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HP Visualize C160 & C180

Quick Facts
Introduced 1996
CPU 1 PA-8000
160-180 MHz
Cache 1-2 MB L1
RAM 3 GB
Design UTurn
Drives 3 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 1 GSC/PCI
1 GSC/PCI/EISA
2 GSC/EISA
Bandwidth CPU/Mem 960 MB/s
I/O 10E
EVC
2 SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 PS/2
HIL
audio

Overview

The C180 is also sometimes referred to as C180XP

These were graphics workstations equipped with the 64-bit PA-8000 processor. The case is similar to that of the HP 9000/735 workstation, built of interlocking modules. These machines were aimed at CAD/CAM/3D modelling.

Model numbers: both the C160 and C180 have the HP 9000/780 model number.

Internals

CPU

Chipset

» View a system-level ASCII-illustration of the chipset.

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

The disk-slider can accomodate up to three SCSI drives and one floppy drive simultaneously, the internal cabling (usually) includes one Wide-SCSI cable with three 68-pin connectors and a HVD-terminator at the end, one Narrow-SCSI with one 50-pin connector and one cable for the floppy.

The Narrow-SCSI cable is normally used for the external-accessible half-height 5.25″ CD/DAT drive, although it is of course also possible to connect a 50-pin SE hard drive. The cable can also be easily replaced with a variant with more connectors to use up to three 50-pin SE hard drives. The PDC can boot off these SE drives.

The Wide-SCSI cable is normally used for the internal 3.5″ 68-pin Fast-Wide high-voltage differential system drives. Up to three hard drives can be installed in the cage, which leaves no room for an external-accessible CD/DAT drive though. The Fast-Wide drives are also bootable from the PDC.

A standard configuration could look like this:

External connectors

  1. You need a special HP adapter-cable to convert this EVC-port to either BNC or HD15 VGA

ROM update

There is a firmware update available for the C160 and C180, which contains the latest version (6.2).

Operating systems

References

Manuals

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
C160 10.40 16.30 93.6 147
C180 11.80 18.70 107 169

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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