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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

Processor

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

System buses

Memory

Expansion slots

Storage

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

External I/O

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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