HP today announced its new line of servers - the HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8), along with the new HP t610 Flexible Series Thin Client and HP t510 Thin Client systems.
HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are the result of a two-year program called Project Voyager, the company?s initiative to reduce data center economics by automating every aspect of the server life cycle.
HP claims that the new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers triple administrator productivity by eliminating most manual operations such as server updates, using the HP Smart Update feature. The servers are also equipped with the HP 3-D Sea of Sensors, which identify overutilized servers based on real-time location, power, workload and temperature data, to increase compute capacity per watt of energy. In addition, with HP Active Health and HP Insight Online technologies, HP ProLiant Gen8 automatically analyzes its own health across 1,600 data points, helping resolving unplanned downtime issues.
HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are currently available to HP's early-adopter clients today. General availability of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers through HP and worldwide channel partners begins in March and continues throughout 2012. This includes HP ProLiant ML tower servers for remote and branch offices and HP ProLiant DL rack-mount servers. Also included are HP ProLiant BL blade servers for cloud-ready Converged Infrastructure and HP ProLiant SL scalable system servers built for web, cloud and massively scaled environments.
HP also today announced the new HP t610 Flexible Series Thin Client and HP t510 Thin Client.
The HP t510 and HP t610 come standard with dual-core CPUs and offer graphics cores that offload computing from the server to the chipset, enabling users to stream multimedia and work with high-definition (HD) graphics. The HP t510 and HP t610 also enable the use of multiple monitors and remote connections.
Designed for industries such as healthcare, financial services, public sector and retail, where employees must often access sensitive data, the HP t510 and HP t610 offer hard identification security as well as a set of tools to simplify management.
The HP t610 is the industry's first thin client to feature both a BIOS (basic input/output system) that complies with the security recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and an on-board Trusted Platform Module that protects access to networks under the certification requirements of the Trusted Computing Group.
The HP t610 features a dual-core AMD G-series processor with integrated discrete-class AMD Radeon graphics clocked at 1.65 GHz. The t610 is passively cooled.
To enhance reliability, the HP t610 also includes HP Active Thermal Management, which prevents the device from shutting down due to overheating - even in the harshest of environments.
The HP t610 comes with two chassis configurations - Standard and PLUS. The PLUS configuration offers additional legacy ports, quad-head display graphics capabilities and connectivity options supporting fiber network interface cards and enterprise-class wireless.
The HP t610 supports thin client operating system software including Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard and HP ThinPro thin-client enhanced Linux. Configurations also are available that utilize HP Smart Zero Technology for zero-touch management.
The HP t510 also features the VIA Eden X2 U4200 1GHz dual-core CPU. VIA Chromotion HD 2.0 graphics enable hardware acceleration of streaming multimedia.
The HP t510 and HP t610 ship with 2 gigabytes of RAM.
HP Easy Tools allows users to configure the HP t610 and HP t510 thin clients, both of which include HP?s enterprise-class remote management software, HP Device Manager.
Both the HP t510 and HPt610 allow administrators to simplify deployments and extend existing investments in Microsoft System Center by enabling them to manage thin clients with Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011. The HP plug-in for Windows Embedded Device Manager enables users to manage and administer a specific upgrade package or security update on the HP t510 and HPt610 and other HP Windows Embedded Standard 7-based thin clients from one management tool.
The HP t610 is RemoteFX certified, and both the HP t510 and HPt610 are optimized for compatibility with virtualization software, including Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, Microsoft RDP 7 and VMware View.
The HP t510 Thin Client has a starting price of $259 and the HP t610 Flexible Series Thin Client has a starting price of $399. The new devices are expected to be available in March in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, and in April in the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.