The new HP Z8 workstation has two Xeon processors, up to 56 cores, 3 TB RAM, 9 PCIe slots

HP just announced their most powerful workstation desktop computer ever. The Z8 workstation now has an option that features up to two Intel Skylake-SP Xeon processors with 56 cores, 3 TB of DDR4 RAM, 9 PCIe slots (7 full size, 2 personality slots) and dual 10GbE support. This performance beast by HP is capable of smoothly handling real time 8K video editing sessions. HP says this is the most powerful desktop computer they have ever built.




The Z8 workstation is mainly designed for the big enterprises and they are to be sold under B2B contracts. The base consumer model with entry level hardware will cost $2,439. Whereas the fully fledged workstation with two Xeon CPUs, 3TB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P100/GP100 graphics, multiple 12TB HDDs and PCIe SSDs will easily cross the $10k mark.

It also offers great connectivity options. The Z8 workstation provides up to two GbE connectors, two USB 3.1 Type-C connectors, two USB 3.1 Type-A connectors, multichannel audio ports, a TRRS audio connector, Bluetooth, WiFi and more. The add-in-cards also gives you an option to install two 10 GbE connectors or add Thunderbolt 3 support to your workstation. Check out the detailed technical specifications below,

Specifications:

HP Z8 G4
CPU Family Intel Xeon Scalable processor
Models Xeon Platinum 8180 (2.5GHz/3.8GHz, 38.5MB cache, 28 cores)
Xeon Platinum 8160 (2.1 GHz/3.7 GHz, 33 MB cache, 24 cores)
Xeon Gold 6152 (2.1 GHz/3.7 GHz, 30.25 MB cache, 22 cores)
Xeon Gold 6154 (3 GHz/3.7 GHz, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
Xeon Gold 6148 (2.4 GHz/3.7 GHz, 27.5 MB cache, 20 cores)
Xeon Gold 6142 (2.6 GHz/3.7 GHz, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
Xeon Gold 6136 (3 GHz/3.7 GHz, 24.75 MB cache, 12 cores)
Xeon Gold 6140 (2.3 GHz/3.7 GHz, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
Xeon Gold 6134 (3.2 GHz/3.7 GHz, 24.75 MB cache, 8 cores)
Xeon Gold 6132 (2.6 GHz/3.7 GHz, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
Xeon Gold 6130 (2.1 GHz/3.7 GHz, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
Xeon Gold 6128 (3.4 GHz/3.7 GHz, 19.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
Xeon Gold 5120 (2.2 GHz/3.2 GHz, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
Xeon Gold 5118 (2.3 GHz/3.2 GHz, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
Xeon Gold 5122 (3.6 GHz/3.7 GHz, 16.5 MB cache, 4 cores)
Xeon Silver 4116 (2.1 GHz/3 GHz, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
Xeon Silver 4114 (2.2 GHz/3 GHz, 13.75 MB cache, 10 cores)
Xeon Silver 4112 (2.6 GHz/3 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
Xeon Silver 4108 (1.8 GHz/3 GHz, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
Xeon Bronze 3106 (1.7 GHz, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
Xeon Bronze 3104 (1.7 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
Graphics Entry NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2 GB GDDR5)
AMD FirePro W2100 (2 GB DDR3)
Mid-Range NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (4 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 (4 GB GDDR5)
High-End NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Graphics (8 GB GDDR5)
Ultra High-End NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16 GB GDDR5X)
NVIDIA Quadro P6000 (24 GB GDDR5X)
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 Graphics (16 GB HBM2)
NVIDIA Quadro GP100 (16 GB HBM2)
RAM 24 DDR4 DIMMs, up to 1.5 TB of DDR4-2666
(3TB options in H1 2018, when M CPUs are available)
Storage Bays 4 × 2.5″/3.5″, 2 × 5.25″, 1 × slim 5.25″ for ODDs
Options 300 GB SAS (15000 rpm)
500 GB up to 2 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm)
1 TB up to 4 TB 7200 rpm SATA Enterprise
256 GB up to 2 TB SATA SSD
256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED Opal 2 SSD
240 GB up to 480 GB SATA Enterprise SSD
256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD M.2
256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SED SSD M.2
256 GB up to 4 TB HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro PCIe SSD
HP Slim DVD-ROM
HP Slim Blu-ray Writer
HP Slim DVD-Writer
Networking GbE Integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe GbE
Integrated Intel X722 PCIe GbE
Intel I350-T2 dual-port GbE NIC
Intel I350-T4 dual-port GbE NIC
Intel I210-T1 PCIe GbE
10 GbE Intel X550-T2 dual-port GbE NIC
Intel X710-DA2 dual-port GbE NIC
Intel 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceiver
HP dual-port 10GBase-T NIC
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
PCIe 3.0
Expansion Slots
x4 2
x8 3
x16 4
Notes 1 PCIe x8 has rear bulkhead access and 2 PCIe x8 are internal access only. Slot 1: Transforms to PCIe x8 when 2nd CPU is installed.
Slots 3 and 6: are available only when 2nd processor is installed.
PCIe x16 – Available only when 2nd processor is installed
USB 3.1 2 × Type-A, 2 × Type-C
3.0 4 × Type-A
2.0 unknown
Thunderbolt Optional Thunderbolt 3 add-in-card
Card Reader 4-in-1 card reader
PSUs 1125 W, 1450 W, 1700 W
Other I/O Audio connectors, Realtek HD ALC221 controller
Input Devices HP Wireless Business Slim Keyboard and Mouse Combo
HP USB Business Slim Keyboard
USB Premium wired keyboard
USB Smart Card (CCID) keyboard
3Dconnexion CADMouse
HP USB Optical Mouse
HP PS/2 Mouse
HP USB Hardened Mouse
Dimensions 8.5 × 21.7 × 17.5 in
21.59 × 55.12 ×44.45 cm
Weight Starting at 49.4 lb
Starting at 22.4 kg
Operating System Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
HP Installer Kit for Linux
HP Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The HP Z8 workstation starts at $2,439 and the shipment begins in October 2017. Stay tuned for the updates.

Source: AnandTech

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