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HP 9000/D-Class & R-Class

Quick Facts
Introduced 1996-1998
CPU 1 PA-7100LC/PA-7300LC or
1-2 PA-7200/PA-8000/PA-8200
75-240 MHz
Caches 256 KB-4 MB L1
0-1 MB L2
RAM 512 MB to 3 GB
Design LASI, U2 or UTurn
Drives 5-8 SCSI
Expansion D2x0: 2-5 EISA, 1-4 GSC
D3x0: 3-7 EISA, 1-5 GSC
R3x0: 4-7 EISA, 1-4 GSC
Bandwidth different
I/O SCSI
MUX
parallel

Overview

The D-Class Ultralight were designed to be flexible, upgradable and scalable Enterprise servers. Many different models were sold which could be upgraded within the series to another model with various options for each system. They were designated to bring mid-range performance for an entry-level price. Some are two-way SMP capable, supported CPUs range from 32-bit PA-7100LC to 64-bit PA-8200.

The R-Class Ultralight servers (R380/R390) are the rack-mountable versions of their D-Class counterparts (D380/D390). They are technically almost identical, except some differences in the I/O and storage configuration.

The Ultralight servers used the following naming convention:

Model numbers and introductions dates:

System Model number Introduced Price
D200, D300 HP 9000/801 January 1996
D210, D310 HP 9000/811 January 1996 $6,900, ?
D220, D320 HP 9000/803, HP 9000/813 January 1997 $8,900, ?
D230, D330 HP 9000/823, HP 9000/833 January 1997 ?, $16,700
D250, D350 HP 9000/821, HP 9000/831 January 1996
D260, D360 HP 9000/841, HP 9000/851 May 1996
D270, D370 HP 9000/861, HP 9000/871 November 1996
D280, D380 HP 9000/810, HP 9000/820 September 1997
D390 HP 9000/800 July 1998
R380, R390 HP 9000/800 September 1998

Internals

CPU

Notes

Chipset

Buses

Note: the Fast-Wide differential bus is optional on the D2x0 models.

Memory

The required access-time of the RAM modules depends on the used CPU, systems with a PA-8x00 will need 50ns modules, those with PA-7200 and PA-7300LC can take up to 60ns and PA-7100LC-based models can take even slower modules.

Expansion

Drives

Note: If the Fast-Wide differential SCSI option exists on D2x0 two optional trays for FWD drives are available.

External connectors

References:

Manuals

Articles

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC92, int SPEC92, fp SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
Dx00 115 146 2.18 2.90 19.2 25.8
Dx10 152 194 3.74 4.08 33.6 36.7
Dx20 6.57 6.72 59.2 60.5
Dx30 7.87 7.58 70.8 68.3
Dx50 144 218 5.01 6.77 45.1 61.0
Dx60
Dx60 114 143
Dx70 10.40 15.00 93.9 135
Dx70
2-CPU
184 190
Dx80 12.30 17.40 111 157
Dx80
2-CPU
219 221
D390 15.50 25.50

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

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