PA-RISC information - since 1999

HP 9000/748i, 748 VME Workstations

Quick Facts
Introduced 1994, 1996
Period Maturity (III)
Series 740 VME
CPU 1 PA-7100LC/
1 PA-7300LC
64-165 MHz
Caches 128-256 KB L1
0-512 KB L2
RAM 256 MB (748i)
1 GB (748)
Design LASI
Drives 4 SCSI
Expansion (2 GSC-M)/
(2 PMC PCI)
4 EISA/
4 PCI
6 VME
Bandwidth ?
I/O micro 10E
SCSI
micro serial
micro parallel
micro VGA
2 PS/2
micro audio

The HP 9000 748i and 748 ruggedized PA-RISC workstations are HP 9000 743i and 744 VME boards built into a heavy VME case like the 747 with integrated I/O. The rugged VME cases were designed for durability and reliability in harsh environments and had built-in expansion options for six 6U VME slots for additional I/O boards, up to four SCSI devices and a four-slot EISA or PCI cage.

© Hewlett Packard 1997

The Model 748 was exceptionally flexible and responsive, based on 32-bit PA-RISC and compatible with other HP 9000 technology and applications. Designed for instrumentation purposes, the 748, like the other HP PA-RISC VME computers, was often used in manufacturing, scientific but also military uses.

Model Introduced Price
748i/64 1994 $13,910
748i/100 1994 $19,910
748/132L 1996 $12,000
748/165L 1997

HP 74x VME products were discontinued in 2002 as customers have migrated to new solutions and platforms more rapidly than anticipated with end of support between 2003 and 2007.

System architecture

Processors

Model CPU Speed L1 Cache L2 Cache
748i/64 PA-7100LC 64 MHz 1 KB on-chip and 256 KB off-chip
748i/100 PA-7100LC 100 MHz 1 KB on-chip and 256 KB off-chip
748/132L PA-7300LC 132 MHz 128 KB on-chip
748/165L PA-7300LC 165 MHz 128 KB on-chip 512 KB off-chip

Chipset

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

External ports

Notes

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

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp
748i/64 2.52 3.31
748i/100 3.76 4.03
748/132 6.45 6.70
748/165L 7.90 7.64

Dimensions

Height Width Depth Weight Power
324mm 425mm 419mm 29kg 2×350W

References

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