PA-RISC information - since 1999

HP L1000 and L2000 (rp5400/rp5450)

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000
Period Maturity (III)
Series Lettered/Integrity
CPU 1-2 (L1000)
1-4 (L2000)
PA-8500/
PA-8600
360-550 MHz
Caches 1.5 MB L1
RAM 8 GB (L1000)
16 GB (L2000)
Design Astro
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion 8 PCI (L1000)
12 PCI (L2000)
Bandwidth CPU 1.4 GB/s
Mem 1.4 GB/s
I/O 2.1 GB/s
I/O 2 SCSI
2 serial
100E
10E console

The HP 9000 L-Class L1000 and L2000 are two or four-way multi-processor PA-RISC servers for rack-mounting, 7U in height. They are based on 64-bit processors and a rather conservative system architecture with an Astro/Elroy system design used in HP Visualize workstations like B2000, C3000 and C3600.

HP L-Class
© Hewlett Packard 2000

The L-Class from 2000 was billed by HP as Smart, Simple, and Stress-free servers for Internet-Age Computing, i.e. dot-com boom e-commerce. They were slightly smaller solutions than the N4000 servers but still had a scalable architecture and functionality plus both Unparalleled Internet manageability and The Internet edge.

As with other HP 9000 servers of the late-1990s, the L-Class were renamed to rp but stayed part of the HP 9000 series. Their L1500 and L3000 sucessors used a completely different system architecture. The L1000 and L2000 could be upgraded with a board-swap to Itanium 2-based rx5670 servers.

Model rp Introduced Price
L1000 rp5400 2000 $16,000
L2000 rp5450 2000 $21,000

System architecture

Processors

The L1000/rp5400 systems support up to 2-way and the L2000/rp5450 up to 4-way SMP, with processors designated by the [-36, -44, -5X] suffix.. There two different system boards (A and B) in both systems, which supported different types of processors.

Model Suffix CPU Speed L1 Cache
L1000 rp5400 A5576A -36
-44
1-2 PA-8500
1-2 PA-8500
360 MHz
440 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip
L1000 rp5400 A5576B -36
-44
-5X
1-2 PA-8500
1-2 PA-8500
1-2 PA-8600
360 MHz
440 MHz
550 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip
L2000 rp5400 A5191A -36
-44
1-4 PA-8500
1-4 PA-8500
360 MHz
440 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip
L2000 rp5400 A5191B -36
-44
-5X
1-4 PA-8500
1-4 PA-8500
1-4 PA-8600
360 MHz
440 MHz
550 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip
512/1024 KB on-chip

Upgrading between processors models required sometimes replacing other parts besides the processor, like the mainboard or power supply.

Chipset

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

External ports

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp
L2000-44 33.70 47.20 ? ?

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight
368mm 482mm 774mm 68kg
Rack-mounted 7U 482mm 774mm 68kg

References

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