LAS VEGAS–HP Inc. has announced developments to its HP Z6 and Z8 G4 Workstations, eliminating the barrier between memory and storage in compute-intensive workflows through Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory technology.
Intel Optane DC will allow users to dramatically improve system performance by moving large datasets closer to the CPU, plus making it persistent, and in an affordable manner. This will allow for no data loss after a power cycle or application closure. Once applications are written to take advantage of this new technology, workflows will be accelerated as downtime is eliminated.
The HP Z6 G4 Workstation is a sleek powerhouse for demanding 8k video editing in real-time and rendering workloads, equipped with two next generation Intel Xeon processors providing up to 48 total processor cores in one system, professional Nvidia and AMD graphics and 384 GB of memory. Creators can also unlock performance for storage-bound applications by installing the professional grade storage hardware without sacrificing standard PCIe slots. The Z6 G4, which is upgradable over time, is designed to grow with the user and provides the ability to scale up in the future with a broad range of configurations.
The HP Z6 G4 Workstation with new Intel Xeon processors is available now for a starting price of $2,372.
The HP Z8 G4 Workstation, powered by up to 56 processing cores and up to 3TB of high-speed memory, is capable of running complex 3D simulations, demanding VFX workflows and handling advanced machine learning algorithms. Certified for software like ANSYS, Autodesk Flame and DaVinci Resolve, creators can ideate and iterate more to deliver better work in less time. A total of 24 memory slots support the Z8 G4’s high-speed memory.
The HP Z8 G4 Workstation with new Intel Xeon processors is available now for a starting price of $2,981
HP’s Remote Graphics Software (RGS), included with all HP Z Workstations, raises the bar for demanding high-end workstation users like editors and VFX artists by enabling remote workstation access from any Windows, Linux or Mac device, wherever they are. To this end, Avid is collaborating with HP to test RGS with Media Composer | Cloud VM. Initial tests have performed well and a demo of the technology will be at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the Z by HP booth (#SL9724). With this remote editing solution, HP and Avid are providing creators with the performance they expect and flexibility they need to create high quality, fast turnaround content from any location.
In other news, by using a single-CPU HP Z4 workstation and accelerated by an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, HP will demonstrate 8K REDcode RAW (8192 x 4320) playback, editing and color grading in real-time at NAB Show 2019.