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Do more with a two-processor server
than ever before.
HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
The HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade provides
an ideal combination of extensive scalability,
virtualization, and performance in an economical
Intel® Xeon® multiprocessor server. Packed with
advanced features, the BL620c G7 allows you
to do more with a two-processor server than
ever before.
Redefining scalability in a two-processor (2P) architecture, the
ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade provides a fully balanced server
platform supporting the Intel Xeon family E7-2800 processors
(E7-2800 series) plus the E7-8867L E7 family low voltage processor.
The servers support up to two top-performing Intel Xeon 130-watt
processors without configuration restrictions and 32 DIMM slots
for up to 1.0 TB of memory. The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
also comes with two hot-plug drive bays plus four 10 Gb FlexFabric
ports combined with three mezzanine slots to yield an outstanding
96 Gb of I/O bandwidth. All these features work together to
help you expand your business and improve performance
significantly. The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade is ideal for
larger virtualization/consolidation projects, databases, business
processing (like ERP and CRM), decision support, larger consolidation
projects, and general 2-socket scale-up applications. It is also
perfect for 2P applications requiring scalability, performance, and
features greater than typical dual processor (DP) offerings.
Beyond the traditional, dual-core processor
The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade is a unique 2P blade system
that is fully balanced to ensure all subsystems are used effectively.
Traditional multiprocessor (MP) server blades are typically
unbalanced, providing processor performance and density at the
expense of proportional memory capacity and bandwidth.
These unbalanced servers fail when faced with high-density
virtualization applications and general data-intensive workloads.
Today, you have a better alternative. Unlike other traditional
multiprocessor server blades, the ProLiant BL620c G7 Server
Blade provides 2-socket performance without compromising on
proportional memory capacity and I/O bandwidth. Being one of the
most robust 2P virtualization and scale-up servers, it is capable
of handling x86 two-socket applications that require superior
performance and scalability.
Key features and benefits
Unmatched 2P scalability
Seamlessly scale up to 1.0 TB of registered DDR3 RAM to 1066 MHz
in a 2S configuration with the ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade. By
fully utilizing the design architecture of the Intel Xeon 7500 chipset,
you can now expand your business with confidence and also realize
ultimate virtualization efficiency. The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server
Blade provides up to two Intel Xeon E7-2800/8867L processors
without configuration restrictions, each up to 130 watts, to deliver
higher computing power for a 2S server blade.
Why RAS?
In a memory-intensive computing environment,
RAS is paramount. Multiprocessor servers provide
industry-leading RAS capabilities primarily in
memory and chipset to protect data transfer
points throughout the system. The Intel Xeon
E7-2800/8867L series architectures offer
considerably more robust RAS features than dual
processor technology.
• 32 DIMM slots for up to 1.0 TB of memory for high-threaded
and memory-intensive applications, and a variety of
data‑demanding workloads.
• Up to 133 VMs per server for large virtualization and
consolidation projects.
• Two memory controllers, per processor socket, connect to four
Intel® Scalable Memory Buffers for optimal memory capacity and
bandwidth, as well as overall improved system performance.
• 40 Gb of embedded FlexFabric ports and three I/O expansion slots
bring the total I/O bandwidth to an outstanding 96 Gb.
• High-performance integrated Smart Array P410i Controller with
RAID 0 and 1 with flash-backed write cache options up to 1 GB.
• Two hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD drive bays supporting up to
2.0 TB of internal storage for versatile configuration and
deployment options.
It provides:
• Up to 2x to 4x of memory capacity and enhanced performance
compared to competing 2P Intel Xeon E7 family-based server
blades1 with over twice the number of RAS features.2
• Up to 2.7x to 10.7x of memory capacity, 20x embedded Ethernet
bandwidth and 150 percent onboard I/O slots than traditional
2P Intel Xeon 5500/5600 series processor server blades.3
• Up to 2 ten-core processors provide more performance as
4 four‑core previous generation Intel Xeon 7400 series processors.
This brings down the number of sockets by half—reducing
licensing costs of software based on the number of sockets.
• 2S Intel Xeon E7-2800 processors offer the same performance as
their matching more expensive E7-4800 series counterparts.
Advanced networking technology
With four embedded HP 10 Gb NC553i FlexFabric Converged Network
Adapters (CNAs), the ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade delivers
improved performance and cost savings of converged network
connectivity. It helps to:
• Sustain sufficient bandwidth for network-intensive applications.
• Streamline, simplify, and increase network and storage traffic
with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), hardware-based iSCSI
acceleration and iSCSI boot, stateless TCP/IP offloading, and
1 Gb/10 Gb Ethernet autonegotiating.
• Connect to network and storage, with up to 16 connections,
without the need for add-in mezzanine cards.
• Divide and fine-tune network and storage bandwidth to match
application requirements.
Redefining server economics
The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade is an industry-leading
2S, full‑height blade server that offers excellent value for your
money and superior performance in a high-density multiprocessor
form factor.
Technical specifications
HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
Number of processors
• One or two, up to 130 watts each
Maximum number of cores
• Up to ten per processor
Processors supported
• Intel Xeon E7-2800/8867L
Low-wattage processors
• Intel Xeon E7-8867L
• Up to 30 MB L3 per processor
Processor speed
• Up to 2.26 GHz
Memory type
• DDR3 Registered DIMM (RDIMM)
Memory slots
• 32 DDR3 RDIMM slots
Low voltage DIMM support
• 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB
Standard memory
• 32 GB (4x8 GB DIMMs)
Maximum memory
• 1.0 TB (32x32 GB DIMMs)
Compared to competitive Intel Xeon E7 family server blades that support a maximum of
256 GB to 512 GB of memory in a single-wide, full-height form factor.
Compared to the HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Server Blade.
Based on dual-processor servers with 96 Gb to 384 GB of memory, two embedded 1 Gb
Ethernet adapters, and two I/O expansion slots.
Technical specifications (Contd.)
HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
Advanced memory protection
HP Memory Quarantine (based on Intel MCA Recovery)
Double Device Data Correction (DDDC)
Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
Demand and Patrol Scrubbing
Intra-socket Memory Mirroring
Memory Failover
Rank Sparring (Online Spare)
Failed DIMM Isolation
DIMM Address/Control Bus Parity Protection
Data Bus ECC protection
Advanced ECC
Intel SMI Clock Fail Over
Intel SMI Packet Retry
Networking and I/O
Integrated network adapter
• Four HP embedded 10 Gb NC553i FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter ports connected to a redundant I/O fabric
I/O expansion slots
• Three PCIe Gen2 connected to three redundant I/O fabrics
Standard/maximum I/O bandwidth
• 40 Gb/96 Gb
Networking options
• Multiple, redundant port 10 Gb FlexFabric, 10GbE Flex-10, 10 Gb and 1 Gb Ethernet, and 4X QDR (40 Gb) InfiniBand
Storage type
• Hot-plug SFF SAS
• Hot-plug SFF SATA
• Hot-plug SFF SSD
Maximum internal storage
• Two hot-plug SAS/SATA/SSD bays supporting up to 2.0 TB
Integrated storage controller
• 6 Gb Smart Array P410i Controller with RAID 0 and 1 with optional FBWC options to 1 GB
Storage options
• 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel mezzanine adapters (Brocade, Emulex, and QLogic options)
• Smart Array Controller mezzanines options with BBWC or FBWC to 1 GB for connection to external direct-attached or shared
• I/O accelerator cards for high-performance I/O
• HP Storage Ultrium Tape Blades for an integrated direct-attached data protection solution
• Optional HP Storage Ultrium Tape Blades
• Optional D2200sb PCIe Storage Blades for direct-attached and shared storage within the c-Class enclosures
• Compatible with HP Storage MSA, EVA, and select third-party SANs
Flash media
• Internal USB 2.0 port
• Internal microSDHC slot
Form factor
• Full-height, single, wide server blade
• Eight server blades per c7000 10U enclosure
• Four server blades per c3000 6U enclosure
System management
HP Integrated Lights-Out 3
HP Insight Foundation
BladeSystem enclosure Onboard Administrator (OA) with KVM (optional redundant OA)
HP Insight Control (optional)
HP Insight Dynamics for ProLiant (optional)
Power and fans
• True N+N redundant hot-plug, high-efficiency,
enclosure‑based power supplies
• Redundant hot-plug HP Active Cool fans
• HP Thermal Logic Technology/Sea of Sensors
• HP Dynamic Power Saver Mode
• HP Power Regulator
• Parallel Redundant Scalable Enclosure Cooling (PARSEC)
• Nearly forty system-wide reliability, availability, and serviceability features
• 3-year parts/3-year labor/3-year onsite
Trusted Platform Module 1.2 option
Intel AES-NI
Power-on password
Administrator password
iLO 3 with 12 customizable user accounts
SSL encryption SSH v2
AES and Triple Data Encryption Standard on browser
CLP and XML scripting interface
AES and RC4 encryption of video
Power workload balancing
Enclosure-based HP Dynamic Power Capping
Enclosure-based common power supply form factor
Lower power Intel Model 7510 Scalable Memory Buffer
Intel intelligent power technology, lower partial active and
lower idle power
• Low voltage DDR3 RDIMMs (LVDIMM)
Global disable setting
Keyboard password
External USB port enable/disable
Network server mode
Serial interface control
Onboard Administrator user accounts with defined user
privilege levels
• Onboard Administrator Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
authentication for user accounts
For additional technical specifications, please visit: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13747_div/13747_div.pdf.
Why choose the ProLiant BL620c G7
Server Blade?
The expansion needs of your business will determine your server
choice. It is recommended that you consider what you need in
order to:
• Increase the scalability performance of your compute-intensive
• Realize your virtualization roadmap
• Get the right price/performance ratio
• Enable efficient remote manageability
The ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade can help you achieve all of
these goals. With advanced features and extensive scalability in a
two-socket server blade, it is an appropriate choice for organizations
looking to make the most of their investment.
The HP iLO 3 is a standard component of the ProLiant BL620c
G7 Server Blade that facilitates remote server manageability.
It includes an intelligent microprocessor, secure memory, and a
dedicated network interface. In addition to providing world-class
remote management functionality, iLO 3 is also responsible for
managing the health of your server.
For more information about HP iLO 3 for ProLiant servers, visit
HP Services
HP Technology Services has a robust portfolio of packaged lifecycle
support solutions that enable you to optimize ProLiant support for
better business outcomes.
Optimized care: Delivers optimum performance and continuous
availability of crucial ProLiant systems through deployments and
proactive management practices.
•HP Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Infrastructure plus HP Enhanced Network
•3-Year HP Critical Advantage
Standard care: Maintains high level of server availability along with
expert help to cut the cost and complexity of implementing and
supporting ProLiant servers.
•HP Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Infrastructure plus HP Enhanced Network
•3-Year HP 6-hour Call-to-Repair Hardware Support
•3-Year HP 24x7 Software Support for Insight Control
Basic care: Delivers minimum recommended support service level
with expert advice, implementation, and support.
•HP Installation and Startup for HP BladeSystem c-Class
•3-Year HP 24x7 4-hour Response, Hardware Support
•3-Year HP 24x7 Software Support for Insight Control
HP Financial Services
HP Financial Services provides innovative financing and financial
asset management programs to help you cost-effectively acquire,
manage, and ultimately retire your HP solutions. For more
information, contact your local HP representative or visit
All come with Insight Remote Support, available at no
additional cost, delivering remote monitoring, diagnosis, and
problem resolution.
Only HP brings together deep expertise, proactive and business
critical support, and a strong partner network.
For more information, visit hp.com/services/bladesystem.
Learn more
Expand business with ease with HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade;
it offers you unmatched scalability and reliability. To learn how
industry-leading blade severs can redefine your server economics
and enhance performance, visit hp.com/servers/bl620c-g7.
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