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HP Z840 Workstation - System Overview

Description

The HP Z840 Workstation chassis allows tool-free access to most internal components but if security is an issue, a side access panel key lock and a security slot are standard features. Green touch points inside the chassis indicate removable components making upgrades to the system a breeze. The removable service panel is laser-etched with a clear layout of the system board for easy upgrades and troubleshooting.

The system is very quiet and can be used as a desk side tower and is also 5U rack mountable using an enterprise-class rail kit. Two sturdy handles integrated with the chassis make moving the Z840 to a new location easy.

The chassis is based off the Z820 model and features three separate and distinct cooling zones for the components; one for the PSU, another for the CPU's and memory, and a third for storage and I/O. Shrouds over each of the cooling zones give the system a very organized and well-thought out appearance but don't be fooled into thinking it's just for show. Fans for each cooling zone have separate sensors on the system board to ensure the fans only run as long, and as fast as required to keep the system at peak operating temperatures. Internal cables are also very well organized and unobtrusive for better component access and air flow management.

The Z840 uses Intel's C612 chipset to support dual, next generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 and v4 series processors for up to 44 total processor cores and 88 threads using E5-2699 v4 processors. An integrated USB 3.0 controller supports nine SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, with four up front, one internal, and four on the back of the system, to provide lightning fast access to additional devices.

Featuring 7 high-performance graphics and I/O slots with up to 10 internal drive bays, the system is very expandable. 16 memory slots support an impressive 2 Terabytes of memory when used in a dual processor configuration with 2400MHz 128GB DDR4 Load Reduced DIMMS. Registered DDR4 2133 MHz DIMMS are also supported but cannot be intermixed with LR DIMMs. With one CPU the system supports up to 1 Terabytes of memory with speed dependent on the speed of the slowest rated processor or DIMM.

The Z840 is ISV certified to perform effortlessly running intensive software applications used by design engineers, financial analysts, and geologists. ISV is an acronym for Independent Software Vendor and means these independent software vendors have tested the software, hardware, and components to ensure stable and reliable performance.

In an effort to maximize the number of active slots available in the 1 CPU configuration The fifth PCIe slot acts as a PCIe 2.0 slot with four lanes available when used with a single processor and jumps to 3.0 performance when used in the two processor configuration with all 8 lanes available.

The system comes standard with an 850 Watt power supply. The 850 watt system supports graphics cards up to 150 watts while the optional 1125 watt PSU supports graphics cards up to 600 watts. The 1125 watt PSU has been qualified such that when the system is connected to a voltage source greater than 105 volts output jumps to 1275 watts when the input is 200 volts or more, the PSU will be able to output 1450 watts. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is highly recommended if 1275W output power is desired. This is a great feature when used with high power consumption configurations featuring a complete memory compliment, additional external storage, and powerful graphics cards like the Nvidia Tesla.

The Z840 workstation comes standard with a 2 port 6 GB/s Intel SATA RAID controller, a secondary 4 port 6 GB/S intel SATA RAID controller (sSATA), and an 8 port 6 GB/S LSI SAS RAID controller. The SATA controller supports RAID levels of 0, and 1 with a max of 1 RAID. The sSATA controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10 with a max of 2 RAIDs, and the SAS controller supports RAID levels of 0, 1, 1E, and 10 for a max of 2 RAIDs. An optional eSATA bulkhead adapter is supported on the SATA and sSATA controller.

The system comes standard with 4 LFF 3.5-inch drives with blind mate connectors. However, using HP's innovative SAS/SATA storage solution drive cage modules, the four 3.5-inch drive bays can be adapted to support 8 2.5-inch HDD or SSD drives. Each drive cage module holds 4 2.5-inch drives and takes up 2 3.5-inch drive bays.

The front of the system features 2 5.25-inch Drive bays, an optical storage drive, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 combo headset port, and one microphone port. To maximize storage additional hard drives can be installed in the 5.25-inch external drive bays and configured for RAID to support the OS and applications. The optional HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe Solid State Drive reduces boot up, calculation, and graphics response times, even with 4K video, and comes in two versions; a 256GB PCIe version and a 512GB PCIe version for even faster response times.

On the back of the system you'll find a power button, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0, 1 serial port; 2 PS/2; 2 RJ-45, 1 audio line in; 1 audio line out.

Inside the unit are 2 additional USB 2.0 ports. 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 are available with the addition of a 2x5 header, incorporating the 2x10 header adds an additional USB 3.0 port.

In addition to the Intel C612 chipset supporting both Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 and v4 processors, and DDR4 memory, several new technologies have been incorporated enhancing performance:

- Intel's advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX2) improves performance with math, codec, and digital signal processing software, and can also improve facial recognition, professional imaging and high-performance computing in addition to increased vectorization.

- Intel's Data Protection Technology with AES-NI (Intel AES-NI) provides fast and secure data encryption and is broadly accepted as the standard of the industry.

- And, already a standard feature on Mac computers Thunderbolt2 Technology supports simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display over a single cable with data transfer rates nearly 4x the speed of a USB 3.0 connection.

The system also supports 3 high-end GPUs with 2GB ports standard and supports several different graphics cards including the W5100 AMD FirePro and a large cross-section of Nvidia products including the Nvidia Tesla K40 graphics cards.

Operating systems include Windows 8.1 Pro 64, Windows 7 Professional, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu 14.04.

The Z840 can support up to 12 displays and HP also offers several different display options depending on your needs.

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HP Z840 Workstation - Specifications

Form Factor
    Rackable minitower
Available Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro 64)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • HP Installer Kit for Linux®
Processor Family
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processor
  • or
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processor
Processors
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v4 (2.2 GHz, 55 MB cache, 22 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v4 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v4 (2.1 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 v4 (2.6 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v4 (2.1 GHz, 40 MB cache, 16 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v4 (2.4 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v4 (3.2 GHz, 25 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v4 (2 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v4 (2.2 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v4 (3.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (2.4 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2637 v4 (3.5 GHz, 15 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v4 (2.2 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2623 v4 (2.6 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v4 (2.1 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v4 (1.7 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2603 v4 (1.7 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v3 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v3 (2.6 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v3 (2.3 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 v3 (2.6 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2687W v3 (3.1 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3 (2.0 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 (2.5 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v3 (2.3 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v3 (3.2 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v3 (2.6 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v3 (2.3 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v3 (3.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v3 (2.6 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2637 v3 (3.5 GHz, 15 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v3 (2.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2623 v3 (3.0 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (2.4 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v3 (1.9 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2603 v3 (1.6 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
Chipset
    Intel® C612 Series
Memory
  • 1TB DDR4-2400 ECC registered SDRAM (Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s. Registered and load-reduced DIMMs may not be mixed.)
  • Maximum of 2 TB ECC load-reduced memory when 128 GB DIMMs used.
  • 8 DIMM (with 1 processor) and 16 DIMM (with 2 processors)
Internal Storage
  • 300 GB up to 1.2 TB SAS (10000 rpm)
  • 500 GB up to 4 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
  • 500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm)
  • 128 GB up to 1 TB SATA SSD
  • 256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED SSD
  • 1 TB (8 GB cache) SATA SSHD
  • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive (PCIe SSD)
  • 256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 (PCIe SSD)
  • 512 GB (2 x 256 GB) up to 2 TB (4 x 512 GB) HP Z Turbo Quad Pro (PCIe SSD)
Optical Storage
  • Slim SATA DVD-ROM
  • Slim SATA SuperMulti DVD writer
  • Slim SATA Blu-ray writer
Additional Storage
  • 15-in-1 media card reader (optional)
  • HP DX115 Removable HDD Frame/Carrier (optional)
Available Graphics
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA® NVS™ 310 (1 GB); NVIDIA® NVS™ 315 (1 GB); NVIDIA® NVS™ 510 (2 GB))
  • Entry 3D: NVIDIA® Quadro® K420 (2 GB); NVIDIA® Quadro® K620 (2 GB); AMD FirePro™ W2100 (2 GB))
  • Mid-range 3D: AMD FirePro™ W5100 (4 GB); AMD FirePro™ W4300 (4 GB); NVIDIA® Quadro® K1200 (4 GB); NVIDIA® Quadro® K2200 (4 GB))
  • High-end 3D: NVIDIA® Quadro® K4200 (4 GB); NVIDIA® Quadro® K5200 (8 GB); NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 (12 GB); AMD FirePro™ W7100 (8 GB))
  • High performance GPU computing: NVIDIA® Tesla® K40)
Audio
    Integrated IDT 92HD94 audio
Communications
  • Integrated Intel I210AT PCIe GbE or Integrated Intel I218LM PCIe GbE;
  • Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe NIC (optional)
  • HP X520 10 GbE Dual Port Adapter (optional)
  • HP 10 GbE SFP+SR Transceiver (optional)
  • HP 361T PCIe Dual Port Gigabit NIC (optional)
  • Intel 7260 802.11a/b/g/n PCIe WLAN (optional)
Expansion Slots
  • 2 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x16 (when 2nd CPU installed)
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 (when 1 CPU installed) OR PCIe Gen3 x8 (when 2nd CPU installed)
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x8; 1 PCIe Gen3 x4
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1; 1 PCIe Gen2 x 4 when 1 CPU is installed, transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when 2nd CPU installed.
  • The PCIe x8 connectors are open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot.
Ports and Connectors
  • Front:4 USB 3.0; 1 combo headset; 1 microphone
  • Rear:4 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 serial; 2 PS/2; 2 RJ-45; 1 audio line in; 1 audio line out
  • Internal:2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0Internal USB 2.0 available by the 2x5 header. Internal USB 3.0 available by the 2x10 header.
Drive Bays (Internal)
    Four 3.5"
Drive Bays (External)
    Two 5.25"; One slim ODD
Input Devices
  • HP USB SmartCard Keyboard
  • HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
  • HP PS/2 Keyboard; HP USB Keyboard
  • HP USB Optical 3-Button Mouse; HP PS/2 Mouse
  • HP USB Optical Mouse; HP USB 1000 dpi Laser Mouse
  • HP SpaceExplorer 3D USB Controller
  • HP SpacePilot Pro 3D USB Intelligent Controller
Software
  • HP Performance Advisor
  • HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS)
  • Cyberlink Media Suite & PowerDVD
  • Foxit PhantomPDF Express; Buy Office
Security
  • HP Chassis Intrusion Sensor
  • HP Security Cable with Kensington Lock
Power
  • 850 W 88% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC
  • 1125 W 90% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC
Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 8 x 20.7 x 17.5 in
  • 20.3 x 52.5 x 44.4 cm
Weight
  • 46.7 lb
  • 21.1 kg
  • (Exact weight depends upon configuration.)
Environmental Certification
    Low halogen
Energy Efficiency Compliance
    ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT® registered configurations available
Compatible Displays
  • HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor
  • HP Z Display Z27i 27-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor
  • HP Z Display Z24i 24-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor
  • HP Z Display Z23i 23-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor
  • HP Z Display Z22i 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor
  • HP DreamColor Z27x Professional Display
  • HP DreamColor Z24x Professional Display

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