HP Integrity Superdome


Problems that solves

Decentralized IT systems

No automated business processes

Non-compliant with IT security requirements

Complex and non-transparent business processes


Ensure Security and Business Continuity

Ensure Compliance

Centralize management

HP Integrity Superdome

HP Superdome is a premium server designed and manufactured by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.


HP Superdome is the family of enterprise-class high-performance servers manufactured with both the PA-8900 processors (HP 9000 family) and Intel Itanium 2 processors (HP Integrity family). Superdome is represented by three models with 16, 32 and 64 processor sockets. Within the family, there is the possibility of moving from younger models to older ones, which ensures a reduction in initial costs, investment protection and the possibility of a phased increase in system performance. Superdome is a universal hierarchical crossbar architecture specifically designed to work with various types of processors. The main components of the architecture are Cells, Crossbar Backplane, and I / O subsystems.
The cell board is the main unit of the Superdome system. It is a symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) containing 4 processor sockets and up to 64 GB of main memory. It is possible (but not necessary) to connect to the cell its own I / O subsystem, which is an I / O basket with 12 PCI-X slots. Each cell can work in different configurations, i.e., be connected to other cells or form an independent independent server. In one system, cell boards can be combined with both PA-RISC processors and Itanium processors.
Backplane patch panels provide a non-blocking connection between cells, their associated memory, and I / O modules. The main principle underlying Superdome is the balanced performance of the system at all levels of the hierarchy in order to exclude the appearance of additional delays when the processors of one cell access the RAM located on other cells. The developed architecture allows the system to demonstrate record performance indicators for various types of tasks, such as operational transaction processing, technical calculations, processing of Internet transactions, analysis of large volumes of data, etc.
A single Superdome system can be logically divided into many hardware independent, software independent partitions, virtual machines, or resource partitions within a single server. Each hardware / software partition or virtual machine is running its own independent operating system. For cells with PA-RISC processors, the operating system is HP-UX 11i, and for cells with Itanium processors, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2003, and OpenVMS. To implement effective system management and technical support, the Superdome server family includes:
  • Event Monitoring System (EMS), an alert service that monitors the status of server hardware, including processors, memory, FC components, system buses, cache, system temperature, battery status, fans, power supplies.
  • A hardware inventory service in Support Tools Manager (STM) that provides system inventory information, including serial numbers, part numbers, version levels, and so on.
  • Support Management Station (SMS), which is used to start the process of scanning, diagnostics and testing the platform throughout the life cycle, including upgrades.
The Superdome family provides customers with investment protection and uptime thanks to a system infrastructure designed to upgrade to next-generation processors.

User features

Roles of Interested Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Technical Officer

Chief IT Security Officer