PA-RISC information - since 1999

HP Visualize B1000, C3000, C3600, C3700

Quick Facts
Introduced 1999-2001
Period Maturity (III)
Series Visualize
CPU 1 PA-8500/
1 PA-8600/
1 PA-8700(+)
300-875 MHz
Cache 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 8 GB
Design Astro
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD
1 IDE
Expansion 6 PCI
Bandwidth ?
I/O 100E
2 SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 USB
audio

HP Visualize B1000, C3000, C3600 and C3700 were late 1990s PA-RISC workstations for the graphics and CAD on Unix markets. They used 64-bit HP PA-8500, PA-8600 and PA-8700 processors with rather large on-chip L1 caches. Part of the HP 9000 Unix PA-RISC workstations, they were sold until the early 2000s as some of the last PA-RISC desktop computers, the slow end of an era.

© Hewlett Packard 2001

The C3600 is a C3000 upgraded to PA-8600, the C3700 the same but upgraded to a PA-8700. There were additional versions like the C3650 and the C3750, the latter with a faster PA-8700+ CPU.

The architecture with Astro and Elroy chipsets was a major change from before with new I/O devices added and no more LASI chipset and GSC bus – staples of 1990s PA-RISC. PCI and USB appeared.

Model Number Introduced Price
B1000 9000/785 1999 $9,900
C3000 9000/785 1999 $13,800
C3600 9000/785 2000 $12,243
C3650 9000/785 2001
C3700 9000/785 2001
C3750 9000/785 2001

System architecture

Processors

Model CPU Speed L1 Cache
B1000 PA-8500 300 MHz 512/1024 KB on-chip
C3000 PA-8500 400 MHz 512/1024 KB on-chip
C3600 PA-8600 552 MHz 512/1024 KB on-chip
C3650 PA-8700 625 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip
C3700 PA-8700 750 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip
C3750 PA-8700+ 875 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip

Chipset

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

External ports

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
B1000 23.9 39.3 217 378
C3000 31.8 52.4 287 471 313 321
C3600 42.0 64.0 379 576 432 433 5.0 5.0
C3650 508 542 5.9 6.3
C3700 604 576 7.0 6.7
C3750 678 674

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight
Desktop 445mm 229mm 495mm 25kg
Rack-mounted 6U 451mm 665mm 25kg

References

Manuals

Further reading

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