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HP 9000

A family of servers from HP that ran under the HP/UX and Linux operating systems. HP 9000s came in a wide range of models from single-CPU, entry-level machines to high-end Superdome models that supported up to 64 processors and 2TB of memory.

From Motorola to PA-RISC
The first HP 9000 was introduced in 1982 and used the Motorola 68000 CPU. Within a few years, HP migrated the family to its PA-RISC architecture, which reached end of life in 2009.

From PA-RISC to Itanium to x86
In 2008, the HP 9000 family was superseded by Itanium-based Integrity Servers, offering the same wide range of models. As the primary supporter of Itanium-based computers, which HP helped design, by 2012, HP began the switch to x86-based CPUs. See Itanium and x86.
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The HP 9000 Superdome server is winning praises from customers for its superior performance, scalability and reliability, multi-OS capabilities, extensive professional services, support and financing features.
According to IDC, with 75 percent growth in high-end UNIX system server factory revenue between Q3 1999 and Q4 1999, the high-end HP 9000 Enterprise Servers outpaced their Sun and IBM counterparts by more than two times, which notched Q3 1999 to Q4 1999 growth figures of 37 percent and 22 percent, respectively.
We are well-suited to work with HP to provide additional connectivity options for the midrange and entry-level HP 9000 servers because of our outstanding product technology and quality.
The success of the N-Class shows the level of confidence that service providers, dot coms and enterprise customers have in the HP 9000 server family," said Patrick Rogers, worldwide marketing manager for HP's Business Critical Computing Business Unit.
Building on that success, HP introduced the HP 9000 N-Class server to bring e-services to the midrange earlier this year.
Tripos' SYBYL software tools require high-performance graphics and computational capabilities that HP VISUALIZE workstations and HP 9000 Technical Servers deliver," says David Valenta, Global Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Solutions Market Development Manager for HP's Technical Computing Division.
A number of Triarch 2000 software components have already been ported successfully to the HP 9000 Series platform.
HP announced HP 9000 server enhancements and new offerings such as in-box upgrades to Intel Itanium 2 processors to simplify customer evolution to HP Integrity servers.
Under the agreement, Wang will develop these software products to run on the HP 9000 Series 800 business servers.
A faster HP-UX 11i operating environment, which now runs on both HP 9000 and HP Integrity servers and includes new features for running high-performance data centers and clustered environments;
11) with specific patches has met the Common Criteria Part 3 conformant requirements of Evaluation Assurance Level 4 when running on single HP 9000 platforms or connected to other HP 9000 servers to form a local distributed system.
Certification of JNI's dual-port HBA for the HP 9000 servers for the HP-UX operating system is an important milestone for JNI," said Russell Stern, CEO of JNI Corporation.