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SuperWorkstations

23 January 2012

Supermicro

A new line-up of Supermicro's SuperWorkstations designed specifically to meet the needs of engineers, architects, 3D and visual effects artists and graphic designers is being brought to market by Colfax International. These new systems cover a wide range of workloads ranging from high-end engineering and 3D modelling with real-time visualisation to video, photo, and multimedia compositing and editing.

The latest Intel Xeon 5600 series CPUs in single and dual processor configurations for high-end applications are supported as well as Intel Xeon 3600 and 2nd Gen Intel Core series processors for mainstream and entry-level systems. Top-end systems can accommodate up to 288GB of memory and are optimised for four Nvidia GPUs. Combining one Nvidia Quadro and three Tesla GPUs in the same system enables simultaneous editing and rendering in Autodesk 3ds Max.

Advanced power supplies provide maximum energy efficiency and high-availability with redundant module options. SuperWorkstations also offer expansion flexibility with up to seven PCI-E slots and a maximum of 14 hot-swap drive bays.

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