The HP ProLiant SL4500 server platform can provide up to 240 Terabytes of Big Data capacity in a 4.3 U server chassis. The system can be scaled up to a nine chassis configuration delivering up to 2.16 Petabytes of capacity. Each chassis has 12 DIMM slots that can provide 192 GB of node memory. The SL4540 can be configured with core 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2400 processors while the SL4545 can be configured with AMD Opteron 4200 series 8 core 3.3 GHz processors.
Jim Ganthier, VP, Marketing and Operations, Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP explained to ServerWatch that he new SL4500 series was designed from the ground up for the density and scale that Big Data requires.
While the new SL5400 is a server system built for Big Data, out of the box, it is not yet what HP refers to as an AppSystem. The HP AppSystem approach includes pre-configured and packaged hardware as well as software for specific application needs. HP currently has AppSystems for Data Warehouse, Vertica Analytics and Microsoft Lync