HP Updates Integrity Servers With Intel Itanium

HP has decided that it’s time to overhaul the Integrity line of mission-critical servers.

The firm has announced details of an upgrade to the core architecture of the Integrity servers, a refresh that comes with a partnership with Intel to include the new Itanium 9300 quad-core processors.

All told, the new Integrity line boasts more than 100 performance improvements that amount to a 450 percent uptick in reliability, according to the company.

Server Watch has the story on the latest from HP.

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced an overhaul and expansion of its Integrity line of mission-critical servers, starting with the use of Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) new Itanium 9300 processor but also revamping the entire architecture of the servers for improved performance.

At the heart of the new servers is the Itanium 9300, codenamed “Tukwila.” This is Intel’s first quad-core Itanium and features a number of new instructions for reliability, availability and serviceability, plus virtualization.

But the new Itanium is one of many upgrades, according to Michael McNerney, director of server planning and marketing in the Business Critical Systems unit at HP (NYSE: HPQ). “It’s a lot more than the processor. We’ve been looking at innovating the system and software as well. We’ve been looking forward to bringing those systems forward,” he told InternetNews.com.

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HP Adds New Itanium to Integrity Server Line

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