HPE ProLiant shatters 37 world records


  • New HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 ser­vers beat pre­vious lea­ders in vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on per­for­mance records by as much as 321 per­cent and power effi­ci­en­cy records by 28 percent
  • HPE Pro­Li­ant ser­vers empower bet­ter busi­ness out­co­mes through workload opti­miz­a­ti­on, secu­ri­ty and automation
  • HPE plans to expand port­fo­lio by 3X with AMD EPYC based pro­ducts in the next 18 months

Deep integration of HPE and AMD technologies set new standards for performance, efficiency and security vital for enterprise workloads in the cloud and the datacenter

Hew­lett Packard Enter­pri­se (HPE) announ­ced today that it shat­te­red 37 world records, estab­li­shing undis­pu­ted per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy lea­ders­hip with the new HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 ser­vers equip­ped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processor.

Eclip­sing pre­vious vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on per­for­mance records by as much as 321 per­centi and power effi­ci­en­cy records by 28 per­centii, the new HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 ser­vers deli­ver results that rede­fi­ne value and eco­no­mics across vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on, cloud, enter­pri­se infra­st­ruc­tu­re and data-inten­si­ve workloads.

Cus­to­mers today are loo­king for workload-opti­mi­zed sys­tems that crea­te new expe­ri­en­ces, new oppor­tu­nities and new value,” said Jus­tin Hotard, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Volu­me Glo­bal Busi­ness Unit, HPE. “Buil­ding on the inno­va­ti­on of the HPE Pro­Li­ant fami­ly, the new HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors unlock new levels of workload opti­miz­a­ti­on, secu­ri­ty and auto­ma­ti­on, pro­vi­ding our cus­to­mers with a clear and fast path to posi­ti­ve busi­ness outcomes.”

The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors have set the new stan­dard for the modern dat­a­cen­ter with world-record per­for­mance and a bre­akthrough archi­tec­tu­re, deli­vering power­ful real-world results for a ran­ge of workloads,” said For­rest Nor­rod, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Dat­a­cen­ter and Embed­ded Solu­ti­ons Busi­ness Group, AMD. “We are extre­me­ly proud to con­ti­nue our rela­ti­ons­hip with HPE, a foun­da­tio­nal part­ner for AMD EPYC, with their latest plat­forms. The HPE Pro­Li­ant ser­vers based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors will unleash new levels of per­for­mance and deli­ver excep­tio­nal TCO to cus­to­mers loo­king to trans­form their datacenter.”

New mea­su­res in vir­tu­al environments

Vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on dri­ves ser­ver resour­ce uti­liz­a­ti­on up and ope­ra­tio­nal cos­ts down, making vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on per­for­mance a key mea­su­re of cloud and data cen­ter effec­ti­ve­ness and efficiency.

The HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 with two 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors crus­hed the pre­vious vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on world record with 61 per­cent bet­ter per­for­mancei at a 29 per­cent bet­ter pri­ce-per­for­mance ratioii.

In a simi­lar fashion for data­ba­se vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on, the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 deli­ve­r­ed an asto­un­ding 321 per­cent per­for­mance boost over the pre­vious record hol­der, pro­vi­ding a signi­fi­cant agi­li­ty advan­ta­ge in data­ba­se pro­vi­sio­ning and main­ten­an­ce for cloud, big data and IoT environments.

Per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy at the­se levels allow more workloads to run on fewer ser­vers, redu­cing not only hard­ware acqui­si­ti­on and ope­ra­tio­nal cos­ts but also soft­ware cos­ts whe­re app­li­ca­ti­ons are licen­sed on a per pro­ces­sor basis.


Extrac­ting value from data

Data is the new gold of the 21st cen­tu­ry, a tro­ve of value from which enter­pri­ses can gene­ra­te insights to impro­ve busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons and trans­form cus­to­mer expe­ri­ence. Quick­ly ana­ly­zing data to extract its value requi­res excep­tio­nal pro­ces­sing, memo­ry and I/O capacity.

The HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 with a sin­gle 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor sei­zed the lea­ders­hip posi­ti­on in-memo­ry data ana­ly­tics on Apa­che Hado­op. The new ser­ver sound­ly defeats the pre­vious lea­ders in both the 10TB Sca­ling Fac­tori and the 30TB Sca­ling Fac­torii with 38 per­cent and 37 per­cent per­for­mance impro­ve­ments respec­tively. In addi­ti­on, the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 yiel­ded a 30 per­cent bet­ter pri­ce-per­for­mance advan­ta­geiii.

Dri­ving sus­taina­bi­li­ty with grea­ter ener­gy efficiency

Glo­bal dat­a­cen­ter ener­gy con­sump­ti­on has grown by 155 per­cent sin­ce 2000 and is pro­jec­ted to grow at that same rate for the near future.iv

The new HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ is now the world’s most power effi­ci­ent two-pro­ces­sor ser­ver, dri­ving ser­ver effi­ci­en­cy up 28 per­cent com­pa­red to the pre­vious indus­try leader.

To see more on the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 world-record bench­mark results, plea­se visit https://www.hpe.com/us/en/solutions/amd.html

Results that matter

At the Min­ne­so­ta Super­com­pu­ting Insti­tu­te, we are com­mit­ted to acce­le­ra­ting rese­arch for a ran­ge of sci­en­ces and tech­no­lo­gies to fos­ter inno­va­ti­on across a bre­adth of indus­tries,” said Dr. James Wil­gen­busch, direc­tor, Rese­arch Com­pu­ting, Min­ne­so­ta Super­com­pu­ting Insti­tu­te at Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­ne­so­ta. “By run­ning our sys­tem on the HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 ser­ver, based on the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor, we are gai­ning signi­fi­cant per­for­mance requi­red to power our enor­mous­ly diver­se set of com­pu­ta­tio­nal workloads, while achie­ving effi­ci­en­cy and cost savings com­pa­red to our pre­vious system.”

Making record-set­ting results avail­ab­le to HPE customers

HPE makes it simp­le for cus­to­mers to achie­ve record-set­ting per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy. Workload matching, a stan­dard fea­ture on HPE Pro­Li­ant, brings the exper­ti­se of HPE per­for­mance engi­neers to pre­con­fi­gu­red pro­files that auto­ma­ti­cal­ly opti­mi­ze hund­reds of BIOS set­ting com­bi­na­ti­ons to pre­cise­ly match ser­ver resour­ces to workload requirements.

Workload matching was used exten­si­ve­ly to achie­ve the new HPE Pro­Li­ant DL325 and HPE Pro­Li­ant DL385 bench­mark results.

Taking holistic, 360-degree approach to security

Cyber-attacks have beco­me more fre­quent, per­va­si­ve and sophisti­ca­ted, pro­ving the typi­cal peri­me­ter secu­ri­ty stra­te­gy inadequate.

HPE takes a uni­que holistic, 360-degree approach to secu­ri­ty, arming the ser­ver with inno­va­ti­ve firm­ware pro­tec­tion, mal­wa­re detec­tion and firm­ware reco­very capa­bi­li­ties right down to the silicon.

The HPE-exclu­si­ve sili­con root of trust has alrea­dy made the HPE Pro­Li­ant the world’s most secu­re indus­try stan­dard ser­ver.i Now, with the inte­gra­ti­on of the new AMD EPYC™-embedded Secu­re Pro­ces­sor into the HPE sili­con root of trust, cus­to­mers gain even more protection.

The inte­gra­ti­on of the HPE sili­con root of trust and the AMD Secu­re Pro­ces­sor pro­vi­des for a BIOS-level dou­ble vali­da­ti­on of the ser­ver, first by the HPE sili­con root of trust as the ser­ver initia­li­zes then, again, by the AMD Secu­re Pro­ces­sor befo­re the AMD EPYC™ starts, pre­ven­ting the ser­ver from boo­ting should the firm­ware be com­pro­mi­sed in any way.

This inte­gra­ted dou­ble vali­da­ti­on pro­tects app­li­ca­ti­ons and data plus pre­vents the spread of mal­wa­re to other con­nec­ted infra­st­ruc­tu­re resources.

Expan­ding the HPE port­fo­lio with AMD EPYC

In the next 18 mon­ths, HPE plans to acce­le­ra­te its inno­va­ti­on and col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD to trip­le the num­ber of AMD EPYC™-equipped pro­ducts in the HPE portfolio.

About Hew­lett Packard Enterprise

Hew­lett Packard Enter­pri­se is a glo­bal tech­no­lo­gy lea­der focu­sed on deve­lo­ping intel­li­gent solu­ti­ons that allow cus­to­mers to cap­tu­re, ana­ly­ze and act upon data seam­less­ly from edge to cloud. HPE enab­les cus­to­mers to acce­le­ra­te busi­ness out­co­mes by dri­ving new busi­ness models, crea­ting new cus­to­mer and employee expe­ri­en­ces, and incre­a­sing ope­ra­tio­nal effi­ci­en­cy today and into the future.



1 TPC Express Bench­mark V (TPCx‑V)  1 pro­ces­sor ser­ver per­for­mance mea­su­re run­ning vir­tua­li­zed databases

2 SPECpower_ssj2008. SPEC and SPECpower_ssj are regis­tered trade­marks of the Stan­dard Per­for­mance Eva­lua­ti­on Cor­po­ra­ti­on (SPEC). All rights reser­ved, see spec.org as of August 7, 2019.

3 SPEC VIRT_SC 2013. SPEC and SPEC VIRT_SC are regis­tered trade­marks of the Stan­dard Per­for­mance Eva­lua­ti­on Cor­po­ra­ti­on (SPEC). All rights reser­ved, see spec.org as of August 7, 2019.

4 None-reba­te pri­ce from lenovo.com and HPE as of July 16, 2019.

5 TPC Express Bench­mark™ V – 1P Per­for­mance as of August 7, 2019

6 TPC Express Bench­mark™ HS V2 at 10TB Sca­ling Fac­tor as of August 7, 2019

7 TPC Express Bench­mark™ HS V2 at 30TB Sca­ling Fac­tor as of August 7, 2019

8 Power Hungry: The Gro­wing Ener­gy Deman­ds of Data Cen­ters  June 28, 2019


9 Veri­fied by Infu­si­on Points.  https://www.hpe.com/us/en/newsroom/press-release/2017/06/hpe-unveils-the-worlds-most-secure-industry-standard-servers.html