PING, IMAGE made easier on 3000
HP leads G6 virtual tour online

HP shows off Gen 6 ProLiant servers

G6 Register this morning for today's Webcast series to take the complete tour of HP's newest G6 ProLiant server line. The event is a string of seven Web presentations from HP covering the alternative hardware the vendor offers to many HP 3000 migrating customers.

HP calls this sixth generation G6, and these Webcasts start at 10 AM CST and run through early afternoon US Central Daylight Time. HP says

These Webcasts will bring you on-site to the ProLiant manufacturing facilities and server farms. You'll see product tear-down and meet the product managers and other HP personnel. After you've had a look, you can ask the engineers questions and meet independent bloggers who have similar jobs and interests.

Although the production values of these events will remind you of commercials, there's usually a good share of information to be picked up from evaluations like this from your desktop. Windows is shaping up as the most likely migration target for a 3000 customer, and the ProLiants are built for Linux as well.

HP's tentative agenda (times CDT) as of the evening before the event:

10:30   Intel Xeon 5500: HP has taken Intel technology to a whole new level. Check out what's under the hood: An HP ProLiant G6 server deep dive
10:45  Meet the Blades SWAT team. Take an in-depth look at HP's BladeSystem with the Blade SWAT team in their engineering lab.
11:15  See how easy HP makes it to dramatically simplify server set-up
11:45  Get "Greener IT" from HP -- Use your power wisely and dramatically reduce wasted energy
12:15  Factory Express – See a quick view of where it all comes together: HP’s customized and integrated factory solution tour
12:45  Squeeze every bit of productivity out of your server with ProLiant G6