS platform will be offered sometime during 2004.
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