HP has upgraded its range of Integrity servers with the help of Intel’s new dual-core Intel Itanium 2 Montecito processor to double processing capacity.
The HP Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 servers also now include the HP zx2 chipset, which delivers up to twice the energy efficiency of previous generations, and which slashes power and cooling costs by up to 50%, said HP.
Later this year, HP plans to add support for Windows to HP Integrity Virtual Machines and allow multiple operating system instances to share a single processor.
HP also plans to extend support for HP Integrity Essentials Capacity Advisor and Virtualization Manager to Windows and Linux.
These moves are part of HP’s established strategy of widening support for other operating systems, in addition to its own Unix offerings.
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