HP Integrity rx7640 Server

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP Integrity rx7640 Server

The HP Integrity rx7640 Server delivers mission-critical reliability and excellent real-world, balanced performance and compute density for business-critical data center applications. Enterprises and high-performance computing centers will benefit from high levels of functionality and exceptional value in a midrange-class server.  The rx7640 is the lowest cost cell-based Integrity server offering exceptional virtualization resources including vPar and nPar capabilities

Powered by the latest generation of Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® processors - and enhanced by the HP Super-Scalable Processor Chipset sx2000 - the Integrity rx7640 Server is the platform you can trust for scale-up or scale within for database hosting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, business intelligence, and data mining and warehousing. The Integrity rx7640 Server also supports multiple operating systems—giving you the freedom to run the right solutions for your IT requirements.

By investing in the Integrity rx7640 Server now, you get long-term, balanced performance improvements, simplified management, and innovative technologies that provide you with a future-ready, adaptive infrastructure. As with the entire HP Integrity server family, the HP Integrity rx7640 Server is intelligently virtualized, dynamically scalable, and continuously available—helping you to accelerate business growth, lower costs, and mitigate risk. In-box upgrades further protect your investment and enhance your return on IT.

Outstanding scalability and blazing-fast application performance for all types of workloads
The HP Integrity rx7640 Server offers state-of-the-art features in balanced performance and capacity. Powered by new Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® processors—optimized by the HP sx2000 Chipset (PDF)—the Integrity rx7640 Server delivers the compute density and scalability necessary to meet the most demanding business needs.

Industry-leading high-availability and reliability features
High-availability technologies in the Integrity rx7640 Server guard your applications from unacceptable interruptions. The sx2000 Chipset (PDF) employs error-correcting and self-healing technologies throughout, which reduces customer outages.

Unique technologies include Double Chip Sparing, which immediately restores chip spare protection after a DRAM chip has failed—shielding against the vast majority of memory failures. In addition, the Integrity rx7640 Server provides link retries and reconfiguration on reboot, which allows the recovery from link failure.

Combined with other products in HP's enterprise portfolio like the HP StorageWorks' network storage solutions, the Integrity rx7640 Server makes it easier for your business to increase information availability and protect data while radically cutting costs.

Optimized resource utilization and consolidation opportunities
Robust hard, soft, and sub-core partitioning capabilities enhance your consolidation initiatives.

With comprehensive server tools to provide excellent resource partitioning, increase resource utilization, and reduce complexity, the Integrity rx7640 Server frees up IT resources and staff to perform other mission-critical tasks.

HP offers the Virtual Server Environment (VSE) a flexible, fully integrated server virtualization

offering that makes excellent use of your server resources.
The Integrity rx7640 Server and VSE enable higher resource utilization, continuous service levels, and utility pricing—including HP Instant Capacity and Pay per use to provide a better return on IT.

Enterprise-grade I/O
The Integrity rx7640 Server supports enterprise-grade multi-port Gigabit Ethernet, SCSI, and Fibre Channel adapters as well as a variety of specialized PCI-X and PCI EXPRESS I/O cards for network, storage, high-performance, and legacy connectivity. Additionally, the Integrity rx7640 Server supports multifunction cards that offer both storage and network connectivity for high-density I/O.

Sound return on investment
Multiple generations of Intel Itanium processors can be mixed in the same HP Integrity rx7640 Server in different hard partitions, which means avoiding costly box swaps and delivering better return on your IT investment.