HP Debuts Professional Workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron Processor
July 2, 2009

HP Debuts Professional Workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron Processor

Palo Alto, Calif. - HP announced the integration of the Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor into HP Workstations. For high-end workstation applications in fields such as engineering, 3D digital content creation, oil and gas, and science, the HP xw9400 Workstation taps the power of the new AMD Opteron processors to deliver higher productivity, especially for multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking, and mega-tasking environments.

With the built-in engineering advantages of HP’s tuned workstations, the HP xw9400 Workstation can accommodate up to two Six-Core AMD Opteron processors, for a total of 12 cores, each of which offers up to 34 percent more performance per watt over the previous-generation, quad-core processors. 

AMD HyperTransport 3.0 technology (HT3) increases interconnect rates from 2 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) up to a maximum 4.8 GT/s, allowing the entire system to provide superior performance. Additionally, the HP xw9400 can be configured with the ATI FirePro V7750 3D workstation graphics accelerator.

The HP xw9400 Workstation is registered as an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold product, the highest rating available. All HP workstations are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight and incorporate a tool-less chassis design for quick and easy upgrades by hand. The HP xw9400 workstation includes an 80 PLUS power supply, reducing overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released into the environment. 

The HP xw9400 Workstation starts at a U.S. list price of $1899.