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HP Showcases Technology Leadership at Intel Developer Forum; Latest Innovations to Bring Additional Power, Value to HP Server and Workstation Customers.



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Intel Developer Forum Intel Developer Forum (IDF), is a twice yearly gathering of technologists to discuss Intel products and products based around Intel products. The first IDF was in 1997. There is usually a Spring IDF and a Fall IDF.  Spring 2004

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2004

As a leading worldwide server and workstation vendor and a top global sponsor at the Intel Developer Forum, HP (NYSE NYSE

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) (Nasdaq:HPQ) this week is showcasing its latest industry-standard architecture innovations and the power that its relationship with Intel brings to customers.

Through presentations and technology demonstrations, HP is demonstrating the industry's broadest portfolio of servers based on two complementary architectures -- x86 and Intel(R) Itanium(R) processors. HP is announcing support for Intel's stated technology directions for the Itanium architecture as well as advancements in Intel Xeon(TM)-based technologies. New Xeon advancements include 64-bit extensions, input/output, management and memory architectures that HP plans to deliver in upcoming workstation and server products.

In addition, HP is announcing at IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) A wiring rack located between the MDF (main distribution frame) and the intended end user devices (telephones, routers, PCs, etc.). Cables run from the outside world to the MDF and then to the IDFs. See MDF and wiring rack.  the achievement of another milestone in its Itanium-based server roadmap with the recent booting of the HP NonStop operating system operating system (OS)

Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
 on Itanium 2 processors.

"From a customer perspective, this is all about choice and our support for industry-standard architectures. Building upon HP's rich history of innovation with Intel across the IA-32 and Itanium platforms, we will offer customers solutions utilizing the Intel Itanium 2 processors as well as Intel Xeon processors with 64-bit extension technology to provide the best performance, availability and scalability in the market," said Shane Robison, chief strategy and technology officer, HP. "No other company has more experience, or a clearer vision, to help businesses implement complete solutions -- built on 32-bit and 64-bit technologies -- than HP."

The synchronization of business and IT through industry-standard architectures is an essential part of the HP Adaptive Enterprise strategy. The Intel processor family with both Xeon and Itanium 2 processors powers HP workstations and HP ProLiant, Integrity and, soon, NonStop servers to offer a full, standards-based portfolio for the complete breadth of customer needs.

To meet the growing demand for industry standards, HP and its partners offer an array of industry-standard solutions to suit organizations of every size. As part of HP's approach to standardization, using industry-standard processors from Intel allows HP to redirect research and development toward customer value beyond the processor.

HP expects 64-bit extensions to the Xeon processor to benefit workstation customers needing more memory in markets like mechanical computer-aided design computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), form of automation that helps designers prepare drawings, specifications, parts lists, and other design-related elements using special graphics- and calculations-intensive , finance, digital content creation The development of newsworthy, educational and entertainment material for distribution over the Internet or other electronic media. See DAMS.  and others. Itanium-based HP workstations are targeted at computationally demanding applications, such as computer-aided engineering See CAE.
Computer-aided engineering

Any use of computer software to solve engineering problems. With the improvement of graphics displays, engineering workstations, and graphics standards, computer-aided engineering (CAE) has come to mean the computer
, that require the best available floating-point performance, as well as for Itanium software development.

Adding to the world's leading server portfolio, HP recently expanded its Integrity server line with new servers to give customers an even broader industry-standard offering for infrastructure with outstanding flexibility, value and performance. Helping customers migrate to industry-standard architectures, HP provides a clear evolution path to Itanium for its AlphaServer and HP 9000 customers that encompasses hardware, software, services, partners and support efforts worldwide.

HP will participate in the following Intel Developer Forum-related events:

-- Tuesday, Dwight Barron, HP Fellow, Industry Standard Servers,

will present on a panel for the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., Portland, OR, www.dmtf.org) An industry consortium founded in 1992 that is involved with the development, support and maintenance of management standards for PCs. Its goal is to reduce the cost and complexity of PC management.  SMWG SMWG Sediment Management Work Group
SMWG Server Management Working Group
SMWG Systems Management Working Group
SMWG Symbols Maintenance Working Group
SMWG Securities Model Working Group
SMWG Synthesis and Modelling Working Group
, "A New Era in

Server Manageability";

-- HP is sponsoring "PCI-Express - Meet the Engineers Night"

Tuesday evening to foster collaboration between vendors and

original equipment manufacturers for HP;

-- Wednesday, Robison will appear with Mike Fister, senior vice

president of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group, to announce

support of Intel's direction with both the Intel Xeon and

Intel Itanium 2 architectures;

-- Also Wednesday, Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing,

Business Critical Servers for HP, will present an address on

"Future Directions in Servers for Industry Standard 64-bit

Computing";

-- Javier Izquierdo, director of product development, storage,

networks and infrastructure, Industry Standard Servers at HP,

will deliver two presentations: "Designing Systems for Serial

Attached SCSI SCSI
 in full Small Computer System Interface

Once common standard for connecting peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, etc.) to small and medium-sized computers. SCSI has given way to faster standards, such as Firewire and USB.
 (SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. )" and "Blade Architectures: Exploration of

Different Approaches by Multiple Vendors," also on Wednesday;

-- Wednesday, Steve Lyle, senior manageability architect,

Enterprise Storage and Servers at HP, will present on

"Advances in Intelligent Platform Management: Introducing the

New IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) A protocol for monitoring server hardware for temperature, voltage, chassis intrusion, etc. Introduced in 1998 by Intel, HP, NEC and Dell, IPMI defines a standard set of messages for the characteristics of hardware  v2.0 Specifications";

-- Also Wednesday, Roger Macia, director, HP Intel Solutions

Center, HP Services Consulting & Integration, will present on

"Working Together for Mobility Solutions";

-- In order to encourage interest in DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.

DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory
2 memory and enable

developers to shorten the cycle between technology innovation

and customer value, HP is co-sponsoring the Intel Memory

Implementers Forum;

-- In the HP booth during IDF, HP will demonstrate an HP

Superdome server running four operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap.  (Linux, HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.

(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations.
,

Windows(R) and OpenVMS), along with the latest HP Integrity

server, the rx1600, which runs the Low Voltage Low voltage is an electrical engineering term that broadly identifies safety considerations of an electricity supply system based on the voltage used. While different definitions exist for the exact voltage range covered by "low voltage", the most commonly used ones include "mains  Intel Itanium 2

processor. Also, HP will show the first-ever physical

demonstration of the processor boards that will be used to run

the NonStop Kernel operating system on Intel Itanium 2

processors.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the fiscal year ending on Oct. 31, 2003, HP revenue totaled $73.1 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.

Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development and performance of these products and services may not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.


Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2003, and reports filed after the form 10-K. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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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