HP Unveils Industry’s First-ever Mini Workstation HP Z2 Mini…

Today Hp announced a whole new workstation in the most compact form yet..! It’s being called the first mini workstation designed for users of apps like CAD and other compute-intensive software. This machine is likely not for everyone but for many just dealing with a large box or even a small cylinder takes up space. This small computer could literally be mounted to the back or your computer monitor depending on your setup. So it’s very small and versatile but not by compromising it’s capabilities. The HP Z2 Mini delivers server-grade power in a very tiny package. Most mini computers in this tiny of a form factor don’t have such components and specs. So to me this is a nice smaller form factor solution. I Think on the desk it looks great, can in some cases be mounted directed to the back of your monitor, or even use this as a nice portable onsite workstation. I’m sure users will come up with many ways to utilize this beautifully designed mini Workstation. More details below from the New Release.

 

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News Release 

HP Unveils Industry’s First-ever Mini Workstation

HP Z2 Mini delivers server-grade power in a 2.3 by 8.5 inch package

 

Las Vegas, NV., November 15, 2016 — Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first mini workstation1 designed for users in CAD and other compute-intensive industries. The stylish, new HP Z2 Mini Workstation delivers breakthrough power and versatility and at only 2.3” high is 90% smaller than a traditional business-class tower2. 

 

With this new offering, HP is positioned to extend its workstation leadership by delivering a new category of workstation that offers superb performance, elegance and efficiency.

 

HP Z Workstation products have become the industry standard for customers demanding a full performance workstation. Building off the success of the HP Z240 SFF, the HP Z2 Mini Workstation is twice as powerful as any commercial mini PC on the market today3 and has the ability to support six displays right out of the box. The HP Z2 Mini was designed for the millions of CAD users demanding smaller hardware without compromising acoustics and performance and mission-critical reliability.

“When designing some of the most technically complex architectural forms the need for cutting edge technology is essential,” said Daniel Libeskind, a world-renowned architect and founder of Studio Libeskind.4 “The speed in which we create, and the complexity of projects have become more intense over the years, but computers like HP Workstations are helping quickly bring the visions of my designers to life.”

Shorter than a cup of espresso, the new HP Z2 Mini Workstation is capable of designing anything from state-of-the-art electronics to home and office buildings. The workstation, running Windows 10 Pro or Linux, comes equipped with next generation Intel® Xeon® processors5, NVIDIA® professional graphics and the availability of HP Z Turbo Drive for handling large files remarkably fast. 

 

“The HP Z2 Mini, the world’s first mini workstation, delivers breakthrough power and versatility in a small, iconic design,” said Jeff Wood, vice president and general manager, Workstations and Thin Clients, HP Inc. “HP redefined the workstation in 2009 with the introduction of the HP Z series, and now once again is disrupting the category with the new HP Z2 Mini Workstation – the ultimate combination of space efficiency, elegance and power for our customers and partners.”

HP Z2 Mini designed for the workspace of the future.

As workplaces become more space constrained, there’s a greater business need for the smaller workstations like the HP Z2 Mini. The incredibly compact form factor resembles more a super computer from the future than a PC of today. The octagon form of the HP Z2 Mini is the most uniquely designed HP Workstation in HP’s 35 years of workstation history, and incorporates HP Z DNA throughout the product including extensive ISV certification and 368,000 hours of quality testing.

The ultra-compact and aesthetically pleasing workstation provides users with numerous versatility options: on/under the desk, behind an HP Z display, or on a wall6. HP engineers created custom designed fans and a cooling system for whisper-quiet acoustics (63 percent quieter than an HP business-class mini PC) for workstation customers that need mission-critical reliability. The HP Z2 Mini design and engineering ingenuity will transform the way people think about workstations and workspaces.

 

Pricing and Availability7:

HP Z2 Mini Workstation is expected to be available worldwide in December starting at $699.00USD.

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(1)     Based on publicly available information of workstation competitors as of October 3, 2016 with volume of at least 1 million units annually as of October 3, 2016 having < 3 litres volume, professional graphics, Intel® Xeon® quad core processor, ISV certified applications, ECC memory.
(2)     Based on business-class towers with >1 million units annually as of October 3, 2016 with performance measured by processor clock speed and ViewPerf12 rating, having 4th or 6th Gen Intel processors or AMD Pro processors, integrated VESA mount, VGA, 6 USB Ports, Windows Pro OS and TPM.
(3)     Based on Ultra Small Desktop category of vendors shipping >1M units annually as of October 3, 2016 based on watts, with 4th or 6th Gen Intel processors or AMD Pro processors, integrated VESA mount, VGA, 6 USB Ports, Windows Pro OS and TPM.
(4)     HP provided Studio Libeskind with early HP Z2 Mini workstations.
(5)     Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance
(6)     Mounting bracket sold separately.
(7)     Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

HP Z Virtual Workstation Citrix Synergy 2014

Are you looking for the future in Virtual Workstation Solutions..!

HP, Nvidia and Citrix leaders in the industry bring it..! 

I’m excited to share with you the latest from HP at Citrix..!

News Release
HP Extends Industry-leading Z Workstation Family into Virtualization Realm
LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2014 — HP today announced a virtual workstation solution that provides secure, remote access to workstation-class applications from a variety of devices including thin clients, notebooks and tablets.
The new HP DL380z Virtual Workstation brings together HP’s industry-leading server technology, NVIDIA® virtualization technology and Citrix® virtualization technology—and delivers it all via HP’s highly secure, industry-leading workstation ecosystem.
The HP Z Workstation environment combines HP’s understanding of customer needs, key software vendor alliances and HP’s workstation system-tuning expertise.
The HP DL380z is an extension of the HP family of virtualization solutions designed for evolving work styles within the fields of engineering, CAD (computer-aided design), AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), digital media, oil and gas exploration, education and government. The HP DL380z also uses the industry-standard 2U form factor, which means it can easily integrate into a customer’s existing data center infrastructure with no additional chassis hardware required.
“As IT needs change, customers are looking to HP for a virtualized workstation solution to support centralized/secure data access, high-availability applications and demanding graphics workloads,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “The HP DL380z will provide a true workstation experience that offers end-to-end security and industry-leading ILO (Integrated Lights Out) centralized management in an industry-standard 2U form factor.”
HP expands the data center workstation experience
The new HP DL380z enables use of dual NVIDIA GRID K2 graphics cards and NVIDIA GRID™ GPU virtualization, supports up to eight users on one workstation. NVIDIA Quadro K6000, K5000 and K4000 graphics cards also are supported. By keeping the compute engine colocated with high-performance storage arrays in the data center, customers can experience dramatically reduced project load times.

“The HP solution will deliver dynamic, high-performance graphics that take full advantage of NVIDIA’s GRID technologies—the first virtualized GPUs designed for data center delivery of graphics applications,” said Justin Boitano, general manager, Cloud & Virtualization Solutions, NVIDIA. “These data center solutions will provide true workstation-class high-performance computing experiences in a virtual ecosystem made possible by GRID GPUs.”
The HP DL380z is certified for the Citrix virtualization stack including HDX 3D Pro technology to ensure high-performance remote access to workstation-class applications.
“Enterprises that are adopting app and desktop virtualization to provide a personalized mobile workspace must address a key user group: design and engineering users. Organizations must maintain tight security and control over valuable intellectual property as these users become more mobile and distributed,” said Rakesh Narasimhan, group vice president and general manager, Desktops and Apps, Citrix. “Providing customers with the powerful combination of HDX 3D Pro in XenDesktop with HP’s virtual workstation with NVIDIA technology, we can deliver the high-performance experience of 3-D apps that this specialized workforce needs.”
The HP DL380z keeps intellectual property and other sensitive data centralized and secure by transmitting encrypted pixel data over LAN or WAN to remote users. It also allows for flexible IT management with a choice of pass-through GPU and virtual GPU modes that can be configured according to usage needs, making IT change management simple and efficient.
The HP DL380z also supports HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS), which pioneered remote access to graphics rich applications and the ability to host collaboration sessions from multiple devices and multiple operating systems including Linux. The newest HP RGS release 7 added the ability to have true workstation productivity from a tablet while bringing intuitive touch controls to nontouch applications. The workstation also supports HP Velocity software, which significantly improves network performance.
Pricing and availability
The HP DL380z is planned to be available beginning in June. Pricing is available upon request.
The HP DL380z is planned to be demonstrated at Citrix Synergy in Los Angeles, May 6-8.
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HP Z Virtual Workstation
Virtually unstoppable

Get the job done with the HP Z Virtual Workstation.
Enjoy a true workstation that offers end-to-end
security, optimized IT management, and access ISV
applications from virtually anywhere.
Powerful images, peak innovation
Enjoy the view with vibrant high-end 3D graphics performance, including the latest
NVIDIA GRID K2 cards, via the innovative 2U rack mount HP Z Virtual Workstation.
Secure your sensitive data
Keep intellectual property out of the wrong hands by keeping sensitive data in house
and only transmitting encrypted pixel data over LAN or WAN.
Flexibly manage your environment
Centrally control deployment and management for different user profiles with
flexible provisioning and multiple configuration options.
Certification reliability
Confidently run your ISV workstation applications virtually in a fully tested and
qualified software ecosystem.
Sharp images, stand-out performance
View graphics with clarity and detail on your end point device thanks to unique
HP Remote Graphics Software1 and speedy HP Velocity 2.1 to manage network traffic.

HP Z Virtual Workstation specifications
Processors2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v2 (2.4 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores)
Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v2 (2.8 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores
Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v2 (2.5 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores)
Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v2 (2.6 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores)
Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 (2.6 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores)
Chipset Intel® C600
Storage3 SAS (15000 rpm), 146 GB, 300 GB; SAS (10000 rpm), 300 GB, 900GB; SATA (7200 rpm), 500 GB, 1 TB; SATA SSD, 100 GB, 800 GB
Storage Controller HP Smart Array P420i Controller
Optical Drives4 SATA Slim DVD-ROM
SATA Slim DVD-RW
Drive Bays 8 2.5” HDD5
1 Slimline optical
Graphics High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 (3 GB), NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (4 GB)
Ultra High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K6000 (12 GB)
High-end Virtual 3D: NVIDIA GRID K2 (8 GB)
Memory6 384 GB, 1866 MHz, DDR3 Registered SDRAM, 24 DIMM
Expansion Slots7 3 PCIe Gen3 x16
1 PCIe Gen3 x8
1 FlexLOM connector
1 HDD writeback cache connector
External I/O Ports8 7 USB 2.0
1 serial
2 VGA
1 SD (internal)
Network Interface9 HP Ethernet 1 GB 4-port 366FLR adapter (optional)
HP VWS Ethernet 10 GB 2-port 560FLR-SFP+ adapter (optional)
Power Supply Required 1200 W 94% efficient with HP Power Discovery Services (PDS) support
1200 W 94% efficient redundant power supply with HP Power Discovery Services (PDS) support (optional)
Product Dimensions 8.73 x 44.55 x 69.85 cm/3.44 x 17.54 x 27.50 in
Weight10 41 lb/18.59 kg
Keyboard4 HP USB Keyboard
Pointing Device4 HP USB Mouse
Security Management Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support
Security bezel (optional)
Form Factor 2U Rack
Warranty Includes 3-Year Parts, 3-Year Labor, 3-Year Onsite support with next business day response.

1. HP RGS requires a Windows or Linux operating system and Internet access.
2. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.
64-bit computing system required. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
3. For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
4. Optional or add-on feature.
5. All 2.5” (small form factor) hard disk drive options are hot swappable.
6. Actual memory speed is dependent on processor and number of memory channels used. 1st and 2nd CPUs must be installed for all DIMM slots to be available.
7. For full complement of PCIe Gen3 slots, Slot 1 Riser Cage and Slot 2 Riser Cage must be installed.
8. Both VGA ports cannot be active simultaneously. Internal SD slot is not hot-pluggable.
9. Factory integrated only.
10. Exact weight depends upon configuration.

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