PALO ALTO, CA — HP (www.hp.com) has upgraded its Z Workstations, combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates to power demanding workflows. It also announced the addition of the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD, HP’s fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to-date.
The refreshed HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations feature next generation multi-core Intel Xeon processors, the latest graphics options from Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro, as well as a choice of Microsoft or Linux operating systems. With the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series processors, HP Z Workstations will support faster memory speeds than the previous generation processors, up to 2400MHz and can support up to 44 physical cores per-workstation.
Designed to super charge workflow productivity and creativity, the new HP Z Turbo Drive with 1 TB PCIe SSD storage optimizes HP Workstation workflows, delivering up to four times the read performance of traditional SSDs at a cost that’s very similar. The second generation HP Z Turbo Drive attains ultra-fast I/O response to process large data sets. HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations can be easily expanded by integrating the high-performance HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe with high capacity SATA HDDs and SSDs5.
“The addition of our latest Z Workstations and Z Turbo Drive demonstrate HP Inc.’s unwavering commitment to professionals who consistently push the limits of technology to bring the world and the universe life changing innovations,” said Jeff Wood, vice president, worldwide product management, workstations and thin clients, HP Inc. “As the requirement of big data intensifies, the HP Z portfolio will continue providing increased reliability, performance and innovation for customers working on everything from mission critical space endeavors to energy exploration and blockbuster films.”
HP Z Workstations are built to address the constraints of compute-intensive industries, including media and entertainment. Adding to the HP Z Workstation portfolio, the new HP Z Desktop Workstations offer availability of tested workstation applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Dassault, ESRI, SolidWorks, Siemens and many others.
With continued focus on performance, innovation and reliability, the three new HP Z Workstations offer a tool-less chassis, integrated handles and visually cable-less design to deliver radical ease of service, system wide efficiency and superb expandability. The new workstations offer 12.5 percent faster DDR4 memory compared to the prior generation for improved application performance and BIOS enhancements to enable higher system performance.
The enhanced line of HP Z Workstations embrace Thunderbolt 26 for fast throughput of large files, the HP Z Turbo Drive to help eliminate storage bottlenecks, HP Performance Advisor for system monitoring and HP Remote Graphics Software for remote collaboration of graphics-rich applications.
The HP Z440, Z640 and Z840 Workstations are expected to be available worldwide beginning in April. Estimated US pricing starts at $1,299, $1,759 and $2,399, respectively. The HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe is expected to be available worldwide in April with pricing starting at $799.