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HP Visualize B2000 & B2600

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000
CPU 1 PA-8500 (B2000)
1 PA-8600 (B2600)
400-500 MHz
Cache 1.5 MB L1
RAM 4 GB
Design Astro
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD
1 IDE
Expansion 4 PCI
Bandwidth ?
I/O 100E
VGA (B2000)
2 serial
parallel
2 USB
audio

Overview

These workstations were introduced in 2000 and aimed at the graphics workstations market, equipped with the 64-bit PA-8500 or PA-8600 featuring large on-chip L1 caches. The B2000 features normally the former CPU and is shipped in a small tower enclosure whereas the B2600 is shipped in a desktop casing, featuring the PA-8600 CPU. The architecture was a major change from those of its predecessors, e.g., the C200 et al. New I/O devices were integrated, the LASI I/O chip was dumped, together with the GSC bus. All device I/O now sits on various PCI buses, human I/O devices are connected to USB ports.

Model numbers: both the B2000 and B2600 have the HP 9000/785 model number.

Internals

CPU

(there are some B2000s shipped with/upgraded to PA-8600 (PCXW+) processors)

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
B2000 31.80 52.40 286 472 332 357 3.8 4.1
B2600 403 440 4.7 5.1

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

B2000: B2600:

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