HP's New Workstations for 2010

HP Desktop Workstation Refresh

HP Desktop Workstation Refresh

Jim Zafarana , Vice President and General Manager for HP's Workstations Global Business Unit holds a dual-socket motherboard based on the Intel 5520 chipset which forms the base of Intel's Westmere platform.

HP's existing lineup of deskbound workstations also received a timely refresh in the form of new processors from Intel. These new six-core Intel Xeon 5600 series processors are built on the 32nm manufacturing process, and will be available on the HP Z800, Z600 and Z400 workstations. With dual 6-core processors installed, having 12 cores and 24 threads with HyperThreading enabled helps users to leverage the added horsepower for greater performance improvements in multi-threaded environments.

The new chips, formerly code-named Westmere, will feature up to 12 cores and 24 threads on dual sockets, with up to 24MB of cache. Intel also throws in better energy efficiency and improved security features.

HP will match different processors from Intel to differing levels of performance, providing business partners with a computing solution that best matches their needs and financials.

HP's lineup of Z workstations will include at least 85 percent efficient power supplies, with the Z800 having an 89 percent efficient power supply as an option. The HP Z workstations offer Energy Star 5.0 qualified configurations, are registered as EPEAT Gold, and are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight.

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