Exploring the Memory Capabilities of the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen11

Posted by HPE Memory Specialist on Nov 10, 2023

Exploring the Memory Capabilities of the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen11

The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen11 stands out as a versatile and powerful server, designed to handle diverse workloads efficiently. One of its most impressive features is the memory capacity, which showcases HPE's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology that meets modern data demands. In this blog post, we'll delve into the memory specifics of the DL380 Gen11, highlighting its features and capabilities.

Unveiling the Power of DDR5

The DL380 Gen11 memory leverages the latest advancements in memory technology with HPE DDR5 Smart Memory. DDR5 provides a significant performance boost over its predecessors, thanks to its higher data transfer rates and efficiency. This upgrade is crucial for applications requiring high-speed data processing, like big data analytics and high-performance computing.

Maximizing Capacity and Flexibility

The server boasts a remarkable maximum memory capacity of up to 8.0 TB. This is achieved through 32 DIMM slots, accommodating 256 GB RDIMMs each. The DL380 Gen11 is designed with 16 DIMM slots per processor, distributed across 8 channels per processor, with the capacity to house 2 DIMMs per channel. This configuration not only provides ample capacity but also ensures optimized memory performance.

Configurations for Various Needs

The memory configuration options vary based on the server model. With 8SFF or 16SFF configurations, you can utilize all 32 DIMM slots. However, in a 24SFF configuration, the maximum number of DIMMs supported is 16. This flexibility allows businesses to choose the memory setup that best aligns with their specific workload requirements.

Performance Tailored by Processor

It's important to note that the maximum memory speed of the DL380 Gen11 is contingent upon the processor selection. This implies that the choice of processor can significantly influence the memory performance, making it essential for users to consider their processor options carefully, based on their performance needs.


The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen11's memory capabilities are a testament to HPE's dedication to providing high-performance, scalable, and flexible solutions. Whether it's for cloud applications, data analytics, or any other demanding workload, the DL380 Gen11 offers a robust and versatile memory configuration that can be tailored to meet diverse business needs.