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HP Microserver Gen10

tich77

Established Member
To answer your earlier question.

"What is the upgrade cycle on HP's Microserver? The Gen8 has been in production since 2013 (which is 'archaic' in pc terms).

Given the lifespan of the previous incarnation, when could we expect a refreshed Microserver with the latest processors? "

HP has announced the Gen10 microserver. Yay - it has reverted to 2 PCI-e slots! Yay, it can take more RAM! Yay, it uses the Opteron X3000 CPU! Yay, it no longer uses the ancient Matrox MGA200 graphics core! Yay - it uses the Opterons' APU graphics core! Yay! - it has 2 DP ports!

Boo, it no longer ships with ILO (hence the lack of MGA 200)
Boo, it ships with the entry level Opteron CPU
BOOOOO the CPU is soldered to the motherboard

The last point is a killer if you want more cores for running VMs. The Gen10 comes in one model only, with the base X3000 CPU. Cannot be upgraded. HP managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, after reverting to the "best" features of the original microserver, they went and removed its greatest advantage; easy upgrades to suit the target environment. Great for a media server, crippled for use as a VM box :(
 

Hugotuan23

Novice Member
I think there are more models offered by HPE it's just the matter of time.
Opteron™ Family
You can find that there is a higher end processor other than the base dual-core model that we're seeing. Expect to get the sufficient compute power out of it, when it is available in the market!
 

tich77

Established Member
@Hugotan, yes, there are faster processors in the Opteron X3000 family. But, in the Gen10 the processor (according to HP's literature), the CPU is soldered to the motherboard - so there is no CPU upgrade path. To get better performance, apparently one has to buy a whole new microserver...
 

spinaltap

Distinguished Member
Three processor options...

AMD OpteronTM X3216 Processor (1.6-3.0GHz/2 compute cores/4 graphic cores/1MB/12-15W)

AMD OpteronTM X3418 Processor (1.8-3.2GHz/4 compute cores/6 graphic cores/2MB/12-35W)

AMD OpteronTM X3421 Processor (2.1-3.4GHz/4 compute cores/8 graphic cores/2MB/12-35W)
 

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