• HP Z840 Workstation

    Configure Your HP Z840 Workstation

    Processor

    The Z840 supports dual Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 and E5-2600v4 series processors for the ultimate in power and performance. The Hyper-Threading support allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core -- Windows recognizes 88 total cores on this unit, 44 real and 44 virtual. It also supports "Turbo Boost" which automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload - so if an application is only using one of the 88 cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores.

    If you are not sure your projects will require (or take advantage) of an extra processor (or the additional cores), the HP Z840 optional second processor addition allows you to purchase the workstation with one processor now and add a second processor later if you realize it will improve your workflow. Similarly, if you are on a budget, the HP Z840 offers the benefit of purchasing with a single processor at a lower price; then, adding a second matching processor at a later day.

    ZWorkstations installs only final release, legitimate, in production processors. We never use engineering sample (ES) processors.

    We are proud to offer the Intel Xeon E5-2696v3 2.3GHz 18-core and E5-2696v4 2.2GHz 22-core processors at a spectacular price due to our volume pricing.

    Single Processor more info

    Choose the single processor Z840 for the following reasons:

    • if you intend to later add an identical processor to improve performance.
    • If you intend to add two high performance graphics cards.

    If you plan on sticking with one processor and one graphics card, the Z640 is a better choice since you will get the same configuration at a lower price. (The Z640 chassis costs less than the Z840 chassis by roughly ~$750).

    Dual Processor

    Memory

    The Z840 has 16 DIMM Slots for DDR4 ECC Memory; 8 DIMM slots for each processor. Please note that majority of processors do not recognize more than 768GB/processor.

    Single / Dual Processor

    Dual Processor

    Flash NVMe Storage (Primary)

    The Z840 supports booting off PCIe which provides tremendously faster options than the SATA3. We offer the latest HP Z Turbo Drives featuring the Samsung NVMe Flash Storage and Intel Enterprise Class SSD.

    • SATA 3 SSD: 500MB/s
    • Single PCIe NVMe Flash Storage: 1,500MB/s
    • RAID PCIe NVMe Flash Storage: 2,500MB/s up to 7,000MB/s

    By default, the operating system will be installed on this drive. Since these drives are super fast, you can edit from the primary drive as well. However, many pro users prefer to have separate drives for optimal performance:

    • The primary drive for the operating system, applications, and plug-ins
    • The secondary drive to edit from / as a scratch disk

    HP Z Turbo Drive (NVMe Flash) more info

    The HP Z Turbo Drive is a PCIe 3.0 mount that carries a Samsung NVMe flash storage drive.

    • HP typyically uses the 2015/2016 model SM951 which performs at about 1200MB/s Write and 1800MB/s Read.
    • We typically use the current 2016/2017 model SM961 which performs at about 1750MB/s Write and 2500MB/s Read.

    Upon request, we can divide one drive into two partitions if you would like to have two operating systems for different purposes.

    HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro (NVMe Flash RAID) more info

    The HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro Card integrates up to four Samsung SM951/SM961 NVMe SSD modules into one PCIe x16 card. This card is configured with two, three or four 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB modules providing a max capacity of 4TB.

    Windows 10 cannot be installed on a PCIe RAID partition. If you select the HP Quad Pro, the first drive will be a separate single partition. If you want all four drives to be part of a RAID, see 'Notes' section below.

    Two drives:

    • First drive for the operating system
    • Second drive for editing / data
    • Each drive to perform at 1,200MB/s Write | 1,800MB/s Read

    Three drives:

    • First drive for the operating system (1200MB/s Write | 1800MB/s Read)
    • Second and third drive in RAID 0 stripe configuration for high speed editing / data (2,500MB/s Write | 3,500MB/s Read)
    • We can install a combination of drives. For example, one 256GB for the operating system and two 1TB drives for the editing RAID.
    • Please contact us for this setup.

    Four drives:

    • First drive for the operating system (1200MB/s Write | 1800MB/s Read)
    • Drives two, three, and four in RAID 0 stripe configuration for high speed editing / data (3,500MB/s Write | 4,500MB/s Read)

    Notes:

    • If you want four drives in RAID 0 stripe configuration for maximal speed up to 4,500MB/s Write | 6,000MB/s Read, select the single HP Z Turbo in the Flash Storage (Primary) section and the HP Quad Pro in the Flash Storage (Secondary) section.
    • Upon request, we can arrange drives in RAID 1 mirror configuration for redundancy / back up.

    The purpose of RAID 0 (stripe RAID) is performance. Two or three drives are partitioned together to achieve maximal read and write speeds which is excellent for editing. However, since the data is split across all the drives, RAID 0 offers no fault tolerance - if any of the constituent drives fails, the RAID unit fails. Thus, it is vital to back up all data when using a stripe RAID 0 array.

    Since these drives offer optimal performance at a higher cost, we recommend using it to edit from. In addition, have high capacity standard hard drives as a backup / data storage.

    See differences between RAID 0 and RAID 1:
    http://www.diffen.com/difference/RAID_0_vs_RAID_1

    Flash NVMe Storage (Secondary)

    The Z840 supports booting off PCIe which provides tremendously faster options than the SATA3.We offer the latest HP Z Turbo Drives featuring the Samsung NVMe Flash Storage and Intel Enterprise Class SSD.

    • SATA 3 SSD: 500MB/s
    • Single PCIe NVMe Flash Storage: 1,500MB/s
    • RAID PCIe NVMe Flash Storage: 2,500MB/s up to 7,000MB/s

    We will install the operating system in the drive selected in the Primary section. The drive selected in this section can be used for a second operating system or to edit from.

    HP Z Turbo Drive (NVMe Flash) more info

    The HP Z Turbo Drive is a PCIe 3.0 mount that carries a Samsung NVMe flash storage drive.

    • HP typyically uses the 2015/2016 model SM951 which performs at about 1200MB/s Write and 1800MB/s Read.
    • We typically use the current 2016/2017 model SM961 which performs at about 1750MB/s Write and 2500MB/s Read.

    Upon request, we can divide one drive into two partitions if you would like to have two operating systems for different purposes.

    HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro (NVMe Flash RAID) more info

    The HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro Card integrates up to four Samsung SM951/SM961 NVMe SSD modules into one PCIe x16 card. This card is configured with two or four 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB modules providing a max capacity of 4TB. If you are seeking maximal performance for editing, this is the best route. You can get up to 4TB performing at 6,000-7,000MB/s. Since this is a secondary section, this super fast partition is best utilized to edit from / as a scratch disk.

    Two drives: Maximal speed up to 2,500MB/s Write | 3,500MB/s Read

    Four drives: Maximal speed up to 4,500MB/s Write | 6,000MB/s Read

    The purpose of RAID 0 (stripe RAID) is performance. Two or four drives are partitioned together to achieve maximal read and write speeds which is excellent for editing. However, since the data is split across all the drives, RAID 0 offers no fault tolerance - if any of the constituent drives fails, the RAID unit fails. Thus, it is vital to back up all data when using a stripe RAID 0 array.

    Upon request, we can arrange drives in RAID 1 mirror configuration for redundancy / back up. For example, if you select two 1TB drives, the total capacity will be 1TB because the second 1TB will serve as a mirror.

    Since these drives offer optimal performance at a higher cost, we recommend using it to edit from. In addition, have high capacity standard hard drives as a backup / data storage.

    See differences between RAID 0 and RAID 1:
    http://www.diffen.com/difference/RAID_0_vs_RAID_1

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 1

    The Z840 has 4x internal 3.5" SATA3 (6GB/s) bays. You can arrange any combination of hard drives or solid-state drives.

    ZWorkstations stocks only brand new HGST and Western Digital hard drives.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 2

    Configure the second drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 3

    Configure the third drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.

    Hard Drive / SSD - Bay 4

    Configure the fourth drive bay with an additional hard drive or solid-state drive.

    Optical Drive (Default)

    The Z840 chassis comes with a built in DVD Burner drive.

    Optical Bay (Upper)

    The Z840 chassis has two 5.25" bays to be used for optical drives, hard drives, or solid-state drives. One DVD Burner drive that burns and plays both CDs and DVDs comes standard.

    Since hard drives are 3.5" and solid-state drives are 2.5", the drive adapters are included in the listed price.

    Optical

    Solid-State Drive

    Hard Drive

    Optical Bay (Lower)

    Configure the lower optical bay with an additional optical drive, hard drive, or solid-state drive.

    Optical

    Solid-State Drive

    Hard Drive

    Graphics Card (Primary)

    The Z840 mainboard has 3x PCIe Gen3 x16 slots available for the highest performing graphics cards and/or accelerators.

    NVIDIA Quadro Kepler (Second Gen)

    NVIDIA Quadro Maxwell (Third Gen)

    NVIDIA Quadro Pascal (Fourth Gen; Latest)

    NVIDIA GTX Pascal (Latest)

    Graphics Card (Secondary)

    Choose an optional second graphics card. Note that graphics cards work independently of each other. The benefit if a second graphics card is to support more displays or if you plan to perform multiple rendering or performance tasks at the same time. If you wish to have two cards working together to increase performance, choose a NVIDIA Quadro graphics card plus a NVIDIA Tesla graphics accelerator. The NVIDIA Tesla cards work in conjunction of the Quadro as computing processors.

    NVIDIA Quadro Kepler (Second Gen)

    NVIDIA Quadro Maxwell (Third Gen)

    NVIDIA Quadro Pascal (Fourth Gen; Latest)

    NVIDIA GTX Pascal (Latest)

    Graphics Card (Tertiary)

    Choose an optional third graphics card.

    NVIDIA Quadro Kepler (Second Gen)

    NVIDIA Quadro Maxwell (Third Gen)

    NVIDIA GTX Pascal (Latest)

    Graphics Accelerator

    GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. GPU-accelerated computing offers application performance by offloading compute-intensive portions of the application to the GPU, while the remainder of the code still runs on the CPU. From a user's perspective, applications simply run significantly faster.

    "Solve your most demanding High-Performance Computing (HPC) challenges with NVIDIA Tesla family of GPUs. They’re built on the NVIDIA Kepler™ compute architecture and powered by NVIDIA CUDA®, the world’s most pervasive parallel computing model. This makes them ideal for delivering record acceleration and more efficient compute performance for big data applications in fields including seismic processing; computational biology and chemistry; weather and climate modeling; image, video and signal processing; computational finance, computational physics; CAE and CFD; and data analytics." -NVIDIA

    Kepler (Second Gen)

    Maxwell (Third Gen)

    Pascal (Fourth Gen; Latest)

    Add-on Cards

    Enhance your workstation with a port expansion card or a Blackmagic Design capture card. If you require more than one card from this section, contact us for a custom quote.

    Port / Storage Expansion

    Blackmagic Design

    10GBe Ethernet

    The Z840 comes standard with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. This section offers addition of 10GB Ethernet (10Gbps).

    Media Card Reader

    Wireless / Bluetooth

    Operating System

    Choose the operating system that best fits your software and hardware requirements. If you would like dual-boot or multiple partitions, please contact us.

    Windows

    Preferred Linux Distributions

    Other Linux Distribution Options

    Keyboard

    Choose your ideal keyboard.

    Mouse

    Choose your ideal mouse.

    Rack Mount Kit

    HP Adjustable Rail Rack Flush Mount Kit

    Manufacturer P/N: B8S55AA / Manufacturer Product Page

    $75 shipping per unit (free local pickup)
    1 Year Warranty

    Please allow 2-6 business days for preparation.
    See Policies for details.

    $ 7750.00
  • Prepare to be spectacular

    Take on the hardest projects with HP’s highest performing workstation. Get the best of HP Z DNA with maximized memory and internal storage capacity that enables you to create work that really makes a statement. Take your productivity up a notch and get serious about graphics with professional graphics cards from both NVIDIA® and AMD®. And move multitasking to a new level with the ability to easily connect and work on up to eight displays.15

    Get Going

    Experience expansion like you never dreamed possible. With 7 PCIe slots, up to 10 internal drive bays,* and 16 memory slots supporting up to 2TB of memory2 the HP Z840 can do it all. Maximize your time and increase your capabilities with built-in USB, SATA and SAS ports. Set a new performance curve and reduce boot up, calculation, and graphics response times and revolutionize how you handles large files with the HP Z Turbo Drive9. And thanks to Thunderbolt™ technology, you'll transfer data at lightning-fast speeds with the ability to connect to high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices over a single Thunderbolt™ cable. Ready to get going?

    And Keep Going

    Reach your goals. The sleek and sturdy HP Z840 Workstation features uncompromised reliability, a tool-less chassis to facilitate upgrades, a lockable side panel to secure your valuable components and data, and handles to easily move the system around. The system’s elegant industrial design also boasts low acoustics, dual integrated Gb Ethernet, and aluminum panels. And this deskside powerhouse is also 5U rack mountable.

    And now experience overwhelming silence with the new HP Z Cooler for the HP Z840 Workstation. This innovative, ultra-quiet cooling solution has been designed to reduce system noise in your HP Z Workstation environment so you can focus on your project, even under the most demanding workloads.

  • Manufacture Year(s) 2015-current (new)
    Form Factor Rackable minitower
    Processor Family Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v4 processor
    Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v3 processor
    Processors Available Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v4 (2.2 GHz, 55 MB cache, 22 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v4 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2696 v4 (2.2 GHz, 55 MB cache, 22 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v4 (2.1 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 v4 (2.6 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v4 (2.1 GHz, 40 MB cache, 16 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v4 (2.4 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v4 (3.2 GHz, 25 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v4 (2 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v4 (2.2 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v4 (3.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (2.4 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2637 v4 (3.5 GHz, 15 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v4 (2.2 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2623 v4 (2.6 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v4 (2.1 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v4 (1.7 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2603 v4 (1.7 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v3 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v3 (2.6 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2696 v3 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v3 (2.3 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 v3 (2.6 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2687W v3 (3.1 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3 (2.0 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 (2.5 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v3 (2.3 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v3 (3.2 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v3 (2.6 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v3 (2.3 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v3 (3.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v3 (2.6 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2637 v3 (3.5 GHz, 15 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v3 (2.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2623 v3 (3.0 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (2.4 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v3 (1.9 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2603 v3 (1.6 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro™)
    Chipset Intel® C612
    Memory 16 DIMM slots, up to 1TB, 8-channel ECC DDR4, up to 2133MHz, 4 channels per CPU
    Actual memory speed dependent on processor. Registered and load-reduced DIMMS may not be mixed.
    8 DIMM (with 1 processor) and 16 DIMM (with 2 processors)
    Drive Bays Total Bays = 7
    4 Internal 3.5" storage bays (All 4 include acoustic dampening rail assemblies)
    2 External 5.25" bays
    1 External Slim-line Optical bay
    Interfaces Supported 6 channel SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface
    8-channel 6 Gb SAS interface
    - 8 SAS connectors on the motherboard, SAS ports can be ported externally by using the SAS Bulkhead and/or Back Panel connector Kits
    Factory integrated RAID available for SATA/SAS drives (RAID 0, 0 Data, 1, 5, and 10)
    USB 3.0, USB 2.0
    Optical Storage Slim SATA DVD-ROM
    Slim SATA SuperMulti DVD writer
    Slim SATA Blu-ray writer
    Additional Storage 15-in-1 media card reader (optional)
    Expansion Slots Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x4
    Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x16
    Slot 3: PCIe Gen3 x8 - Available ONLY when 2nd processor is installed
    Slot 4: PCIe Gen3 x16 - Available ONLY when 2nd processor is installed
    Slot 5: PCIe Gen2 x4 when 1 CPU is installed. Transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when 2nd CPU is installed. The PCIe x8 connectors are open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot.
    Slot 6: PCIe Gen3 x16
    Slot 7: PCIe Gen2 x1
    Graphics Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310 (512 MB); NVIDIA NVS 315 (1 GB); NVIDIA NVS 510 2GB Graphics
    Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K420 (1 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K620 (2 GB); AMD FirePro W2100 (2 GB)
    Mid-range 3D: AMD FirePro W5100 (4 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K2200 (4 GB)
    High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (4 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K5200 (8 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K6000 (12 GB)
    Audio Integrated IDT 92HD94 audio
    Communications Integrated Intel I210AT PCIe GbE
    Integrated Intel I218LM PCIe GbE
    Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe NIC (optional)
    HP X520 10 GbE Dual Port Adapter (optional)
    HP 10 GbE SFP+SR Transceiver (optional)
    HP 361T PCIe Dual Port Gigabit NIC (optional)
    Intel 7260 802.11a/b/g/n PCIe WLAN (optional)
    Ports and Connectors Front: 4 USB 3.0; 1 combo headset; 1 microphone
    Rear: 4 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 serial; 2 PS/2; 2 RJ-45; 1 audio line in; 1 audio line out
    Internal: 2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0Internal USB 2.0 available by the 2x5 header. Internal USB 3.0 available by the 2x10 header.
    Input Devices HP USB SmartCard Keyboard
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
    HP PS/2 Keyboard
    HP USB Keyboard
    HP USB Optical 3-Button Mouse
    HP PS/2 Mouse
    HP USB Optical Mouse
    HP USB 1000 dpi Laser Mouse
    HP SpaceExplorer 3D USB Controller
    HP SpacePilot Pro 3D USB Intelligent Controller
    Power 850 W 88% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC
    1125 W 90% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC
    Temperature Operating: 5° to 35°C (40° to 95°F)
    Non-operating: -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 8 x 20.7 x 17.5 in
    20.3 x 52.5 x 44.4 cm
    Weight 46.7 lb
    21.1 kg
    (Exact weight depends upon configuration.)
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