HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server
Do you need a server platform for your data intensive workloads that can scale as your requirements increase?
The HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server delivers high compute performance for your budget, while leveraging the HPE Apollo 6000 System and its modular flexibility and rack-scale efficiency.
This server features the Intel® Xeon® Phi series processors and six DIMM slots are ready with 2400 MT/s memory, integrated fabric (optional) and HPE SmartMemory.
The modular HPE Apollo 6000 Chassis can accommodate up to ten server trays, with the flexibility to choose from various trays, HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL250a Gen9 Server with accelerators, HPE ProLiant XL230a Gen9 Server, or a combination of server trays to meet workload needs while lowering TCO.
The HPE Apollo 6000 Power Shelf drives rack scale power efficiency, while the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Advanced Power Manager provides real-time power measurements and enables rack-level dynamic power capping.
- Increased Single-Width GPU Density with up to 7 NVIDIA T4 in a 2U, standard length, rackmount server.
- Networking Choice (NC) server models provide greater flexibility in the primary networking selection.
- Supporting the second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family with up to a 11% per-core performance gain  over first generation and with memory speeds up to 2933 MT/s.
- HPE Persistent Memory offers the flexibility to deploy as dense memory or fast storage using Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory and enables per-socket memory capacity of up to 3.0 TB. 
- iLO 5 security enhancements: Server Configuration Lock, iLO Security Dashboard and Workload Performance Advisor. HPE InfoSight provides cloud-based analytics to predict and prevent issues proactively.
- Intel® Xeon® Phi series processors.
- Support for up to 64 GB 2400 MT/s HPE SmartMemory and integrated fabric (optional).
- InfiniBand EDR or Intel Omni-Path interfaces.
Flexible Design Making Your Investment Expand As Your Business Needs Grow
The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server has an adaptable chassis, including new Hewlett Packard Enterprise modular drive bay configuration options with up to 30 SFF, up to 19 LFF or up to 20 NVMe drive options along with support for up to three double wide GPU options.
HPE Persistent Memory works with DRAM to provide fast, high capacity, cost effective memory and storage to transform big data workloads and analytics by enabling data to be stored, moved, and processed quickly.
In conjunction with the embedded SATA HPE Dynamic Smart Array S100i Controller for boot, data and media needs, the redesigned HPE Smart Array Controllers allow you the flexibility to choose the optimal 12 Gb/s controller most suited to your environment, and operate in both SAS and HBA mode.
Along with an embedded 4x1GbE, you have a choice of HPE FlexibleLOM or PCIe standup adapters which offer a choice of networking bandwidth (1GbE to 40GbE) and fabric so you can adapt and grow to changing business needs.
Supporting a wide range of operating environments from Azure to Docker to ClearOS in addition to traditional operating systems.
Only Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers industry standard servers with major firmware anchored directly into the silicon. Starting with silicon root of trust, security protection is built in across the server life-cycle.
New features include Server Configuration Lock that ensures secure transit and locks server hardware configuration, iLO Security Dashboard helps detect and address possible security vulnerabilities and Workload Performance Advisor provides server tuning recommendations for better server performance.
With Runtime Firmware Verification the server firmware is checked every 24 hours verifying validity and credibility of essential system firmware. Secure Recovery allows server firmware to rollback to the to last known good state or factory settings after detection of compromised code.
Additional security options are available with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to prevent unauthorized access to the server and securely store artifacts used to authenticate the server platforms while the Intrusion Detection kit logs and alerts when the server hood is removed.
World-Class Performance featuring Enhanced Compute Density
The ProLiant DL380 now features significantly enhanced GPU density, expanding support from 5 to 7 Full-Height, Half-Length, Single-Width Accelerators/GPUs, or up to 6 in a balanced configuration with additional PCIe expansion via the tertiary riser.
Leveraging HPE's most popular 2U rackmount server, fitting standard depth racks, customers can benefit from one of the densest Accelerator/GPU platforms with an extensive set of Accelerator options, enabling diverse cloud workload performance and optimization of AI and deep learning experiences.
Supported on the ProLiant DL380, the NVIDIA T4 GPU is ideal for Deep learning, Inferencing, Machine Learning, HPC, Rendering, VDI, Virtual Workstations and combinations thereof for mixed workloads - maximizing utilization of data center resources and lowering TCO.
Industry Leading Services and Ease of Deployment
The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server comes with a complete set of HPE Technology Services, delivering confidence, reducing risk, and helping customers realize agility and stability.
HPE Pointnext Services simplifies all stages of the IT journey. Advisory and Transformation Services professionals understand customer challenges and design an optimal solution. Professional Services enable rapid deployment of solutions and Operational Services provide ongoing support.
A suite of embedded and downloadable tools is available for server lifecycle management including Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Intelligent Provisioning, HPE iLO 5 to monitor and manage, HPE iLO Amplifier Pack, Smart Update Manager (SUM), and Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).
Hewlett Packard Enterprise IT investment solutions help you transform to a digital business with IT economics that align to your business goals.
Efficient High-performance Compute Solution to Optimize Workloads
The HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server supports one Intel® Xeon® Phi series processor, with up to 72 cores and on-board 16 GB MC-DRAM memory for improved bandwidth for demanding enterprise performance and integrated fabric for improved TCO.
Each tray has six (6) DIMM slots for 2400 (384 GB maximum) MT/s, and supports up to four (4) hot-plug front-accessible hard drives with SATA and M.2 options.
The HPE Apollo 6000 Chassis innovation zone supports 1GbE, 10GbE, InfiniBand (EDR 100GbE)/Omni-Path (OPA 100GbE) to fit workload needs while lowering solution TCO.
Modular Shared Infrastructure Delivers Rack-scale Efficiency
The HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server delivers the flexibility to mix and match single and double slot server trays, including HPE ProLiant XL250a Gen9 Servers with accelerators, HPE ProLiant XL230a Gen9 Servers in a single HPE Apollo a6000 Chassis.
The HPE Apollo 6000 Power Shelf utilizes proven HPE BladeSystem high-efficiency power modules. Optionally, the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Advanced Power Manager dynamically monitors and manages power to increase rack-level efficiency and redundancy for your workloads.
Front serviceable server trays in a standard rack-mount chassis make maintenance both quick and easy.
Single HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) port for simplified rack-level cabling, location mapping and consolidated management.
Unlock Infrastructure Potential with Built-in Gen9 Technologies
The HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server supports HPE DDR4 SmartMemory, reducing data loss and downtime with enhanced error handling, while also improving workload performance and power efficiency.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise SmartDrive technology improves serviceability and prevents data loss with features such as icon based status display.
The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Management includes Remote Support to reduce IT staff involvement.
Optimize firmware and driver updates and reduce downtime with HPE Smart Update, consisting of HPE Smart Update Manager (SUM) and HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).
Each HPE ProLiant XL260a Gen9 Server has a dedicated iLO connection for faster and more enterprise level security data transmission.
 HPE measurements: Up to 60% performance increase of Intel Xeon Platinum vs. previous generation E5-2600 v4 average gains of STREAM, LINPACK, SPEC CPU 2006 & SPEC CPU2017 metrics on HPE servers comparing 2-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 to E5-2699 v4 family processors. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. April 2019.
 Up to 27% cores increase of Intel Xeon Platinum vs. previous generation comparing 2-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 (28 cores) to E5-2699 v4 (22 cores). Calculation 28 cores/22 cores= 1.27 = 27%. April 2019.
 HPE measurements: Up to 11% performance increase of Intel Xeon Platinum vs. previous generation average gains of STREAM, LINPACK, & SPEC CPU2017 metrics on HPE servers comparing 2-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 to Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 family processors. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. April 2019.
 3.0 TB per socket with 512GB 2666 Persistent Memory Kit
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