On Monday HP announced new servers aimed at providing an HPC solution for the SMB market.
HP has introduced 2 new ProLiant servers and a quadcore Opteron server. Here is the meat of the announcement
The new HP ProLiant BL260c G5 offers customers the most power-efficient and affordable server blade in the industry. The BL260c costs 20 percent less(3) and is 64 percent more power-efficient(4) than any other blade on the market. The BL260c, for use with the award-winning HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 enclosures, is designed for branch offices and remote sites with small or virtualization-based environments. It supports CRM, enterprise resource planning, database applications, web applications, file/print services and high-performance computing.
HP also introduced the HP ProLiant DL120 G5, the most affordable rack-optimized HP ProLiant server available. The single-processor DL120 features the latest Intel® Xeon technology and offers midsize businesses improved efficiency.
In addition, HP is first to market with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based x86 servers for customers of all sizes. The energy-efficient servers deliver improved processor performance as well as large memory footprints and storage capacities. They are ideal for demanding business and scale-out applications as well as virtualization deployments.