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HP presents latest key innovations to Malaysians

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Kuala Lumpur, March 26, 2013 – HP showcased their new line of innovative products today at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, Bangsar Village 1. The new line includes several items, including their first Hybrid PC the HP ENVY x2, new printing technologies encased in the new Officejet Pro 476dn Multifunction Printer, a business focused tablet, HP ElitePad 900 and the touchscreen HP EliteBook Revolve.

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HP Introduces ProLiant Gen8 Servers, Made for Shift to Cloud

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HP recently unveiled two new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) four-socket servers that deliver increased performance in less space and offers a return on investment within three months. The new products are the industry’s first four-socket servers to incorporate HP ProActive Insight Architecture.

The HP ProLiant BL660c and DL560 Gen8 servers significantly reduce maintenance time through high levels of automation and continuous monitoring of system health, translating to more than 30 days of administrative time-saving in a year.

The HP ProLiant BL660c offers four-socket density in half the size of the previous generation server, effectively reducing server footprint in the data center through a three-to-one server consolidation rate. As a result, total cost of ownership is reduced by up to 30%.

The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server on the other hand provides space-minimising four-socket server in a 2U form factor without compromising performance, scalability or expansion requirements.

The servers are building blocks for HP Converged Infrastructure – the multi-processor setup meeting demands of high-end computing power that is required for end-to-end virtualisation and provides the foundation for private and hybrid clouds.

The new servers deliver:

  • Improved storage performance with the first integrated PCIe 3.0 storage technology, providing twice the input/output bandwidth and up to six times faster performance than previous generations.
  • Enhanced VM support with a memory design that is five times more dense than competitive offerings and delivers lower latency than previous generations.
  • Up to 50 percent better memory performance than competitive offerings, enabling more consolidation of virtual applications on fewer servers.

Pricing and availability
The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 and HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 are available worldwide with starting prices of $5,912 and $7,970, respectively.

HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

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HP Introduces ProLiant Gen8 Servers That Enhance Virtualized Performance, Facilitate Move to Cloud 

Ultradense four-socket servers reset performance bar

KUALA LUMPUR — Oct. 31, 2012 — HP today unveiled two new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) four-socket servers that facilitate customers’ move to cloud while delivering increased compute power in less space and  a return on investment within three months.(1)

The industry’s first four-socket servers to incorporate HP ProActive Insight Architecture, the HP ProLiant BL660c and DL560 Gen8 servers significantly reduce the time spent on maintenance tasks through high levels of automation and continuous monitoring of system health, saving IT staff more than 30 days of administration time a year.(2)

Clients are continuously virtualizing their compute-intensive applications in order to achieve greater utilization and efficiency, and to facilitate the move to private and hybrid clouds. Many clients have virtualized the basic infrastructure and smaller workloads, but a challenge still remains with more complex and higher-end workloads. Clients often face performance bottlenecks, data-center footprint and power limitations, and inadequate memory capacity from traditional two-socket servers.

As building blocks for HP Converged Infrastructure, these multiprocessor servers satisfy the need for high-end compute power that enables clients to extend end-to-end virtualization and provide a foundation for creating private and hybrid clouds.

With a three-to-one server-consolidation rate(3) and reduced server footprint in the data center, the HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 server offers four-socket density in half the size of the previous generation, and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 30 percent.(4)

Additionally, the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 server provides a space-minimizing four-socket server in a 2U form factor without compromising performance, scalability or expansion requirements.

New server capabilities in a powerful, compact footprint 

The HP ProLiant BL660c and HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers were designed to drive better performance for complex, virtualized environments so clients can access their data faster, optimize their system to achieve higher-performing workloads and add more virtual machines (VMs) per server. The new servers deliver:

  • Improved storage performance with the first integrated PCIe 3.0 storage technology(5), providing twice the input/output bandwidth(6) and up to six times faster performance than previous generations.(7)
  • Enhanced VM support with a memory design that is five times more dense than competitive offerings(8) and delivers lower latency than previous generations.(9)
  • Up to 50 percent better memory performance than competitive offerings, enabling more consolidation of virtual applications on fewer servers.(10)

The new servers drive a balance of economics and density for customers, while optimizing application performance to help speed innovation and business growth. For example, ZTE Corporation, one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors, needed to break through its capacity limitation and enhance the adaptability of the traditional data center in order to be able to keep up the business rapid growth.

“We needed to modernize our data centers in order to keep up with rapid growth and to ensure continued service to our customers across 140 countries,” said Yu Yuan, product manager, ZTE Corporation—Guangdong NewStart Technology Service Ltd. “We chose the HP ProLiant DL 560 Gen8 server over the competition because it offered increased virtual machine densities to reduce space and cost, while improving performance, which enabled us to develop a platform to build private clouds.”

Built on HP Proactive Insight Architecture

HP ProLiant Gen8 servers redefine expectations and economics in the data center by leveraging HP ProActive Insight Architecture to offer the new four-socket servers unprecedented lifecycle automation. A direct connection to the HP Insight Online portal accelerates problem resolution and reduced unplanned downtime. Through self monitoring, self diagnosing and proactive support, clients can resolve problems up to 66 percent faster.(11)

The advanced technologies of the HP ProLiant Gen8 portfolio, tested in real-world data centers and built with 150 client-inspired design innovations, eliminate common server problems that cause failures, downtime and data loss.

Pricing and availability

The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 and HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 are available worldwide with starting (US) prices of $5,912 and $7,970, respectively.

HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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NVIDIA Opens GPU R&D and Compute-Solution Center in Malaysia with MIMOS

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Left to right: Thillai Raj, Chief Technology Officer, MIMOS Berhad; Thiyagu Letchumanan, Country Manager, Commercial & Public Sector, HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia; and Eric Chang, Manager, Professional Solution Group, NVIDIA Southeast Asia & Taiwan, officiating the opening of the GPU R&D and Compute Solution Center.

Oct. 19, 2012—NVIDIA recently launched Southeast Asia’s first GPU R&D and Compute-Solution Center in Malaysia, a collaboration with HP and MIMOS. The centre will serve as a one-stop shop to promote, share and teach GPU technologies and solutions to customers as well as interested parties in general purpose GPU (GPGPU) and GPU-related topics.

Powered by HP Converged Infrastructure architecture featuring HP ProLiant ServersHP Networking switches and HP 3PAR Storage, the GPU R&D and Compute Solution Center will facilitate the adaptation of many-core, parallel and GPU techniques in scientific, financial and big data processing. The centre will also feature leading GPU-enabled applications like SolidWorks, Autodesk 3ds Max, ANSYS, Abaqus and Adobe CS6.

The centre will be the hub of collaborative university research projects; creating CUDA teaching centers at universities; GPGPU workshops; CUDA programming contests; technology road shows; and hosting government and industry visits. It will also cater to GPU-related activities, such as developing GPU accelerator libraries, R&D in GPGPU-enabled applications and generic algorithms, and GPGPU application benchmark and testing.

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From right: Thiyagu Letchumanan, Country Manager, Commercial & Public Sector, HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and Thillai Raj, Chief Technology Officer, MIMOS Berhad receiving a demonstration on GPU technologies from Dr Ettikan Kandasamy, Principal Engineer, Software Engineering, MIMOS Berhad (second from left), during the tour of the GPU R&D and Compute Solution Center.

[quote]“The creation of this center reflects the increasing use of GPU computing in demanding general-purpose scientific, engineering and computational finance applications,” said Francis Yu, Vice President of APAC Sales and Marketing at NVIDIA. “Together, NVIDIA, HP and MIMOS are championing the development of GPU computing, and bringing its benefits to organisations in Malaysia and around the region.”[/quote]

NVIDIA powers a broad range of devices from desktop PCs to supercomputers, and its mobile range powers many of today’s smartphones, tablets and auto infotainments systems. PC gamers especially, rely on NVIDIA’s high performance GPU for graphics intensive games.

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NVIDIA Opens GPU R&D and Compute-Solution Center in Malaysia with MIMOS

One-Stop Center First in Southeast Asia to Champion GPU Technologies

KUALA LUMPUR—Oct. 19, 2012—NVIDIA yesterday launched Southeast Asia’s first GPU R&D and Compute-Solution Center in Malaysia, working with HP and MIMOS.

The center, which is located on MIMOS campus, will serve as a one-stop shop to promote, share and teach GPU technologies and solutions to customers and those interested in general purpose GPU (GPGPU), as well as to perform collaborative work on GPU-related topics.

In addition to featuring leading GPU-enabled applications – such as SolidWorks, Autodesk 3ds Max, ANSYS, Abaqus and Adobe CS6 – the center will promote the dynamic growth of GPU computing in Malaysia. Local activities include: collaborative university research projects; creating CUDA teaching centers at universities; GPGPU workshops; CUDA programming contests; technology road shows; and hosting government and industry visits.

It will also cater to GPU-related activities, such as developing GPU accelerator libraries, R&D in GPGPU-enabled applications and generic algorithms, and GPGPU application benchmark and testing.

Powered by an HP Converged Infrastructure architecture featuring HP ProLiant ServersHP Networking switches and HP 3PAR Storage, the GPU R&D and Compute Solution Center will facilitate the adaptation of many-core, parallel and GPU techniques in scientific, financial and big data processing.

“The creation of this center reflects the increasing use of GPU computing in demanding general-purpose scientific, engineering and computational finance applications,” said Francis Yu, Vice President of APAC Sales and Marketing at NVIDIA. “Together, NVIDIA, HP and MIMOS are championing the development of GPU computing, and bringing its benefits to organizations in Malaysia and around the region.”

MIMOS President and CEO Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah said, “MIMOS values industry partnerships that promote cross-fertilization of ideas and enable synergized solution development together with our technology recipients. In turn, this helps accelerate our research results and encourages adoption locally and globally.”

MIMOS currently utilizes the center for research and development in big data processing in the area of text processing, financial computation, and data scrambling. These libraries are in turn given to MIMOS technology recipients and end customers; who can take them to the local and global market for their product sales and increase efficiency.

Held in conjunction with the opening of the center is a workshop to create better GPGPU awareness and showcase GPGPU solutions and technologies.

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HP Expands Security Solutions Portfolio to Proactively Protect Data

Richard Archdeacon & Wong Loke Yeow

Richard Archdeacon & Wong Loke Yeow

“Cloud”, “mobility” and “big data” are common buzzwords these days and while these key elements help organisations to drive innovation, enhance agility and improve financial management, they also pose new challenges and concerns. One being – security, and in a big way. HP is looking to address these concerns with the announcement of its expanded security solutions portfolio to help enterprises proactively protect data.

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According to new research conducted on behalf of HP recently, security is a major concern amongst more than two-thirds of business and technology executives in Asia Pacific and Japan when it comes to cloud services. More than three quarters indicated were concerned about how to secure and consume big data.

While traditionally organisations adopted a more reactive, perimeter-based approach to security, this is no longer sufficient nor an ideal strategy. More than half of respondents admitted that their organisations spend more time and money on reactive measures.

“Cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially, and without a proactive information risk management strategy, enterprise growth, innovation and efficiencies are hindered,” said Wong Loke Yeow, Regional Marketing Director, Enterprise Security Products, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific and Japan.

“HP helps clients protect what matters most to their organizations by delivering intelligent security solutions that prioritize security resources to help identify threats earlier and enable a faster response time,” said Richard Archdeacon, CTO, Strategy and Technology, Enterprise Security Services, Hewlett-Packard Company.

As cybersecurity threats become more prevalent and increasingly sophisticated, proactive security measures need to be in place to ensure continued growth, innovation and efficiency for enterprises.

HP’s new security solutions portfolio deliver faster response time and more intelligent resource management to identify threats earlier. These new additions include:

  • New features added to HP Assured Identity.
  • Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis (CATA) on Demand.
  • HP Security Operations Center (SOC) Consulting Services.

HP also unveiled new products and services to provide clients transparency and control over their entire organisation. New offerings include:

  • HP Data Center Protection Services.
  • HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0c.
  • HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS).

HP also announced an industry first by surpassing 2.5 billion lines of code under subscription as part of its HP Fortify on Demand (FoD) application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. In addition, for mobile computing security, HP Fortify offers SaaS testing services for both the iOS and Android operating systems.

Additional information about HP Enterprise Security solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/EnterpriseSecurity2012.

HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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HP Introduces Intelligent Security Solutions to Drive Innovation, Reduce Risk

Proactive security measures enable organizations to leverage big data, cloud, mobility

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 September 2012 — HP today announced additions to its security solutions portfolio that enable enterprises to assess, transform, optimize and manage their security environments to proactively protect what matters.

Cloud, mobility and big data initiatives are helping organizations solve pressing challenges, while driving accelerated innovation, enhanced agility and improved financial management. However, these initiatives also can introduce big security concerns.

According to new research conducted on behalf of HP, concerns around understanding security requirements for cloud services are top of mind for more than two-thirds of business and technology executives in Asia Pacific and Japan.  More than three quarters of those surveyed also indicated they are concerned about how to secure and consume big data. (1)

Almost two-thirds of those surveyed are concerned about mobile data loss or theft. In addition, more than half of respondents admitted that their organizations spend more time and money on reactive measures than on proactive risk management.

A reactive, perimeter-based approach to security is no longer sufficient. Enterprises need proactive, intelligent security solutions that span traditional and hybrid delivery models, and address the challenges brought on by these new shifts in IT.

“Cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially, and without a proactive information risk management strategy, enterprise growth, innovation and efficiencies are hindered,” said Wong Loke Yeow, Regional Marketing Director, Enterprise Security Products, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific and Japan.

“HP helps clients protect what matters most to their organizations by delivering intelligent security solutions that prioritize security resources to help identify threats earlier and enable a faster response time,” said Richard Archdeacon, CTO, Strategy and Technology, Enterprise Security Services, Hewlett-Packard Company.

Intelligent security for the public sector

For public sector organizations, security threats are continuing to escalate, regulations are becoming more complex and budgets are shrinking. HP Security for Public Sector reflects the breadth and depth of HP’s security services capabilities to meet the exacting standards of these organizations worldwide.

New additions to this portfolio include:

  • New features added to HP Assured Identity, a solution that offers simplified identity, credential and access management. It enables tighter controls against insider threats, robust identity proofing and reduced complexity around secure information sharing between collaborating organizations.
  • Comprehensive Applications Threat Analysis (CATA) on Demand lowers the cost of application security by addressing threats throughout the development life cycle.
  • HP Security Operations Center (SOC) Consulting Services, designed for public sector clients outside the United States, enable clients to establish an on-site intelligent cybersecurity operations center. Clients also can acquire HP Services to assist in managing the center. This service complements HP’s U.S. Public Sector security consulting and security operations center service.

Proactively manage risk with intelligent security solutions 

HP also unveiled new products and services to provide clients transparency and control over their entire organization. New offerings include:

  • HP Data Center Protection Services evaluate organizations’ existing security practices and provide actionable recommendations to help them optimize infrastructure and improve program management across the data center.
  • HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager 6.0c is a powerful, scalable security monitoring and compliance solution that identifies and remediates cyberthreats faster than ever before. HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager rapidly identifies security threats across an organization’s infrastructure and prioritizes critical issues to reduce potential damage.
  • HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) ensures protection across network devices, virtual machines, operating systems and business-critical applications by adding significant capacity for deep-packet traffic inspection. The new modular architecture is designed to adapt automatically to threats as they are discovered, while allowing organizations to save rack space and maintain consistent power consumption and cooling costs.

HP also announced a mobile application for IT security professionals that utilizes data from HP Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs) to monitor current and trending cyberthreats. HP Information Security Pulse, available at no additional cost, enables security professionals to rapidly determine and address risks that may affect their environment. The application is currently available for webOS, Apple iOS ®, Android™ and web browser platforms.

Protecting against printer-based intrusions

HP’s intelligent security solutions also extend to print environments. Offerings include:

  • HP Access Control (HP AC) Printing Solutions, expanded for the healthcare industry, enhance device security and improve companywide printing policies with secure authentication, secure pull printing, intelligent management and job accounting.
  • HP Imaging and Printing Security Assessment reviews the print environment from a security and compliance perspective, minimizing the risks of unattended documents, sensitive data processing from a computer to a printer, and confidential information on device hard drives.
  • Enhanced HP Imaging and Printing Security Center (IPSC), a policy-based solution, increases security automation while reducing risk through broader device and operating-system compatibility, expanded HP Instant-on Security device support and powerful password management capabilities.

HP also announced an industry first by surpassing 2.5 billion lines of code under subscription as part of its HP Fortify on Demand (FoD) application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. HP Fortify leads the industry with the capability to harden the attack surface of applications with both static and dynamic application testing for 21 languages, more than any other vendor. In addition, for mobile computing security, HP Fortify offers SaaS testing services for both the iOS and Android operating systems.

Additional information about HP Enterprise Security solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/EnterpriseSecurity2012.

HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

  1. “HP Research: Security and Risk Management,” Coleman Parkes Research, Ltd., July 2012.

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HP Global Influencers Summit 2012 – HP Unveils New Computers and Printers #HPNewin2012

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012Shanghai Expo Center, China

HP today showcased its huge repertoire of new computers and printers at the HP Global Influencers Summit 2012, themed “Making Technology Work for You”, at the Shanghai Expo Center, China. For the naysayers who had doubted HP’s PC business, this was the first show of resolve for the converged HP Printing and Personal Systems group.

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The newly merged entity, announced March 21, will improve branding enable better resource & supply management, enhance customer support, greater return of investment as well as streamlines HP’s collaboration with its channel partners globally. HP’s printing and PC units combined make up about half of HP’s $30 billion revenue in the first quarter. HP regained the title of No.1 PC Maker in the world in Q1 2012, relinquishing the throne from Apple.

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012Shanghai Expo Center, China

Approximately 700 media influencers, representing over 70 countries from across the globe, gathered to witness the opening keynote by Steve Hoffman, HP Director of Worldwide Marketing, presentations by notable clients like Bandito Bros, Westcoast Customs, Anya Ayoung-Chee and partners like 3M. I am honoured to be part of the seven-man strong media entourage from Malaysia which includes CHIP, HWM and PCdotcom magazines; online tech portal LowYat.net; and mainstream media China Press and Harian Metro.

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012Shanghai Expo Center, China

The opening keynote by Dion Wesler; followed by presentations by Jon Solomon, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Printing & Personal Systems – Americas Region and James Mouton, Senior VP Personal Computing Global Business Unit, set the tone for the event and for HP for the future – a future committed to innovation and meeting customers demands.

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012, Shanghai Expo Center, China

At the summit today, HP announced and showcased a whopping 80 new products. Some highlights include:

  • HP ENVY SpectreXT, an ultramobile premium Ultrabook that delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance;
  • HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook systems, providing the ultimate combination of style and substance for entertainment experiences;
  • HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, an Ultrabook targeted at the business market which incorporates security, manageability and reliability features.
  • HP t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client, which features One Wire Power over Ethernet technology, developed in collaboration with 3M;
  • HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations with professional-class features;
  • HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One, the world’s first mobile all-in-one printer, and an ideal companion for mobile warriors who are constantly on-the-go and need printing/scanning services.
  • Four new HP LaserJet printers and an HP Scanjet, targeted at small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers, along with the ability to extend the office beyond its physical location.

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012, Shanghai Expo Center, China

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012, Shanghai Expo Center, China

Aside from product previews and hands-on sessions on the summit floor, attendees also spent time with key HP executives in exclusive Breakout Tracks – “Style Meets Function”, “Tools of the Trade” and “Thin & Light” which provided insight about different facets of HP’s product/service offerings in the Consumer, Business and Retail space.

HP Global Influencer Summit 2012, Shanghai Expo Center, China

The HP Global Influencers Summit continues for another full day tomorrow. Watch this space for updates.

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HP Unveils Powerful and Stylish Technology for Consumers and Businesses

Newly merged HP Printing and Personal Systems group exhibits compelling customer experiences with innovative portfolio

ASIA PACIFIC, China, May 9, 2012 — HP today showcased its unparalleled line of computers and printers, the first show of resolve for the newly created HP Printing and Personal Systems group. 

More than 500 media influencers from around the world gathered at the Shanghai Expo Center to view the new products, which include:

  • HP ENVY SpectreXT, an ultramobile premium Ultrabook™ that delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance; 
  • HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook™ systems, providing the ultimate combination of style and substance for entertainment experiences; 
  • HP EliteBook Folio 9470m , built from the ground up to be everything a business Ultrabook™ should be with security, manageability and reliability; 
  • HP t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client, which features single-wire Power over Ethernet;
  • HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations with professional-class features;
  • HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One, the world’s first mobile all-in-one printer,(1) and an ideal companion for business professionals who need a compact, durable solution for printing, scanning and copying while on the go; and 
  • Four new HP LaserJet printers and an HP Scanjet, providing small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers professional-quality documents and fast print speeds, along with the ability to extend the office beyond its physical location. 

The newly merged HP Printing and Personal Systems group, announced March 21, enables HP to rally more energy and resources in service to customers. The combined organization enables greater investment in innovation and marketing, as well as streamlines HP’s collaboration with channel partners globally.

“The products we unveiled today are inspired by our customers, and confirm our passion to fuse form, function, style and reliability into great computers and printers,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Printing and Personal Systems, HP. “We are well positioned to continue delivering innovation in the future for customers in China and everywhere else around the globe.” 

HP’s premier client event, HP Discover, takes place June 4-7 in Las Vegas.

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HP Z-Series Workstations. Made for Real Work.

HP Z Series Workstations

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.

HP Z Series Workstation

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 Z Series Workstation

The Workshorse
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.

HP Z Series 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.

HP Z Series Workstation

Entry-level Goodness
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.

HP Z Series Workstation

Energy-efficient
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.

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[Impressions] HP Z1 Workstation. Beauty. Brains. Brawn.

HP Z1 Workstation

At the recent annual Workstations Solution World event, HP, the world’s No.1 PC maker unveiled the world’s first all-in-one workstation – HP Z1 Workstation, a powerful, sexy new 27″ computer targeted at creative professionals. HP also introduced new additions to its line of HP Z Workstations.

Beauty Is in the Details
Inspired by the BMW DesignworksUSA, who have previously also worked on the Z series workstations and HP printers, the Z1 Workstation oozes sex appeal. Yes, like no other (workstation class at least!). The ultra-sleek industrial design encapsulates simplicity and ease of use – the modular nature of the chassis and internals make it easy for users to swap, replace and upgrade parts without any tools. Green indicators marked on different modules help make removing/replacing parts a cinch.

HP Z1 Workstation

HP Z1 Workstation

The rear stand makes it easy to adjust tilt and angle, and can also be adjusted to be completely flat on the table, for presentations.

Brains Meet Brawn
Form is nothing without function. Don’t be deceived by the Z1’s attractive facade for it is packed with class-leading quad-core Intel Xeon processors, ECC memory, powerful NVIDIA Quadro graphics, professional display supporting more than 1 billion colours and workstation class storage.

Users have a variety of storage types to choose from including 7.2K and 10K SATA, SSD, optional RAID configurations, removable drives (AMO), a multiformat media card reader and optical drives including a slot-loading Blu-ray Writer.

The impressive 27-inch diagonal wide LED display supports more than 1 billion colors and features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. The gloss finish may not be suitable for some, though.

Other goodies include high fidelity audio supporting SRS Premium Sound, HD webcam and HD Remote Graphics Software. Users can work remotely while still accessing the high-performance 2-D, 3-D, video and media-rich applications they count on.

HP Z1 Workstation

Beauty Inside Out
Designers and artists (and okay, geeks included) will appreciate the pains HP has gone through to make it look good and function well from the inside out. The modular structure of the chassis is revolutionary. Whilst we’ve seen the same attention to detail in consumer desktops like the popular Apple iMac, there’s nothing quite like the Z1 in workstation class all-in-one desktops.

Everything can be taken apart very easily, including processor, hard drive, RAM, and yes, power supply. No screw drivers, no tools needed. Technicians, rejoice!

Users will also appreciate that the optimized chassis design enables it to function and keep cool without an internal fan. Great for those long hours in the studio. No buzzing, whirring fan noises to distract you from being productive.

The Z1 is positioned as an affordable, powerful workstation-class all-in-one computer with a small desktop footprint, perfect for those in the creative industry especially in CAD, video production and entertainment fields.

Pricing and availability
The new HP Z1 Workstation is available now and pricing starts from RM5,888.

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HP Unveils World’s First 27-inch
All-in-One Workstation And Latest  Additions To Z Series Workstations

New lineup includes category-defining HP Z1 and powerful new HP Z820, Z620 and Z420

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 March, 2012 – HP today kicked off its annual Workstations Solution World event in Asia Pacific. From 23 Mar to 17 Apr, HP will unveil the world’s first all-in-one workstation and also showcase new additions to its powerful, industry leading line of HP Z Workstations.

“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 and 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.”

HP Z1 – The World’s First 27” All-in-One Workstation

Designed like no other, the display of the new HP Z1 Workstation snaps open so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required.(1) 

The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance featuring Intel® Xeon® processors,(2) NVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors(3) and HP’s world-class reliability. The display of the HP Z1 is also designed 

Built for computer-aided design, digital media and entertainment professionals, the HP Z1 provides blazingly fast rendering and performance. It offers a full range of workstation-class graphics cards and processors, and is thoroughly tested and certified to work with today’s leading industry applications. 

Whether it’s an engineer creating 3-D components, an architect designing buildings or a videographer editing event footage, the HP Z1 gives creative professionals the power they need to bring ideas to life faster.  

“The revolutionary HP Z1 sets a new industry standard for workstation design, performance and serviceability,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “With its game-changing design and an experience that optimizes visual and computing performance, the HP Z1 will help attract new customers and expand our market leadership.”

Workstation performance without compromise 

  • Workstation performance. Features professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics, ECC memory, quad-core Intel® Xeon® processors,(2) independent software vendor solutions and whisper-quiet acoustics.
  • Tool-less chassis. Users can easily add a hard drive, upgrade memory or access the graphics card by snapping open the chassis to swap out parts.
  • Workstation-class storage. Users can choose from a variety of storage types, including 7.2K and 10K SATA, SSD, optional RAID configurations, removable drives (AMO), a multiformat media card reader and optical drives including a slot-load Blu-ray Writer.(4)
  • Professional display. The 27-inch diagonal wide LED display supports more than 1 billion colors (3) and features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and an in-plane switching (IPS) panel.
  • High-fidelity audio. Front-facing dual-cone speakers and SRS Premium Sound offer high-fidelity audio.
  • HD Webcam. Have face-to-face meetings and see every detail right down to the twinkle of an eye. Also captures HD-quality video.(5,6)
  • HP Remote Graphics Software. Users can work remotely while still accessing the high-performance 2-D, 3-D, video and media-rich applications they count on.
  • HP Performance Advisor. Reduces the time spent troubleshooting by providing a consolidated report of the workstation’s hardware and software configuration that can be used to tune the workstation for specifically professional application workloads with just one click.

HP Z820, Z620 and Z420 – New Multicore Updates and Increased Expandability 

The new Z820, Z620 and Z420 feature the latest eight-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, offer up to 512 gigabytes (GB) of DDR3 memory,(7) and support multithreaded workstation applications that professionals rely on.

The latest additions to the industry-leading line of HP Z Workstations also feature third-generation PCI Express technology, providing customers increased performance and seamless integration of new graphics cards.

  • Engineered for the most demanding and compute-intensive visualization needs, the HP Z820 is ideal for customers in oil and gas, mechanical computer-aided design (CAD), mechanical computer-aided engineering, medical, video and animation. The HP Z820 provides up to 16 processing cores, up to 512 GB of ECC memory, up to 15 terabytes (TB) of high-speed storage and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics. 
  • For quiet environments with minimal space, the HP Z620 is a great choice for customers in financial services, video, animation, architecture and midrange CAD. 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. 
  • Engineered to meet mainstream computing and visualization needs for customers in CAD, architecture, video editing and photography, the HP Z420 includes 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.

More cores for “mega tasking”

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(2) Technology enabled. The new processors include Intel® vPro™ Technology,(3) integrated memory controllers and Intel Turbo Boost Technology.(4) 

“HP Workstations, based on our new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family are helping workstation users fast track the way they create, test and modify their innovative ideas” said Boyd Davis, Vice President, Intel Architecture Group.  “Our new Intel® Xeon® E5 processors combine an increase in computational capacity and proficiency with an optimized i/o infrastructure. These advanced capabilities enable professionals to quickly and efficiently interact with their models while concurrently executing simulations, renderings, ray tracing and modeling their ideas on their HP Workstations.”

The new HP Z Workstations include 90-percent-efficient power supplies – reducing both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released. The HP Z line is registered EPEAT Gold and offers ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations. 

All HP Z Workstations offer BFR/PVC free configurations(8) and more than 90 percent recyclable by weight. 

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. Companies use HP workstations to design everything from running shoes to race cars, animated characters to deep-sea submersibles, and to manage everything from billions of dollars of tradable securities to mission-critical IT environments.

Pricing and availability(9)

The new HP Z1 Workstation is available in Malaysia from April. Pricing starts from RM5,888. 

The HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 are also expected to be available in Malaysia from April 2012. APJ pricing starts at RM3,800 for the HP Z420 Workstation, RM4,800 for the HP Z620 Workstation and RM6,000 for the HP Z820 Workstation.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

  1. All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP’s component manufacturers; actual performance may vary.
  2. Dual-core and quad-core technologies are designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefits; not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of these technologies.
  3. 1.07 billion viewable colors through A-FRC technology.
  4. As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and some displays may require HDCP support. HD DVD movies cannot be played on this workstation.
  5. Internet access is required and not included.
  6. HD content required to view HD content.
  7. With 32-GB DIMMS, available Q2 of calendar year 2012.
  8. Configurations of <product name> where SAS 3 ½” HDD, Creative Audio Card, Removable HDD Carrier and Frame, and/or Broadcom NIC are not selected are brominated flame retardant and polyvinyl chloride free (BFR/PVC-free); meeting the evolving definition of “BFR/PVC-free” as set forth in the “iNEMI Position Statement on the ‘Definition of Low-Halogen Electronics (BFR/CFR/PVC-Free).’” Plastic parts contain <1,000 ppm (0.1 percent) of bromine (if the Br source is from BFRs) and <1,000 ppm (0.1 percent) of chlorine (if the Cl source is from CFRs or PVC or PVC copolymers). All printed circuit board (PCB) and substrate laminates contain bromine/chlorine total <1,500 ppm (0.15 percent) with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm (0.09 percent) and maximum bromine being 900 ppm (0.09 percent).  External peripherals, connectors and cords/cables are not BFR/PVC free.
  9. Estimated Malaysian street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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