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HP 9000/712

Quick Facts
Introduced 1994-1995
CPU 1 PA-7100LC
60-100 MHz
Caches 64-256 KB L1
RAM 128 MB(/60, /80)
192 MB (/100)
Design LASI
Drives 1 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 1 GIO
1 TSIO
Bandwidth Cache 480 MB/s
System 128 MB/s
I/O 10E
SCSI
serial
parallel
VGA
2 PS/2
audio

Overview

The design goal of the 32-bit HP 9000/712 workstation was to reach performance levels of 1992-era workstations and servers, for instance HP 9000 735 workstation, at a fraction of their fabrication costs. Everything is rather simplified and small, the case is one of the smallest Unix workstation cases, similar to the Sun SPARCstation 10 and 20 cases. The 712 became hugely popular in technical disciplines as well as in graphics, software and early multi-media development, and also re-sold well on hobbyist markets.

Internals

CPU

Chipset

» View a system-level ASCII-illustration of the chipset.

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

ROM update

There is an firmware update available for the 712, which contains the latest version 2.3.

References

Manuals

Articles

Other

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC92, int SPEC92, fp SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
712/60 67.0 85.3 2.08 2.66 18.7 23.9
712/80 97.1 123.3 3.12 3.55 28.1 32.0
712/100 117.2 144.2 3.76 4.06 33.8 36.3

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Dimensions

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