Desktops and Notebooks: HP Z Workstations Help Revamp Company's Personal Systems Group
Featuring dual HP ZR2440w displays with Autodesk Inventor up and running. HP Z workstations are used to design everything from running shoes and race cars to animated characters and deep-sea submersibles, as well as to manage research labs, mission-critical IT environments and billions of dollars of tradable securities.
Only six months ago, Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, based in Houston (formerly Compaq) and Palo Alto, Calif., was about to pack its bags and say goodbye after then-CEO Leo Apotheker revealed that the company planned to get out of the PC business. New CEO Meg Whitman corrected that course of action several weeks after she replaced Apotheker, and HP kept cranking away at designing and building consumer and enterprise products. The company on March 6 came out with a series of new high-end enterprise workstations that feature multicore processors and lower power consumption. HP offered a sneak peek at these last month at its global partners conference in Las Vegas. The new HP Z workstations run on eight-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 processorswhich were launched by Intel, also on March 6offer up to 512GB of DDR3 memory and support multithreaded workstation applications. Here is a slide show of images with some relevant specs mixed in.