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HP 9000/E-Class

Quick Facts
Introduced 1994-1995
Period Maturity (III)
CPU 1 PA-7100LC
48-96 MHz
Caches 64 KB-1 MB L1
RAM 512 MB
Design LASI
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion 2 HP-PB
Bandwidth System 128 MB/s
I/O 32 MB/s
I/O 10E
SCSI
MUX
parallel

Overview

The E-Class Wright Brothers are low-cost PA-RISC servers from the mid-1990s and replacements for the older F and G-Class Nova servers. Designed for reduced manufacturing cost they were developed in parallel to the HP 9000/712 workstations. The case was taken over almost unchanged from the F-Class, with the CPU/memory and part of the I/O systems being new designs. From the integrated LASI chipset only the networking and several other functions were used — due to time constraints a modified version of the F-Class HP-PB Personality boards was used for SCSI, serial MUX and parallel.

Model numbers, introductions dates and prices:

System Model number Introduced Price
E25 HP 9000/806 1994 $6,000
E35 HP 9000/816 1994
E45 HP 9000/826 1994 $11,320
E55 HP 9000/856 1995?

System

Processor

Chipset

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

External I/O

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC92, int SPEC92, fp
E25 45.0 66.7
E35 65.6 98.5
E45 82.1 122.9
E55 108.0 163.4

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