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HP L1500, L3000 (rp5430/rp5470, L-Class)

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000
CPU 1-2 (L1500)
1-4 (L3000)
PA-8600/
PA-8700/
PA-8700+
550-875 MHz
Caches 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 8 GB (L1500)
16 GB (L3000)
Design Stretch
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion 8 PCI (L1500)
12 PCI (L3000)
Bandwidth CPU 4.3 GB/s (L1500)
CPU 8.6 GB/s (L3000)
System 4.3 GB/s
Mem 4.3 GB/s
I/O 2.1 GB/s (L1500)
I/O 3.2 GB/s (L3000)
I/O 2 SCSI
3 serial
100E
100E console

Overview

The second version of the HP 9000 L-Class Unix servers are multi-processor servers based on the Stretch chipset, also used in the rp7400 N4000 servers. They are similar to tge L1000 and L2000, 7U rack-mountable with up to two or four processors, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and a large set of I/O options and expandability.

The L1500 has the same chassis and mainboards as the L3000, but with some of I/O, memory and processors sockets deactivated in hardware, limiting the L1500 to about half of the L3000’s capacity. Both could be upgraded with to Itanium 2-based rx5670 servers.

These systems only run 64-bit versions of HP-UX, 11.00 and 11i v1 and v2.

Internals

CPU

The rp5430 (L1500) support up to 2-way and the rp5470 (L3000) up to 4-way multi-processing (SMP). There are several classes of possible processors, both shipped with the systems or later upgraded.

Both the L1500 and L3000 came with different system boards supporting different processors:

Processor types are indicated with the following suffixes:

Mixing different processors/speeds is not supported.

Chipset

The chipset based around the Stretch chipset:

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Articles

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
L3000-5X
rp2470
388 376 4.5
2-CPU: 8.9
4-CPU: 17.4
4.4
2-CPU: 8.3
4-CPU: 14.5
L3000-7X
rp2470
581 6.7
2-CPU: 12.9

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

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