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HP Z8 G4 Workstation - System Overview

Description

The new HP Z8 G4 is one of the first dual-processor workstations to take advantage of Intel's new Xeon Scalable processors. Scalable processors provide up to 56 physical cores with 38.5MB of cache, and processor frequencies of up to 3.8GHz. To keep the high-performance processors cool without adding to the system's acoustics, HP designed a new split-chassis that keeps the system cool with four high-efficiency fans. It also boasts significantly more memory and storage than the previous generation and is sure not to disappoint when it comes to performance, security, and expansion potential.

hp z8 g4 tower workstation front elevation

Performance

The Z8 G4 is powered by Intel's new Scalable family of processors, and has the ability to support a maximum of two processors with up to 28 cores each. With two processors supporting up to 56 cores it can easily handle the most complex applications including simulations, machine learning, and real time 8K video editing. Intel Xeon Scalable processors are available in four different options: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. For creatives that demand the highest performance, Xeon Platinum 8180M processors provide up to 38.5MB cache, can reach speeds of up to 3.8GHz, and will support up to 1.5TB of memory each. In addition to the increased memory bandwidth, Xeon Scalable processors provide expanded I/O support for up to 48 lanes of PCIe 3.0. HP's state-of-the-art chassis design keeps the high-performance components cool. Each processor is also equipped with its own heat sink featuring a high-pressure fan regulated by the system's BIOS. The system's split chassis and innovative ducting ensures that the second processor does not recycle warm air from the first one for a more efficient, and quieter cooling process.

Memory

Memory capacity is extremely impressive with 24 memory slots available that can support up to 3TB of high-speed memory in a dual-processor configuration. Reaching the max memory capacity requires 24 DDR4 128GB memory modules, Win 10 Pro 64 for workstations, and two “M"-designated processors—such as Intel's Platinum 8180M. When outfitted with compatible processors memory speeds up to 2666MHz are available, an improvement from HP's Z840 where memory speeds capped-out at 2400MHz. Xeon Scalable processors support six memory channels with two memory slots each, another advancement over previous generation processors which support only four channels.

Storage

Storage options are flexible and the system will support a maximum of 42TB using a combination of the four internal drive bays, placing up to four drives in the 5.25-inch optical drive bays, dual M.2 modules loaded into the PCIe slots above CPUs 0 and 1, and incorporating one of HP's Z Turbo Quad drive carriers that support up to four M.2 storage devices. The four drive bays inside the system support either one 2.5" drive or one 3.5" drive. For added storage capacity, a drive tray adapter will allow the front two 5.25" media bays to support either one large form factor drive or two small form factor drives each. Deemed “the world's most secure workstation", the Z8 includes the first self-healing BIOS with intrusion detection and features a comprehensive suite of embedded security features. HP's SureStart ensures the workstation will only boot Genuine HP BIOS and will recover the System BIOS if tampering is identified. For those that need it, this system can include an optional SD card reader and a Blu-ray ODD or slim DVD in the front of the system.

Expansion

hp z8 g4 expansion slots

Expansion potential is great with up to nine PCIe 3.0 slots with two processors—four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for graphic cards or SSDs, three PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for SSDs, and two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots. A single processor will only support six of PCIe slots and a second processor is required to use all nine slots. Adding the second processor also transforms PCIe slot #1 from an x4 slot to an x8 electrical slot. This system has an abundance of USB ports front and back with the premium model sporting two USB 3.1 Gen1 slots and two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C slots at the front of workstation, one of which has charging capability. The back displays six USB 3.0 Gen1 slots, with another inside the system, plus three internal USB 2.0 ports for a total of 14 USB slots.

Management

System management is hassle-free with intuitive lights on the front of the chassis and HP's PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI. Intel's Active Management Technology offers cutting-edge features for remote system management via LANDesk Management Suite, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, or HP's Client Automation Enterprise. Of course HP didn't shy on security features on the world's most powerful workstation with a side-panel lock for internal hard drive safety and a loop available to add a padlock. If security is a priority, system admins can opt to add an intrusion sensor and a Kensington lock.

Summary

The HP Z8 G4 is the pinnacle of HP's tower workstation line featuring dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors and 24 memory slots to support the highest workstation memory capacity available at 3TB. Another notable feature on this powerhouse is support for up to 48TB of storage to easily handle data-hungry applications. Designed with a new split-chassis, the Z8 uses four fewer fans than its predecessor allowing this high-performance system to operate almost silently. Furthermore, system admins can have peace of mind with their mission critical data with the Z8's first self-healing BIOS with intrusion detection.

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HP Z8 G4 Workstation - Specifications

Form Factor
    Minitower
Operating Systems
    Preinstalled:

  • Windows 10 Pro 64 for Workstations
  • HP Linux-ready (minimal OS ready for customer OS installation)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Desktop Workstation (Paper license with 1 year support; no preinstalled OS)
  • Supported:

  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (downgrade media available by request from HP Support)*
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Desktop 7.4
  • SUSE Linux® Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • *Windows 10 is preinstalled. Windows 7 media is only available upon request from HP Customer Support. You may only use one version of the Windows software at a time. Switching between versions will require you to uninstall one version and install the other version.
Processor Family
  • Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family
Processors
    Name Cores Clock Speed (GHz) Cache (MB) Memory Speed (MT/s) Hyper Threading Featuring Intel® vPro™ Technology Intel® Turbo Boost Technology TDP (W)
    Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor 28 2.5GHz 38.50 2666 YES YES 3.8GHz 205
    Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8160 processor 24 2.1GHz 33.00 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 150
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 processor 22 2.1GHz 30.25 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 140
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6154 processor 18 3.0GHz 24.75 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 200
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor 20 2.4GHz 27.50 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 150
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6142 processor 16 2.6GHz 22.00 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 150
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 processor 12 3.0GHz 24.75 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 150
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6140 processor 18 2.3GHz 24.75 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 140
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6134 processor 8 3.2GHz 24.75 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 130
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6132 processor 14 2.6GHz 19.25 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 140
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6130 processor 16 2.1GHz 22.00 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 125
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6128 processor 6 3.4GHz 19.25 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 115
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5120 processor 14 2.2GHz 19.25 2400 YES YES 3.2GHz 105
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 processor 12 2.3GHz 16.50 2400 YES YES 3.2GHz 105
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5122 processor 4 3.6GHz 16.50 2666 YES YES 3.7GHz 105
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4116 processor 12 2.1GHz 16.50 2400 YES YES 3.0GHz 85
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4114 processor 10 2.2GHz 13.75 2400 YES YES 3.0GHz 85
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4112 processor 4 2.6GHz 8.25 2400 YES YES 3.0GHz 85
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4108 processor 8 1.8GHz 11.00 2400 YES YES 3.0GHz 85
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3106 processor 8 1.7GHz 11.00 2133 NO YES N/A 85
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3104 processor 6 1.7GHz 8.25 2133 NO YES N/A 85
Chipset
    Intel® C622 Chipset
Color
    Black
Convertibility
    No
Expansion Slots
  • Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x4 - Transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when 2nd CPU is installed
  • Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x16
  • Slot 3: PCIe Gen3 x16 - Available ONLY when 2nd processor is installed
  • Slot 4: PCIe Gen3 x16
  • Slot 5: PCIe Gen3 x4
  • Slot 6: PCIe Gen3 x16 - Available ONLY when 2nd processor is installed
  • Slot 7: PCIe Gen3 x4

  • Note: The PCIe x4 and PCIe x8 connectors above are open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot.
    Note: Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe card support available the first half of 2018
Expansion Bays
    4 internal 3.5" bays (All 4 include acoustic dampening rail assemblies)
    2 external 5.25" bays (175mm depth limit)
    1 dedicated 9.5mm slim optical disk drive bay
Memory
    Memory Expansion Slots:

  • 24 slots (12 slots per CPU)
  • Memory Type Supported:

  • DDR4 R-DIMM (Registered), ECC: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB
  • DDR4 LR-DIMM (Load Reduced), ECC: 64GB (128GB and 256GB added after initialrelease)
  • Memory Modes:

  • NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Architecture)
  • Memory Node Interleave
  • Memory Speed Supported:

  • 2133MT/s
  • 2400MT/s
  • 2666MT/s
  • Maximum Memory Supported:

  • Up to 768GB using RDIMMs
  • Up to 3TB using LRDIMMs
Front I/O
    Base:

  • 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A connector. (Left most connector has charging capability)
  • 1 Combo Headset
  • 1 Optional Media Card Reader
  • Premium:

  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A connector. (Left most connector has charging capability)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C™ connector
  • 1 Combo Headset
  • 1 Optional Media Card Reader
Internal I/O
    Internal Slot 1 CPU1:

  • PCIe Gen3 x8 - always available
  • Internal Slot 2 CPU2:

  • PCIe Gen3 x8 - available when 2nd CPU is installed
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports available with a single 2x5 header
  • 1 USB 2.0 port available with a 1x6 header
  • 1 USB 3.1 Gen1 and 1 USB 2.0 port available with a 2x6 header
  • The 2x5 header can be converted to a standard (Type-A) USB 2.0 connector through the use of one HP Internal USB Port Kit (EM165AA). This port kit uses one half of the 2x5 header.

    The 1x6 header can be converted to a standard (Type-A) USB 2.0 connector through the use of one HP Internal USB Port Kit (EM165AA). This port kit uses 5 pin positions on the header.

    The 2x6 header can be converted to a standard (Type-A) USB 2.0 connector through the use of one HP Internal USB Port Kit (EM165AA). This port kit uses one half of the 2x6 header.
Rear I/O
  • 6 USB 3.1 Gen1 (aka USB 3.0)
  • 1 Serial
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
  • 2 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN
  • 1 Audio Line-In (can be retasked as microphone)
  • 1 Audio Line-Out
  • Optional:

  • 2 RJ-45 to 10GbE LAN ports
Interfaces Supported
  • 10 channel SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface
  • Factory integrated RAID available for SATA drives (RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10)
  • Internal USB 3.1 Gen1, USB 3.1 Gen2, USB 2.0
On-board RAID Support
  • SATA RAID 0 Striped Array Configuration
  • SATA RAID 1 Mirrored Array Configuration
  • SATA RAID 10 Striped/Mirrored Configuration
  • SATA RAID 5 Parity Array Configuration
Chassis Dimensions (H x W x D)
    Footprint:

  • H: 17.5" [444.5mm]
  • W: 8.5" [215.9mm]
  • D: 21.7" [551.2mm] (measured to the rear of service panel)
  • Maximum:

  • H: 17.5" [444.5mm]
  • W: 8.5" [215.9mm]
  • D: 21.85" [555.2mm] (measured to the embossment for the rear chassis fans)
Rack Dimensions
    5U
Weight
    Exact weights depend upon configuration (System weight only).

  • Minimum: 22.4kg (49.4lbs.)
  • Typical: 23.7kg (52.2lbs.)
  • Maximum: 31.7kg (70lbs.)
Power Supply
    Choice of:

  • 1125W/100V/15A 90% Efficient wide-ranging, active Power Factor Correction The power delivery system includes four 6+2-pin graphics power cables.
  • 1450W/100V/15A 90% Efficient wide-ranging, active Power Factor Correction The power delivery system includes four 6+2-pin graphics power cables.
  • 1700W/200V/10A 90% Efficient wide-ranging, active Power Factor Correction The power delivery system includes four 6+2-pin graphics power cables.
  • The 1125W/100V/15A (1450W at 200V Input Voltage) power supply can also supply 1275W of output power when the input voltage is greater than 105V. If the input voltage is less than 105V, but greater than 90V for any reason, the maximum power that can be drawn is 1125W. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is highly recommended if 1275W output power is desired.
    The 1125W Power Supply can also supply 1450W of output power when the input voltage is greater than 200V under all conditions.

    The 1450W/100V/15A (1700W at 200V Input Voltage) power supply can also supply 1550W of output power when the input voltage is greater than 105V. If the input voltage is less than 105V, but greater than 90V for any reason, the maximum power that can be drawn is 1450W. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is highly recommended if 1550W output power is desired.
    The 1450W Power Supply can also supply 1700W of output power when the input voltage is greater than 200V under all conditions.

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