PA-RISC information - since 1999

HP L1500 and L3000 (rp5430/rp5470)

Quick Facts
Introduced 2001
Period Maturity (III)
Series Lettered/Integrity
CPU 1-2 (L1500)
1-4 (L3000)
PA-8600/
PA-8700/
PA-8700+
550-875 MHz
Caches 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 8 GB (L1500)
16 GB (L3000)
Design Stretch
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion 8 PCI (L1500)
12 PCI (L3000)
Bandwidth CPU 4.3 GB/s (L1500)
CPU 8.6 GB/s (L3000)
System 4.3 GB/s
Mem 4.3 GB/s
I/O 2.1 GB/s (L1500)
I/O 3.2 GB/s (L3000)
I/O 2 SCSI
3 serial
100E
100E console

The second version of the HP 9000 L-Class Unix servers are multi-processor servers based on the Stretch chipset, also used in the rp7400 N4000 servers. They are similar to tge L1000 and L2000, 7U rack-mountable with up to two or four processors, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and a large set of I/O options and expandability.

The L1500 has the same chassis and mainboards as the L3000, but with some of I/O, memory and processors sockets deactivated in hardware, limiting the L1500 to about half of the L3000’s capacity. Both could be upgraded with to Itanium 2-based rx5670 servers.

These systems only run 64-bit versions of HP-UX: 11.00 and 11i v1 and v2.

Model rp Introduced Price
L1500 rp5430 2001
L3000 rp5470 2001 $39,000

System architecture

Processors

The rp5430 (L1500) support up to 2-way and the rp5470 (L3000) up to 4-way multi-processing (SMP). There are several classes of possible processors, both shipped with the systems or later upgraded, designated by the [-5X, -7X, …, -9X] suffix, based on different L3000 board configurations (A6144A, A6144B, A6840A).

Model Suffix CPU Speed L1 Cache
L1500 rp5430 -5X
-6X
-7X
1-2 PA-8600
1-2 PA-8700
1-2 PA-8700
550 MHz
650 MHz
750 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
L3000 rp5470 A6144A -5X 1-4 PA-8600 550 MHz 512/1024 KB on-chip
L3000 rp5470 A6144B -5X
-6X
-7X
1-4 PA-8600
1-4 PA-8700
1-4 PA-8700
550 MHz
650 MHz
750 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
L3000 rp5470 A6840A -5X
-6X
-7X
1-4 PA-8600
1-4 PA-8700
1-4 PA-8700
550 MHz
650 MHz
750 MHz
512/1024 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
768/1536 KB on-chip
Possible options (and/or upgradable):
-8X PA-8700 875 MHz 768/1536 KB on-chip

Chipset

The chipset is based around the Stretch chipset:

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

External ports

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
L3000-5X
rp2470
388 376 4.5
2-CPU: 8.9
4-CPU: 17.4
4.4
2-CPU: 8.3
4-CPU: 14.5
L3000-7X
rp2470
581 6.7
2-CPU: 12.9

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight
368mm 482mm 775mm 68kg
Rack-mounted 7U 482mm 775mm 68kg

References

Manuals

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