The new HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server is the first in a series of HPE ProLiant RL Gen11 servers with greater compute performance stemming from a partnership with Ampere and its Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max cloud-native processors that generates a high density core and better power efficiency.
On Tuesday at HPE Discover, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it is the first major server provider to deliver a new line of ARM cloud-native compute solutions using processors from Ampere. The new HPE solutions provide service providers and enterprises embracing cloud-native development with an agile, extensible, and trusted compute.
“This is exciting news about next generation computing,” said Neil MacDonald, executive vice president and general manager, Compute, HPE. “We are seeing a common set of challenges across customers – budgeting and economics, space, power and efficiency. We are also the first server vendor to introduce cloud-native silicon, providing another choice for our customers.”
The new HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server is the first in a series of HPE ProLiant RL Gen11 servers that deliver next-generation compute performance with a higher density core, power efficiency using Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max cloud-native processors.
“It is a single socket 1U server with up to 128 cores, and these are single threaded cores running at constant speed, which make it every scalable,” MacDonald said. These servers are ideally suited for customers that offer digital services, media streaming, social platforms, e-commerce, financial, or online services, and cloud-based services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
“There is also an option of support for Open VNC intended for cloud native workloads in a full stack development,” MacDonald added. “This is a major build for us in a long legacy of innovation. It also brings more commitment to the service provider market.”
“Ampere is a four and a half year old semiconductor company focused on cloud native workloads,” said Renee James, who founded Ampere and is currently its President and CEO. She was formerly President at Intel.
“It is designed for linear scaling in data centres, so you get a very power efficient envelope,” James noted. “From a software perspective, it’s just open source software.”
James also indicated that Ampere had been designed with demanding requirements in mind.
“Our processors were designed for customers like HPE,” she said. “We put a lot of attention to making sure we can support this kind of customer, with both heavy and very diverse requirements.”
MacDonald also indicated that this won’t be the last collaboration with Ampere.
“This is the first step of our journey with Ampere and we look forward to more news in the future,” he said.
The HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server will be available worldwide for purchase or as-a-service through HPE GreenLake in calendar year Q3 2022, through both HPE and HPE’s channel partners.