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Cell board and CPU compatibility

Help 9
Occasional Advisor

Cell board and CPU compatibility

Hi,
I have the following CPU:
AD110A - PA8900 1.068Ghz

I have two different cell boards:
A6913A
AB313A

Will this CPU work in both boards and what is the difference in board? Is it firmware only or is the architecture different?
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SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

Hi Ninek,

May I know which is your server model?

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Help 9
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

The server is as follows:
9000/800/rp8440
A9958A

I know the AB313A is compatible with the AD110A CPU and I know the A6913A & AB313A are compatible with the RP8440 Server.

It's the combination of RP8440, A6913A Cell and AD110A CPU I'm trying to find compatibility?
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

hi,

need to check the FRU parts AD110A - PA8900 1.068Ghz, if its possible to put it to the cell board in RP8420, i think it should be to the RP8440.


A6913A HP PROCESSOR MEMORY CELL BOARD FOR RP 8420

- will nowt work cell board for intel Itanium CPU, you have PA-RISC CPU.
HP AB313A INTEGRITY RX7640/RX8640 CELL BOARD

mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

hi,

the CPU do you have is compatible with this :

HP A9958A HP 9000 rp8440 SMP Base System (does not include cell boards, I/O Backplane, memory, storage, or CPUs)

HP AD031A HP 9000 rp8440 4-core SMP Base System: includes 1 cell board, 1 core I/O, system board and 3 power supplies (does not include memory, storage or an I/O backplane) 2P/4C PA-8900: 1.068 GHz with 3.0 MB integrated cache and 64 MB L2 cache

HP AD032A HP 9000 rp8440 8-core SMP Base System: includes 1 cell board, 1 core I/O, system board and 3 power supplies (does not include memory, storage or an I/O backplane) 4P/8C PA-8900: 1.068 GHz with 3.0 MB integrated cache and 64 MB L2 cache

HP AD033A HP 9000 rp8440 16-core SMP Base System: includes 2 cell board, 1 core I/O, system board and 4 power supplies (does not include memory, storage or an I/O backplane) 8P/16C PA-8900: 1.068 GHz with 3.0 MB integrated cache and 64 MB L2 cache

HP AD034A HP 9000 rp8440 8-core SMP Base System: includes 3 cell board, 1 core I/O, system board and 5 power supplies (does not include memory, storage or an I/O backplane) 12P/24C PA-8900: 1.068 GHz with 3.0 MB integrated cache and 64 MB L2 cache

HP AD035A HP 9000 rp8440 32-core SMP Base System: includes 4 cell board, 1 core I/O, system board and 6 power supplies (does not include memory, storage or an I/O backplane) 16P/32C PA-8900: 1.068 GHz with 3.0 MB integrated cache and 64 MB L2 cach

mikap
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

A6913A - sx1000 cell board - goes in a rp8420
AB313A - sx2000 cell board - goes in a rp8440

The sx2000 architrecture is different from the sx1000, they are certainly not just firmware differences.

The 1.1GHz PA8900 processor (AD110A) is the product # associated with the processor when it goes in a rp8440 (i.e. into a sx2000 cell board with part number AB313A)

The 1.1GHz processor on a sx1000 cell board has product # AB537A.

So AD110A and AB537A may actually be identical and have different product # just for tracking purposes, or there may be some subtle differences between the 2 part numbers. FOr me I would not want to risk it and I would put the processor into the sx2000 cell board with product # AB313A

Hope that makes sense

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

>> I know the AB313A is compatible with the AD110A CPU and I know the A6913A & AB313A are compatible with the RP8440 Server.

No! although AB313A cell board is compatible with AD110A CPU, the A6913A cell board is most definately *not* compatible with the rp8440. The A6913A cell board is a sx1000 cell board for a rp8420, not for a rp8440.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Help 9
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

Hi Duncan,
Thats all I needed. Knowing one is sx1000 and the other is sx2000. Couldn't find any literature on the web to define the two.

Cheers
Help 9
Occasional Advisor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

HP partsurfer shows the A6913A as one of the cell boards for the RP8440. We could only see the 1Ghz CPU for the sx1000.

The Madison CPU's only show 1.5 & 1.6Ghz - where the AB313A is used.

Thats cleared a lot up though - thanks
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Cell board and CPU compatibility

>> HP partsurfer shows the A6913A as one of the cell boards for the RP8440. We could only see the 1Ghz CPU for the sx1000.

hmmm yes it does doesn't it... I submitted some feedback on the partsurfer website - let's see if it gets fixed.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan