HP brings power into working from home with ZCentral and the ZCentral 4R 1U rack workstation
Businesses that want a full end-to-end solution, HP offers the ZCentral 4R as a 1U rack workstation allowing workplaces to build an entire system. If the idea of filling multiple server racks with the ZCentral 4R seems prohibitive, then HP’s Device as a Service (Daas) is an option for leasing equipment.
Processor choices are for seven variants of the Xeon W ranging from the 4-core Xeon W-2223 (3.6/3.9 GHz) through other 4-core (W-2225), 6-core (W-2235), 8-core (W-2245), 10-core (W-2255), and 12-core (W2275) models up to the 18-core Xeon W-2295 (3.0/4.6 GHz).
Graphics options start with the Nvidia Quadro P400, P1000, and P2200, which can be purchased in dual-card configurations. Those who want more powerful single card options can choose the Quadro RTX 4000, RTX 5000, RTX 6000, or RTX 8000 — the latter of which has 48 GB of VRAM. While there are two PCIe x16 slots, one of them is wired as an x8 slot, although this isn’t likely to be an issue with only the less capable Quadro cards being available in dual configuration.
Four DIMM slots allow up to 256 GB of DDR4-2933 ECC RAM. The front of the unit has two 2.5-inch and one 3.5-inch externally accessible drive bays, with the ability to convert the 3.5-inch bay into a dual 2.5-inch bay instead. The motherboard also has two M.2 slots, allowing for a total of six drives allowing for units packed full of fast SSD storage that offload the bulk storage to an external business server. Alternatively, those with the need for large storage capacity within each workstation rack will appreciate the ability to use a few fast SSD drives and then a high-capacity hard drive in the 3.5-inch space.
Among other specifications are front I/O for USB-A and USB-C (premium chassis), and the rear includes more USB-A alongside dual LAN, one of which is 10 Gbps. The ZCentral 4R also supports redundant PSU’s if desired.
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