HP Unveils New Workstations

Creative COW by Debra Kaufman

HP just unveiled the follow-up to its popular line of Z workstations: the Z820, Z620 and Z420. All three workstations come equipped with the eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offer up to 512 gigabytes of DDR3 memory and support multithreaded workstation applications that professionals rely on. The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family allows for up to 16 physical cores in a single system and lets 32 threads run at one time when using two processors, each with eight cores and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enabled.

Also featured is third-generation PCI Express technology for increased performance and integration of new graphics cards from NVIDIA. The HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 Workstations are expected to be available worldwide beginning in April.

"As the workstation industry leader, HP continues to invest in technology that allows our customers to push the limits of innovation," said Jim Zafarana, Vice President/General Manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. "Our investments in R&D and technology have led to workstations that meet and exceed the needs of the world's most demanding customers."

Of strongest interest to those in the media and entertainment industry is the HP Z820 Workstation, which is designed for high-end computing and visualization. The dual-processor Z820 offers support for up to 16 processing cores and up to 512 GB of ECC memory, as well as up to 14 terabytes of high-speed storage and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics. The two processors work seamlessly together based on the Xeon C600 series chipset, LSI SAS 2308 controller and dual Quick Path Interconnects between them. read more...

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