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PA-RISC Computers

Workstations

Portable

Three portable PA-RISC computers were produced, all by third-party vendors: RDI/Tadpole, SAIC and Hitachi. The former two are based on the HP 712 and C132/C160L workstations’ designs

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
RDI PrecisionBook 132 PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
512 MB 2 Cardbus HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
RDI PrecisionBook 160 PA-7300LC
160 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
512 MB 2 Cardbus HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
RDI PrecisionBook 180 PA-7300LC
180 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
512 MB 2 Cardbus HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
SAIC Galaxy 1100 PA-7100LC
60 MHz
64 KB 128 MB 2 PCMCIA HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
SAIC Galaxy 1100 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
256 KB 128 MB 2 PCMCIA HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
Hitachi 3050RX/100C Hitachi PA/50L 12 KB 80 MB HI-UX/WE2 (Hitachi)

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Pizzabox

Small, pizza-box sized integrated desktop computers.

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
705 PA-7000
35 MHz
96 KB 128 MB None HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
710 PA-7000
50 MHz
96 KB 128 MB None HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
712/60 PA-7100LC
60 MHz
64 KB 128 MB 1 GIO
1 TSIO
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
712/80 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
256 KB 128 MB 1 GIO
1 TSIO
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
712/100 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 192 MB 1 GIO
1 TSIO
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD

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Desktop

PA-RISC computers in different desktop formats, from rather small (715, B-Class) to wide and heavy cases (730/735, C-Class).

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
715/33 PA-7100
33 MHz
128 KB 192 MB 1 EISA/SGC HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/50 PA-7100
50 MHz
128 KB 256 MB 1 EISA/SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/64 PA-7100LC
64 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 1 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/75 PA-7100
75 MHz
512 KB 256 MB 1 EISA/SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/80 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 1 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/100 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 1 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
715/100XC PA-7100LC
100 MHz
1 MB 256 MB 1 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
720 PA-7000
50 MHz
384 KB 272? MB 1 EISA
1 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
725/50 PA-7100
50 MHz
128 KB 256 MB 3 EISA
1 EISA/SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
725/75 PA-7100
75 MHz
512 KB 256 MB 3 EISA
1 EISA/SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
725/100 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 1 EISA
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
730 PA-7000
66 MHz
384 KB 272 MB 1 EISA
1 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
735/99 PA-7100
99 MHz
512 KB 400 MB 1 EISA
1 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
735/125 PA-7150
125 MHz
512 KB 400 MB 1 EISA
1 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
B132L PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
B132L+ PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
B160L PA-7300LC
160 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
B180L+ PA-7300LC
180 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
B2600 PA-8600
500 MHz
1.5 MB 4 GB 4 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C100 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 1 GB GSC
EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C110 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 1 GB GSC
EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C132L PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
2 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
C160L PA-7300LC
160 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
2 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
C160 PA-8000
160 MHz
1 MB 3 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C180 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 3 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/EISA
GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C200 PA-8200
200 MHz
1.5 MB 3 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/(EISA)
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C240 PA-8200
236 MHz
4 MB 3 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/(EISA)
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C360 PA-8500
367 MHz
1.5 MB 3 GB GSC/PCI
GSC/PCI/(EISA)
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD

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Mini-Tower

Some PA-RISC computers were delivered in a minitower case, similar in size to standard PCs. The newer workstations (four digits) feature black PC-like cases while the older J-Class systems are built into heavy, beige minitowers.

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
B1000 PA-8500
300 MHz
1.5 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
B2000 PA-8500
400 MHz
1.5 MB 4 GB 4 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C3000 PA-8500
400 MHz
1.5 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C3600 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C3650 PA-8700
625 MHz
2.25 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C3700 PA-8700
750 MHz
2.25 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C3750 PA-8700+
875 MHz
2.25 MB 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
C8000 2 PA-8800/
PA-8900
900 MHz/
1.0 GHz/
1.1 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2/
64 MB L2
32 GB 3 PCI-X
3 PCI
1 AGP Pro 8x
HP-UX
J200 1-2 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 2 GB 1 GSC
2 EISA
2 GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J210 1-2 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 2 GB 1 GSC
2 EISA
2 GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J210XC 1-2 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 2 GB 1 GSC
2 EISA
2 GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J280 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 2 GB 1 GSC
2 EISA
2 GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD (likely)
J282 1-2 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 2 GB 1 GSC
2 EISA
2 GSC/EISA
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD (likely)
J2240 1-2 PA-8200
236 MHz
4 MB 4 GB 1 PCI
1 PCI/EISA
3 GSC/PCI
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J5000 1-2 PA-8500
440 MHz
1.5 MB 8 GB 7 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J5600 1-2 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 8 GB 7 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J6000 1-2 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 16 GB 3 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J6700 1-2 PA-8700
750 MHz
2.25 MB 16 GB 3 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J6750 1-2 PA-8700+
875 MHz
2.25 MB 16 GB 3 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J7000 1-4 PA-8500
440 MHz
1.5 MB 16 GB 7 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
J7600 1-4 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 16 GB 7 PCI HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD

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Servers

Deskside

Rather large and heavy server systems, from smaller towers (D-Class/E-Class) to deskside systems (K-Class and the older HP 9000/800 lettered servers).

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
750 PA-7000
66 MHz
512 KB 768 4 EISA
2 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
755/99 PA-7100
99 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 4 EISA
2 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
755/125 PA-7150
125 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 4 EISA
2 SGC
HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, NeXTSTEP, OpenBSD
D200 PA-7100LC
75 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D210 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D220 PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
D230 PA-7300LC
160 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
D250 1-2 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 1.5 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D260 2 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 1.5 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D270 1-2 PA-8000
160 MHz
1 MB 3 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D280 1-2 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 3 GB 2 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D300 PA-7100LC
75 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D310 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D320 PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
D330 PA-7300LC
160 MHz
128 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
D350 1-2 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 1.5 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D360 2 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 1.5 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D370 1-2 PA-8000
160 MHz
1 MB 3 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D380 1-2 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 3 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
D390 1-2 PA-8200
240 MHz
4 MB 3 GB 3 EISA
1 GSC
4 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
E25 PA-7100LC
48 MHz
64 KB 512 MB 2-4 HP-PB HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD
E35 PA-7100LC
64 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 2-4 HP-PB HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD
E45 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
256 KB 512 MB 2-4 HP-PB HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD
E55 PA-7100LC
96 MHz
1 MB 512 MB 2-4 HP-PB HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD
F10 PA-7000
32 MHz
96 KB 768 MB 2 HP-PB HP-UX
F20 PA-7000
48 MHz
128 KB 768 MB 2 HP-PB HP-UX
F30 PA-7000
48 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 2 HP-PB HP-UX
G30 PA-7000
48 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 4 HP-PB HP-UX
G40 PA-7100
64 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 4 HP-PB HP-UX
G50 PA-7100
96 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 4 HP-PB HP-UX
G60 PA-7100
96 MHz
2 MB 768 MB 4 HP-PB HP-UX
G70 1-2 PA-7100
96 MHz
4 MB 768 MB 4 HP-PB HP-UX
H20 1 PA-7000
48 MHz
128 KB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
H30 PA-7000
48 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
H40 PA-7100
64 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
H50 PA-7100
96 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
H60 PA-7100
96 MHz
2 MB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
H70 1-2 PA-7100
96 MHz
4 MB 768 MB 8 HP-PB HP-UX
I30 PA-7000
48 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 12 HP-PB HP-UX
I40 PA-7100
64 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 12 HP-PB HP-UX
I50 PA-7100
96 MHz
512 KB 768 MB 12 HP-PB HP-UX
I60 PA-7100
96 MHz
2 MB 768 MB 12 HP-PB HP-UX
I70 1-2 PA-7100
96 MHz
4 MB 768 MB 12 HP-PB HP-UX
K100 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 512 MB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K200 1-4 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 4 GB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K210 1-4 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 4 GB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K220 1-4 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 4 GB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K250 1-4 PA-8000
160 MHz
2 MB 4 GB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K260 1-4 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 4 GB 1 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K370 1-6 PA-8200
200 MHz
4 MB 4 GB 3 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K380 1-6 PA-8200
240 MHz
4 MB 4 GB 3 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K400 1-4 PA-7200
100 MHz
512 KB 2 GB 1-5 HSC
8 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K410 1-4 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 2 GB 1-5 HSC
8 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K420 1-4 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 8 GB 1-5 HSC
8 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K450 1-4 PA-8000
160 MHz
2 MB 8 GB 1-5 HSC
8 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K460 1-4 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 8 GB 1-5 HSC
8 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K570 1-6 PA-8200
200 MHz
4 MB 8 GB 9 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux
K580 1-6 PA-8200
240 MHz
4 MB 8 GB 9 HSC
4 HP-PB
HP-UX, Linux

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Rack-mountable (19″)

Servers specially built for 19″ racks, from the rather flat A-Class and medium-sized rp3400/rp4400 and L- and R-Class to large N-Class and rp7400/rp8400.

Model Height CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
A180 2U PA-7300LC
180 MHz
128 KB 2 GB 2 GSC/PCI HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
A180C 2U PA-7300LC
180 MHz
128 KB L1
1 MB L2
2 GB 2 GSC/PCI HP-UX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD
A400
rp2400/rp2430
2U 11
(up to 6X)
depends 2 GB 2 PCI HP-UX, Linux
A500
rp2450/rp2470
2U 1-21
(up to 7X)
depends 8 GB 4 PCI HP-UX, Linux
rp3410 2U PA-8800
800 MHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2
6 GB 2 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux
rp3440 2U 1-2
PA-8800/
PA-8900
800 MHz/
1.0 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2/
64 MB L2
32 GB 4 PCI-X HP-UX
rp4410 4U 1-2
PA-8800/
PA-8900
800 MHz/
1.0 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2/
64 MB L2
128 GB 6 PCI-X HP-UX
rp4440 4U 1, 2, 4
PA-8800/
PA-8900
800 MHz/
1.0 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2/
64 MB L2
128 GB 6 PCI-X HP-UX
L1000
rp5400
7U 1-21
(up to 5X)
depends 8 GB 5 PCI HP-UX, Linux
L1500
rp5430
7U 1-21
(up to 8X)
depends 8 GB 6 PCI HP-UX
L2000
rp5450
7U 1-41
(up to 5X)
depends 16 GB 10 PCI HP-UX, Linux
L3000
rp5470
7U 1-41
(up to 8X)
depends 16 GB 10 PCI HP-UX, Linux
N4000
rp7400
10U 1-81
(up to 7X)
depends 32 GB 12 PCI HP-UX, Linux
N4000
rp7405
10U 2-81
(6X and greater)
depends 64 GB 14/16 PCI HP-UX
N4000
rp7410
10U 2-81
(6X and greater)
depends 64 GB 14/16 PCI HP-UX
rp7420 10U 1-8 PA-8800
900 MHz/
1.0 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2
64 GB 14 PCI HP-UX
rp7440 10U 1-8 PA-8900
1.? GHz
3 MB L1
64 MB L2
128 GB 15 PCI-X HP-UX
rp8400/rp8410 17U 2-161 depends 64 GB 16 PCI HP-UX
rp8420 17U 1-16 PA-8800/
PA-8900
900 MHz-1.1 GHz
3 MB L1
32 MB L2/
64 MB L2
256 GB 16 PCI-X HP-UX
rp8440 17U 1-16 PA-8900
1.1 GHz
3 MB L1
64 MB L2
256 GB 16 PCI-X HP-UX
R380 6U 1-2 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 3 GB 4 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
R390 6U 1-2 PA-8200
240 MHz
4 MB 3 GB 4 EISA
1 GSC
3 EISA/GSC
HP-UX, Linux
  1. These systems were available in different CPU configurations, denoted by a two-number/letter suffix:
    • -36: PA-8500 360 MHz with 1.5 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -44: PA-8500 440 MHz with 1.5 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -5X: PA-8600 550 MHz with 1.5 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -6X: PA-8700 650 MHz with 2.25 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -7X: PA-8700 750 MHz with 2.25 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -8X: PA-8700 875 MHz with 2.25 MB on-chip I/D L1 cache each
    • -9X: PA-8800 (dual-core) 900 MHz with 3 MB on-chip L1 and 32 MB off-chip L2 cache each
    • PA-8900 (dual-core) 800 MHz-1.1 GHz with 3 MB on-chip L1 and 64 MB off-chip L2 is probably also possible (suffix and affected models unknown)
    • Itanium 2/IA64 processors are probably also possible on some models

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Mainframe

These very large enterprise-class systems were designed for HPC and large database processing needs. They offer a large range of expansion options, including a large set of CPUs and lots of RAM.

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
890 1-4 PA-7000?
60 MHz
4 MB 2.0 GB 14 HP-PB HP-UX
T500 1-12 PA-7100
90 MHz
2 MB 3.75 GB 14 HP-PB HP-UX
T520 1-14 PA-7150
120 MHz
2 MB 3.75 GB 14 HP-PB HP-UX
T600 1-12 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB L1
8 MB L2
3.75 GB 2-24 HSC
14 HP-PB
HP-UX
V2200 4-16 PA-8200
200 MHz
4 MB 16 GB 24 PCI HP-UX
V2250 4-16 PA-8200
240 MHz
4 MB 16 GB 24 PCI HP-UX
V2500 2-32 PA-8500
440 MHz
1.5 MB 32 GB 28 PCI HP-UX
V2500
Cluster
4-128 PA-8500
440 MHz
1.5 MB 128 GB 56-112 PCI HP-UX
V2600 2-32 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 32 GB 28 PCI HP-UX
V2600
Cluster
4-128 PA-8600
552 MHz
1.5 MB 128 GB 56-112 PCI HP-UX
Convex
SPP1000/CD
2-16 PA-7100
100 MHz
2 MB 4 GB 16 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1000/XA
2-8 PA-7100
100 MHz
2 MB 2 GB 8 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1000/XA

Cluster
8-128 PA-7100
100 MHz
2 MB 32 GB 16-64 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1200/CD
2-16 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 4 GB 16 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1200/XA
2-8 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 2 GB 8 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1200/XA

Cluster
8-128 PA-7200
120 MHz
512 KB 32 GB 16-64 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1600/CD
2-16 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 4 GB 16 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1600/XA
2-8 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 2 GB 8 SBus SPP-UX
Convex
SPP1600/XA

Cluster
8-128 PA-7200
120 MHz
2 MB 32 GB 16-64 SBus SPP-UX
HP/Convex
SPP2000
S-Class
4-16 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 16 GB 24 PCI SPP-UX
HP/Convex
SPP2000
X-Class

Cluster
8-512 PA-8000
180 MHz
2 MB 512 GB 48-768 PCI SPP-UX
Superdome 2-128 PA-8600/
PA-8700/
PA-8700+
PA-8800
PA-8900
varies 1TB PCI-X HP-UX

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VME boards

Integrated PA-RISC systems on VME boards, technically based on HP 9000/715 and B-Class workstations. Common used were medical, industrial and military data measurement and real time control.

Model CPU Cache
per CPU
RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
742i/50 PA-7100
50 MHz
128 KB 64 MB None HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
743i/64 PA-7100LC
64 MHz
256 KB 256 MB (2 GSC-M or 4 PMC) HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
743i/100 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 256 MB (2 GSC-M or 4 PMC) HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
744/132L PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB 1 GB (2 GSC-M or 4 PMC) HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
744/165L PA-7300LC
165 MHz
128 KB L1
512 KB L2
1 GB (2 GSC-M or 4 PMC) HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
745i/50 PA-7100
50 MHz
128 KB 128 MB 4 EISA HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
745i/100 PA-7100
100 MHz
512 KB 256 MB 4 EISA HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
745/132L PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB 1 GB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
745/165L PA-7300LC
165 MHz
128 KB L1
512 KB L2
1 GB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
747i/50 PA-7100
50 MHz
128 KB 128 MB 2 EISA
1 SGC
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
747i/100 PA-7100
100 MHz
512 KB 256 MB 2 EISA
1 SGC
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
748i/64 PA-7100LC
64 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
748i/100 PA-7100LC
100 MHz
256 KB 256 MB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
748i/132L PA-7300LC
132 MHz
128 KB 1 GB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD
748i/165L PA-7300LC
165 MHz
128 KB L1
512 KB L2
1 GB 4 EISA or 4 PCI
(2 GSC-M or 4 PMC)
6 VME
HP-UX, Linux, OpenBSD

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Early systems

The Early PA-RISC Systems page describes the various PA-RISC servers introduced from 1986, based on PA-RISC 1.0 architecture and using custom TTL and NMOS processors.

Model CPU Cache RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
822 NS-2
25 MHz
32 KB 128 MB HP-PB HP-UX
825 NS-1
25 MHz
16 KB 96/112 MB CIO HP-UX
832 NS-2
30 MHz
128 KB 128 MB HP-PB HP-UX
834
835
635
NS-1
30 MHz
128 KB 96/112 MB CIO HP-UX, early HPBSD,
Mach 3/UX, Chorus
840 TS-1
8 MHz
128 KB 96/112 MB CIO HP-UX
842 PCX
32 MHz
1 MB ? MB HP-PB HP-UX
845 NS-2
27.5 MHz
256 KB 96/112 MB CIO HP-UX
850 NS-1
27.5 MHz
128 KB 256 MB CIO HP-UX
852 PCX
50 MHz
1 MB ? MB HP-PB HP-UX
855 NS-2
27.5 MHz
256 KB 256 MB CIO HP-UX
860 NS-2
27.5 MHz
1 MB 256 MB CIO HP-UX
865 PCX
50 MHz
768 KB 512 MB CIO HP-UX
870 1-4 PCX
50 MHz
1 MB
per CPU
1 GB CIO HP-UX

A separate page exists for the HP 9000/500 FOCUS systems (520, 530 et al), the 32-bit predecessors of the PA-RISC systems and HP’s first Unix workstations (and first HP 9000s), running a very early, arcane version of HP-UX.

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Third party and OEM

A small circle of third-party vendors produced and sold PA-RISC computers, primarily in Japan. All of them were part of the PRO Precision RISC organization, founded by HP to promote its PA-RISC platform.

Hitachi

Hitachi had several lines of computers with PA-RISC processors, including Hitachi-designed workstations (3050RX) and servers (3500), which run Hitachi’s HP-UX variant — HI-UX/WE2 (apparently compatible). Hitachi also sold various OEM systems from HP in Japan, rebranded as Hitachi 9000V.

Hitachi 3050RX workstations

Model Case CPU Cache (I/D) RAM
(max.)
Expansion
3050RX/100C Laptop Hitachi PA/50L 8/4 KB 80 MB ?
3050RX/200 Pizzabox Hitachi PA/50M
33 MHz
8/4 KB 144 MB ?
3050RX/220 Pizzabox PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 192 MB None
(Communication)
3050RX/225 ? PA-7100LC
60 MHz
256 KB ? ?
3050RX/230 Pizzabox PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB None
(Communication)
3050RX/235 ? PA-7100LC
80 MHz
512 KB ? ?
3050RX/255 Small PA-7300LC
132 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
256 MB Two slots
3050RX/310S Desktop PA-7100
33/40 MHz
64/64 KB L1 272 MB One slot
3050RX/320 Desktop PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/320G1 Desktop PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/320S Desktop PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 272 MB One slot
3050RX/330 Desktop PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/330G1 Desktop PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/330T1 Desktop PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/330 Desktop PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB L1 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/355E ? PA-7300LC
132 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB Two slots
One audio
3050RX/365 ? PA-7300LC
160 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB Two slots
One audio
3050RX/430 Deskside PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB L1 768 MB Seven slots
3050RX/440 Deskside PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB L1 768 MB Seven slots
3050RX/535 ? PA-7100LC
80 MHz
512 KB L1 ? ?

Hitachi 3500 servers

Model Case CPU Cache (I/D) RAM
(max.)
Expansion
3500/310 Desktop PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 416 MB ?
3500/410 Deskside PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 512 MB ?
3500/510 Deskside PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 512 MB ?
3500/520 Deskside PA-7100
50 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/530 Deskside PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/540 Deskside PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/630 Cabinet PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 1024 MB ?
3500/640 Cabinet PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB 1024 MB ?

Hitachi 9000V OEM systems

Hitachi also sold a line of original HP systems as OEM (probably only in Japan) — rebranded as Hitachi 9000V series which included the following systems from 1995 onwards:

Model HP equivalent
9000V V715/100XC, V715/100, V715/80, V715/64 HP 9000/715 (newer models)
9000V V715/100Tiny, V715/80Tiny HP 9000/712 (probably)
9000V V735/125 HP 9000 735/125
9000V VE55, VE45, VE35, VE25 HP 9000/E-Class
9000V VQ200, VQ210 HP 9000/J200, HP 9000/J210
9000V VR100, VR200, VR400 HP 9000/K100, HP 9000/K200, HP 9000/K400
9000V VT500 HP 9000/T500 (T-Class)

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Stratus

Stratus built a line of high-availability PA-RISC based servers called Continuum. Different models were sold over the time, starting with PA-7100 based systems and peaking in PA-8600 models.
Different operating systems were/are available, but most of these computers are able to run HP-UX, besides Stratus’ own FTX and VOS.

» Go to the Stratus Continuum page

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electric of Japan sold rebranded HP 9000 workstations in the early 1990s as OEM under the name MELCOM ME RISC series, as part of the PRO. Apparently only three models were sold (the original HP 9000 snakes workstations):

Model HP equivalent
ME/R7200 and ME/S7200 HP 9000/720
ME/R7300 and ME/S7300 HP 9000/730
ME/R7500 and ME/S7500 HP 9000/750

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Oki

Oki Electric Industry with various PA-RISC workstations and servers rebranded as OKITAC, sold from 1992 onwards.

Similar to Mitsubishi in the early 1990s, Oki Electric Industry sold various PA-RISC workstations and servers from HP rebranded as OEM systems. These were integrated the OKITAC brand and shipped from 1992 onward:

Model HP equivalent
OKITAC 9000/800 Series HP 9000/800 Nova servers
OKITAC 9000 A Series HP 9000/A180C
OKITAC 9000 B Series HP Visualize B1000
OKITAC 9000 C Series HP Visualize C3000
OKITAC 9000 D Series HP 9000 D-Class
OKITAC 9000 J Series HP Visualize J5000
OKITAC 9000 K Series HP 9000 K-Class
OKITAC 9000 R Series HP 9000 R380 and R390

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NEC

NEC Corporation with a small range of HP servers rebranded as TX7 and NX7000

Model HP equivalent
TX7/K370 HP 9000 K-Class
TX7/D280 HP 9000 D-Class
NX7000/L1000, L2000, L3000 HP 9000 L1000, HP 9000 L2000, HP 9000 L3000
TX7/P590 Custom NEC system based on up to eight PA-8000 processors
TX7/V2200 HP 9000/V2200

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Itanium systems

At about the same time HP introduced the final PA-8800/PA-8900 based PA-RISC systems, first workstations with HP/Intel’s Itanium architecture were released by HP, shortly followed by Itanium servers. The Itanium/IA64 architecture (a VLIW architecture, called EPIC by HP in the 1980s/1990s) was originally designated the direct successor of PA-RISC (PA-9000) to be introduced in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Workstations

HP only produced three Itanium workstations before dropping Unix workstations completely, making these Itanium workstations the last (and probably fastest) HP-UX workstations.

Model CPU1
Itanium
Cache RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
i2000 ME 733 MHz/
1-2 ME 800 MHz
varies 16 GB 7 PCI
1 AGP Pro 110
HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows
zx2000 MK/MD/DF
900 MHz-1.5 GHz
varies 8 GB 5 PCI-X
1 AGP Pro 4x
HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, (OpenVMS)
zx6000 1-2 MK/MD
900 MHz-1.5 GHz
varies 24 GB 3 PCI-X
1 AGP Pro 4x
HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, (OpenVMS)
  1. The specific Itanium processor types are noted by the two-letter abbrevations: Itanium first generation:
    • ME: Merced
    Itanium 2:
    • MK: McKinley
    • MD: Madison
    • DF: Deerfield low-voltage

Servers

HP also released a line of Itanium-based servers, the rack-mountable Integrity rx line. (Missing entries for rxs will be added soon.)

Model Height CPU1
Itanium
Cache RAM
max.
Expansion Operating systems
rx1600
rx1600-2
1U 1-2 DF
1.0 GHz
varies 16 GB 2 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx1620 1U 1-2 FW
1.3-1.6 GHz
varies 16 GB 4 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx2600
rx2600-2
2U 1-2 DF/MD
1.0-1.5 GHz
varies 24 GB 4 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx2620 2U 1-2 MD/MC-D
1.3-1.6 GHz
varies 32 GB 4 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx2660 2U 1-2 MV/MV-D
1.4-1.6 GHz
varies 32 GB 4 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx3600 4U 1-2 MV-D
1.4-1.6 GHz
varies 96 GB 8 PCI-X or /
4 PCI-X/4 PCIe
HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx4610 7U 2-4 ME
733-800 MHz
varies 64 GB 10 PCI HP-UX, Linux, Windows
rx4640
rx4640-8
4U 1-4 MD/HD/MV
1.1-1.6 GHz
varies 64 GB 6 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx5670
rx5670-4
7U 1-4 MD
1.3-1.5 GHz
varies 96 GB 9(10) PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx6600 7U 1-4 MV-D
1.4-1.6 GHz
varies 192 GB 8 PCI-X or /
4 PCI-X/4 PCIe
HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx7620
rx7620-16
10U 2-8 MD/HD
1.1-1.5 GHz
varies 64 GB 15 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx7640
rx7640-16
10U 2-8 MC/MC-D/MV-D
1.4-1.6 GHz
varies 256 GB 15 PCI-X/
PCIe x8
HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx8620
rx8620-32
17U 2-16 HD/MD
1.1-1.6 GHz
varies 256 GB 16 PCI-X HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx8640
rx8640-32
17U 2-16 MV-D
1.4-1.6 GHz
varies 512 GB 16 PCI-X or /
8 PCI-X/8 PCIe
HP-UX, Linux, Windows, OpenVMS
rx9610 rack 4-16 ME
733-800 MHz
varies 128 GB 64-128 PCI-X HP-UX
  1. The specific Itanium processor types are noted by the two-letter abbrevations:
    Itanium first generation:
    • ME: Merced
    Itanium 2:
    • MD: Madison
    • FW: Fanwood low-voltage
    • DF: Deerfield low-voltage
    • MC: Montecito
    • MC-D: Montecito Dual-Core
    • MV: Montvale
    • MV-D: Montvale Dual-Core
    • HD: Hondo Dual-CPU

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Benchmarks

A large number of results from benchmarks suites such as SPEC92, SPEC95 and SPEC2000 has been compiled on a separate Benchmarks page.

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