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Refreshed HP server line-up designed and developed in Singapore

Madura McCormack | Nov. 9, 2012
HP Integrity platform hardware and software announced alongside new Intel processor

During the announcement of its new Integrity series server line-up today, HP (Hewlett-Packard) revealed that four of its entry and mid-level models were designed and developed in Singapore.

Along with the proximity of the country to manufacturing plants in India, vice president and general manager for HP enterprise group in Southeast Asia Narinder Kapoor cited the role of Singapore as a logistics hub in Asia as a factor behind using it for research and development.

"We also have a commitment to work and develop in Singapore," he said, noting that HP has had presence in the island nation for 42 years.

The servers include the entry-level HP Integrity rx2800 and mid-level server blades HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870c i4 and BL 890c i4.

Apart from R&D, HP also noted that the manufacturing of its Integrity Superdome 2 server was fully conducted in Singapore and would serve the global demand.

Enhancements

Technology behemoth HP refreshed its entire Integrity platform today, with upgrades to hardware as well as to its dedicated operating systems.

Part of the hardware performance upgrade, according to the statement, is credited to Intel's Itanium processor 9500 which was also announced today.

The new processor boasts eight cores, up from four cores in the Intel Itanium processor 9300 as well as 40 percent in frequency to 2.53 GHz.

HP's Integrity systems will be available from December while Intel's Itanium processor 9500 is ready for sale as of publication time.

 

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