ProLiant G7/Gen8 servers

The HP ProLiant G7 and Gen8 servers continue to deliver on the ProLiant heritage of engineering excellence. Designed to meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, the servers help customers reduce energy consumption, reclaim capacity, and extend the life of the data center.

In fact, if 10,000 servers from 2005 were recycled and refreshed with the HP ProLiant DL360 G7 in an average data center, customers could reduce their energy consumption by nearly 19 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year and avoid the associated emissions of 9,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)—which is like taking more than 1,800 cars off the road for one year.1

HP ProLiant G7 servers use HP's exclusive Thermal Logic technology to produce up to twice the power efficiency of the ProLiants released just two years earlier. G7 servers featured an intelligent sea of sensors that detect when power is being wasted, allowing information technology (IT) managers to evaluate energy use on a moment-to-moment basis and make adjustments. In the majority of configurations, the servers also feature power supplies that exceed 92% energy efficiency.

Released in early 2012, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers build on the G7's efficiency achievements with new and updated technologies that automate every aspect of the server life cycle, representing a dramatic step forward in data center self-sufficiency to meet the challenges of the cloud era.

The server's HP ProActive Insight architecture works with Thermal Logic to closely monitor the thermal demand, power consumption, and exact location of each server and server rack, and then adjust the server's power and cooling levels accordingly.

The HP ProLiant Gen8 features the new HP 3-D Sea of Sensors, an industry-first technology that identifies overused servers, increasing computing capacity by 70% per watt of energy.1 The HP 3-D Sea of Sensors also automates energy efficiency while eliminating manual configuration and inventory process errors.

HP ProLiant Gen8 servers can be configured to order (not available for G7 models).

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1 HP has compared the energy consumption of comparable HP products in 2005 with our latest models, including the HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server and the HP ProLiant DL380 G4 and G6 servers. Estimations of the energy consumption of 2005 products were done by using worldwide IDC shipped volumes, HP products, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program (www.energystar.gov) product averages, and the typical energy consumption (TEC) method. The energy costs are based on U.S. Department of Energy data (www.eia.doe.gov), and actual results may vary. Environmental calculations were based on U.S. EPA eGrid 2007 data found at www.epa.gov/egrid/.

2 HP internal comparison HP ProLiant G7 to HP ProLiant Gen8.