PALO ALTO, CA — HP (www.hp.com) has introduced the Z8 G4, what the company calls “the most powerful workstation on the planet.” The flagship workstation delivers top-of-the-line power and the ability to run the most complex simulations and process massive amounts of data. Users can run 3D simulations and edit 8K video in realtime with up to 56 processing cores and up to 3TBs of main memory.
The Z8 G4 is certified for applications such as ANSYS or After Effects, and has new ducting that routes fresh air to the second CPU, rather than recycling warm air expelled from the ducting on the first CPU. A split chassis architecture enables rear access to the 1700 W power supply with a locking mechanism, 24 DIMMs, and a total of nine PCIe slots (7 full length, full height PCIe slots and two internal PCIe “personality” slots). The HP Z8 Tower has 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity, 40 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth and 29 percent greater power supply capability – as compared to the Z840 – for customers running the most demanding workloads.
The HP Z6 G4 workstation is designed with the ever-changing needs of VFX artists in mind. Supporting the latest professional graphics, 384GBs of system memory, and dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs, users can experience seamless performance in visual effects and design visualization workloads. A future-proof unit, the HP Z6 workstation also delivers a highly-modular design experience with options like a second processor and memory riser solution so users can quickly and simply double their compute capabilities. The HP Z6 Workstation has up to 1.5x the amount of total system memory, 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity and 22 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth for customers refreshing from the Z640.
The HP Z4 G4 workstation is the next generation of HP’s best-selling workstation and redesigned from top to bottom. The single-processor workstation features the Intel Xeon W family processor. Its sleek and modern industrial design includes ergonomic front and rear handles, a dramatically smaller chassis for cramped workspaces and a new dust filter option for industrial environments. The HP Z4 offers dual 1GbE networking and dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs standard, and the ability to easily upgrade the front USB to include two USB 3.1 G2 Type CTM ports. The HP Z4 Workstation has 11 percent more memory bandwidth, 25 percent greater processor core count capacity and 13 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth for customers refreshing from the Z440.
All of the new workstations incorporate Thunderbolt 3 (optional) and Dual 1GbE Ports (standard) to support the high bandwidth data transfer, as well as Microsoft Windows 76 support for legacy workflows. Each of them offers modular front IO with USB 3.1 G2 Type C ports. The Z8 and Z6 models each support up to dual CPUs, and an optional dual 10 GbE network module for high speed networking at half the cost of current HP Workstations, and without consuming a precious PCIe expansion slot.
HP has also announced seven new HP Z displays. The HP Z38c curved display features a seamless workspace without the distracting center bezel of dual display setups, and has a large 37.5-inch diagonal curve with a 2300mm radius and a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The HP Z38c has a crystal-clear 4K screen, 3840x1600 resolution display with optimized pixel density, allowing users to spend less time panning and zooming and more time creating. The six additional Z Displays range in sizes from 21.5-inch thru 27-inch diagonal.
HP Z8 is scheduled for availability in October, starting at $2,439. The HP Z6 is scheduled for availability in October starting at $1,919. The HP Z4 will be availabile in November starting at $1,239. And the HP Z38c curved display is now available for $1,199.