Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:03:51 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Speed computational analysis with HP and Linux. Learn more at webinar.
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Untitled Dear University Computing User,

You've heard about computing systems based on Intel Itanium processors, and you've probably wondered about their potential to accelerate your research. But are the proof points there and are they affordable?

With the Itanium 2-based HP zx2000 and zx6000, the answer is yes. These systems are already being deployed at leading research institutions, where they will deliver innovation, performance and capacity to speed computational analysis. They can do the same for your research program, without breaking your budget.

Already highly affordable, the HP zx2000 and zx6000 are now even more attractively priced through the limited-time HP Workstation Advantage promotion. This promotion makes the world's fastest 64-bit Linux workstations available to colleges and universities at significant discounts. The available power bundles come loaded with 64-bit Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation and the breakthrough performance and cost advantages of the HP Chipset zx1.

The HP zx2000 and zx6000 empower computational analysis with the fastest floating point performance, fastest Vector Math Library performance, high memory bandwidth, very low memory latency, a full range of 2D and 3D graphics, and the flexibility to deploy and redeploy between racked and deskside configurations. Additionally, they support 64-bit HP-UX and will support 64-bit Windows in the future, as well as 64-bit Linux. At list price, these are the lowest-priced systems delivering a SPECfpbase_2000 of over 1,000.

*       To review sample configurations and suggested promotional prices, visit:
*       To check out the world's fastest floating point performance of the HP zx6000 on the
        SPECfpbase_2000 benchmark (1,356 for the 1GHz zx6000), visit:


Want to learn more about the potential of 64-bit Linux on Itanium 2-based systems? Linux kernel author David Mosberger, a senior research scientist at HP Labs, will explore this topic in a free webinar, or Web-based seminar, set for Nov. 19.

In his webinar titled "Getting the Most from the Highest Performance Linux Computing," Mosberger will explore both the performance and the capacity advantages of Linux on the Intel Itanium 2 architecture. He will compare and contrast the differences and the value of Linux on Itanium 2-based systems relative to earlier architectures that support Linux. The presentation will examine the areas where native 64-bit addressability and the parallelism of the Itanium 2 architecture will have an impact. Mosberger will also offer tips on getting the best performance for applications on Itanium 2-based systems.

In addition, the webinar will include a review of the Ohio Supercomputer Center's plans for implementation and use of a supercomputer based on Intel Itanium 2 processors.

To register for the event, visit: And while you're there, be sure to check out the savings possible through the HP Workstation Advantage promotion. But act soon-the workstation promotion ends Jan. 15.


The HP Workstations team