HP’s advisor takes holistic approach to workstation performance
- By John Breeden II
- Jan 09, 2013
Among the product news this week from the CES show in Las Vegas, Hewlett-Packard announced a way to tune all of its workstations, including the ones already sitting in agency offices.
Updated to take a holistic approach to system monitoring, HP Performance Advisor 1.5 provides performance across all applications used on a workstation. The new version monitors the computer as a whole versus looking at just specific applications, with the goal of making the entire system run more efficiently.
"HP essentially gives its workstation customers an HP engineer with every workstation, providing them with the full resources of our technical engineers to help identify bottlenecks, view system configurations and maximize performance," said Barry Lewis, HP worldwide product manager for commercial solutions.
Designed for ease of use, Performance Advisor notifies users when components (such as memory) are not being used properly and offers suggestions on how to quickly improve performance. Version 1.5 offers a simple configuration summary and now provides support for HP Remote Graphics Software and Microsoft Windows 8. Users also can access information on GPU performance and temperature.
The new 1.5 version of the HP Performance Advisor will be pre-loaded on all HP Z and EliteBook Mobile Workstations. For all existing customers, it is being offered as a free download from HP.
John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.