Lenovo announces a couple of workstations
Lenovo is the brains behind two more workstations – the ThinkStation S20 and D20. Both models were specially designed for specialized professionals who are involved in fields such as computer-aided design, digital content creation and oil and gas. These ThinkStation workstations are also the muscle behind its new e-commerce platform known as the Lenovo eLounge, which will provide customers with new, first-of-its-kind interactive way to experience Lenovo computing solutions online regardless of where they are in the world at that moment.
According to Tom Tobul, executive director, Enterprise, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo, “Designers, engineers, developers and scientists require the highest levels in computing performance to help them produce breakthrough innovations. The new ThinkStation workstations deliver not only the utmost in performance, but also a user-centric design with an emphasis on quiet operation, even during heavy processing.”
These workstations have been turbo-charged for performance, and can even be configured for personal supercomputing in order to help professionals innovate at a much faster pace than normal, which results in reducing the time between an idea and a product. It will be powered by the NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPU platform, offering 240 more cores of dedicated math processing power in order to further speed up math calculations by a mile. Some of the other high performance technologies thrown into the fray include :-
- Choices of the latest Intel Xeon processors 5500 and W3500 Series for increased efficiency and performance with optional Intel Turbo Boost technology for extra performance during peak processing
- Choices of the latest NVIDIA Quadro line of professional graphics cards or optional ATI FirePro graphics
- Certifications from leading independent software vendors to help ensure compatibility between workstations and major applications
- Preloaded with Windows Vista with support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2
- ThinkVantage Technologies to help with tasks such as data recovery, data migration and more
Both the ThinkStation S20 and D20 will be out sometime in the first quarter of the year, with prices starting from $1,070 and $1,550, respectively, depending on the configuration you choose.