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HP Unveils Z Workstations at GITEX Technology Week

HP Unveils Z Workstations at GITEX Technology Week

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HP today announced a wide range of workstations at GITEX Technology Week. The new Z8, Z6 and Z4 Desktop Workstations are equipped with extreme power, security and innovative design, future-proofed to support the fast growing fields of virtual reality, machine learning and advanced design.

IT managers in today’s world must make security a top priority. HP’s new powerhouse portfolio includes the industry’s most comprehensive set of security features including HP SureStart (the industry’s first self-healing BIOS with intrusion detection), the HP Client Security Suite and more. With the highest security levels in the history of the HP Z Workstations business, this generation performs with extreme power and protects intellectual assets.

“The stakes for world-class security have never been higher or more important for workstations,” said Gwen Coble, director, Workstations, Thin Clients, Retail Solutions and Immersive Computing, EMEA, HP Inc. “Workstation users create the most valuable IP for a company and HP is meeting the security needs with the world’s most secure and manageable desktop and mobile workstations. As the most powerful desktop workstation in the world, the HP Z8 Workstation can deliver the extreme power and the security demanded by our customers.”

The new workstations incorporate Thunderbolt 3 (optional) and Dual 1GbE Ports (standard) to support the high bandwidth data transfer demanded by current and future users, as well as Microsoft Windows 7 support for legacy workflows. Each of them offers modular front IO with USB 3.1 G2 Type C ports. The Z8 and Z6 models each support up to dual CPUs, and an optional dual 10 GbE network module for high speed networking at half the cost of current HP Workstations, and without consuming a precious PCIe expansion slot.

The HP Z8 G4 Workstation delivers top-of-the-line power to fuel those who reimagine the design of everything from race cars to rockets. As the most powerful desktop workstation on the planet, the HP Z8 Workstation has the capability to run the most complex simulations and process massive amounts of data. Users can run 3D simulations and edit 8K video in real time with up to 56 processing cores and up to 3TB of main memory, 3x the capacity of its predecessor. Certified for serious software, such as ANSYS or After Effects, users can deliver creative work in less time.

A split chassis architecture enables rear access to the hefty 1700 W power supply with a locking mechanism, 24 DIMMs, and a total of 9 PCIe slots (7 full length, full height PCIe slots and two internal PCIe “personality” slots) to bring this coveted machine to life for specialized workflows. The HP Z8 Tower has 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity, 40 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth and 29 percent greater power supply capability – as compared to the Z840 – for customers running the most demanding workloads.

The HP Z6 G4 Workstation is designed with the ever-changing needs of VFX artists in mind. Supporting the latest professional graphics, 384 GB of system memory, and dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs users can experience seamless performance in visual effects and design visualization workloads.

A future-proof powerhouse, the HP Z6 Workstation also delivers a highly-modular design experience with options like a second processor and memory riser solution so users can quickly and simply double their compute capabilities.  The HP Z6 Workstation has up to 1.5x the amount of total system memory, 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity and 22 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth for customers refreshing from the Z640.

The HP Z4 G4 Workstation is the next generation of HP’s best-selling workstation and redesigned from top to bottom. The system is ahead of its time with more standard features and delivering performance upgrade options never before available in an HP single-processor workstation. Users across a broad range of markets can choose the ideal configuration to meet performance requirements.

With the impressive new Intel Xeon processor W family, users from CAD to simulation will see extraordinary application performance scaling, giving them the ability to visualize ideas anytime during the design process. The HP Z4 Workstation also features major design improvements for tomorrow’s office environment with a sleek and modern industrial design including ergonomic front and rear handles, a dramatically smaller chassis for cramped workspaces and a new dust filter option for industrial environments.

The HP Z4 Workstation, a great solution for embedded applications, unleashes new levels of IO bandwidth with dual 1GbE networking and dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs standard, and the ability to easily upgrade the front USB to include two USB 3.1 G2 Type C ports. The HP Z4 Workstation has 11 percent more memory bandwidth, 25 percent greater processor core count capacity and 13 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth for customers refreshing from the Z440.

HP also announced seven new HP Z displays. HP Z Displays are designed for the most discerning customers that value amazing visual experiences, out-of-the-box calibration and best-in-class reliability. Users can completely immerse themselves in the expansive elegance of the HP Z38c Curved Display. This display features a seamless workspace without the distracting center bezel of dual display setups and has a large 37.5-inch diagonal curve with a 2300 mm radius and a wide 21:9 aspect ratio.

The HP Z38c has a crystal-clear 4K screen, 3840×1600 resolution display with optimized pixel density so icons and text are the ideal sizes, allowing users to spend less time panning and zooming and more time creating. The HP Z38c joins six additional impressive HP Z Displays ranging in sizes from 21.5-inch thru 27-inch diagonal.

HP Z Portfolio Pricing and Availability:
HP Z24i G2 Display is available now starting at AED 1,425
HP Z23n G2 Display is available now starting at AED 1,070
HP Z22n G2 Display is available now starting at AED 940
HP Z24nf G2 Display is available now starting at AED 1,155
HP Z38c Curved Display is available now starting at AED 6,245
HP Z8 Workstation is expected to be available in EMEA in December starting at AED 19,375
HP Z6 Workstation is expected to be available in EMEA in December starting at AED 10,765
HP Z4 Workstation is expected to be available in EMEA in December starting at AED 8,610
HP Z27n G2 Display is expected to be available in EMEA in January 2018 starting at AED 2,240
HP Z24n G2 Display is expected to be available in EMEA in January 2018 starting at AED 1,615

Chris N. Fernando Chris N. Fernando is the Chief Editor of Channel Post Middle East and Africa. He is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!