The DL580 Gen8 is HP’s most powerful server in the ProLiant line. HP says that it’s designed specifically to take on the IBM Power 750 and Oracle’s Sun server T5-4. Two tiers are offered -- basic and high performance. With basic, you get two processors, Intel EZ-4809 V2s at 1.9Ghz clock, which means a dozen cores. The high performance selection boosts capacity to four processors, Intel Xeon 4850 V2s (48 cores), or 4890 V2s (60 cores) clocked at 2.3 or 2.9ghz respectively.