HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server Blade

HP Updated: 2008-09-20 RSS
HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server Blade

The HP ProLiant BL685c G5 server blade, delivers no-compromise performance and expansion in the densest four processor server blade form factor available. With up to four Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors, 128GB of DDR2 memory, two hot plug serial hard-drives, four embedded Gigabit NICs, and three I/O expansion slots, the HP ProLiant BL685c delivers the density you want with the performance you need to handle the most demanding enterprise class applications.


Designed to keep pace with strenuous computing demands, the HP ProLiant BL685c G5 server blade is equipped with outstanding 4P processing power and expansion capabilities, enterprise-class availability features, and industry-leading management tools that make it easy to deploy and maintain.


* Up to four Quad-Core AMD Opteron 8300 Series processors with AMD Dual Dynamic Power Management™ for optimum performance and reduced power consumption
* Supports up to 128GB of ECC 667 MHz DDR2 Registered DIMMs; with memory interleaving capability
* HP Smart Array E200i storage controller with 64MB read cache and optional battery-backed write cache
* Two embedded Multifunction Gigabit NICs with TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) and iSCSI support and two embedded Gigabit Ethernet NICs


* Up to two hot plug small form factor serial hard drives
* Three mezzanine expansion slots to simultaneously support a wide variety of I/O mezzanine cards


* Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO2) Management for unprecedented, high-speed management including virtual KVM and graphical remote console at no extra 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


* Low voltage procesor options targeted at the most optimal performance per U and performace per watt resulting in cooler, power-optimized systems
* Local storage options including high performance small form factor hot plug serial disk drives and a battery-backed write cache option to protect against data loss
* I/O expansion with optional Fibre Channel, Ethernet networking, and InfiniBand mezzanine cards
* Direct-attach blades for local storage, data protection, or PCI card expansion

Large enterprise data centers

* Outstanding performance with quad-core processors, expanded memory capacity, and best-in-class networking
* Essential fault tolerance: Embedded RAID 0,1 capability to limit costly network downtime with optional battery-backed write cache
* High performance remote manageability to support centralized or remote data center environments

Mainstream/mid-sized data centers and departments, branch offices

* Affordable enterprise four processor performance and reliability
* ProLiant management tools ease server deployment and life cycle management when resources are limited
* Internal configuration flexibility supports a variety of applications
* Flexible SAS and SATA storage options

Ideal applications

* Multi-tiered enterprise applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle, and JDE
* Great for server consolidation, large database applications, ERP, CRM, mail and messaging and business integration applications
* Ideal solution for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications that require a large memory footprint and 64-bit software capability; EDA, petrochemical, life and material science applications