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HP 9000 rp3410 & rp3440

Quick Facts
Introduced 2004
CPU 1 (rp3410)
1-2 (rp3440)
PA-8800/
PA-8900
800-1100 MHz
Caches 3 MB L1
32-64 MB L2
RAM 6 GB (rp3410)
32 GB (rp3440)
Design zx1
Drives 3 SCSI
1 IDE
Expansion 2 PCI (rp3410)
4 PCI (rp3410)
Bandwidth CPU 6.4 GB/s
Mem 8.5 GB/s
I/O 3 GB/s (rp3410)
I/O 4 GB/s (rp3440)
I/O SCSI
3 serial
GigE
2 USB
100E console

Overview

The rp3400 series rp3410 (rp3410-2) and rp3440 (rp3440-4) servers are one of the last PA-RISC-based HP 9000 systems, either to be used rack-mounted (2U) or stand-alone. They are driven by dual-core PA-8800 Mako or PA-8900 processors. At the core of the system is HP’s zx1 chipset, also used with Itanium 2 processors. There is an upgrade path to Intel/HP IA64 Itanium 2 processors. The HP 9000 rp4410 and rp4440 servers are technically very similar with a large range of processing and expansion possibilities. However the rp3410/rp3440 feature fewer processors, a smaller amount of memory, fewer expansion slots and onboard I/O controllers (only one Gigabit Ethernet and Ultra SCSI) and lesser memory and I/O bandwidth than those (however they have one more SCSI drive).

Internals

CPU

rp3410 (rp3410-2)

rp3440 (rp3440-4)

  1. It is possible to upgrade the CPUs to Itanium 2/IA64 processors.
  2. The minimum system configurations were shipped with one CPU with one core disabled which could be software-upgraded.

Chipset

The systems are based on HP’s zx1 chipset, which consists of two main components — the MIO (memory and I/O controller) and the IOAs (I/O adapters). The zx1 is very close to a crossbar chipset — the zx1 memory controller acts as the crossbar switch which links processors, memory and I/O together.

The rp3410 and rp3440 have different I/O configurations based on IOAs:

The rest are standard third-party I/O chips:

» View a system-level illustration (ASCII) of the system/bus architecture.

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
rp3440
1.0 GHz dualcore
2-core: 18.7
2-CPU/4-core: 37.1
2-core: 19.2
2-CPU/4-core: 32.6

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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