HP ProLiant SL6000 Scalable System technology Technology brief, 2 Edition Introduction ............................2 Mechanical design for extreme scale-out computing ................. 2 HP ProLiant z6000 G6 chassis ......................3 Rack and cabling options ........................3 Rail kits for the z6000 G6 chassis ....................3 Rail kits for network switches ......................
Introduction High Performance Computing, large-scale enterprise server deployments, and the latest web and cloud computing applications have special needs. The primary need may be for greater processing power, high density, or maximized operating efficiency. At HP, we have developed a system to meet these needs.
HP ProLiant z6000 G6 chassis The HP ProLiant SL6000 Scalable System introduces new chassis architecture into the industry- standard server market. The HP ProLiant z6000 G6 chassis provides shared power and cooling to the system components. It contains one or two high efficiency, HP common slot power supplies and up to four system fans.
Rack management with HP ProLiant SL Advanced Power Manager The HP ProLiant SL Advanced Power Manager (APM) is a tool for managing HP ProLiant Scalable Systems. It consists of software and two hardware components: an SL APM Control Module and SL APM Distribution Modules.
Figure 3. Front view of a ProLiant z6000 G6 chassis containing two HP ProLiant SL165z G7 server trays HP ProLiant SL165z G7 server The SL165z G7 server tray is ideal for HPC database tier or web memory-cache-intensive applications. The system board holds either one or two 8-core or 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors and 24 slots for DDR3 memory module.
Figure 4. Internal view of the HP ProLiant SL160z G6 server tray HP ProLiant SL170z G6 server The HP ProLiant SL170z G6 server tray is well suited for maximum storage capability because it supports six LFF, SFF, or SSD SATA storage drives housed in quick-release drive carriers (Figure 5). The system board supports up to two Intel Xeon 5500 or 5600 Series processors and provides up to 16 slots for DDR3 memory modules (8 per processor).
HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6 server We optimized the HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6 server tray (shown in Figure 6) for compute power and density. It contains two SL170z G6 server nodes side-by-side in the tray. It has up to four sockets for Intel Xeon 5500 or 5600 Series processors and 32 slots for DDR3 memory modules (8 per processor).
Figure 7. Front view of two ProLiant z6000 G6 chassis, each containing two HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6 server trays Memory technologies SL6000 server trays use DDR3 memory. You can control all processor function options, including memory mirroring and memory channel interleaving. You use the ROM-based setup utility (RBSU) for G6 or G7 servers to do that.
memory controller and lets systems remain stable with more memory modules. You can install three 8 GB RDIMMs per channel for a total of 144 GB if you need large memory footprints. PC3-10600R memory modules can run at 1333 MT/s with two DIMMs per channel and no performance degradation, if you have configured them properly through the RBSU.
• iSCSI boot for Linux ® operating systems lets you boot the server from a SAN so the server needs no disk drives. Power and thermal technologies We developed high-efficiency, right-size power supplies and a common-slot power supply bay for multiple ProLiant server platforms.
® from the command line without any command-line options will provide the options shown below. HP ProLiant Power Interface Control Utility v.1.09 Copyright (c) 2003, 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Usage: POW [Options] options: Display and Log Power Status and Configuration...
Table 2. Power control modes of HP ProLiant G6 chassis Mode Function No Redundancy. Power Control Disabled. No power throttling will occur. AC Redundancy with throttling, the default mode. It provides maximum performance with power supply redundancy. Power control logic will throttle the performance of each server tray if the chassis has only one operational power supply.
LO100i supports a full-speed shared Ethernet port and a dedicated Ethernet port. LO100i and the server share the full-speed Ethernet port, using the system network for both. The full-speed connection supports Graphic Remote Console and virtual media. An optional mezzanine card provides the dedicated Ethernet port for SL series G6 and G7 server trays and enables a separate management network.
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