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HPE Superdome Flex 280 Server
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HPE Superdome Flex 280 Server

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Overview:

Are you looking to equip your small to midsize enterprise environment with the performance, reliability, and security needed for the most demanding workloads?

The HPE Superdome Flex 280 is a highly reliable server that starts at two and scales up to eight 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Its modular architecture scales cost-efficiently to meet future growth. Six UPI links per processor result in higher bandwidth and faster data rates than prior generations.1 Designed to provide 64 GB to 24 TB of shared memory using DRAM or in combination with persistent memory, it is an ideal choice for real-time analytics. Extreme Superdome RAS features such as advanced memory resiliency, firmware-first approach, analysis engine, and self-healing provide increased system uptime. Superior security, including support for Silicon Root of Trust, protects your critical workloads. As-a-service consumption with HPE GreenLake provides flexibility while maintaining on-premises control.

HPE Superdome Flex 280 is designed to power data-intensive departmental and edge applications, critical applications in the core, and specialized HPC and AI workloads. It offers:

  • Support for 2 to 8-sockets of Intel Xeon Scalable processors in a single system with up to 28-cores per socket for a maximum of 224 cores
  • 6 UPI links per socket providing unparalleled bandwidth and performance
  • 48 DIMM slots of DDR4 memory per chassis
  • 64GB – 24TB of shared memory (12TB at first release)
  • Choice of high performance DRAM only, or with a combination of DRAM and Persistent Memory available in 128GB and 256GB kits featuring Intel Optane™ Persistent Memory Series 200 to meet individual workload requirements. Superdome Flex 280 supports only App-direct Mode for Persistent Memory
  • 16 half-height IO slots, or 8 full-height + 4 half-height IO slots, per four-socket chassis
  • Base IO includes support for 8 SATA drives via VROC, two 1GbE NIC ports, four USB ports, Management LAN
  • Internal storage up to 10 drive bays, or 8 drives and optional DVD
  • Superdome Flex 280 Error Analysis Engine for better diagnostics and mission-critical reliability

Features:

Meet Evolving Business Demands with Optimum Flexibility

HPE Superdome Flex 280 server utilizes a modular 5U 2 or 4 socket building block. It scales cost-efficiently from 2 to 8 sockets to meet future growth.

Leverage a choice of either economical Gold or high-end Platinum 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to deliver 16 to 224 powerful compute cores in a single system.

As-a-service option with HPE GreenLake provides consumption flexibility while maintaining on-premises control.

Simplify management with a comprehensive framework that includes HPE OneView management, OpenStack, Redfish APIs, and an easy-to-use management GUI.

Address the Most Demanding Workloads with Increased Performance

HPE Superdome Flex 280 server modular architecture features six UPI links per processor and delivers higher bandwidth and faster data rates than prior generations.1

Designed to provide 64 GB to 24 TB of shared memory using DRAM only or in combination with Intel Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 Series for HPE, HPE Superdome Flex 280 server is ideal for in-memory analytics

Address large data volumes and network connectivity with a balanced I/O system supporting up to 32 PCIe 3.0 cards with choice of 16-slot (all low profile) or 12-slot (FH/FW). The server supports up to 20 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives with RAID and hardware encryption, plus an optional DVD.

Safeguard Critical Workloads with Extreme Reliability and Superior Security

The HPE Superdome Flex 280 server features a comprehensive set of RAS capabilities to deliver the highest service levels for mission critical applications.

Contain errors at the firmware level, including memory errors, before any interruption can occur at the operating system layer with the HPE firmware-first approach.

Reduce human error with the proven fault-handling analysis engine, which predicts hardware faults and initiates self-repair without operator assistance.

Reduce exposure to threats and protect against firmware attacks and malware with superior security capabilities, including Silicon Root of Trust.

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.

1 The 3rd-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor architecture has six UPI links, twice than the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor architecture. Maximum data rate is 3200 MT/s @ 1 DPC, 9% higher than with 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Specifications:


HPE Superdome Flex 280 Server Specifications
Processor Name Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Platinum or Gold)
Processor family Four Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Platinum or Gold) per chassis
Processor core available 28 or 24 or 18 or 16
Processor cache 16.5 MB or 22 MB or 24.75 MB or 27.5 MB or 33 MB or 35.75 MB or 38.5 MB
Processor speed 3.1 GHz maximum depending on processor
Form factor Chassis is a 5U enclosure
Maximum memory Designed for up to 24 TB of memory in an 8-socket system
Memory type DDR4 Memory with Optional Persistent Memory
Memory slots 48 DIMM slots per chassis
Expansion slots Up to 16 per chassis, for detail descriptions refer to the QuickSpecs. Options include 12-slot with full height capability
16-slot
Zero slots - compute only
System fan features Hot-Plug
Drive description 0 or 20
Optical drive type DVD-RW DVD-R
Network controller 2 x 1GbE ports per base chassis onboard. Additional networking available via I/O cards.
Power supply type HPE 1600W hot-swappable. Optional 2130W hot swappable. Up to 4 per chassis
Infrastructure management Web-based GUI, command-line, and Redfish
Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D) 8.64 x 17.5 x 32.5 in (21.95 x 44.45 x 82.55 cm) (chassis)
Weight Average 110 lb (50 kg)
Warranty 3-year parts, 3-year labor, 3-year onsite support coverage. For more warranty information refer to https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/wc/public/home. Additional HPE support and service coverage for your product can be purchased locally. For information on availability of service upgrades and the cost for these service upgrades, refer to the HPE website at http://hpe.com/support.

Hardware Specs:

The HPE Superdome Flex 280 is a new model in the HPE Superdome Flex family of servers. It is a highly scalable, reliable and secure server that starts at 2 and scales up to 8 powerful 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Its modular architecture scales cost-efficiently to meet future growth. With 6 UPI links per processor, it provides higher bandwidth and faster data rates than prior generations1 . Designed to support 64GB–24TB of shared memory, it is an ideal choice for in-memory data analytics. Customers can choose between high-performance all-DRAM systems or a combination of DRAM and Persistent Memory with Intel® OptaneTM persistent memory 200 series, depending on workload requirements. Extreme Superdome RAS including advanced memory resiliency, “firmware first”, analysis engine, and auto self-healing ensures the highest reliability for mission critical apps. Superior security, including Silicon Root of Trust, protects your workloads and data against firmware attacks and malware. Optional deployment with HPE GreenLake provides flexible as-a-service consumption while maintaining on-premise control.

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  • HPE Foundation Care helps when there is a problem and has a choice of response levels. Collaborative software support is included and provides troubleshooting help for ISVs running on your server.

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Documentation:

Download the HPE Superdome Flex 280 Server Datasheet (.PDF)

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