HP Announces 5th Generation Z-Series WorkstationsFebruary 17, 2023
The new 5th generation HP Z-Series workstations aren’t meant to be supercharged gaming rigs as none of these systems are capable of overclocking. They’ve been updated with the latest and greatest components for professional creators, designers, engineers, and data scientists. These new G5 Z-Series towers replace the G4 editions which were first introduced in 2017. Included in the lineup are the HP Z4 G5, the HP Z6 G5, HP Z8 G5, and the Z8 Fury G5.
HP claims stronger system security in all of these systems, in addition to the enhanced performance provided by the latest generation Intel processors, which boast power-efficient accelerators to offload specialized functions and reserve compute cores, faster DDR5 memory, and PCIe Gen5. PCIe Gen5 has doubled the bandwidth compared to PCIe Gen4 providing better support for NVMe and I/O devices. The new HP G5 Z-Series workstations can accommodate 2x to 4x double-wide, high-end GPUs, CPUs with 8x to 56x processing cores, and offer from 512GB to 2TB of memory.
The HP Z8 Fury G5 Workstation, is the apex of the Z series pyramid and is powered by a single CPU with up to 56 physical cores and 112 virtual threads. This workstation can handle any task you throw at it with greater power and flexibility, while remaining cool and silent during demanding workloads like deep learning, VFX, and virtual production. It boasts various server-grade capabilities and supports twice as much memory, at up to 2TB of DDR5 RAM, as the dual socket Z8 G5. It can also be outfitted with up to 4x dual slot 300W GPUs, which will be appealing to anyone looking to push the limits of GPU rendering, AI, or simulation. Another great feature is hot-swappable NVMe M.2 drive bays on the front of the system, which can be securely locked with a physical key. At full capacity, the Fury can provide up to 120TB of storage across an assortment of devices.
The HP Z8 G5 Workstation features dual sockets and is geared towards users that need the maximum processing power for CPU-intensive applications including rendering with real-time ray tracing, data visualization, and model training. It also has plenty of capacity to grow as needs change. This system offers up to 64 cores utilizing two 4rth Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 32 cores each. It also supports two high-end graphics cards and can be outfitted with up to 1TB of DDR5 memory. Intel Xeon W-2400 and W-3400 Series workstation CPUs are supported on the Z4 G5 and HP Z6 G5, respectively.
The HP Z6 G5 Workstation supports the single socket Intel Xeon W-3400 Series workstation CPU with 12 to 36 cores, not including the flagship 56-core Intel Xeon w9-3495X. It can support up to three double height GPUs, higher memory bandwidth, and twice as much memory (up to 1 TB) as the HP Z4 G5.
The HP Z4 G5 Workstation will feature the single-socket “Sapphire Rapids” CPU family Intel Xeon W-2400 Series, which is available with 6 to 24 cores. At full capacity, it supports up to 512 GB of DDR5 memory and can accommodate up to two dual-slot graphics cards including the latest “Ada Lovelace” NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation with a PCIe 4.0 interface and 48 GB of GDDR6 memory, ideal for multi-GPU visualization and rendering applications.
All can benefit from the HP Anyware Remote System Controller providing Administrators in charge of a fleet of HP Z-Series workstations with more management capabilities and the ability to perform out-of-band management tasks. It replaces the previous generation Teradici cards while providing more functionality. This is a PCIe-based expansion card that enables secure access to the system without a VPN connection. HP Anyware Remote System Controller is expected to be available this spring.
All of the G5 systems are available for pre-order as of today but the actual roll out is expected in mid-March. If you’re interested in these HP Gen5 Z-Series workstations, or any other system, contact IT Creations today at 1-800-237-0402 or visit our website here.