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HP Visualize B132L, B160L & B180L

Quick Facts
Introduced 1996-1997
CPU 1 PA-7300LC
132-180 MHz
Cache 128 KB L1
1 MB L2
RAM 1.5 GB
Design LASI
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 1 GSC/PCI
1 GSC/PCI/EISA
Bandwidth Mem 423 MB/s (B132L)
Mem 427 MB/s (B160L)
I/O 132 MB/s (B132L)
I/O 160 MB/s (B160L)
I/O 144 MB/s (B180L)
I/O 10E/100E (+-models)
EVC
2 SCSI
2 serial
2 PS/2
HIL
audio

Overview

These are entry-level PA-RISC workstations, introduced in 1997. Still based on a 32-bit PA-RISC CPU they were designed as successors to the successful 715 workstations with better performance and I/O-expandability. They were developed alongside the C-Class workstations, sharing a similar casing concept but integrating more functionality onto on single mainboard to save manufacturing costs. The +-models (B132L+, B180L+) differ from the others in having Ultra-Wide SE SCSI and 10/100Mb Ethernet rather than Fast-Wide HVD SCSI and only 10 Mbit Ethernet.

Model numbers: all have the HP 9000/778 model number.

Internals

CPU

The external L2 cache SRAM is optional and is installed in two DIMM slots below the CPU socket. The modules must be of equal size. Usually, these systems come with two 512 KB modules, totalling in 1 MB L2.

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

  1. You need a special HP adapter-cable to convert this EVC-port to either BNC or HD15 VGA

ROM update

There is an firmware update available for the B-Class, which contains the latest version (6.1).

References

Manuals

Articles

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
B132 6.45 6.70 58.1 60.3
B132+ 6.84 7.17 61.5 64.6
B160L 7.75 7.56 69.7 68.1
B180L+ 9.22 9.43 83.0 84.8

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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