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HP PCIe Workload Accelerators for ProLiant Servers
Overview
HP PCIe Workload Accelerators for ProLiant Servers
Could your data center benefit from PCIe workload acceleration based on NAND Flash solid-state storage technology?
HP PCIe Workload Accelerators for ProLiant ML/DL/SL Servers are PCIe card-based direct-attach solutions offering amazing
performance with low latency and enterprise reliability.
PCIe Workload Accelerators HH/HL
What's New
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HP 6.4TB, 3.2TB, 1.6TB, and 1.3TB Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 5.2TB, 2.6TB, 1.3TB and 1.0TB Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
Models
HP PCIe Workload
Accelerator Options
Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 6.4TB FH/HL Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 3.2TB HH/HL Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 1.6TB HH/HL Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 1.3TB HH/HL Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 5.2TB FH/HL Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 2.6TB HH/HL Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 1.3TB HH/HL Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 1.0TB HH/HL Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
Mainstream Endurance (ME) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 1.4TB HH/HL Mainstream Endurance (ME) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 700GB HH/HL Mainstream Endurance (ME) PCIe Workload Accelerator
High Endurance (HE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 700GB HH/HL High Endurance (HE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 350GB HH/HL High Endurance (HE) PCIe Workload Accelerator
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763840-B21
763838-B21
763836-B21
763834-B21
775672-B21
775670-B21
775668-B21
775666-B21
729307-B21
729305-B21
708090-B21
708088-B21
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Compatibility
Server Compatibility
ProLiant DL (rack-optimized):
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HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8
HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8
HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8
HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8
HP ProLiant DL560p Gen8
HP ProLiant DL560e Gen8
HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8
HP ProLiant DL580 G7
HP ProLiant DL585 G7
ProLiant ML (expansion-optimized):
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HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8
HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8
HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8
ProLiant SL (scalable line):
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HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8
HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8
HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8
HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8
HP ProLiant SL4545 G7
NOTE: This is a list of supported servers. Some may be discontinued.
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Standard Features
What is a PCIe Workload
Accelerator?
The HP PCIe Workload Accelerators are PCIe card-based, advanced storage devices that use solid state
storage technology directly on the PCI bus, assuring high read and write data rates and accelerated
application performance. The associated application performance improvements will have a positive
impact on business results and the ability to accelerate IO-bound workloads like databases,
virtualization and data analytics, resulting in significant cost and time savings.
Single Level Cell and
Multilevel Cell
NAND technology uses flash memory cells to store data. Single level Cell (SLC) stores one bit per cell,
while Multi-level Cell (MLC) uses two bits per cell. While MLC can store more data within each device, it
has lower endurance characteristics than SLC.
IO and Read/Write
Performance
HP PCIe Workload Accelerators offer superior IO performance up to 715,000 READ IOPS and 95,000
WRITE IOPS, and high throughput up to 3.0 GB/s READ and up to 2.5 GB/s WRITE.
Latency
HP PCIe Workload Accelerators offer very low latency access to data, as low as 250 microseconds to
write a 4K block and as low as 100 microseconds to read a 4K block. In other words, a virtually zero
seek time compared to rotating magnetic media.
RAM Requirements
The amount of free RAM required by the driver depends on the size of the blocks used when writing to
the drive. The smaller the blocks, the more RAM required. Here are the guidelines for each 100GB of
storage:
Average
System RAM usage (Megabytes) per 100GB of storage for Driver
Block Size (bytes)
version 2.x and 3.x
8,192
280MB
4,096 (most common)
530MB
2,048
1030MB
1,024
2,000MB
512
3,970MB
Manageability
Command Line (CLI) tools for both Linux and Windows to configure, monitor, and upgrade firmware.
RealSSD Manager GUI for Windows and Linux.
PCI IDs
Vendor & Device IDs 1344:5150, 1344:5160
Subsystem Vendor & Device IDs 1590:D082, 1590:D083, 1590:0097, 1590:D098
Upgradeability
The controller for the HP PCIe Workload Accelerators can be upgraded in the future with new firmware.
Online firmware update tools are available for all supported operating systems.
Wear-leveling
NAND Flash devices use semiconductor technology that has a finite amount of data that can be written
to the device, defined as the Maximum Usage Limit. Projected lifetime of the NAND storage due to
wear-out varies with type of NAND and amount of writes to the device.
Maximum HP Value Endurance (VE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
usage
HP 1.3TB VE PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
HP 1.6TB VE PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
1.3 TB
1.6 TB
0.5 Drive Writes/Day
0.5 Drive Writes/Day
1.1 PB written
1.6 PB written
HP 3.2TB VE PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
3.2 TB
0.5 Drive Writes/Day
3.1 PB written
HP 6.4TB VE PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
6.4 TB
0.5 Drive Writes/Day
6.3 PB written
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Standard Features
HP Light Endurance (LE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 1.0TB LE PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
1.0 TB
3 Drive Writes/Day
5.5 PB written
HP 1.3TB ME PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
1.3 TB
3 Drive Writes/Day
7 PB written
HP 1.4TB ME PCIe Workload Accelerator
1.4TB
3.9 Drive Writes/Day
10 PB written
HP 2.6 TB ME PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
2.6 TB
3 Drive Writes/Day
14 PB written
HP 5.2 TB ME PCIe Wrkld Accelerator
5.2 TB
3 Drive Writes/Day
28 PB written
HP Mainstream Endurance (ME) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 700GB ME PCIe Workload Accelerator
700 GB
3.9 Drive Writes/Day
5 PB written
HP 1.4TB ME PCIe Workload Accelerator
1.4TB
3.9 Drive Writes/Day
10 PB written
HP High Endurance (HE) PCIe Workload Accelerators
HP 350GB HE PCIe Workload Accelerator
HP 700GB HE PCIe Workload Accelerator
350 GB
700 GB
39 Drive Writes/Day
39 Drive Writes/Day
25 PB written
50 PB written
NOTE: Subject to Maximum Usage Limit - This is the maximum amount of data that can be written to the device before write burnout. Drive writes per day (DWPD) is the maximum number of 4K host writes to the entire drive capacity per day over a five year
period.
Data Integrity
Using advanced ECC techniques, the HP PCIe Workload Accelerators can correct up to 16 bits out of
every 1024 bytes, with a design target of 1 sector in 10 to the 17th Power bits read probability of
uncorrectable data.
OS Support
RHEL 4,5,6 (64-bit support only)
SLES 11 (64-bit support only)
Windows Server, 2008 R2 , 2012(64-bit support only)
VMware ESX 5.x
Ubuntu 12
NOTE: The HP PCIe Workload Accelerators are currently not supported as boot devices.
Configurations
Mixing of capacities is allowed, OS RAID
Warranty
3/0/0 warranty; Customer Self Repair (CSR) Subject to maximum usage limitations (Please see note
under Additional Services Information).
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Service and Support
Service and Support
HP Technology Services
HP Technology Services offers you technical consultants and support expertise to solve your most
complex infrastructure problems. We help keep your business running, boost availability, and avoid
downtime.
Protect your business beyond warranty with HP Care Pack Services
When you buy HP Options, it's also a good time to think about what level of service you may need. HP
Care Pack services provide total technical support and expertise with committed response choices
designed to meet your specific IT and business need.
HP Foundation Care services deliver scalable reactive support-packages for HP industry-standard
servers and software. You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your
business needs. If you are running business critical environments, HP offers Proactive Care. This
service helps you deliver high levels of application availability through a single point of contact,
proactive service management and advanced technical response.
Here is the support service recommendation from the Foundation Care portfolio. For customized
support service solution, HP can work with you to tailor a service solution for your unique support
requirements using broader services portfolio of Foundation Care and Proactive Care.
Recommended Service
Recommended HP Care Pack Services for optimal satisfaction with your HP product
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour Response, Foundation Care
HP Foundation Care 24x7 connects you to HP 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance on
resolving issues – hardware onsite response within four hours and software call back within two hours
after opening your case. Three years’ coverage recommended with HP Care Pack Service.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA4-8876ENW&cc=us&lc=en
HP Installation of ProLiant Add On Options Service
This easy-to-buy, easy-to-use HP Care Pack service helps ensure that your new HP hardware or
software is installed smoothly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption of your IT and business
operations.
Related Services
HP Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase HP best-in-class consultancy and technical services. You can buy
Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware and then use the credits over the
next 12 months. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-3842ENN.pdf
Additional HP Care Pack services for the HP PCIe Workload Accelerators can be found at:
http://www.hp.com/go/cpc
HP Support Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support HP
business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HP experts, access support resources or
collaborate with peers. Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc
HP's Support Center Mobile App** allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an agent
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Service and Support
for live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HP Insight Remote Support and HP Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HP
warranty, HP Care Pack or HP contractual support agreement.
** HP Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability
Parts and materials
HP will provide HP-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain the covered
hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and recommended
engineering improvements.
Parts and components that have reached their maximum usage limitations as set forth in the
manufacturer's operating manual, product quick-specs, or the technical product data sheet will not be
provided, repaired, or replaced as part of these services.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to HP PCIe Workload Accelerators
replaced by HP due to malfunction.
For more information
To learn more on HP ProLiant servers, please contact your HP sales representative or HP Authorized
Channel Partner. Or visit: http://www.hp.com/services/proliant
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Technical Specifications
HP 6.4TB FH/HL Value
Endurance (VE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
763840-B21
HP 3.2TB HH/HL Value
Endurance (VE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
763838-B21
HP 1.6TB HH/HL Value
Endurance (VE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
763836-B21
HP 1.3TB HH/HL Value
Endurance (VE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
763834-B21
Usable Capacity
6.4 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
NAND Flash
Reads 1.7 GiB/s, Writes .965 GiB/s
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
Reads 400 microseconds, Writes 45 microseconds
Read 44,000 IOPS, Write 53,000 IOPS
Full Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
21W
Usable Capacity
3.2 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
NAND Flash
Reads 2 GiB/s, Writes .980 GiB/s
Usable Capacity
1.6 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
NAND Flash
Reads 2.6 GiB/s, Writes 1GiB/s
Usable Capacity
1.3 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
NAND Flash
Reads 2.2 GiB/s, Writes 1.18 GiB/s
Reads 400 microseconds, Writes 35 microseconds
Read 46,000 IOPS, 59,000 Write IOPS
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
21W
Reads 110 microseconds, Writes 30 microseconds
Read 68,000 IOPS, Write 62,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
21W
Reads 115 microseconds, Writes 30 microseconds
Read 66,000 IOPS, Write 69,000 IOPS
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HP 5.2TB FH/HL Light
Endurance (LE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
775672-B21
HP 2.6TB HH/HL Light
Endurance (LE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
775670-B21
HP 1.3TB HH/HL Light
Endurance (LE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
775668-B21
HP 1.0TB HH/HL Light
Endurance (LE) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
775666-B21
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
21W
Usable Capacity
5.2 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
NAND Flash
Reads 2 GiB/s, Writes 1.2 GiB/s
Usable Capacity
2.6 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
NAND Flash
Reads 2.4 GiB/s, Writes 1.5 GiB/s
Usable Capacity
1.3 TB
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
NAND Flash
Reads 2.4 GiB/s, Writes 1.4 GiB/s
Usable Capacity
1.0 TB
Technology
NAND Flash
Reads 110 microseconds, Writes 25 microseconds
Read 56,000 IOPS, Write 138,000 IOPS
Full Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
25W, enhanced performance at 35W
Reads 110 microseconds, Writes 25 microseconds
Read 69,000 IOPS, Write 150,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
25W, enhanced performance at 35W
Reads 110 microseconds, Writes 25 microseconds
Read 69,000 IOPS, Write 135,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
25W
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HP 1.4TB Mainstream
Endurance (ME) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
729307-B21
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
Reads 2.2 GiB/s, Writes 1.3 GiB/s
Usable Capacity
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
1.4 TB
NAND Flash
Reads 3.3 GiB/s, Writes 615 MiB/s
Usable Capacity
Technology
Max Sequential
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
Operating Temperature
700 GB
NAND Flash
Reads 3.3 GiB/s, Writes 570 MiB/s
Reads 110 microseconds, Writes 25 microseconds
Read 67,000 IOPS, Write 130,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length
PCIe 2.0 X 8
25W
Reads 130 microseconds, Writes 15 microseconds
Read 120,000 IOPS, Write 99,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length Low profile PCI Express X8 slot (spec 2.0)
PCI Express 2.0 x 8
PCI Express x 8 (power spec 2.0)
NOTE: The HP 1.4TB Mainstream Endurance PCIe Workload Accelerator can
draw up to 30W power under peak workloads if power limiting is off. If
power limiting is enabled on the 1.4TB drive, the maximum power
consumed will be less than 25W.
Operating Temperature 0-50°C (Operational)/-40-55°C (non-operational)/at max TBW -40C-+40C
(non-operational)
Supported Driver Version SP138
HP 700GB Mainstream
Endurance (ME) PCIe
Workload Accelerator
729305-B21
Reads 110 microsoeconds, Writes 15 microseconds
Read 120,000 IOPS, Write 53,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length Low profile PCI Express X8 slot (spec 2.0)
PCI Express 2.0 x 8
PCI Express x 8 (power spec 2.0)
0-50°C (Operational)/-40-55°C (non-operational)/at max TBW -40C-+40C
(non-operational)
Supported Driver Version SP138
HP 700GB High Endurance Usable Capacity
(HE) PCIe Workload
Technology
Accelerator
Max Sequential
708090-B21
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
700 GB
NAND Flash
Reads 3.2 GiB/s, Writes 1.8 GiB/s
Reads 100 microseconds, Writes 285 microseconds
Read 160,000 IOPS, Write 49,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length Low profile PCI Express X8 slot (spec 2.0)
PCI Express 2.0 x 8
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Power (Nominal)
Operating Temperature
PCI Express x 8 (power spec 2.0)
0-50°C (Operational)/-40-55°C (non-operational)/at max TBW -40C-+40C
(non-operational)
Supported Driver Version SP134 or later
HP 350GB High Endurance Usable Capacity
(HE) PCIe Workload
Technology
Accelerator
Max Sequential
708088-B21
Throughput
Access Latency (4KiB,Q1)
IOPS (4KiB,Q16)
Form factor
Bus Interface
Power (Nominal)
Operating Temperature
350 GB
NAND Flash
Reads 3.2 GiB/s, Writes 1.8 GiB/s
Reads 100 microseconds, Writes 285 microseconds
Read 160,000 IOPS, Write 45,000 IOPS
Half Height/Half length Low profile PCI Express X8 slot (spec 2.0)
PCI Express 2.0 x 8
PCI Express 2.0 x 8
0-50°C (Operational)/-40-55°C (non-operational)/at max TBW -40C - +40C
(non-operational)
Supported Driver Version SP134 or later
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and
and Recycling
recycling programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP
sales office. Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or
disposed of in a responsible manner. The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC)
requires manufacturers to provide treatment information for each product
type for use by treatment facilities. This information (product disassembly
instructions) is posted on the Hewlett Packard web site at:
http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be used by recyclers
and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HP OEM customers who
integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
10-Jun-2014
Version History
From Version 3 to 4
Action
Changed
Description of Change:
Overview section was updated
Compatibility section was updated
Maximum usage on Standard Features section was updated
Service and Support Section was updated
30-Sep-2013
From Version 2 to 3
Added
Technical Specifications was updated
Mainstream Endurance (ME) PCIe Workload Accelerators
were added
15-May-2013
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Made a Note change in the OS Support section.
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Summary of Changes
© Copyright 2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Microsoft and Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products
and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
For hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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