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HP Visualize B2000, B2600 (B-Class)

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000
CPU 1 PA-8500 (B2000)
1 PA-8600 (B2600)
400-500 MHz
Cache 1.5 MB L1
RAM 4 GB
Design Astro
Drives 2 SCSI
1 FD
1 IDE
Expansion 4 PCI
Bandwidth ?
I/O 100E
VGA (B2000)
2 serial
parallel
2 USB
audio

Overview

These HP Visualize B-Class PA-RISC workstations from 2000 were aimed at the graphics workstations market, equipped with the 64-bit PA-8500 or PA-8600 processors with large on-chip L1 caches. The B2000 usually uses the PA-8500 in a small tower case whereas the B2600 is built in a desktop, featuring the PA-8600 CPU. The architecture was a major change from those of its predecessors, the C200 et al, now based on Astro/Elroy, new I/O devices and without the LASI I/O chip and GSC bus. All device I/O now is implemented by PCI buses, human I/O devices are connected to USB ports.

Model numbers: both the B2000 and B2600 have the HP 9000/785 model number.

Internals

CPU

(there are some B2000s shipped with/upgraded to PA-8600 (PCXW+) processors)

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
B2000 31.80 52.40 286 472 332 357 3.8 4.1
B2600 403 440 4.7 5.1

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Dimensions

B2000: B2600:

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