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HP 9000/745 VME Workstations

Quick Facts
Introduced 1998
Period Maturity (III)
CPU 1 PA-7300LC
132-165 MHz
Caches 128 KB L1
0-512 KB L2
RAM 1 GB
Design LASI
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion (2 GSC-M)/
(2/4 PMC PCI)
4 EISA/
4 PCI
Bandwidth ?
I/O micro 10E
SCSI
micro serial
micro parallel
micro VGA
2 PS/2
micro audio

The HP 9000 745 PA-RISC VME industrial computers were released by HP in 1998 and integrated HP 9000 744 VME boards with PA-7300LC 32-bit PA-RISC CPUs into a heavy VME case with integrated I/O facilities. They were rugged and rack- mountable, with built-in HP-IB, four EISA slots, excellent flexibility, completely compatible with all HP 9000 Series 700 controllers and workstations.

The 745 had a case with room for up to four SCSI devices, a four-slot EISA or PCI cage and PCI-mezzanine expansion cards, via special so-called PMC bridges, that both are quite rare these days.

They were designed for durability and reliability in harsh environments, and targets customers using compute-intensive applications in the military, and in test and measurement, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Model Introduced Price
745/132L 1998 $9,999
745/165L 1998

Released at the tail-end of PA-RISC, after HP had committed to the EPIC Itanium architecture and planned to phase out PA-RISC in the 2000s, market enthusiasm for PA-based VME boards seemed limited. The 165 MHz version appears in technical documents but otherwise few public mentions exist.

System architecture

Processors

Model CPU Speed L1 Cache L2 Cache
745/132L PA-7300LC 132 MHz 128 KB on-chip
745/165L PA-7300LC 165 MHz 128 KB on-chip 512 KB off-chip

Chipset

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

External ports

Notes

  1. These micro-connectors need HP conversion cables to provide the normal-sized versions of their respective connectors

Other

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp
745/132L 6.45 6.70
745/165L 7.90 7.64

Dimensions

Height Width Depth Weight Power
177mm 425mm 412mm 29kg 400W

References

Manuals

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