Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it would launch a new cloud-native server based on Ampere chips in the Q3 of 2022. The server named HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 is the latest in the ProLiant series. Moreover, it is the first cloud-native server and can be used with the Ampere, Altre, and Ampere Altra Max Chips.
The new server is a 1-socket, 1U server with a maximum memory capacity of 4TB per system and support for up to 16 DIMMs (dual in-line memory module). Additionally, the system is built on silicon that has been optimised for cloud-based applications, or “cloud-native silicon.”
“Service providers and digital-first enterprises are at the forefront of the next major compute infrastructure build-out. These organizations understand that agility, flexibility, and innovation start with compute,” said Neil MacDonald, executive VP, and GM, Compute, HPE. “They also realize that traditional ODM boxes simply won’t cut it in a market that demands a depth of IP, performance, reliability, security, and control. This is where HPE steps in and why we chose Ampere.”
The new servers have 128 cores per socket. For applications that need high-performance storage, the HPE RL300 supports direct-attach NVMe storage with up to 10 SFF NVMe SSFs and twin M.2 NVMe SSD choices.
HPE intends to market these servers businesses that provide cloud-based services
The new servers are intended for businesses that provide cloud-based services, social platforms, digital services, media streaming, and eCommerce. The pricing is not yet been made public.
“Ampere is excited to be the first cloud-native and newest member of the HPE ProLiant family,” stated Renee James, founder and CEO of Ampere, in response to the announcement.
“The cloud is the growth engine of our industry but demands a modern processor. Such a processor that is both high performance and very power efficient to meet the global ESG demands. HPE is taking a leadership position in delivering cloud-native Ampere Altra and Altra Max based ProLiant systems to Enterprise customers and Service Providers deploying cloud technologies.”
A new, more power-efficient server was just announced, just after HPE published its Living Progress Report, which set the company’s new objective of becoming net-zero by 2040.