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HP 9000 rp4410 & rp4440

Quick Facts
Introduced 2004
CPU 1-2 (rp4410)
1-4 (rp4440)
PA-8800/
PA-8900
800-1100 MHz
Caches 3 MB L1
32-64 MB L2
RAM 128 GB
Design zx1
Drives 2 SCSI
1 IDE
Expansion 6 PCI
Bandwidth CPU 6.4 GB/s
Mem 12.8 GB/s
I/O 4 GB/s
I/O 2 SCSI
3 serial
2 GigE
2 USB
100E console

Overview

The rp4400 series rp4410 (rp4410-4) and rp4440 (rp4440-8) servers are, as their smaller rp3410 and rp3440 siblings, one of the last PA-RISC-based HP servers. They are driven by up to two (rp4410) or four (rp4440) dual-core PA-8800 Mako or PA-8900 processors. The rp4400s are based around the Itanium 2/IA64-capable HP zx1 chipset, and technically very similar to the rp3400’s architecture. The systems can be rack-mounted (4U) or used stand-alone.

Internals

CPU

rp4410

rp4440

It is probably possible to upgrade the CPUs to Itanium 2/IA64 processors.

Chipset

The systems are based on HP’s zx1 chipset, which consists of three main components — the MIO (memory and I/O controller), the IOAs (I/O adapters) and the SMEs (scalable memory expanders):

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

An interesting aspect of the rp4400’s bus setup is that the same 6.4 GB/s processor bus is shared between up to two CPUs on the rp4410 and up to four CPUs on the rp4440.

» 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
rp4440
1.0 GHz dualcore
2-core: 18.6
2-CPU/4-core: 37.0
4-CPU/8-core: 73.2
2-core: 19.3
2-CPU/4-core: 34.7
4-CPU/8-core: 55.4

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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