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HP 9000/745i and 747i VME Workstations

Quick Facts
Introduced 1992
CPU 1 PA-7100
50-100 MHz
Caches 128-512 KB L1
RAM 128 MB (/50)
256 MB (/100)
Design ASP
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD/SCSI
Expansion 4 EISA (745i)
747i:
2 EISA
1 SGC
6 VME
Bandwidth ?
I/O 10E
SCSI
2 serial
parallel
VGA
HIL
HP-IB
audio

Overview

These Pace named models were one of the first PA-RISC workstations for industrial/medical use. They are technically very similar to the older 715 workstations and 725 workstations while being built in ruggedized, rack-mountable cases. The CPU and I/O controllers sit on a VME SBC (single board computer) which is identical on both 745i and 747i. The latter systems are built in an even bigger case and feature VME slots, which the 745i do not have. Both have a HP-IB interface, which was used mainly for controlling and/or instrumental use. Interestingly these machines have two pairs of LED banks, one at the front and the other directly on the CPU board on the back.

Internals

CPU

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC92, int SPEC92, fp SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp
/50 36 72 1.53 2.46
/100 81 138 3.22 4.06

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight Power
745i 175mm 425mm 412mm 18.6kg 350W
747i 310mm 425mm 412mm 29kg 700W

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