09 Apr 2019

HP's new Z6 and Z8 G4 workstations are creative heavy lifters

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HP's new Z6 and Z8 G4 workstations are creative heavy lifters HP

HP has unveiled the latest updates to its powerful Z6 and Z8 G4 workstations.

Even though the Z6 and Z8 are already the most powerful workstations on the market, HP is continuing to keep updating them.

The main new features in this update are support for Intel's newest Xeon processors and for Opane DC Persistent Memory. With a maximum of 56 cores and 3 TB of memory, the Z8 is unmatched.

For those who don't need 3 TB of memory, there's the sleeker Z6 G4 that HP touts as being suitable for real-time 8K, using dual Xeon processors for a maximum of 48 cores and 384 GB.

Emphasizing its focus on creatives, HP has partnered with Avid, Nvidia, and RED.

With Avid, HP is testing its Remote Graphics Software to enable remote editing with Media Composer, where an editor with an Apple laptop, for example, can work with 8K footage in realtime by letting one of HP's high end workstations handle the heavy lifting.

To demonstrate its commitment to creative work, HP will be demonstrating a Z4 workstation using Red's new GPU-accelerated Redcine-X Pro software to play, edit, and color grade 8K footage in realtime with one CPU and a Quadro RTX 6000 GPU.

The new Z6 and Z8 G4 systems are available now with prices starting at $2372 and $2981 respectively.

Rakesh Malik

Rakesh’s exploration into photography began with a trip to the Grand Canyon. The grandeur of the place inspired him to capture and share his experiences. Such grand places required a grand vision, so Rakesh began working with large format film cameras, which he continues to favor for his fine art stills. His love of travel and adventure have lead Rakesh to visit exotic and varied places, from cities such as Kiev and Ronda to wild places like the Serengeti, the Alaskan tundra, the Pampas of Patagonia, and even to lofty heights such as the summits of Mounts Kilimanjaro and Rainier. Lately, in spite of continuing to make captivating still images with film and digital cameras, Rakesh has been applying his photographic skills to motion pictures. While still striving to convey a story with each individual frame, he longer has the limitation of being bound to a single form to tell the story.


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