Hardware HPE Synergy 660 Gen10: Blade Server Product Overview and Insight

HPE Synergy 660 Gen10: Blade Server Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line:

The HPE Synergy 660 is built for large enterprise, and top-of-the-line enterprise and data center needs. If you can accept no compromise on performance, this one should be a top candidate. 

It’s a “front line” blade for when speed and sophisticated data processing capabilities are of the essence. In short, if you have the money for the best, a box that can balance physical, virtual and containerized applications effortlessly, this unit deserves your consideration.

But budgetary necessities may make the Dell PowerEdge MX480C, or the SuperMicro SuperBlade a suitable option – and, for lesser workloads, perhaps even a better option.

Product Description:

The HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 Performance Compute Module includes up to four Xeon Scalable processors. It is designed to reduce operational complexity for traditional workloads and increase operational velocity for new applications and services. Through a single interface, HPE Synergy composes physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric pools into any configuration for any application.

HPE Synergy supports both two-socket and four-socket full-height compute modules, as well as up to 6 TB of memory, and up to four SFF drives. It delivers higher performance and scalability for enterprise data-intensive workloads. Flexible I/O configurations are available. HPE Silicon Root of Trust protects assets against downtime associated with hacks and viruses. Threat protection helps to protect, detect and recover firmware,

System tuning with processor smoothing and workloads matching can improve processor throughput/overall performance up to 8% over the previous generation. Management features include intelligent auto-discovery, quick provisioning, broad 3rd party integration. Up to 6 mezzanine options offer enough I/O and redundancy for workloads requiring high availability. For example, up to 160 zoned drives are possible per storage controller (61 TB internal storage).

“Everybody noticed very large improvement in data processing. A lot of activity which took hours now takes, let’s say, tens of minutes on Synergy. We’re able to provision different applications, different demonstrations, add cloud-like speeds on-prem, which is unheard of in the industry,” said the Service Manager at a retail firm.

Max Processors/Cores:

4 Xeon Platinum 8160/96 cores.

Maximum Memory:

6 TB

Form Factor:

HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 is a 10U full-height, single-wide, compute module that plugs into the HPE Synergy Frame 12000.

Key Markets and Use Cases:

  • Virtualization density
  • High availability
  • Scale-up enterprise workloads
  • Business processing
  • IT and web infrastructure
  • High-performance computing.
  • Hybrid cloud
  • DevOps.

“HPE Synergy’s built-in software intelligence, auto-discovery capabilities and fluid resource pools enable us to instantly boot up infrastructure and be ready to run physical, virtual and containerized applications,” said an IT Manager in the services industry.


Around $50,000.


HPE Synergy 660

Max Processors

4 Xeon Platinum 8160

Max Cores


Max Memory

6 TB

Form Factor

Full height

Starting Price


Key Differentiator

Top of the line performance

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