Apart from the innovative HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation, HP also released a slew of new, updated Z-series workstations at the recent annual Workstations Solution World event. Featuring new multicore updates, new chassis designs and increased expandability, the workstations were engineered to meet mainstream computing and visualization needs for customers in CAD, architecture, video editing and photography.
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HP workstations are used by some of the world’s most demanding customers in industries such as graphic arts, broadcast, CAD, engineering, medical imaging, finance, and oil and gas exploration. From designing running shoes to race cars, animated characters to deep-sea submersibles (“Kungfu Panda”, “Nemo”), HP workstations are used to even manage billions of dollars of tradable securities and mission-critical IT environments.
The chassis design of the new workstations share similar modular plug-unplug capabilities of the HP Z1 AIO Workstation. This enables easy removable, replacement and upgrades of parts without the use of tools.
Performance, Performance, Performance
Powering the new Z820, Z620 and Z420 workstations are the latest eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, Also bundled are up to 512GB of DDR3 memory, and third-generation PCI Express technology.
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family allows for up to 16 physical cores in a single system and let 32 threads run at one time when using two processors, each with eight cores and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enabled. The new processors include Intel vPro™ Technology, integrated memory controllers and Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
PCI Express or PCIe as it is effectively known, offers higher maximum system bus throughput (up to 8gigatransfers per second), smaller physical footprint (lower pin count), a more detailed error detection and reporting mechanism (Advanced Error Reporting (AER), and native hot-plug functionality. Recent revisions of the PCIe standard support hardware I/O virtualization.
HP Z820 was engineered for the most demanding and compute-intensive visualization requirements especially in the oil and gas, CAD, medical, video and animation fields. With 16 cores, up to 512GB of ECC memory, up to 15 TB of storage and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics is the top-of-the-line workstation.
Small but Powerful
The HP Z620 is a perfect for customers in financial services, video, animation, architecture and midrange CAD requiring a small desktop footprint and quiet usage. Updated to support both single- and dual-socket processors, the powerful and versatile HP Z620 provides up to 16 processing cores, up to 96 GB of ECC memory, up to 11 TB of high-speed storage, and professional 2-D and 3-D graphics up to NVIDIA Quadro 6000 or dual NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics.
The HP Z420 is engineered for mainstream computing and visualization work in CAD, architecture, video editing and photography. It ncludes up to eight processing cores using the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 and E5-2600 product families, providing up to 64 GB of ECC memory, up to 11 TB of high-speed storage, and up to NVIDIA Quadro 5000 or dual NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics.
The new HP Z Workstations include 90-percent-efficient power supplies – reducing both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released with EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR certification. All HP Z Workstations offer BFR/PVC free configurations and more than 90 percent recyclable by weight.
Pricing and Availability
The HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 are available now with pricing starting at RM3,800 for the HP Z420 Workstation, RM4,800 for the HP Z620 Workstation and RM6,000 for the HP Z820 Workstation.