HP adds four-socket servers to Gen9 line-up



The Gen9 line-up has been freshened up by HP by adding to the range the ProLiant DL580, four socket (4S) enterprise-standard x86.  The DL580 range offers breakthrough performance, rock-solid reliability, and compelling consolidation and manageability efficiencies.


It is ideal for mission-critical enterprise, business intelligence, and database applications. Good Security, data protection and resiliency features make it even more attractive for businesses that want servers they can depend on completely.  With Intel Xeon E7-4800/880 v3 processors the HP DL580 Gen9 offers the very best x86 performance, up to 6TBs of memory, greater IO bandwidth (9 PCIe Gen3.0 slots) and 12 Gb/s SAS Speeds.



What’s new

  • Eliminate infrastructure complexity with HP OneView 1.10. Now available on all HP ProLiant DL Gen8 Servers!


Breakthrough Performance and Scalability

The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server provides up to 2x processor performance and 50% more cores with Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 processors than the previous generation.
Allows you to implement large-scale in-memory computing and virtualization with more memory slots (96 DIMMs).
Supports more PCIe flash storage or co-processor cores to boost performance with greater I/O bandwidth: 9 PCIe Gen3 slots including 5 x16 FL/FH slots.
Increases SSD performance with 12 Gbps HP Smart Array SAS Controllers and greater internal storage capacity for faster access to more data.


Leading Availability and Reliability

The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server provides increased system availability and less need for service with enhanced error recovery, improved error diagnosis, and built-in redundancy.
Improves reliability and data protection with HP Smart Array Controllers featuring 4 G cache, Advanced Data Mirroring, and HP SmartDrive technology.
Increases security with support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode, Secure Boot, HP Secure Encryption, and Intel Secure Key.
HP Proactive Care Services integrates uptime and productivity into a personalized, simplified support experience.

Compelling Efficiencies with Intelligent Manageability and Scale-up Consolidation

The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server provides total cost of ownership savings with scale-up consolidation efficiencies and software licensing cost savings.
Faster, lower-cost infrastructure management and a single integrated view of your IT infrastructure with HP OneView.
Provides up to 3x faster administrative updates with 93% less downtime and 69% less operator time through industry-leading maintenance tools with HP Smart Update Manager (SUM).
Comprehensive embedded manageability with HP iLO 4, HP Agentless Management, HP Active Health System, HP Intelligent Provisioning, and HP Embedded Remote Support.
User-inspired features such as FlexibleLOM for a choice in networking, front access processor/memory drawer for ease of serviceability, and QR code for quick access to product information.


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Hotplugs UK & The SiiPod Epic Adventures!

It’s not everyday you find someone dragging 150kg’s of something that looks like a funny shaped shoe.  Sii was first spotted in Kent near the very beginning of his adventure of walking around the world with his “SiiPod creation”.  But what is it?  What does it contain?  Does he sleep inside?  Well it turns out one of guys from Hotplugs actually knows him from University.  Small world!   A few days later I had a chance to meet Sii on his way down to Dover.  His travelling plans were intriguing.  Walking across Europe and then Asia whilst camping and busking at various points?  Crazy!  At the same time quite inspirational.


The “SiiPod” does contain a didgeridoo, I will tell you that much… Everything else you find out through the SiiPod Facebook page where you can track Sii’s progress and see pictures, videos etc of his epic adventure.  We wish him the very best of luck and look forward to the updates.  If you would like to get involved with donations there is a link below.  Invite some of your friends to Facebook page and check out the updates!

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*From SiiPod Facebook page…

My name is Sii. I have a dream, a vision that is not only limited to me but I hope can give other people the inspiration and drive to pursue their dreams.

See full details on Si’s Facebook pagesiiblog2



With video footage and still images I will be documenting my journey beginning in England and heading east across Europe and after many thousands of kilometers south into Asia.

Click on the link below to see how far Sii has got in his travels:




I have built a fiberglass Capsule that I’ve named “The SiiPod “; it will hold all my belongings that i need for this expedition such as camping and filming equipment, my didgeridoos, clothes, food, water I made this completely from scratch as there is nothing like it until now.

So i ask you, if you’re able to assist me, by offering a small donation to help fund the equipment needed, transport getting the SiiPod and I over there and production/editing of the documented videos?

Please click on the link below to donate money for this adventure:





Please click on the photo below to go to the hotplugs website: