LOS ANGELES — At Solidworkds World, HP (www.hp.com) announced that it will power its bestselling performance workstation, the HP Z4, with a choice of Intel Xeon or Core X processors and support dual extreme graphics. HP’s latest technology was showcased at Solidworks World, where it also unveiled its low-cost, full-color 3D printers.
“The revamped Z4 workstation, along with our latest HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset and new customer-friendly VR solutions and services, will transform the way products across industries are developed,” says Xavier Garcia, VP/GM, Z Workstations. “Over the past year, HP has launched the world’s most powerful workstation, the most powerful detachable PC and the first-ever professional VR backpack. Today’s news reflects our focus on continuously raising the bar with a portfolio of workstations and VR capabilities that will enable amazing new experiences and define the future of computing.”
The HP Z4 Workstation is designed for engineering, simulation, rendering and virtual reality. The Z4 can easily handle tasks that require high frequency processing, multiple CPU cores and dual high-powered GPUs. Besides the workstation class Intel Xeon W processors, the Z4 Workstation can be now configured with the Intel Core X processors available with up to 18 cores and up to two extreme graphics GPUs.
HP also showcased the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Professional Edition. This VR headset delivers an immersive experience due to 1440x1440 resolution per eye and up to a 90Hz refresh rate. Users will enjoy the six degrees of freedom, no tracking boundaries and the included wireless motion controllers.
To address a range of cumbersome and overwhelming aspects of VR development and deployment, HP shared details on the HP VR Launch Kit for Unreal Engine. The VR kit was created to accelerate decisions by dramatically streamlining VR development for design visualization. It enables users to quickly determine optimal computer configurations, save days in VR preparation with Datasmith, which automates the optimization of 3D engineering assets for Unreal’s development environment, and turnkey common interactions including parts explosion and model cross-sections. The HP VR Launch Kit for Unreal Engine, a suite of tools that is based on Unreal Engine, was developed for businesses by HP and Epic Games.
HP Z4 Workstation is available now, starting at $1,499. HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset - Professional Edition is scheduled for availability in March for $449.