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PA-RISC Timeline

This page details the timelines from the mid-1980s on for both HP 9000 PA-RISC computers and the Unix-centric PA-RISC operating systems. For the hardware platform, history starts in the early 1980s with the HP FOCUS predecessors of PA-RISC. The software timeline starts in the late 1980s in parallel to first commercial PA-RISC products. There is a dedicated article on the History of the HP 9000 PA-RISC Series.

Hardware

Below are the release years of PA-RISC processors and computer systems. The data is not complete, especially for newer entries in the 2000s, and there are discrepancies in the information between announcements, release dates and actual shipped systems.

PA-RISC hardware timeline
Year CPU Workstation Server Mainframe Other
1982 FOCUS 520 530, 540
1983
1984 550
1985
1986 TS-1 840
1987 NS-1 825 850
1988 835
1989 NS-2
PCX
808, 815
845
822, 832
860
1990 842, 852 855, 870
1991 PA-7000 720, 730, 750 865
F10, F20, F30
H20, H30, H40
I30, I40
1992 PA-7100 705, 710
715/33, 50, 75
725, 735, 755
G50, H50, I50 890 742i, 745i
747i
1993 G60, G70
H60, H70
I60, I70
1994 PA-7100LC 712/60, 80
715/64, 80, 100
SAIC Galaxy 1100
E25, E35, E45 T500
SPP1000
743i 748i
1995 PA-7200 712/100
715/100XC
C100, C110
J200, J210
E55, K100
K200, K210
K400, K410
T520
SPP1200
1996 PA-7300LC
PA-8000
B132L, B160L
C160L
C160, C180
J280
D200, D300
D210, D310
D260, D360
D270, D370
K250, K260
K450, K460
SPP1600 744, 748
1997 PA-8200 B180L
C200, C240
J282, J2240
D220, D320
D230, D330
D280, D380
K370, K570
T600
S-Class, X-Class
SPP2000
V2200
1998 PA-8500 RDI PrecisionBook A180
R380, R390
K380, K580
V2250 745
1999 C360, C3000
B1000
J5000, J7000
L1000, L2000
rp5430, rp5450
N4000
V2500
2000 PA-8600 B2000, B2600
C3600
J5600, J6000
A400, A500
rp2400, rp2430
rp2450, rp2470
L1500, L3000
rp5430, rp5470
V2600
2001 PA-8700
Merced
C3650, C3700
J6700
i2000
rp7400
2002 McKinley zx2000 rp2405, rp5405
rp7405, rp7410
2003 Madison
Deerfield
rx2600
rx5670
2004 PA-8800
Hondo
c8000 rp3410, rp3440
rp4410, rp4440
rx1600, rx1620
rx2620, rx4640
2005 PA-8900
2006 Montecito
2007 Montvale rx2660
2008
2009
2010 Tukwila
2011
2012 Poulson

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Operating systems

The History of PA-RISC Operating Systems starts in the late 1980s, with both commercial as well as research products. Below are the approximate release years of several of the major PA-RISC operating systems. Data might be incomplete, especially the information from post HP-UX 11i v3 and associated versions.

PA-RISC operating systems timeline
Year HP Mach BSD Linux Other
1988 HP Tut
1989 HP-UX 5.3, HP-UX 7.0 Utah HPBSD HP Tut
1990 HP OSF/1 Utah HPBSD Chorus (835)
1991 HP-UX 8.0 Utah Mach 3/UX
HP OSF/1
Chorus (720)
1992 HP-UX 9.0
1993 Utah HPBSD 2.0
1994 Utah Mach 4/Lites
OSF MK-PA 6.0
NeXTSTEP 3.3
1995 HP-UX 10.00 OSF MK-PA 6.3
1996 HP-UX 10.10, 10.20 Utah Mach 4/Lites II
OSF MK-PA 7.x
1997 HP-UX 10.30, 11.00 OSF MkLinux
1998 PA-RISC Linux
OSF MkLinux
1999 OpenBSD PA-RISC Linux
2000 HP-UX 11.10, 11i v1 (11.11)
2001 HP-UX 11i v1.5 (11.20)
2002 HP-UX 11i v1.6 (11.22) Debian 3.0
2003 OpenBSD 3.3
2004 OpenBSD 3.5, 3.6
(NetBSD 2.0)
2005 HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) OpenBSD 3.7, 3.8
NetBSD 3.0
Debian 3.1
Gentoo 2005.1
2006 OpenBSD 3.9, 4.0
NetBSD 3.1
2007 HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) OpenBSD 4.1, 4.2
NetBSD 4.0
Debian 4.0
Gentoo 2007.0
2008 OpenBSD 4.3, 4.4 Gentoo 2008.0
2009 OpenBSD 4.5, 4.6
NetBSD 5.0
Debian 5.0
2010 OpenBSD 4.7, 4.8
NetBSD 5.1
2011 OpenBSD 4.9, 5.0 Debian Ports
2012 OpenBSD 5.1, 5.2
NetBSD 5.2, 6.0
2013 OpenBSD 5.3, 5.4
NetBSD 6.1
2014 OpenBSD 5.5, 5.6
2015 OpenBSD 5.7, 5.8
NetBSD 7.0
2016 OpenBSD 5.9, 6.0
2017 OpenBSD 6.1, 6.2
NetBSD 7.1

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Historic prices

Collection of the historic prices of PA-RISC computers, around the date of introduction. These are indicative entry prices at system release for entry-level configurations which have been collected over the years from a variety of sources (press releases, articles, journals).

This data is not based on official or coherent sources and as such is only indicative. There are probable contradictions and inaccuracies, but most of it was included here to preserve some information from that time. Many of the original sources are disappearing from the web, which includes 1990s press releases, articles in journals and magazines and marketing material.

PA-RISC computers entry dates and pricing
Model Released Entry price
705 1992
710 1992 $7,490
712/60 1994 $4,000
712/80 1994 $8,820
712/100 1995 $15,100
715/33 1992 $4,995
715/50 1992 $11,895
715/64 1994 $10,000
715/75 1992
715/80 1994 $13,000
715/100 1994 $19,000
715/100XC 1995 $21,000
720 1991 $11,990
725/50 1992 $17,895
725/75 1992
725/100 1994
730 1991
735/99 1992 $37,395
735/125 1992
742i/50 1992 $8,000
743i/64 1994 $4,355
743i/100 1994
744/132L 1996 $8,600
744/165L 1997
745i/50 1992 $13,390
745i/100 1992
745/132L 1998 $9,999
745/165L 1998
747i/50 1992 $15,990
747i/100 1992
748i/64 1994
748i/100 1994
748/132L 1996 $12,000
748/165L 1996
750 1991 $118,190
755/99 1992 $58,995
755/125 1992
SAIC Galaxy 1100 1994
RDI PrecisionBook 1998 $14,995
808 1989
815 1989 $14,900
822 1989 $19,950
825 1987 $42,500
832 1989 $30,000
835 1988 $45,000
840 1986 $113,500
842 1990 $85,000
845 1989
850 1987 $200,000
852 1990 $143,000
855 1990 $300,000
860 1989
865 1991 $275,000
870/300 1990 $440,000 (/300)
$530,000 (/400)
890 1992
A180 1998
A180C 1998 $16,000
A400 2000 $4,600
A500 2000 $9,200
B132L 1996 $10,840
B132L+ 1996
B160L 1996 $16,480
B180L+ 1997 $16,500
B1000 1999 $9,900
B2000 2000
B2600 2000
C100 1995 $19,715
C110 1995 $25,715
C132L 1996
C160L 1996 $19,480
C160 1996
C180 1996
C200 1997 $21,000
C240 1997 $46,000
C360 1999 $22,365
C3000 1999 $13,800
C3600 2000
C3650 2001
C3700 2001
C3750 2001
C8000 2004
D200 1996
D210 1996 $6,900
D220 1997 $8,900
D230 1997
D250 1996
D260 1996
D270 1996 $22,260
D280 1997 $25,450
D300 1996
D310 1996
D320 1997
D330 1997 $16,700
D350 1996
D360 1996
D370 1996 $25,250
D380 1997 $30,490
D390 1998
E25 (806) 1994 $6,000
E35 (816) 1994
E45 (826) 1994 $11,320
E55 (856) 1995
F10 (807) 1991 $12,895
F20 (807) 1991 $20,000
F30 (837) 1991
H20 (827) 1991
G30/H30 (847) 1991 $65,000
G40/H40 (867) 1991 $112,500
G50/H50 (887) 1992
G60/H60 (887) 1993
G70/H70 (887) 1993
I30 (857) 1991 $95,000
I40 (877) 1991 $140,000
I50 (897) 1992
I60 (897) 1993
I70 (897) 1993
i2000 2001 $7,000
J200 1995
J210 1995
J210XC 1995
J280 1996 $38,520
J282 1997
J2240 1997
J5000 1999 $22,700
J5600 2000
J6000 2000
J6700 2001
J6750 2001
J7000 1999
J7600 2000
K100 1995
K200 1995
K210 1995
K220 1996
K250 1996 $52,200
K260 1996 $77,200
K370 1997 $66,500
K380 1998
K400 1995
K410 1995
K420 1996
K450 1996
K460 1996
K570 1997 $86,500
K580 1998
L1000 1999 $16,000
L1500 2000
L2000 1999 $21,500
L3000 2000 $39,000
N4000 1999 $48,000
R380 1998 $17,350
R390 1998
rp2400 2000
rp2405 2002
rp2430 2000
rp2450 2000
rp2470 2000
rp3410 2004 $4,000
rp3440 2004 $7,000
rp4410 2004
rp4440 2004 $21,000
rp5400 1999 $16,000
rp5405 2002 $29,026
rp5430 2000 $39,000
rp5450 1999 $21,500
rp5470 2000
rp7400 2001
rp7405 2002 $50,595
rp7410 2002 $92,250
rx1600 2004 $3,000
rx1620 2004 $4,000
rx2600 2003 $7,300
rx2620 2004
rx4610 2001 $25,000
rx4640 2004 $15,000
rx5670 2003 $27,000
SPP1000/CD 1994 $145,000
SPP1000/XA 1994 $550,000
SPP1200/CD 1995 $160,000
SPP1200/XA 1995 $586,000
SPP1600 1996
SPP2000
S-Class
1997 $189,000
SPP2000
X-Class
1997 $720,000 (min)
$3M (max)
T500 1993 $165,000 uni
$660,000 12-way
T520 1995 $145,000 uni
$520,000 14-way
T600 1997
V2200 1997 $157,000
V2250 1998
V2500 1999
V2600 2000
zx2000 2002 $3,300
zx6000 2002 $4,900

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