U.S. Air Force Chooses HP as Key Technology Provider

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011


 

HP today announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected it to provide new workstations and desktop PCs as a part of its enterprise IT purchase program.

The award will add to the USAF’s 900,000 units of HP products deployed in the past five years throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific and is part of the USAF CCS (client, computer and servers) Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB). In compliance with USAF requirements, HP will include customized agency configurations that meet strict standards and tests for memory, audio, video and other specifications.

The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (AF ITCC), composed of top USAF officials, selects vendors for the QEB by evaluating the performance quality of their enterprise computing products in harsh environments. HP has consistently proven to be a “Best Value” vendor through the assessment.

USAF facilities worldwide will use an array of HP platforms, including HP Workstations and HP Compaq 6005 Business Pro PCs that combine high performance, energy efficiency and security features.

“For more than 60 years, the U.S. military and federal government has relied on HP for state-of-the-art technology products and solutions,” said Stephen DiFranco, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “We are proud of our strong performance record and look forward to providing the USAF with premier technology that aides in the management of the forces protecting our nation.”

Powerful, versatile, reliable

The QEB award will include the HP Z800 Workstation and HP Z400 Workstation. The HP Z800 Workstation offers Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series processors, providing up to 12 processing cores,(1) up to 192 gigabytes of ECC memory,(2) up to 10 terabytes of high-speed storage(3) and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics.

The HP Z400 offers up to six processing cores using Intel Xeon 3500 series processors, providing up to 24 GB of ECC memory, up to 8 TB of high-speed storage and up to NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 or dual NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 graphics.

HP Z Workstations are designed to optimize energy use while maintaining high-performance power, versatility and reliability. They include at least 85 percent efficient power supplies helping to reduce both overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released. HP Workstations also offer ENERGY STAR® 5.0 qualified configurations while all HP Z Workstations are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight and registered as EPEAT® Gold.

Industry research firm IDC reported that HP led the desktop and mobile workstation category in market share in the second quarter of 2011, retaking the No. 1 position in the United States.(4)

The HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PCs will be available in two configurations – small form factor and microtower – that both meet the USAF’s secure product category requirements and offer secure hardware, software and firmware. Both models are EPEAT Gold registered and include energy-efficient features that conserve power, enabling PCs to last longer.

The HP and USAF contract number is FA8771-10-A-0601. More information about the USAF’s quarterly IT purchase process is available on the AF Way website, https://www.afway.af.mil/ or by contacting Sonya Smith, contracting officer, U.S. Air Force at +1 334 416 5318 or Email Contact, or Martin Toland, QEB program manager, U.S. Air Force at +1 334 416 4846 or Email Contact.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers, and applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations.

(2) Maximum memory capacities assume Windows® 64-bit operating systems or Linux. With Windows 32-bit operating systems, memory above 3 GB may not all be available due to system resource requirements.

(3) For hard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes, 1 TB = 12 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 8 GB of system disk is reserved.

(4) Workstation Tracker, IDC, Q2 2011.


Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corp. in the United States and other countries. ENERGY STAR is a registered mark owned by the U.S. government. Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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© 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.




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