Press Release: September 08, 2003

HP Workstation zx2000 Now Provides Software Developers Higher Level of Itanium Performance

Enhanced Workstation Ideal Platform for Porting to Itanium Applications
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2003

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2003 – HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced the HP Workstation zx2000 now includes the new Low-Voltage Intel® Itanium® 2 1.0-gigahertz processor with 1.5 megabyte L3 memory cache. The enhanced HP Workstation zx2000 provides up to a 10 percent increase in application performance at an affordable price.

The single-processor workstation offers technical computing performance with a full range of graphics in either a racked or desk-side configuration with strong floating-point performance. The HP Workstation zx2000 is a high-performance system that allows software developers to create and debug applications for Itanium 2-based systems.

HP plans to announce entry-level servers based on the new Low-Voltage Intel Itanium processor early next year.

"EDS clients in all industries will benefit from the open environment and the higher levels of computing and versatility afforded by the HP Workstation zx2000," said Chuck Grindstaff, president PLM products, EDS. "The 64-bit architecture and excellent performance of this new platform is key to unlocking the next level of product evolution."

For software developers, whether for proprietary applications (technical or commercial), independent software vendors (ISVs), enterprise IT commercial Itanium 2 deployments, or clustered Itanium 2 supercomputers, the HP Workstation zx2000 supports HP-UX 11i v2, Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for Itanium and Windows® XP 64-bit Edition version 2003.

HP is partnering with leading ISVs to optimize and tune application performance for the Itanium 2 architecture. Since the introduction of HP's Itanium-based workstations, the availability of technical ISV applications has more than doubled.

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