4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2013 9:01 AM by ECBowen

    need some help HP Z820 workstation configuration nvidia Quadro6000 6gb

    mrsun28

      Hey guys,

       

       

      One year ago i was lucky enought  to buy a z800 workstation with a high end configuration for a very good price   in an auction site...  it happened to be a faulty  computer, so now HP has offered  me the follow  upgraded new  machine  for me.. ( . im not quiet sure if its a good  idea  to keep it like that  or ask hp  to  change some specifications.... like..  can i really use 2 Nvidia 

      Qadro6000 or should i swap for Tesla C2075...? storage... etc...

       

      i use it for Adobe master suite, Premiere and After Effects mostly

       

      HP Z820 Workstation

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      QG255AV

      HP Single Unit Packaging

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      QG197AV

      HP Z820 1125W 90% Efficient Chassis

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      LJ456AV#ABG

      HP Z820 Country Kit

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      QG151AV

      HP windows 7

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      QG152AV

      Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (1yr Paper License) OS

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      A2A38AV

      Intel Xeon E5-2665 2.40Ghz 20MB 1600 8C 1st CPU

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      A2A52AV

      Intel Xeon E5-2665 2.40Ghz 20MB 1600 8C 2nd CPU

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      QG288AV

      HP Liquid Cooling Solution

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      QG281AV

      96GB DDR3-1600 (8x8GB+8x4GB) 2CPU Reg RAM

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      QJ694AV

      160GB SATA 1st Solid State Drive

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      QJ705AV

      600GB 15k RPM SAS 2nd Hard Drive

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      QJ717AV

      600GB 15k RPM SAS 3rd Hard Drive

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      QJ729AV

      600GB 15k RPM SAS 4th Hard Drive

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      QG219AV

      NVIDIA Quadro 6000 6GB Graphics

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      QG233AV

      NVIDIA Quadro 6000 6GB 2nd Graphics

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      QG237AV

      NVIDIA SLI Graphics Connector

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      QG096AV#ABG

      HP USB Standard Keyboard

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      QG240AV

      Broadcom 5761 Gigabit PCIe NIC

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      QG245AV

      HP USB Laser Scroll Mouse

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      QG250AV

      16X SuperMulti DVDRW SATA 1st ODD

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      B2L51AV#AB4

      HP 3/3/3 Warranty

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      thanks guys....

        • 1. Re: need some help HP Z820 workstation configuration nvidia Quadro6000 6gb
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          If it is below $ 5000, it might be a good deal, but I would use a Tesla C2075 instead of two 6000's. You will end up with a system that is a good median, maybe even upper quartile performer.

          • 2. Re: need some help HP Z820 workstation configuration nvidia Quadro6000 6gb
            mrsun28 Level 1

            Hey Harm,

             

            under  $5000? it actually cost 10k (in Australia)

             

            refund is an option too...

             

            i thought it  was a good price... i might be able  to change   the quadro and  get a better processor

             

            what do u know about those  15k  hard drive?

            • 3. Re: need some help HP Z820 workstation configuration nvidia Quadro6000 6gb
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              What also drives up the price is the 96 GB. Unless you are a very heavy AE user, 64 GB would be more than enough. PR rarely uses up to 32 GB, but AE gobbles up whatever it finds available.

               

              The 15K disks are nice but pricey. They are still the fastest mechanical disks available. If the space is sufficient for you, I would keep them. If you need more space, you need to get an extra disk box anyway.

               

              See my remark about price as a sarcastic shove. There is no doubt that the HP Z820 is a great machine and with the components in there, it will be a very reliable workhorse, but my problem with these machines is their price/performance ratio. The issue with these machines is that they cost far more than a DIY single CPU system but deliver less performance, despite the premium price. To illustrate this point, see Bechmark Results Table. Note you have to be registered and logged in to gain access to this table. There is a dual E5-2650 system that comes out at rank # 78 out of 158.

               

              I know that to get a HP Z820 that is about comparable to my own system would set me back around $ 25 K  and that I consider extreme for a hobbyist. Note I don't have a boss to pick up the tab.

               

              The HP Z820 is a superb machine, a real professional workstation and if you can afford it, go for it.

               

              Noah's Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic was built by professionals.
              • 4. Re: need some help HP Z820 workstation configuration nvidia Quadro6000 6gb
                ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                Well several of the components are really EOL or close to EOL on this. The 15K SAS drives are rather pointless at this point since SSD drives are far faster with pricing comparable to the SAS drives. Now that the 1TB SSD drives are starting to release, I would not even bother with them. The Quadro 6000 is definitely EOL now since the Quadro K5000 released. If you want a Quadro card then that is the card to get until the K version of the 6000 releases. I would definitely not get 2 of either Quadro card. If you require a 10bit workflow then get the Quadro for the Display output and a Geforce card for the GPU processing. This can still be setup if done correctly. Many Max editors still use both. The E-5 2667's are ok but for that price you should have the E-5 2687's. Those are the best Xeon's to get. Harm is absolutely correct on the ram. 64GB is more than enough even with Red Projects or Comps. I really hope the Network interface is onboard. If you require a card then get one of the 10Gbit Ethernet cards for now for future proofing later when the 10Gbit Ethernet switches finally fall into the domestic/small business price range.

                 

                Eric
                ADK