Expanding workstation computing capabilities

High performance computing solutions are becoming a critical component in a workstation user’s arsenal. One high performance computing solution offered is based on the graphics processing unit or GPU, which can be added to your HP Workstation as an extension of your computing capabilities. It is designed to efficiently blaze through highly parallel computing problems that traditional CPU’s are not optimised to handle. The result? Faster engineering and design iterations that include creative exploration of alternatives. The other high performance computing co-processor solution available is based on technology such as Intel’s Many Core technology. It offers accelerated computing benefits similar to GPU based computing.

Traditional workstation

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Workstation with Professional Graphics & GPU accelerator

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Faster iterations = Faster time to market without sacrificing quality

GPU adoption is growing across market segments:

  • Oil and gas for seismic processing and reservoir simulation data interpretation
  • Education and research for astrophysics, molecular dynamics, and weather/climate
  • Geospatial and Government for signal processing, satellite imaging, and video analytics
  • Life sciences for bio-chemistry, bio-informatics, material science, and genomics
  • Healthcare for MRI, CT, PET reconstruction and real-time imaging
  • Product development and manufacturing for structural mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics
  • Media and Entertainment to accelerate video, compositions, and media formats

Choose a high performance computing option

HP offers accelerated co-processing choices from both Intel and NVIDIA. When choosing the one that is right for your application, we recommend matching supported GPU solutions to your application. Many ISV solutions have done GPU optimisation. Porting resources are also available from our high performance computing solution providers.

Intel® Xeon Phi™

HP offers the Intel Xeon Phi 3120AIB on the HP Z820 Workstation. The Intel® Xeon Phi™ offers a common Intel toolset, quick code ports and is great for x86 cluster computing based applications.
It can be paired with NVIDIA Quadro and AMD ® FirePro™ Professional Graphics cards.


HP offers the NVIDIA Tesla K20 and K40 GPUs in both a single and a dual configuration on our HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 workstations. NVIDIA Tesla is a mature acceleration technology with a large ecosystem built around NVIDIA’s CUDA technology. It is great for SIMD (highly parallel, vector algorithms) and can deliver huge compute boosts for simulation and/or analysis workloads. The NVIDIA Tesla K40 is now available on the HP Z440, Z640, and Z840 workstations.
NVIDIA Tesla cards can only be paired with NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.

See an example of how NVIDIA Maximus GPU computing solutions can accelerate challenging workflows

Compute Accelerator compatibility matrix