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Unigraphics NX performance brief

HP xw6200 and HP c8000 vs. Sun and IBM workstations

Benchmark Test One

HP xw6200 performance vs. Sun and IBM

5.5 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 Sun Blade 2500, 1.28 GHz, Solaris, XVR-600 IBM Power 4 p630, 1.45 GHz, AIX, GXT6500P HP xw6200, 3.6 GHz, Windows XP, FX3400 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 Performance (higher is better) 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0

Benchmark Test Two

HP c8000 Performance vs. Sun and IBM

Sun Blade 2000, 900 MHz, Solaris, XVR-1200 Sun Blade 2500, 1.28 GHz, XVR-600 IBM Power 4 p630, 1.45 GHz, AIX, GXT6500P HP c8000, 1 GHz, HP-UX, ATI FireGL X1

Performance (higher is better)

Platforms Tested

Benchmark Test One HP Workstation xw6200 3.6 GHz Microsoft® Windows® XP Quadro FX 3400 Sun Blade 2500 1.28 GHz Solaris XVR-600 graphics IBM POWER 4 p630 1.45 GHz AIX POWER GXT6500P graphics

3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 Graphics CPU Total Composite






Total Composite

Summary: The HP c8000 and HP xw6200 are ideally designed for complex large models and memory intensive applications such as Unigraphics. The HP c8000 is a PA-RISC workstation that features a high-performance, low-latency chipset to enable greater -than-clock speed scaling and 64-bit architecture. The HP xw6200 is an Intel® XeonTM-based workstation that features PCI Express (x16) graphics, dual-channel memory and supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T). Application: Unigraphics NX2 (64-bit on UNIX, 32-bit on Microsoft Windows) running the Unigraphics Performance Harness (UPH) benchmark developed by HP. Discussion: Applications such as Unigraphics are graphics, CPU, I/O and memory intensive and running them can push resources to their limits. Unigraphics can use large amounts of memory that exceed the capabilities of traditional 32-bit platforms, thus necessitating 64-bit architectures or Intel EM64T. Intel EM64T allows running Unigraphics 32-bit at full native performance today with the capability of running 64-bit Microsoft Windows and 64-bit Unigraphics as they become available. The UPH benchmark was used to demonstrate a complex Unigraphics part, although it is designed not to exceed 32bit limits. The benchmark consisted of two sets of tests: I/O performance by loading the model, manipulating the model in various display modes such as shaded, wireframe, studio and visualization modes and drafting, modeling, and CAM operations. These operations stress

graphics, I/O throughput, memory bandwidth, CPU to bus bandwidth and CPU performance. The HP xw6200, HP c8000, IBM and Sun Blade systems were tested for graphics and CPU performance on a workload which consumes up to 1.5 GB of memory. In this scenario, the HP c8000 and xw6200 were superior to the Sun Blade 2000, Sun Blade 2500 and IBM pSeries 630 in all tests. The HP c8000 performance was due in part to its HP Chipset zx1, high-performance error checking and correcting (ECC) memory, industry-leading AGP 8X graphics and 6.4 GB/s of effective processor bandwidth. The HP xw6200 boasts Intel's E7525 next-generation high-end performance chipset, PCI Express (x16) graphics, 1 GB/s of unidirectional, an 800 MHz system bus and dual channel memory. Conclusion: For customers who require performance, flexibility and expansion capabilities, the HP c8000 and the HP xw6200 demonstrate leadership performance compared to the Sun Blade 2500 and IBM pSeries 630. Links: /hardware/workstations For more information, contact [email protected]

Benchmark Test Two HP Workstation c8000 1 GHz HP-UX ATI FireGL X1 Sun Blade 2000 900 MHz Solaris 8 Sun XVR-1200 graphics Sun Blade 2500 1.28 GHz Solaris XVR-600 graphics IBM POWER 4 p630 1.45 GHz AIX POWER GXT6500P graphics

©2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, and Xeon are U.S. trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.


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