Dec 6, 2010

HP Workstations Drive Renault F1 to the Leading Edge of Performance

Renault F1 Team discusses its relationship with HP at the company’s second annual Workstations Solutions World.

Bangalore: HP held its second annual Workstations Solutions World in Bangalore. Industry experts from around the world came together to discuss HP’s industry-leading Workstation ecosystem, and how it helps keep businesses at the leading edge through the combination of bold design, best-in-class engineering, robust tools and visual collaboration solutions.

Speaking at the event, Graeme Hackland, chief information officer, Renault F1 Team, emphasized HP’s excellence in the engineering segment: “Innovation, reliability and performance are key criteria that both companies share and are critical to the success in the fast-paced worlds of Formula 1 and technology. HP supplies us with highly reliable, performance-engineered products and solutions that make it easier for us to function as a high-performing and efficient midsized business.”

HP today boasts various collaborative relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISV) such as Adobe, Autodesk, SolidWorks, Siemens PLM and Dassault Systems. These relationships have allowed HP Z and Mobile Workstations to lead and qualify more Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) applications than any other vendor.

HP’s continued relationships with ISVs to create optimized applications and solutions for key vertical markets have improved overall workflow efficiencies, shortened design life cycles and boosted customers’ productivity and time-to-market.

Performance at the Forefront

In August 2010, industry research firm IDC reported that HP is statistically on the top spot in the desktop workstation category in market share in the second quarter of 2010(1). HP’s workstations are used by the most demanding customers to design everything from running shoes and race cars to animated characters and deep-sea submersibles, as well as to manage billions of dollars of tradable securities, labs and mission-critical IT environments.

“Only HP offers businesses a complete Workstations ecosystem. Our Z series Workstations, Mobile Workstations and large-format printers work in tandem with our software solutions to meet the needs of our compute-intensive customers in any situation,” said Anneliese Olson, vice president, Client Solutions, Accessories and Services business for the Personal Systems Group, HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

The HP Z Workstations are built on the innovative NVIDIA Fermi architecture, the latest Quadro offerings are the first professional-class GPUs to integrate high performance computing capabilities with advanced visualization techniques, transforming modern workflows. Speaking on the occasion, Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager, NVIDIA, Quadro Workstation Business Unit said, “We are glad to have partnered with HP to help businesses stay ahead with high end technology solutions. The HP Z Workstation series features NVIDIA Quadro professional solutions. The newest NVIDIA® Quadro® professional solutions are true technological breakthroughs, delivering up to 5x faster 3D performance and 8x faster computational simulation across a broad range of design, animation and video applications.”

Designed in collaboration with BMW Designworks, the HP Z Workstation series, consisting of HP Z200 Workstation, HP Z400 Workstation, HP Z600 Workstation, and HP Z800 Workstation is the cornerstone of the HP Workstation Ecosystem with more than 20 innovations, highlighting environmental leadership, industrial design, expandability and serviceability. The introduction of liquid cooling in the HP Z400 and HP Z800 Workstations is the latest in innovation from HP, which lowers CPU-induced acoustic noise at all CPU operating states, thereby further improving the end user experience.

In addition, HP’s latest offering, the HP Z200 SFF Workstation puts the performance and reliability of a workstation into a surprisingly small package, at a surprisingly affordable price. Tested and certified with MCAD and CAE applications, the Z200 SFF is about one third the size of conventional minitowers and offers next-generation processors, reliable error-correcting code (ECC) memory, professional 2D and 3D graphics options and high-speed storage technologies.

Extreme Power, On the Go

Bringing workstation power to mobile users, HP’s Mobile Workstations deliver professional graphics capabilities in a convenient mobile format, ideal for extreme power users.

The HP EliteBook 8440w and HP EliteBook 8540w notebooks incorporate the latest mobile technologies, and are engineered to meet the tough MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests(2) for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures. The HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation is further equipped with the DreamColor display option that enables professionals to work with deep, accurate colors for precise results every time.

Impactful Communication for Business Acceleration

HP’s new suite of future-ready products - HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer (eMFP) and HP Designjet T7100 Printer helps propel business acceleration for design professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industries and enterprise businesses that require geographical information: maps printouts, urban development print illustrations or other forms of large format technical drawings.

The HP Designjet T2300 eMFP, the world’s most collaborative printer is the industry’s first web-ready large-format printer with scan, print and copy functionality (3) that will enable businesses in the AEC industries and enterprises to easily access, share and print large-format project files online anytime, anywhere.(4)

1. HP's holds a 56.3 % percent workstation market share in India, according to the IDC Workstation Tracker, CQ21
2. Testing was not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contracts requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.
3. Internet connection is needed.
4. With the availability of internet access (LAN and wireless.)