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HP zx6000

Quick Facts
Introduced 2002
CPU 1-2 Itanium 2
900 MHz-1.5 GHz
Caches 32 KB L1
256 KB L2
1.5-6.0 MB L3
RAM 24 GB
Design zx1
Drives 3 SCSI
1 IDE
Expansion 3 PCI-X 64/133
1 AGP 4x
Bandwidth CPU 6.4 GB/s
Mem 8.5 GB/s
I/O 3.5 GB/s
I/O GigE
10/100E
SCSI
4 USB
2 serial
MGMT

Overview

The Itanium zx6000s are the dual-processor versions of the zx2000 workstations. The chassis was designed for rack-mounting (2U) with appropriate rails; with a tower kit it can be converted to a standalone unit. The internal architecture is based on HP’s zx1 Itanium chipset, also used in the zx2000 and various PA-RISC servers. In contrast to the zx2000, the zx6000 has slightly higher I/O and double the memory bandwidth and supports three times the amount of memory.

The zx6000 with fast CPUs is probably the fastest HP-UX workstation.

Internals

CPU

No. CPU Type Clock L1 (I/D) L2 (I/D) L3
1-2 Itanium 2 McKinley 900 MHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 1.5 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 McKinley 1.0 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 3.0 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 Madison 1.3 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 3.0 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 Madison 1.5 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 6.0 MB

All caches are on-die (L1, L2 and L3).

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

Drive 1 and 2 are on one SCSI channel, drive 3 and the external connector are on the second SCSI channel.

External connectors

References

Manuals

Pictures

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
zx6000
900 MHz
669 1139 7.8
2-CPU: 15.4
13.2
2-CPU: 23.9
zx6000
1.0 GHz
807 1422 16.5
2-CPU: 30
zx6000
1.5 GHz
1315 2106 15.2
2-CPU: 30.4
24.4
2-CPU: 42.4

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions

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