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PA-RISC Processors

PA-8600 (PCX-W+) processor


The PA-8600 is an 64-bit HP PA-RISC processor from HP, based on a modified PA-8500 in a new manufacturing process to achieve higher clock speeds. Released in January 2000, the PA-8600 was used as direct upgrade path for many HP 9000 servers and workstations with up to 550 MHz clock speed, utilizing the HP Runway+ bus. It is superscalar (4-way) and multi-processor (SMP) capable.


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