Avid configuration guidelines hp z4 g4 workstation 6 to 18

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Avid Configuration Guidelines HP Z4 G4 workstation

6 to 18 Core CPU System

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1.) HP Z4 G4 AVID Qualified System Specification:

Z4 G4 Hardware Configuration Supported Intel Xeon Scalable family (Skylake) CPU Choices

? Xeon W-2133 3.6 Ghz, turbo up to 3.9Ghz 6-core ? Xeon W-2135 3.7 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 6-core ? Xeon W-2145 3.7 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 8-core ? Xeon W-2155 3.3 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 10-core ? Xeon W-2195 2.3 Ghz, turbo up to 4.3Ghz 18-core

Note: high power CPUs with high end graphics require the 750W power supply option

Supported Video Cards 1.) NVIDIA P1000 4GB PCI-e video board 2.) NVIDIA P2000 5GB PCI-e video board 3.) NVIDIA P4000 8GB PCI-e video board 4.) AMD Radeon Pro WX5100 8GB PCI-e video board 5.) AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 8GB PCI-e video board

System Disk Drive ? 500 GB (recommended) SATA SSD. HP offers higher performing solid-state, NVMe, and SAS boot drive options which are acceptable. Recommend a HP qualified drive be selected.

Standard AVID memory configuration: ? Systems using the new Xeon W series Skylake CPU's will use DDR4-2666MHz memory (up to 8 DIMMs per system) ? Each CPU has 4 memory lanes - optimal bandwidth when all 4 memory lanes filled

o 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz ECC memory ? (Requires four 8GB DIMMs)

Memory modules must be installed according to manufacturer's requirements

Optional AVID memory configuration: ? 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory ? (Requires eight 8GB DIMMs) ? 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory ? (Requires four 16GB DIMMs) ? 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory ? (Requires eight 16GB DIMMs)

Memory configuration constraints

- No other memory configurations are formally supported in AVID environments. - Un-balanced memory configurations which mix and match memory module sizes and locations will

result in a poor performing, non-optimal operating environment.

- NUMA should be disabled in BIOS

2.) Qualified Operating Systems, Avid Client Editing Applications, Hardware and SharedStorage support for the HP Z8 G4:

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HP Supports: o Microsoft? Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise 64-bit Edition Version 1703 or 1709 ? (MC 8.5 or above) o Microsoft? Windows 10 Pro for workstations 64-bit Version 1709 ? (MC 8.5 or above)

Not Supported ? ? Microsoft? Windows 7 ? any version ? Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1 ? any version

Media Composer Application Media Composer 8.x

Minimum Rev 8.8

Media Composer 7.x NewsCutter 11.x

Not supported Not Supported

* Nvidia P1000, P2000, P4000 require Nvidia driver that ships with the version of MC 8.8 and above * AMD WX7100, WX5100 require AMD driver released 17.Q4 or later

The required GPU files and installation instructions for AMD graphics can be found at the following Avid KB link:



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3.) Qualified O.S., Hardware and shared storage supported:

Nitris DX / Mojo DX

Qualified / Supported

NOT SUPPORTED (requires PCIe gen 1 or 2 slot which is not

available on this system)

Yes ? Supported

Artist DNxIO/ DNxIQ (PCIe or thunderbolt connection)

Artist DNxIV (thunderbolt only connection) ? not shipping until 1H'18

PCIe Guidance

PCIe preferred as it requires less system over-head due to direct PCIe to PCIe connection between the host CPU and Artist DNxIO.

Thunderbolt Guidance

Thunderbolt 2 & 3 - higher system over-head, not recommended to share Thunderbolt devices on the same Thunderbolt bus with DNxIO, DNxIQ, DNxIV

Support for HP Thunderbolt card will be first half 2018 DNxIO would require TB3 to TB2 converter

Thunderbolt 3 offers support of cable lengths up to 60-meters (via qualified Corning Thunderbolt cables) for users needing to physically place the Artist DNxIO at longer distances from the host CPU Workstation.

3rd Party Qualified Hardware

NEXIS / ISIS Single 1Gb Ethernet Client NEXIS Dual 1Gb Ethernet Client

Intel i350, i219, i210 NEXIS / ISIS Hi-res (single 10Gbit) client Myricom Single-Port 10Gbit Atto FFRM-NS1, Intel X710 NEXIS / ISIS Ultra Hi-res (dual 10Gbit) Myricom Dual-Port 10Gbit Atto FFRM-NS2, Intel X710

See release notes and Avid website for information regarding supported 3rd party

hardware (vendor qualified)

ISIS 5500 / 5000 , 7500 / 7000 NEXIS Pro, E2, E4, E5 V7.9

ISIS 5500 / 5000 , 7500 / 7000 NEXIS Pro, E2, E4, E5 V7.9

ISIS 5500 / 5000 NEXIS Pro, E2, E4, E5 V7.9

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4.) AVID qualified HBA info

AVID qualified HBA

Slot AVID Part Number Location

Avid Artist DNxIO HBA Avid part # 7030-30048-02

#4

Avid Artist DNxIQ HBA

BMD PCie cable kit

HP Thunderbolt 3 adapter

#2

card

Not stocked by AVID

Atto R680, H680

Not stocked by AVID

#5

LSI 9200-8e SAS controller

7030-30036-01

#5

Vendor qualified 3rd party hardware x8 PCI-E

Not stocked by AVID

#4 or #2

Atto FFRM-NS11/NS12

#3

10 Gb single or dual port Not stocked by AVID

Intel i350-T2 ? Dual Gb NIC

Not stocked by AVID

#3

Intel X710 dual port 10Gb Not stocked by AVID

#3

Function

Avid Artist DnxIO interface HBA Avid Artist DNxIQ interface HBA

TB3 not available until 1H'18

Local SAS Storage Support ? Avid

VideoRAID ST (5-bay) Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti

(5-bayS)AS Local Storage: Xtore StudioRAID 16Re (16-bay) chassis Xtore StudioRAID 5Te (5-bay)

chassis

Vendor qualified 3rd party hardware interface. See release notes and Avid website for information regarding supported 3rd party

hardware

Shared Storage: NEXIS Optical Gb-Ethernet

Shared Storage: NEXIS Copper Gb-Ethernet Dual Gb NEXIS Connectivity

Shared Storage: NEXIS Optical Gb-Ethernet

Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-S Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B2-2S

7030-30041-01

#3

Shared Storage: NEXIS 10Gb-Ethernet

Notes: ? ? ?

Avid HIB part # 7030-30048-01 is no longer supported with DNxIO (use # 7030-30048-02 only) Avid artist DnxIQ requires BMD cable kit and PCIe card ? Avid HIB card is NOT supported with DNxIQ HP thunderbolt 3 PCIe card will be supported in Z8 G4, Z6 G4 and G4 G4. For older HP workstations, use Thunderbolt 2 PCIe card from HP.

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5.) Slot Configuration:

Slot Configuration Information

Slot # 1

Electrical

x16 PCI-E Gen 3

Mechanical X16

Graphics Card: Nvidia P1000, P2000,P4000

AMD WX-7100

2

X4 PCI-E

Gen 3

X4 open ended

3

X16 PCI-E Gen

x16

3

4

X4 PCI-E Gen 3

X4 open ended

X8 PCI-E Gen 3

X8

5

open

ended

M.2 slot 1

M

PCI-E Gen 3

1

M.2 x4

M.2 slot 2

M

PCI-E Gen 3

2

M.2 x4

Embedded Intel I219-LM Gb NIC

Embedded Intel I210 Gb NIC

PCI-E x1 Gen 3

PCI-E x1 Gen 3

HP Thunderbolt 3 adapter card (available 1H'18) Or 3rd party PCIe OpenIO card Shared Storage Controllers Nexis/ISIS

Intel X710, i350-T2 Atto FFRM-NS11/NS12 Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-S

Avid/BMD HIB card for DNxIO/DNxIQ Or 3rd party PCIe Open IO card

Local SAS Storage Controllers:

HP nVMe storage cards

HP nVMe storage cards

Qualified for Avid Nexis/ISIS

Qualified for Avid Nexis/ISIS

6.) Use of embedded NIC ports for N ex is / ISIS connectivity Important Information

The Z4 G4 has two embedded NIC ports. Both ports are qualified for Nexis

For proper operation and connectivity of the Intel network interface with NEXIS the following settings are required:

1. For the Intel NIC driver, under the performance settings, change the following parameters:

- Receive Buffers to 10 24 - Transmit Buffers to 1024

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