Wednesday, July 1st 2009

HP Introduces First Professional Workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron Processor

HP today announced the immediate integration of the highly anticipated Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor into the award-winning family of HP Workstations. Ideal for high-end workstation applications in fields such as engineering, 3-D digital content creation, oil and gas, and science, the HP xw9400 Workstation taps the power of the new AMD Opteron processors to deliver higher productivity, especially for multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking and mega-tasking environments.
With the built-in engineering advantages of HP’s highly tuned workstations, the HP xw9400 Workstation can accommodate up to two Six-Core AMD Opteron processors – for a total of 12 cores – each of which offers up to 34 percent more performance per watt over the previous-generation quad-core processors.


“HP understands the immense pressure its customers are under to deliver more return on investment in a shorter period of time,” said Jeff Wood, director, Worldwide Marketing, Workstations, HP. “By providing the most extreme combination of technologies – up to 12 cores in one workstation – HP continues its commitment to bringing customers leading-edge technologies.”

AMD HyperTransport 3.0 technology (HT3) increases interconnect rates from 2 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) up to a maximum 4.8 GT/s, allowing the entire system to provide superior performance. Additionally, the HP xw9400 can be configured with the ATI FirePro V7750 3-D workstation graphics accelerator.

“The Six-Core AMD Opteron processor delivers top-line performance with no compromise in feature sets across the product line,” said John Fruehe, director, Business Development, Server Workstation Business, AMD. “Including the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor and ATI FirePro V7750 3-D workstation graphics accelerator in the powerful HP xw9400 Workstation offers customers an optimal combination of computing performance and high-end graphics capability.”

The HP xw9400 Workstation is registered as an Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold product, the highest rating available. All HP workstations are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight and incorporate a tool-less chassis design for quick and easy upgrades by hand. The HP xw9400 workstation includes an 80 PLUS power supply, which is substantially more efficient than a standard power supply, reducing both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released into the environment.

Companies use HP Workstations to design everything from running shoes to race cars, animated characters to deep-sea submersibles, and to manage everything from billions of dollars of tradable securities to mission-critical IT environments.

The HP xw9400 Workstation starts at a U.S. list price of $1,899 and is available for purchase at hp.com/go/workstationsSource: BusinessWire
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10 Comments on HP Introduces First Professional Workstation with Six-core AMD Opteron Processor

#1
Mussels
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it may look cool in a picture, but my god... running your PC with a screen either side of the tower would be such a pain in the arse to use.
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tkpenalty
by: Mussels
it may look cool in a picture, but my god... running your PC with a screen either side of the tower would be such a pain in the arse to use.
ROFLMAO :roll::roll::roll:

Out of all the things you comment on, you comment on the layout of the ad pic :laugh:

Why do we even list these OEM PR articles?
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Mussels
it may look cool in a picture, but my god... running your PC with a screen either side of the tower would be such a pain in the arse to use.
You'd get crosseyed
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#4
h3llb3nd4
why not dual 1366 xeons?
that's 16 cores...

Mussels: you need to be inside the tower...
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#5
Jizzler
Because that press release has already happened, and they can't advertise it as 16 *cores*.
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#6
mdm-adph
Can't remember what review I was reading, but it showed that these 6-cored AMD chips, when it came to amount of work/watts being used, were very competitive with Xeons in the same kind of environment. Yes, it took 6 AMD cores to match 4 Intel ones, but the AMD chip used less power in total.
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#7
Batou1986
i was looking at this thinking wow that's a hella good price, unfortunately the price for the 9400 does not start $1,899 in fact i don't even see a six core listed.
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#8
DaJMasta
by: Batou1986
i was looking at this thinking wow that's a hella good price, unfortunately the price for the 9400 does not start $1,899 in fact i don't even see a six core listed.
I think they haven't updated their site yet.... kinda dumb considering the press release, but they don't have the mentioned graphics card either. It actually goes down to about the starting price if you click the configure-your-own one.


Oh and their prices are insane. $69 for an SLI connector, $540 for a 1TB drive.....
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#9
snakeoil
why hp don't use dual intel's xeons?, that would be 16 virtual cores, is unfair.

maybe because virtual, and real are different things.

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#10
Kitkat
by: Mussels
it may look cool in a picture, but my god... running your PC with a screen either side of the tower would be such a pain in the arse to use.
rahahaha YOU SUNK MY BATTLE SHIP!!!
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