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HP Visualize B1000, C3000, C3600 (B-Class, C-Class)

Quick Facts
Introduced 1999-2001
CPU 1 PA-8500/
1 PA-8600/
1 PA-8700(+)
300-875 MHz
Cache 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 8 GB
Design Astro
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD
1 IDE
Expansion 6 PCI
Bandwidth ?
I/O 100E
2 SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 USB
audio

Overview

These HP Visualize B-Class and C-Class workstations were aimed at the graphics workstations market, equipped with the 64-bit PA-8500 featuring large on-chip L1 caches. Still part of the HP 9000 range of Unix PA-RISC workstations, they were sold in the late 1990s to early 2000s, and were some of the last PA-RISC desktop workstations.

The C3600 is essentially a C3000 upgraded to a PA-8600 CPU, the C3700 is the same, but upgraded to a PA-8700 CPU. There were additionally various more upgraded models, e.g., the C3650 and the C3750, the former with a faster PA-8700 CPU, the latter with an even faster PA-8700+ CPU. The architecture was a major change from its predecessors with new I/O devices integrated and the LASI I/O chip removed together with the GSC bus. All device I/O is attached to PCI buses, external I/O devices are connected to USB ports.

Model numbers:

Internals

CPU

Chipset

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
B1000 23.9 39.3 217 378
C3000 31.8 52.4 287 471 313 321
C3600 42.0 64.0 379 576 432 433 5.0 5.0
C3650 508 542 5.9 6.3
C3700 604 576 7.0 6.7
C3750 678 674

Dimensions

Model Height Width Depth Weight
Desktop 445mm 229mm 495mm 25kg
Rack-mounted 6U 451mm 665mm 25kg

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