Hewlett-Packard for the second year running is included among the CRN Products of the Year for the Z620 Workstation, its workhorse desktop that's as screamingly fast as it is easy to service. This year's model centers on a completely redesigned two-socket motherboard in a rackable minitower. Its top configuration delivers 24 cores across two Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 3.0GHz CPUs. Its 12 DIMM slots can handle as much as 192 GB of 1,866MHz 8-channel ECC DDR3 memory with four memory channels per CPU. A 6-channel SATA controller can address as much as 12 TB of internal storage and manage RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10 arrays.
There's more to report on HP's latest workstation, including a reconfigured interior and a Thunderbolt option. Read on for details and performance results from CRN Test Center benchmarks.