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Server Hardware Details: Cell-Based HP Servers

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Table 2-1 lists the cell-based HP servers. For individual server details see the sections that follow.

Table 2-1 Models of Cell-Based HP Servers

Cell CapacityServer Model(s)Description

Two-Cell Servers

See “Two-Cell nPartition Server Model”.

HP 9000 rp7405/7410 server

Up to eight PA-RISC processor cores.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

model string: 9000/800/rp7410

HP 9000 rp7420 server

Up to eight dual-core PA-RISC processors (16 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

model string: 9000/800/rp7420

HP 9000 rp7440 server

Up to eight dual-core PA-RISC processors (16 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx2000 chipset.

Runs the HP-UX B.11.11 December 2006 release.

model string: 9000/800/rp7440

HP Integrity rx7620 server

Up to eight Intel« Itanium« 2 processors. Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, HP OpenVMS I64, Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

model command output: ia64 hp rx7620 server

HP Integrity rx7620-16 server

Up to eight HP mx2 dual-processor modules with Intel« Itanium« 2 processors (16 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003.

model command output: ia64 hp rx7620 server

HP Integrity rx7640

Up to eight Intel« Itanium« 2 processors: either single Intel« Itanium« 2 processors or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors. (Up to 16 processor cores total when using dual-core processors.)

Uses the HP sx2000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003.

Servers with dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors also can run HP OpenVMS I64 8.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

model command output: ia64 hp rx7640 server

Four-Cell Servers

See “Four-Cell nPartition Server Model”.

HP 9000 rp8400 server

Up to 16 PA-RISC processors.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

model string: 9000/800/S16K-A

HP 9000 rp8420 server

Up to 16 dual-core PA-RISC processors (32 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

model string: 9000/800/rp8420

HP 9000 rp8440 server

Up to 16 dual-core PA-RISC processors (32 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx2000 chipset.

Runs the HP-UX B.11.11 December 2006 release.

model string: 9000/800/rp8440

HP Integrity rx8620 server

Up to 16 Intel« Itanium« 2 processors. Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, HP OpenVMS I64, Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

model command output: ia64 hp rx8620 server

HP Integrity rx8620-32 server

Up to 16 HP mx2 dual-processor modules with Intel« Itanium« 2 processors (32 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003.

model command output: ia64 hp rx8620 server

HP Integrity rx8640

Up to 16 Intel« Itanium« 2 processors: either single Intel« Itanium« 2 processors or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors. (Up to 32 processor cores total when using dual-core processors.)

Uses the HP sx2000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003.

Servers with dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors also can run HP OpenVMS I64 8.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

model command output: ia64 hp rx8640 server

HP 9000 Superdome Servers

See “Superdome Server Models”.

HP 9000 Superdome SD16000, SD32000, SD64000 servers

Up to 64 PA-RISC processors.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

  • HP 9000 Superdome 16-way server model string: 9000/800/SD16000

  • HP 9000 Superdome 32-way server model string: 9000/800/SD32000

  • HP 9000 Superdome 64-way server model string: 9000/800/SD64000

HP 9000 Superdome SD16A, SD32A, SD64A servers

Up to 64 dual-core PA-RISC processors (128 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx1000 chipset.

Runs HP-UX B.11.11. Also runs the HP-UX B.11.23 September 2004 release and later. Runs HP-UX B.11.31.

  • HP 9000 Superdome 32-way server model string: 9000/800/SD16A

  • HP 9000 Superdome 64-way server model string: 9000/800/SD32A

  • HP 9000 Superdome 128-way server model string: 9000/800/SD64A

HP 9000 Superdome SD16B, SD32B, SD64B servers

Up to 64 dual-core PA-RISC processors (128 processor cores total). Uses the HP sx2000 chipset.

Runs the HP-UX B.11.11 December 2006 release.

  • HP 9000 Superdome 32-way server model string: 9000/800/SD16B

  • HP 9000 Superdome 64-way server model string: 9000/800/SD32B

  • HP 9000 Superdome 128-way server model string: 9000/800/SD64B

HP Integrity Superdome Servers

See “Superdome Server Models”.

HP Integrity Superdome SD16A, SD32A, SD64A servers

Up to 64 processor sockets, four per cell, with each cell having either single Intel« Itanium« 2 processors or HP mx2 dual-processor modules with Itanium 2 processors. (Up to 128 processor cores total when using HP mx2 modules.)

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003. nPartitions with single Itanium 2 processors also can run HP OpenVMS I64, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

These models use the HP sx1000 chipset:

  • HP Integrity Superdome 16-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD16A

  • HP Integrity Superdome 32-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD32A

  • HP Integrity Superdome 64-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD64A

HP Integrity Superdome SD16B, SD32B, SD64B servers

Up to 64 processor sockets, four per cell, with each cell having either single Intel« Itanium« 2 processors or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors. (Up to 128 processor cores total when using dual-core processors.)

Runs HP-UX B.11.23, HP-UX B.11.31, and Microsoft« Windows« Server 2003.

Servers with dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors also can run HP OpenVMS I64 8.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4, and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

These models use the HP sx2000 chipset:

  • HP Integrity Superdome 16-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD16B

  • HP Integrity Superdome 32-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD32B

  • HP Integrity Superdome 64-way server model command output: ia64 hp superdome server SD64B

 

Two-Cell nPartition Server Model

The following cell-based HP servers scale from one to two cells:

  • The HP rp7405/rp7410 server has single-core HP PA-RISC processors.

    The model string is: 9000/800/rp7410.

  • The HP rp7420 server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8800 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string is: 9000/800/rp7420.

  • The HP rp7440 server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8900 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string is: 9000/800/rp7440.

  • The HP rx7620 server has Intel« Itanium« 2 processors, either single-processor modules or HP mx2 dual-processor modules.

    Both HP mx2 dual-processor modules and single Itanium 2 processors can exist in the same complex, but they cannot be mixed in the same nPartition.

    The model command output is: ia64 hp rx7620 server.

  • The HP rx7640 server has single-core or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors.

    The model command output is: ia64 hp rx7640 server.

Figure 2-1 shows a two-cell HP server cabinet.

Figure 2-1 Two-Cell HP Server Cabinet

Two-Cell
HP Server Cabinet

On the two-cell HP servers you can configure a single nPartition using one or both cells, or can configure up to two separate nPartitions within the server complex. In a two-nPartition complex, you use cell 0 and its core I/O in one nPartition, and use cell 1 and its core I/O in the other nPartition.

The two-cell HP server models includes these features:

  • A single server cabinet that includes all cells, I/O chassis, processors, memory, PCI cards, and core I/O.

  • Either one or two cells. Each cell has up to four processor sockets and up to 16 DIMMs.

  • Two PCI I/O chassis that share the same chassis hardware.

    One I/O chassis is connected to cell 0, the other is connected to cell 1.

    Each I/O chassis has 8 PCI card slots, numbered from 1 to 8.

    NOTE: On the first-generation and HP sx1000-based two-cell servers, two PCI slots by convention are dedicated for use by a combination LAN/SCSI card: PCI domain 0 slot 1 (the first slot on the left) and PCI domain 1 slot 8 (the last slot on the right).

    On two-cell servers based on the HP sx2000 chipset, core I/O is provided in each cell.

  • A total server complex capacity of: 2 cells, 8 processor sockets, 32 DIMMs, and 16 PCI card slots.

Two-cell HP servers include a single server cabinet that may be rack-mounted or a stand-alone server configuration.

Four-Cell nPartition Server Model

The following cell-based HP servers scale from one to four cells:

  • The HP rp8400 server has single-core HP PA-RISC processors.

    The model string is: 9000/800/S16K-A.

  • The HP rp8420 server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8800 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string is: 9000/800/rp8420.

  • The HP rp8440 server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8900 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string is: 9000/800/rp8440.

  • The HP rx8620 server has Intel« Itanium« 2 processors, either single-processor modules or HP mx2 dual-processor modules.

    Both HP mx2 dual-processor modules and single Itanium 2 processors can exist in the same complex, but they cannot be mixed in the same nPartition.

    The model command output is: ia64 hp rx8620 server.

  • The HP rx8640 server has single-core or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors.

    The model command output is: ia64 hp rx8640 server.

Figure 2-2 shows an overview of a four-cell HP server cabinet.

Figure 2-2 Four-Cell HP Server Cabinet

Four-Cell
HP Server Cabinet

You can configure a single nPartition using some or all cells, or can configure up to four separate nPartitions within the server complex when using an I/O expansion cabinet.

In a multiple-nPartition four-cell server complex, you would use cell 0 and its I/O chassis in one nPartition, and use cell 1 and its I/O chassis in another nPartition. The other cells (cells 2 and 3) can be assigned to either of the two nPartitions, or if connected to I/O in an expansion cabinet can be used to create additional nPartitions.

The four-cell HP servers include these features:

  • A single server cabinet that includes cells, I/O chassis, processors, memory, PCI cards, and core I/O.

    Two PCI I/O chassis in the server cabinet share the same chassis hardware. One I/O chassis is connected to cell 0, the other is connected to cell 1. Each I/O chassis has 8 PCI card slots, numbered from 1 to 8.

  • An optional I/O expansion cabinet that provides an additional two core I/O cards and an additional two I/O domains each containing eight PCI card slots (for a total of 16 more PCI card slots).

    Two PCI I/O chassis in the I/O expansion cabinet share the same chassis hardware. One I/O chassis is connected to cell 2, the other is connected to cell 3.

  • From one to four cells. Each cell has four processor sockets and up to 16 DIMMs.

  • A total server complex capacity of: 4 cells, 16 processor sockets, 64 DIMMs, and either 16 or 32 PCI card slots.

Four-cell HP servers include a single server cabinet that can be rack-mounted or stand-alone. An optional I/O expansion cabinet may also be used to provide I/O connected to cell 2 and cell 3.

Superdome Server Models

HP Superdome servers scale up to 16 cells. The following types of HP Superdome servers are supported:

  • The first-generation HP 9000 Superdome: SD16000, SD32000, and SD64000

  • The HP sx1000-chipset-based HP 9000 Superdome: SD16A, SD32A, and SD64A

  • The HP sx1000-chipset-based HP Integrity Superdome server: SD16A, SD32A, and SD64A

  • The HP sx2000-chipset based HP 9000 Superdome server: SD16B, SD32B, and SD32B, and SD64B

  • The HP sx2000-chipset based HP Integrity Superdome server: SD16B, SD32B, and SD64B

A Support Management Station (SMS) is connected to each HP Superdome server through the service processor private LAN port. The SMS is either an HP-UX workstation or an HP ProLiant system running Microsoft« Windows«. The SMS primarily is used for support and service purposes. The Windows SMS supports Windows versions of Partition Manager and the nPartition commands, thus enabling remote administration of nPartitions from the SMS. For details see “SMS (Support Management Station) for HP Superdome Servers”.

You can add up to two Superdome I/O expansion cabinets to the Superdome 32-way/64-way and Superdome 64-way/128-way server models. Each I/O expansion cabinet has up to six additional 12-slot I/O chassis.

Figure 2-3 shows an overview of an HP Superdome server compute cabinet.

Figure 2-3 HP Superdome Server Cabinet

HP
Superdome Server Cabinet

The HP Superdome server models include:

Details on these models are given in the following sections.

HP Superdome 16-/32-Way Servers: SD16000, SD16A, and SD16B

The HP Superdome 16-way/32-way server is a single-cabinet server that has from two to four cells, each with four processor sockets and up to 32 DIMMs.

The models of HP Superdome 16-way/32-way servers are: SD16000, SD16A, SD16B.

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD16000 server has single-core HP PA-RISC processors.

    The model string for the SD16000 server is: 9000/800/SD16000

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD16A server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8800 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD16A server is: 9000/800/SD16A

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD16B server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8900 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD16B server is: 9000/800/SD16B

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD16A server has Intel« Itanium« 2 processors, either single-processor modules or HP mx2 dual-processor modules.

    Both HP mx2 dual-processor modules and single Itanium 2 processors can exist in the same complex, but they cannot be mixed in the same nPartition.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD16A server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD16A

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD16B server has single-core or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD16B server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD16B

The Superdome 16-way/32-way server can have up to 16 processor sockets, 128 DIMMs, and up to four 12-slot PCI I/O chassis.

HP Superdome 32-/64-Way Servers: SD32000, SD32A, and SD32B

The Superdome 32-way/64-way server is a single-cabinet server that has from two to eight cells, each with four processor sockets and up to 32 DIMMs.

The models of HP Superdome 32-way/64-way servers are: SD32000, SD32A, and SD32B.

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD32000 server has single-core HP PA-RISC processors.

    The model string for the SD32000 server is: 9000/800/SD32000

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD32A server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8800 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD32A server is: 9000/800/SD32A

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD32B server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8900 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD32B server is: 9000/800/SD32B

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD32A server has Intel« Itanium« 2 processors, either single-processor modules or HP mx2 dual-processor modules.

    Both HP mx2 dual-processor modules and single Itanium 2 processors can exist in the same complex, but they cannot be mixed in the same nPartition.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD32A server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD32A

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD32B server has single-core or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD32B server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD32B

The Superdome 32-way/64-way server can have up to 32 processor sockets, 256 DIMMs, up to four internal 12-slot PCI I/O chassis, plus optional I/O expansion cabinet hardware.

HP Superdome 64-/128-Way Servers: SD64000, SD64A, and SD64B

The Superdome 64-way/128-way server is a tightly interconnected dual-cabinet server that has from 4 to 16 cells, each with four processor sockets and up to 32 DIMMs.

The models of HP Superdome 64-way/128-way servers are: SD64000, SD64A, and SD64B.

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD64000 server has single-core HP PA-RISC processors.

    The model string for the SD64000 server is: 9000/800/SD64000

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD64A server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8800 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD64A server is: 9000/800/SD64A

  • The HP 9000 Superdome SD64B server has dual-core HP PA-RISC processors: PA-8900 processors, which provide two processor cores per processor socket.

    The model string for the HP 9000 SD64B server is: 9000/800/SD64B

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD64A server has Intel« Itanium« 2 processors, either single-processor modules or HP mx2 dual-processor modules.

    Both HP mx2 dual-processor modules and single Itanium 2 processors can exist in the same complex, but they cannot be mixed in the same nPartition.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD64A server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD64A

  • The HP Integrity Superdome SD64B server has single-core or dual-core Intel« Itanium« 2 processors.

    The model command output for the HP Integrity SD64B server is: ia64 hp superdome server SD64B

The Superdome 64-way/128-way server can have up to 64 processor sockets, 512 DIMMs, and up to eight internal 12-slot PCI I/O chassis. (Each of the two cabinets in a Superdome 64-way/128-way server provides up to 32 processor sockets, 256 DIMMs, and up to four 12-slot PCI I/O chassis.) HP Superdome 64-way/128-way servers also can have optional I/O expansion cabinet hardware.

HP Superdome I/O Expansion Cabinet

HP Superdome 32-way/64-way and Superdome 64-way/128-way servers can include I/O expansion cabinets in addition to the server cabinet(s) in the complex.

Each I/O expansion cabinet has a cabinet number of either 8 or 9.

A Superdome I/O expansion cabinet includes up to 3 I/O bays, with two 12-slot I/O chassis in each bay. This provides for up to 6 chassis with a total of 72 PCI card slots in each I/O expansion cabinet.

The Superdome I/O expansion cabinet is a standard-size cabinet that, space permitting, you can mount peripherals in as well as I/O chassis.

Also refer to the book I/O Expansion Cabinet Guide for Superdome Servers.

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