PA-RISC information - since 1999

HP Visualize J6000, J6700

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000-2001
Period Maturity (III)
Series Visualize
CPU 1-2 PA-8600/PA8700(+)
552-875 MHz
Cache 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 16 GB
Design Astro
Drives 2 SCSI
1 ATAPI
Expansion 3 PCI
Bandwidth CPU 2 GB/s
Mem 2 GB/s
I/O 1.75 GB/s
I/O 100E
SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 USB
audio

These HP Visualize J-Class J6000 and J6700 computers from the early 2000s were small RISC workstations aimed at the Unix graphics market, equipped with the new 64-bit PA-8600 and PA-8700, both featuring large on-chip L1 caches and usually shipped with HP Visualize FX graphics adapters.

© Hewlett Packard 2001

The architecture was a major change from those of its J-Class predecessors. New I/O devices were integrated, the LASI I/O chip was removed together with the old GSC bus. All devices now attach to PCI buses, I/O devices are connected to USB ports.

The J6000 case can be used on the desktop or fitted in a 19″ rack with 2U space. An upgrade path to HP Itanium (IPF) was envisaged for Visualize workstations but not offered in the end. These were some of the last PA-RISC workstations offered by HP.

Model Number Introduced Price
J6000 9000/785 2000 $13,118 (single)
$22,575 (dual)
J6700 9000/785 2001 $26,454 (dual)
J6750 9000/785 2001

System architecture

Processors

Model CPU Speed L1 Cache
J6000 1-2 PA-8600 552 MHz 512/1024 KB on-chip
J6700 1-2 PA-8700 750 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip
J6750 1-2 PA-8700+ 875 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip

Chipset

The system is built around the HP Astro 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
J6000 42.60 62.70 384
2-CPU: 758
564
2-CPU: 847
441 433 2-CPU: 9.7 2-CPU: 8.0
J6700 57.60 85.90 603 581 2-CPU: 13.4 2-CPU: 10.5
J6750 676 651 2-CPU: 14.9 2-CPU: 11.5

References

Manuals

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