News: The HP Z Turbo Drive SSD, the company’s fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to-date, announced alongside the new workstations.
HP Inc. has enhanced its line of Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations, adding increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates.
Featuring next generation multi-core Intel Xeon processors, the latest graphics options from NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro, the upgraded HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations also come with the choice of Microsoft or Linux operating systems. With the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series processors, HP Z Workstations will support faster memory speeds than the previous generation processors, up to 2400MHz and can support up to 44 physical cores per-workstation.
Designed in response to the ever increasing demands of today’s workflows, the refreshed Z Workstations were announced alongside the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1 TB PCIe SSD – the latest addition to the line of workstations and billed by HP as its fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to-date.
The new HP Z Turbo Drive with 1 TB PCIe SSD storage optimizes HP Workstation workflows, delivering up to four times the read performance of traditional SSDs at a similar cost. IN addition to this, the second generation HP Z Turbo Drive attains ultra-fast I/O response to process large data sets.
The upgraded HP Z840, Z640, Z440 and Z240 desktop workstations can be easily expanded by integrating the high-performance HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe with high capacity SATA HDDs and SSDs.
Designed to address the constraints of compute-intensive industries, be it finance or oil and gas exploration, the new HP Z Desktop Workstations offer availability of tested workstation applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Dassault, ESRI, SolidWorks, Siemens and many others.
"HP Z Workstations deliver the power and speed needed for modeling, simulations, big data analysis, computer-aided design, and visualization applications, all of which translate to real solutions for a better world," said Kristina Ropella, dean, Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University.
The Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations offer system expandability via a tool-less chassis, integrated handles and visually cable-less design. The new workstations also offer 12.5% faster DDR4 memory compared to the prior generation for improved application performance and BIOS enhancements to enable higher system performance.
"You might have to be an IT geek to appreciate it, but the HP Z Workstation is a thing of art," says Duane Powell, Chief Technology Officer and co-owner of Blur Studio. "It’s so well-designed. The inside is like a sports car and the outside, beautifully, is a simple box with handles so you can rack it."