HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server Blade

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server Blade

It is without question, that the new BL260c server blade offers the lowest cost and the best performance per watt in the industry. It offers a 64% better performance/watt and costs 20% less than any other 2P server blade in the market. Also, the BL260c consumes 33% less power with full features. It is: The world's most affordable, power efficient 2P server blade.

Like all HP BladeSystem components, the new HP BL260c offers greater energy efficiency and features than IBM's HS21 server. The two processor, multi-core BL260c combines energy efficient compute power, high density with sufficient memory and I/O for the full range of small, mid market or remote site applications.

This new balanced architecture supports Intel's newest Xeon® 5400 and 5200 series processors. And as a bonus, the BL260c also offers support for Intel's affordable uP processors.

All businesses, whether large or small, require reliable servers that provide high performance with minimal set-up and maintenance. The newest c-Class Server Blade, the HP BL260c, offers small to mid-market class features with high performance and reliability without compromising energy efficiency, density or simplicity.


* Up to two Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core sequence processors delivering ultimate processor performance with eight cores using larger and better optimized 12 MB L2 cache
* Up to 48GB of ECC 667MHz DDR2 Registered DIMMs resulting in greater performance per watt
* One PCIe mezzanine expansion slot - X8, type 2 and integrated x4 PCIe support for hard disk drive storage expansion


* Integrated Lights Out 2 (iLO 2) Management for unprecedented, high-speed management which includes virtual KVM and graphical remote console at no additional cost
* HP iLO Power Management Pack software delivers centralized control of server power consumption and thermal output, reliable security, and energy savings
* HP Power Regulator provides an innovative operating system-independent power management feature for server power consumption and system performance to meet critical business needs
* HP Insight Control Environment for HP BladeSystem provides comprehensive system health, remote control, vulnerability scanning and patch management as well as flexible deployment and power management in an easy to install software suite


* New quad-core low voltge processor delivers a cooler and more power-efficient option based on its high performance per unit and per watt
* Now supporting HP small form factor Solid State Drives to provide more reliable storage
* Direct-attach blades available for additional local storage, data protection, or PCI card expansion
* I/O expansion with optional Fibre Channel, Ethernet networking, and InfiniBand mezzanine cards


* Highly optimized for maximum density deployments of 64-bit systems without sacrificing functionality
* Internal USB connector for enhanced security
* Supports up to 6 DIMM memory expansion slots

Small, Mid Markets and Remote or Branch Sites

* Affordable Blade Server price resulting in lower total cost of ownership for the budget conscious customer
* High performance, remote manageability to support centralized or remote /branch site environments
* Low power processors targeted at most optimal performance per U and power per watt
* Simplicity of customer experience - A perfect fit for any remote site(s) or branch office(s)

Ideal Applications

* Infrastructure: File/print, mail/messaging, domain name system, firewall, and directory services; Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes
* Performance sensitive network infrastructure services, Client/server: Citrix Presentation Server and Microsoft Windows Terminal Services
* Optimal solution for Low-end High Performance Computing (HPTC) applications; Clustering; and Storage Area Networks