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PA-RISC Third Party Systems

Overview

Several other vendors sold PA-RISC workstations and servers in the mid-1990s as part of the Precision RISC Organisation (PRO) from HP. Hitachi, Mitsubishi, NEC and Oki were active at that timeframe with various PA-RISC offerings on the Japanese market. Some of the third party PA-RISC computers sold by PRO members as OEM in their markets during the mid-1990s were:

Hitachi

Hitachi produced several lines of computers with PA-RISC processors during the 1990s, including Hitachi-designed workstations (3050RX) and servers (3500), which run Hitachi’s HP-UX variant — HI-UX/WE2 (apparently compatible). Hitachi also sold various OEM systems from HP in Japan, rebranded as Hitachi 9000V.

Hitachi 3050RX workstations

These PA-RISC workstations from the mid-1990s were pretty rare systems exclusive to Japan, apparently marketed as Hitachi Creative Station 3050RX Group.

Model CPU Caches RAM
max.
Expansion Notes
3050RX/100C Hitachi PA/50L
33 MHz
8/4 KB 80 MB ? Color laptop, 1024x768 TFT LCD
3050RX/200 Hitachi PA/50M
33 MHz
8/4 KB 144 MB ? Low-cost low-power model
3050RX/220 PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 192 MB none
3050RX/220 PA-7100LC
60 MHz
256 KB ? ?
3050RX/230 PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB none
3050RX/235 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
512 KB ? ?
3050RX/255 PA-7300LC
132 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
256 MB Two slots
3050RX/310S PA-7100
33/40 MHz
64/64 KB L1 272 MB One slot
3050RX/320 PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/320G PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/320S PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB L1 272 MB One slot
3050RX/330 PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/330G PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/330T PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 192 MB Three slots
3050RX/330 PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB L1 416 MB Three slots
3050RX/355E PA-7300LC
132 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB Two slots
one audio
3050RX/365 PA-7300LC
160 MHz
64/64 KB L1
(1 MB L2)
1.5 GB Two slots
one audio
3050RX/430 PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB L1 768 MB Seven slots
3050RX/440 PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB L1 768 MB Seven slots
3050RX/535 PA-7100LC
80 MHz
512 KB L1 ? ?

Hitachi 3500 servers

Model CPU Cache (I/D) RAM
(max.)
Expansion
3500/310 PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 416 MB ?
3500/410 PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 512 MB ?
3500/510 PA-7100
50 MHz
64/64 KB 512 MB ?
3500/520 PA-7100
50 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/530 PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/540 PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB 512 MB ?
3500/630 PA-7100
80 MHz
256/256 KB 1024 MB ?
3500/640 PA-7100
100 MHz
256/256 KB 1024 MB ?

Hitachi 9000V OEM systems

Hitachi also sold a line of original HP systems as OEM (probably only in Japan) — rebranded as Hitachi 9000V series which included the following systems from 1995 onwards:

Model HP equivalent
9000V V715/100XC, V715/100, V715/80, V715/64 HP 9000/715 (newer models)
9000V V715/100Tiny, V715/80Tiny HP 9000/712 (probably)
9000V V735/125 HP 9000 735/125
9000V VE55, VE45, VE35, VE25 HP 9000/E-Class
9000V VQ200, VQ210 HP 9000/J200, HP 9000/J210
9000V VR100, VR200, VR400 HP 9000/K100, HP 9000/K200, HP 9000/K400
9000V VT500 HP 9000/T500 (T-Class)

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Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electric of Japan sold rebranded HP 9000 workstations in the early 1990s as OEM under the name MELCOM ME RISC series, as part of the PRO. Apparently only three models were sold (the original HP 9000 snakes workstations):

Model HP equivalent
ME/R7200 and ME/S7200 HP 9000/720
ME/R7300 and ME/S7300 HP 9000/730
ME/R7500 and ME/S7500 HP 9000/750

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NEC

NEC Electronics of Japan sold a range of HP PA-RISC servers as OEM, mostly in Japan:

Model HP equivalent
TX7/K370 HP 9000 K-Class
TX7/D280 HP 9000 D-Class
NX7000/L1000, L2000, L3000 HP 9000 L1000, HP 9000 L2000, HP 9000 L3000
TX7/P590 Custom NEC system based on up to eight PA-8000 processors
TX7/V2200 HP 9000/V2200

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OKI

Similar to Mitsubishi in the early 1990s, Oki Electric Industry sold various PA-RISC workstations and servers from HP rebranded as OEM systems. These were integrated the OKITAC brand and shipped from 1992 onward:

Model HP equivalent
OKITAC 9000/800 Series HP 9000/800 Nova servers
OKITAC 9000 A Series HP 9000/A180C
OKITAC 9000 B Series HP Visualize B1000
OKITAC 9000 C Series HP Visualize C3000
OKITAC 9000 D Series HP 9000 D-Class
OKITAC 9000 J Series HP Visualize J5000
OKITAC 9000 K Series HP 9000 K-Class
OKITAC 9000 R Series HP 9000 R380 and R390

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Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co apparently also produced and sold HP 9000 workstations under licence from 1993 on, as part of the Precision RISC Organization, PRO. The following systems were designed by the Samsung Workstation Division in San Jose, running SS-UX operating system, with added I/O-features to standard HP-UX Unix.

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