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Meet the HP Integrity Superdome

A white paper from HP

The HP enterprise servers product line .................................................................................................... 4 HP-UX 11i version 2 ..................................................................................................................... 4 Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems................................................. 4 Linux ........................................................................................................................................... 4 OpenVMS ................................................................................................................................... 4

The need for “big iron” ........................................................................................................................ 5

Introducing the HP Integrity Superdome .................................................................................................. 6 Top-of-the-line performance and capacity—scalability to 128 processors ................................................ 6

Availability features for increased uptime............................................................................................ 7

Flexibility with partitions.................................................................................................................... 7 Investment protection, with support for PA-RISC or Intel Itanium processors .............................................. 7

Consistent manageability .................................................................................................................. 7 HP Integrity Superdome configuration overview ................................................................................... 7 HP Integrity Superdome configuration overview by OS ....................................................................... 10

HP Integrity Superdome hardware.................................................................................................... 10 The HP Integrity Superdome cabinet ................................................................................................. 10 HP Integrity Superdome architecture ................................................................................................. 12 Modular architecture ...................................................................................................................... 13 The cell board ............................................................................................................................... 14

Memory .................................................................................................................................... 16 Processors ................................................................................................................................. 16 Cell controller ASIC .................................................................................................................... 17 Memory controller ASIC .............................................................................................................. 17 HP innovation with the new mx2 Dual-Processor Module..................................................................... 17

The crossbar backplane...................................................................................................................... 18 Crossbar ASIC ........................................................................................................................... 19 Memory and backplane latencies................................................................................................. 20 The I/O subsystem ......................................................................................................................... 20

HP Integrity Superdome: performance and scalability............................................................................. 21

System bandwidth 21 .......................................................................................................................... Scalability ..................................................................................................................................... 22

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