HP takes to the road with Madison

HP will begin the first leg of its ‘Future of the Enterprise’ road-show on July 6 with Intel & Oracle at The Inter Continental in Muscat to announce the launch of its Itanium 2-based servers and workstations.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  July 2, 2003

HP will begin the first leg of its ‘Future of the Enterprise’ road-show on July 6 with Intel & Oracle at The Inter Continental in Muscat to announce the launch of its Itanium 2-based servers and workstations. The systems are reported to be capable of delivering up to 50% faster application performance than the previous Itanium 2-based systems. The new Intel Itanium 2 processor with 6MB of level 3 cache powers one- and two-way HP workstations and HP Integrity servers, which range from entry-level servers to the 64-processor Integrity Superdome server.

“HP is unique in its ability to deliver industry-standard 32-bit and 64-bit high-performance computing solutions with a choice of operating systems, scaling techniques, broad ISV application portfolios, engineering expertise and product support,” says Samer Karawi, marketing manager Business Critical Systems, HP UAE, Gulf and Levant. “Today’s announcement clearly demonstrates that HP is the best at combining open and industry-standard technologies with immense scalable-computing expertise to deliver leading performance to customers,” he adds.

The HP Integrity servers and HP Itanium 2-based workstations are supported by a broad range of independent software vendors (ISVs). The Itanium 2-based systems are complemented by the 32-bit HP ProLiant servers, which have been enhanced with the latest Intel Xeon “Gallatin” processor MP at speeds up to 2.8 GHz. The upgraded ProLiant servers include the ProLiant DL560, DL580, ML570, DL740 and DL760 and the HP ProLiant BL40p blade server.

Oracle will discuss the importance and benefits of understanding Return on Investment and the Future of IT Integration and consolidation of infrastructure for Enterprises at the roadshow while HP will focus on the delivery of IT consolidation to the market and the joint unveiling with Intel of the new Itanium 2 server chips, code named ‘Madison’.

“With the current economical situation IT mangers are being asked to do more with less and we at Oracle are utilising our technology infrastructure for the next era. Through the ‘Future of Enterprise’ road-show we are looking to bring these developments directly to those concerned managers and advising them on how to initiate cost savings and to maximise their IT systems,” says Tarek Shahawy, technology manager Oracle Middle East.

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