HP Integrity rx3600 Server

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP Integrity rx3600 Server

The HP Integrity rx3600 Server is a powerful entry-class workhorse that you can trust for business-critical application and database workloads. This next-generation Integrity server features a new architecture that delivers significantly expanded computing capabilities.

The Integrity rx3600 Server's virtualization, scalability, and availability features make it an ideal choice for entry-level workload consolidation—helping you to accelerate business growth, lower costs, and mitigate risk.

The Integrity rx3600 Server is excellent in clustered and/or distributed environments—providing enterprise-class availability while meeting the demanding requirements of:

* Supply-chain management
* Enterprise resource planning
* Billing
* Human resource applications
* Business intelligence
* Java™
* Transaction workloads

The Integrity rx3600 Server's balanced architecture, designed around the HP zx2 Chipset, delivers high levels of capacity and availability , further protecting your investment. The Integrity rx3600 Server can scale to 2 processors/4 cores and will support up to 96 GB of memory and eight internal hard disk drives.

For additional flexibility, it is available in either rack-optimized or standalone pedestal form factors and with a choice of PCI-X or mixed PCI-X/PCI EXPRESS I/O technologies. Powered by the Dual-Core Intel® Itanium®  processor, the Integrity rx3600 Server is a logical upgrade from the PA-RISC–based HP 9000 rp3440 Server and the HP AlphaServer DS20 and ES45 Series, as well as from the HP Integrity rx2620 and rx5670 Servers.

Enhanced scalability delivers maximum power with minimum resources
The new HP zx2 Chipset fully unleashes the power of the Intel® Itanium® processor by:

* Lowering memory latencies
* Providing extensive reliability, availability, and serviceability features
* Increasing memory and I/O subsystem scalability

This type of flexible capacity within the server—enabling increased, balanced performance across transactional and batch workloads as well as Java applications and technical computing workloads—lowers costs further because it reduces the need for additional servers.

Robust availability for every application, every user, every time
New technologies that increase the levels of system and application availability are integrated into the Integrity rx3600 Server. These include double chip spare—reducing memory errors 17-fold over previous servers—which enables the system to recover from two DRAM failures and will result in significantly fewer reboots from memory failures.

The Integrity rx3600 Server also features built-in error protection for the processor as well as dynamic processor resilience and de-allocation. In terms of security, robust security features such as authentication and authorization are built into all four operating environments.