Hitachi announced the MP6000 processor as the successor to the MP5800 in October 1999. These models featured 720,000-gate, 24 ps latency logic LSIs based on Hitachi’s newly developed advanced CMOS-ECL 2 (ACE2) technology, which used a 0.2 micron process and advanced circuitry techniques. These advances more than doubled the computation performance over the previous MP5800.
Hitachi developed a new I/O processor for the MP6000 line with a four-times performance boost over past I/O processors. The models’ support for continuous 24/7 operability was bolstered with redundant structures for the instruction processors, the memory devices, the I/O processors, and other key components. And to meet the needs of high-speed Internet, the models were standard equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and internal encryption for higher security.
|No. of instruction processors||1-8|
|Main memory capacity||512MB-16GB|
|Extended memory capacity||0-32GB|
|No. of channels||0-256|