The NonStop lineup was previously Itanium only, and Integrity NonStop X is the first product resulting from an effort to port the server to x86 that started last year. The new server has more computing capabilities than Itanium-based NonStop servers, Meyer said.
The NonStop X initially will be broken into "systems" that can have 16 CPUs and up to 3TB of memory of RAM. Up to 255 NonStop systems can be put in a cluster, totaling 4,080 CPUs. The systems can be patched together in 36U, 42U or larger racks. The CPUs are calculated based on software licenses and service-level agreements.
The Superdome X has 16 sockets and 12TB memory, and is up to nine times faster than the 8-socket Proliant DL980 G7 server, HP said.
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