LOS ANGELES — In an announcement made by Jeff Groudan, worldwide director, thin client and visual workstation product management for HP (www.hp.com), the company reports that it is extending its Z Workstation line with the introduction of the HP DL380z virtual workstation. Bringing together HP’s server technology with Nvidia and Citrix virtualization technologies, the new Z Workstation is intended to provide secure, remote access to workstation-class applications from a variety of devices, including thin clients, notebooks and tablets.
The HP DL380z is an extension of the HP family of virtualization solutions, designed for the engineering, CAD (computer-aided design), AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), digital media, oil and gas exploration, education and government markets. Using the industry-standard 2U form factor, the HP DL380z can integrate into a customer’s existing data center infrastructure with no additional chassis hardware required.
The workstation enables use of dual Nvidia Grid K2 graphics cards and Nvidia Grid GPU virtualization, and supports up to eight users on one workstation. Nvidia Quadro K6000, K5000 and K4000 graphics cards also are supported. By keeping the compute engine collocated with high-performance storage arrays in the data center, customers can experience reduced project load times.
Certified for the Citrix virtualization stack, including HDX 3D Pro technology, the HP DL380z ensures high-performance remote access to workstation-class applications.
By transmitting encrypted pixel data over LAN or WAN to remote users the HP DL380z keeps intellectual property and other sensitive data centralized and secure. It also allows for flexible IT management with a choice of pass-through GPU and virtual GPU modes that can be configured according to usage needs.
The HP DL380z also supports HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS), which allows remote access to graphics-rich applications and the ability to host collaboration sessions from multiple devices and multiple operating systems, including Linux. The newest HP RGS Release 7 added the ability to have workstation productivity from a tablet while bringing touch controls to non-touch applications.
HP plans to deliver the DL380z in June.