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May 13, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:29pm

HP UPGRADES TECHNICAL SERVERS AND WORKSTATIONS

By CBR Staff Writer

Hewlett-Packard Co yesterday announced new processor engines and upgrades for its entire technical server and workstations lines. HP has managed to stuff two 64-bit PA-8000 RISC processors into a J-Class workstations, its first desktop configuration to support more than one processor. The Visualize J282 workstation with two PA-8000s delivering 11.9 SPECint95 and 19.3 SPECfp95 will be priced from $44,550 as a dual-processor with 256Mb RAM, 4Gb disk, Visualize48 graphics and 20 screen. Running HP-UX 10.20, it’s upgradable to PA-8200. Other J-Class models use PA-7200. Single processor J-Class deskside server units will cost from $33,050. Meantime, HP has fitted its K-Class technical compute servers with up to six of the latest PA-8200 RISCs. Models 570 and 370 come with up to six PA-8200s performing at 14.4 SPECint95 and 22 SPECfp95. They start at $67,000 with up to 8Gb RAM, 36Gb disk, 13 slots and ship in July. HP says it expects to upgrade to the 64- bit release of HP-UX currently known as HP-UX 11.tech in 1998. There are also PA-8200 upgrades for the Convex Exemplar series of parallel servers which will ship by year-end (see separate story).

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