by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse Review

The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse is a rackmount virtual workstation solution built atop the Precision Rack 7910, and is designed to deliver high performance user workspaces to remote users. The appliance comes in two configurations – pass-through and vGPU. In the pass-through configuration, the appliance comes with three NVIDIA K4200 cards and three Teradici 2220 host cards. In the vGPU configuration, the appliance comes with two NVIDIA K2A cards. The appliance has enough compute power for some of the most demanding workloads with two Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v3 family with six, ten or twelve cores per processor and up to 512GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 memory. The appliance also comes with either four or eight 900GB SATA RAID 10 HDDs or 400GB RAID 10 SSDs. The configuration that we reviewed is the vGPU configuration of the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Introduces New Workstations Including A Tablet-Esque Model

At Autodesk University today in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced a new set of workstations including the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. The ThinkPad P40 Yoga is the first workstation that allows sketching directly onto the screen through a stylus similar to a tablet. Lenovo states that this ability gives creative professionals will be able to sketch their designs onto a high performance and reliable mobile workstation. Lenovo is also introducing two other workstations, the ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches New X11 UP Solutions

Today Super Micro Computer Inc. launched a new generation of single processor platforms, X11 generation UP systems. Supermicro states that this new generation of products will raise the bar of performance and efficiency on what single processor platforms can do. Today’s announcement delivers the industry’s broadest range of workstations, long-life embedded solutions, and motherboard platforms supporting the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v5 Family (formally known as Skylake-S).

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Two New Workstations At PC Price Points

Today HP announced two new workstations, the HP Z240 Tower and the world’s first small form factor workstation, the HP Z240 SFF. Both of the workstations come with next generation Intel processors and HP Z Turbo Drive options. Both of the workstations are also some of the most affordable workstation with price points similar to those of a desktop PC.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Cloud Client-Computing Announces Dell Services and Support for Wyse Thin Clients

Dell Cloud Client-Computing has announced the launch of Dell Services and Support for Wyse Thin Clients, which is comprised of a complete portfolio featuring Deployment Services, ProSupport and Accidental Damage Service. Most importantly, however, it will give Dell Cloud Client-Computing customers support throughout the product lifecycle and beyond the box. By delivering key services that will help maximize productivity, minimize disruption, gain efficiency and reduce risk, this new portfolio of services for Wyse will help IT staff focus on IT innovation rather than maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Makes Several Announcements For Workstations & Displays

Today HP made a slew of announcements at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. These announcements centered on workstations, both desktop and mobile, and professional displays to areas that appeal to the creative professional. For workstations, HP is releasing the second generation of the Z Turbo Drive as well as a new mobile workstation, the HP Omen Pro, which is much thinner and lighter than their current mobile workstations. HP is also announcing new monitors including a large 32” 4K monitor and several ultra-narrow bezel monitors.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Tower 7810 Review

The Dell Precision Tower 7810 is a high-end desktop workstation that is highly customizable to its given need. The 7810 is all about giving users the power they need for intensive applications and graphics-rich workloads. The tower comes with either single or dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, up to 256GB of quad-channel 2133MHz DDR4 ECC RIMM RAM, a range of different AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro graphic cards, and the 7810 offers the option of traditional drives (with optional Intel CAS-W software solutions that enable I/O speeds close to SSD configurations) and SSD drives. New today is also support for Intel's P3700 PCIe SSD, which provides even more performance for hefty enterprise workloads within the workstation form factor.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces New Z Desktop and ZBook Workstations

HP has introduced their new HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 Desktop Workstations and HP ZBook 15 G2 and 17 G2 Mobile Workstations, combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory, multicore updates, and access to the latest technologies to help customers future-proof their systems. The HP Z Desktops and HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are built to address the constraints of compute-intensive industries, such as with media and entertainment, graphic design, CAD, architecture, photography, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration. The new desktop workstations feature the latest Intel Xeon processor product family, with NVIDIA and AMD professional graphics options, while the new HP ZBook G2 and 17 G2 Mobile Workstations take advantage of powerful processing, including optional Intel quad-core processors paired with NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro professional graphics.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z620 Workstation Review

Like all HP workstations, the Z620 is designed to satisfy the ever-growing demands of professionals who work with large and complex datasets, complex 3D models, require multiple displays, or for businesses that just need a high-performance and reliable system for their employees. The HP Z620 Workstation is quoted to having four times the memory capacity compared to last generation systems, a larger power supply, and support for single- or dual-socket processor configurations. It is also equipped with (up to) 24 discrete processor cores, making the Z620 seems quite a powerhouse when it comes to computing and visualization horsepower. It offers all of this while having an unobtrusive build and footprint as well as producing very little noise when the workstation is doing its thing.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo P900, P700 And P500 Workstations Announced

Lenovo has announced the launch of its new ThinkStation P Series: the P900, P700 and P500, which are rebuilt from the ground up and join the entry-level P300 as the most powerful professional-grade desktop workstations available on the market. The new P Series are designed for professionals in engineering, architecture, media and entertainment, oil and gas, medical and science, finance and other industries that require enhanced productivity and reliability.

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