IT & Network Infrastructure : HP Shows Off Its New High-End Z-Series Workstations

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-30 Print this article Print
HP Shows Off Its New High-End Z-Series Workstations

HP Shows Off Its New High-End Z-Series Workstations

by Chris Preimesberger
Innovation in professional-level workstations has always "trickled down" from business sectors that are constantly pushing the envelope to find newer, faster, more efficient ways to do things. Computer-generated movie-making is one of those sectors. At Raleigh Studios, the nation's oldest independent studio (located literally across the street from world-renowned Paramount Pictures in Hollywood), HP unveiled its new line of pro-style workstations on March 23. Raleigh, DreamWorks and other movie studios have been using HP workstations to turn out hit projects—including movies like DreamWorks' "How to Train Your Dragon" and Raleigh-housed television shows such as "Castle" and "The Practice." When HP showed its new machines last week at Raleigh Studios, it caught the attention of a lot of current users who are planning to upgrade their workstations this year or next. Following is a slide show showing the new workstations and detailing their new features.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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