HPE Superdome Flex Server
Are you struggling to keep up with the increasing demands on your mission-critical data environment?
HPE Superdome Flex Server is a compute breakthrough that can power critical applications, accelerate data analytics and tackle high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads holistically. It delivers an unmatched combination of flexibility, performance and reliability for critical environments of any size. A unique modular architecture and unparalleled scale allow you to start small and grow at your own pace. Leveraging its in-memory design and groundbreaking performance, your business can process and analyze growing quantities of data at extraordinary speed. HPE Superdome Flex safeguards these vital workloads with superior RAS and end-to-end security. Meanwhile HPE Pointnext, broad partner ecosystem, and mission-critical expertise complement the capabilities and value of the platform to help ensure your move to the HPE Superdome Flex is a success.
- 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.
- Utilizes Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with choice of Gold or Platinum.
- Features faster DDR4 memory technology.
- Supports HPE Persistent Memory, available in 128, 256, and 512 GB capacities and featuring Intel® Optane DC Persistent Memory.
- Offers choice of DRAM only, or a combination of DRAM and HPE Persistent Memory to meet individual workload requirements.
- Delivers enhanced management, reliability, and security ecosystem.
- Provides 128 GB DDR4 DIMMs and refreshed SSDs and NVMe.
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.
Keep Pace with the Evolving Demands on Your Critical Data Environments
HPE Superdome Flex Server utilizes a unique modular architecture that scales flexibly and seamlessly from 4- to 32-sockets in a single-system. Grow at your own pace, in 4-socket increments, avoiding the need to over-provision. With up to 32 sockets/896 cores, you have plenty of headroom to scale.
Leverage a cost-efficient entry point for mission-critical workloads at 4 sockets, and the ability to scale up to 32 sockets with choice of either economical Gold or high-end Platinum Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Meet your in-memory computing demands with a platform that delivers from 768 GB up to 48 TB of shared memory. You can choose DRAM only, or a combination of DRAM and HPE Persistent Memory, depending on your workload requirements.
Benefit from unbounded I/O with support for up to 128 PCIe standup cards.
Simplify your hybrid cloud environment with choice of management including open Redfish software ecosystem, OpenStack® and HPE OneView monitoring.
Process and Analyze Your Ever-Growing Data at Extreme Speed
HPE Superdome Flex Server provides the compute power needed for the most demanding workloads by delivering groundbreaking performance at any scale. 
Achieve the performance levels required by critical applications with ultra-low latency and high bandwidth technology.
Leverage innovative in-memory design and unmatched shared memory capacity of up to 48 TB in a single platform.
Designed for the future based on Memory-Driven Computing design principles to boost analytics performance.
Safeguard your Mission-critical Workloads
The HPE Superdome Flex Server delivers the highest service levels on industry standards with extreme and proven RAS capabilities not available on other x86 platforms. 
Contain errors at the firmware level, including memory errors, before any interruption can occur at the operating system layer with the HPE's firmware first approach.
Reduce human error with the proven fault-handling analysis engine, which predicts hardware faults and initiates self-repair without operator assistance.
Isolate workloads and/or consolidate multiple workloads onto a single managed complex with the unique x86 hard partitioning (HPE nPars). Service individual partitions and/or reconfigure while other partitions continue to run undisturbed.
Deliver business continuity for Linux® workloads with HPE Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX) high availability and disaster recovery clustering solution. It protects from a multitude of infrastructure and application faults across physical or virtual environments over any distance.
 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
 HPE Superdome Flex Server holds several performance benchmark records. See this blog for further details: https://community.hpe.com/t5/Servers-The-Right-Compute/Defying-the-law-of-diminishing-returns-HPE-Superdome-Flex/ba-p/7012970
 For a detailed list of RAS capabilities on the HPE Superdome Flex Server, refer to this technical whitepaper: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=a00036491enw
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