HP ups server processing speeds by a third with new chipset

Hewlett-Packard is adding a new chipset to its Integrity mid-range and high-end server family that is designed to help boost application processing performance by up to a third.

Hewlett-Packard is adding a new chipset to its Integrity mid-range and high-end server family that is designed to help boost application processing performance by up to a third.

The new sx2000 chipset, which is code-named "Arches", is replacing the "Pinnacles" chipset currently bundled in the Integrity server line-up.

Arches will initially be included alongside the Madison processor from Intel. At a later date, Arches will be included with Intel’s higher-speed Montecito processor, after Intel completes its development.

The new Arches chipset is now available in the Integrity rx7640, rx8640 and Superdome servers.

Last week, HP announced that it would be upgrading its AMD processor-based ProLiant servers with faster chips.

Those systems will now be equipped with AMD’s dual-core Opteron processors running at 2.6GHz instead of 2.4GHz.

Like the Integrity upgrades, the ProLiant server speed increase was also designed to deliver faster application processing times to users.

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