Press Release:

HP Showcases Technology Leadership at Intel Developer Forum

Latest innovations to bring additional power, value to HP server and workstation customers
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2004

As a leading worldwide server and workstation vendor and a top global sponsor at the Intel Developer Forum, HP this week is showcasing its latest industry-standard architecture innovations and the power that its relationship with Intel brings to customers.

Through presentations and technology demonstrations, HP is demonstrating the industry's broadest portfolio of servers based on two complementary architectures - x86 and Intel® Itanium® processors. HP is announcing support for Intel's stated technology directions for the Itanium architecture as well as advancements in Intel Xeon™-based technologies. New Xeon advancements include 64-bit extensions, input/output, management and memory architectures that HP plans to deliver in upcoming workstation and server products.

In addition, HP is announcing at IDF the achievement of another milestone in its Itanium-based server roadmap with the recent booting of the HP NonStop operating system on Itanium 2 processors.

"From a customer perspective, this is all about choice and our support for industry-standard architectures. Building upon HP's rich history of innovation with Intel across the IA-32 and Itanium platforms, we will offer customers solutions utilizing the Intel Itanium 2 processors as well as Intel Xeon processors with 64-bit extension technology to provide the best performance, availability and scalability in the market," said Shane Robison, chief strategy and technology officer, HP. "No other company has more experience, or a clearer vision, to help businesses implement complete solutions - built on 32-bit and 64-bit technologies - than HP."

The synchronization of business and IT through industry-standard architectures is an essential part of the HP Adaptive Enterprise strategy. The Intel processor family with both Xeon and Itanium 2 processors powers HP workstations and HP ProLiant, Integrity and, soon, NonStop servers to offer a full, standards-based portfolio for the complete breadth of customer needs.

To meet the growing demand for industry standards, HP and its partners offer an array of industry-standard solutions to suit organizations of every size. As part of HP's approach to standardization, using industry-standard processors from Intel allows HP to redirect research and development toward customer value beyond the processor.

HP expects 64-bit extensions to the Xeon processor to benefit workstation customers needing more memory in markets like mechanical computer-aided design, finance, digital content creation and others. Itanium-based HP workstations are targeted at computationally demanding applications, such as computer-aided engineering, that require the best available floating-point performance, as well as for Itanium software development.

Adding to the world's leading server portfolio, HP recently expanded its Integrity server line with new servers to give customers an even broader industry-standard offering for infrastructure with outstanding flexibility, value and performance. Helping customers migrate to industry-standard architectures, HP provides a clear evolution path to Itanium for its AlphaServer and HP 9000 customers that encompasses hardware, software, services, partners and support efforts worldwide.

HP will participate in the following Intel Developer Forum-related events:

  • Tuesday, Dwight Barron, HP Fellow, Industry Standard Servers, will present on a panel for the DMTF SMWG, "A New Era in Server Manageability";

  • HP is sponsoring "PCI-Express - Meet the Engineers Night" Tuesday evening to foster collaboration between vendors and original equipment manufacturers for HP;

  • Wednesday, Robison will appear with Mike Fister, senior vice president of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group, to announce support of Intel's direction with both the Intel Xeon and Intel Itanium 2 architectures

  • Also Wednesday, Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers for HP, will present an address on "Future Directions in Servers for Industry Standard 64-bit Computing";

  • Javier Izquierdo, director of product development, storage, networks and infrastructure, Industry Standard Servers at HP, will deliver two presentations: "Designing Systems for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)" and "Blade Architectures: Exploration of Different Approaches by Multiple Vendors," also on Wednesday;

  • Wednesday, Steve Lyle, senior manageability architect, Enterprise Storage and Servers at HP, will present on "Advances in Intelligent Platform Management: Introducing the New IPMI v2.0 Specifications";

  • Also Wednesday, Roger Macia, director, HP Intel Solutions Center, HP Services Consulting & Integration, will present on "Working Together for Mobility Solutions";

  • In order to encourage interest in DDR2 memory and enable developers to shorten the cycle between technology innovation and customer value, HP is co-sponsoring the Intel Memory Implementers Forum;

  • In the HP booth during IDF, HP will demonstrate an HP Superdome server running four operating systems (Linux, HP-UX, Windows® and OpenVMS), along with the latest HP Integrity server, the rx1600, which runs the Low Voltage Intel Itanium 2 processor. Also, HP will show the first-ever physical demonstration of the processor boards that will be used to run the NonStop Kernel operating system on Intel Itanium 2 processors.

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Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

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