NAB 2019: HP Z6 & Z8 G4 Workstations Now Boasting Up to 56 CPU Cores and Native 8K Video Support

At NAB 2019, HP are showcasing the updated versions of their HP Z6 and Z8 G4 Workstations that now sport the brand new Intel Xeon Scalable processors along with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory technology for unparalleled computing power and real-time performance.

With this new support, the HP Z6 and Z8 G4 will be able to combine the necessary memory and storage for compute-intensive workflows such as demanding VFX workloads, complex 3D simulations, native 8K video editing and more.

Intel managed to improve system performance by moving large datasets closer to the CPU. This essentially allows for no data loss after a power cycle or application closure. Beyond that, both workstations are upgradeable, so you can keep your system up to date down the line once new hardware is available.

HP Z6 G4 Workstation

Originally released in late 2017, the HP Z6 G4 is a powerful workstation designed for editing 8K video in real-time and rendering workloads. It is equipped with two next-generation Intel Xeon processors for a grand total of up to 48 total processor cores in one system.

The Z6 G4 also comes with professional NVIDIA and AMD graphics as well as an impressive 384GB of memory. The system is also available in a wide range of configuration options.

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

The HP Z8 G4 Workstation, on the other hand, is touted as the most powerful workstation on the market. It can be configured with up to 56 processing cores, up to 3TB of high-speed memory, and as much as 48 TB of storage. It is designed to excel in complex 3D simulations, demanding VFX workflows and advanced machine learning algorithms.

The Z8 G4 is equipped with 24 memory slots so that it can effectively handle massive data sets and it also features a choice of 1125W, 1450W and 1700W and 90 percent efficient power supplies.

The HP Z6 G4 and Z8 G4 are out now starting at $2,372 and $2,981 respectively. HP also announced that it’s partnering with AVID, RED Digital Cinema, and NVIDIA to optimize productivity for creatives.

[source: HP]

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