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HP zx6000

Quick Facts
Introduced 2002
Period Decline (IV)
CPU 1-2 Itanium 2
900 MHz-1.5 GHz
Caches 32 KB L1
256 KB L2
1.5-6.0 MB L3
RAM 24 GB
Design zx1
Drives 3 SCSI
1 IDE
Expansion 3 PCI-X 64/133
1 AGP 4x
Bandwidth CPU 6.4 GB/s
Mem 8.5 GB/s
I/O 3.5 GB/s
I/O GigE
10/100E
SCSI
4 USB
2 serial
MGMT

Overview

The HP zx6000 are dual-processor Itanium workstations based on the zx2000 workstation with an architecture centered around the HP zx1 Itanium chipset, also used in the zx2000 and PA-RISC servers. The chassis was designed for rack-mounting (2U) with appropriate rails; with a tower kit it can be converted to a standalone unit. In contrast to the zx2000, the zx6000 has slightly higher I/O and double the memory bandwidth and supports three times the amount of memory.

The zx6000 with fast CPUs is probably the fastest HP-UX workstation.

System

CPU

No. CPU Type Clock L1 (I/D) L2 (I/D) L3
1-2 Itanium 2 McKinley 900 MHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 1.5 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 McKinley 1.0 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 3.0 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 Madison 1.3 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 3.0 MB
1-2 Itanium 2 Madison 1.5 GHz 16/16 KB 256 KB 6.0 MB

All caches are on-die (L1, L2 and L3).

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

Drive 1 and 2 are on one SCSI channel, drive 3 and the external connector are on the second SCSI channel.

External

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
zx6000
900 MHz
669 1139 7.8
2-CPU: 15.4
13.2
2-CPU: 23.9
zx6000
1.0 GHz
807 1422 16.5
2-CPU: 30
zx6000
1.5 GHz
1315 2106 15.2
2-CPU: 30.4
24.4
2-CPU: 42.4

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight
Tower 494mm 295mm 675mm 25kg
Rack-mounted 2U 483mm 679mm 22kg

References

Manuals

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