August 12th, 2014 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.
ThinkStation P Series are designed for optimum performance, reliability and usability, with key benefits including:
Ease of Use
- Tool-less Upgrades: Access critical components – even the motherboard – without the need for a single tool.
- Red Touch Points: Intuitive red touch points guide users’ hands to quick and easy component changes.
- Integrated Handles: Makes lifting and carrying easy – and allows the system to fit conveniently into any workspace. The integrated handles also allow for easy rack mounting.
- QR Codes: Have support questions about your components? Scan the QR code, and you will be directed to our website with detailed information on system architecture and component technical specifications.
- Diagnostic Port: Plug your Android-based tablet or smartphone into the USB port for system analysis using the ThinkStation app, or use any USB mass storage device to transfer diagnostic information directly to the dedicated ThinkStation diagnostics web page.
- Keeping components cool is the key to reliability. Lenovo ThinkStation workstations have historically been the coolest in the industry, and the P Series is the coolest system yet.
- Tri Channel Cooling: ThinkStation P Series utilizes a patented tri-channel architecture resulting in superior cooling of key components.
- Air Baffle: Through a one-of-a-kind, fan-less, multi-channel air baffle, the redesigned system draws in maximum airflow, directing cool air straight to critical system components. Warm air is forced out the back without ever touching other components along the way.
- FLEX Bay: The FLEX Bay has been designed to support an optical drive or the FLEX Module, which can be used to support an ultraslim optical drive, a media card reader, or Firewire (IEEE 1394).
- FLEX Tray: Newly designed HDD trays support both 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives. And with one tray supporting up to two 2.5” hard drives, users can add as many as 14 drives (P900 model only).
- FLEX Connector: Professionals can increase functionality without sacrificing rear PCIe slots using a mezzanine card that connects to the motherboard – allowing for support for SATA/SAS/PCIe storage and advanced RAID solutions.
- Power Supply: Easily remove the tool-less power supply without worrying about cables. For the P700 and P500 models, this means users can match the size of the power supply to their systems’ unique configuration, allowing them to pay for the performance they truly need.
- Boosting productivity starts with incomparable computing and graphics performance. With the Lenovo ThinkStation P Series, users can run their mission-critical applications to their limits – from advanced rendering and simulation to analysis of vast data sets.
- Cutting-Edge Processing: The latest Intel® Xeon® processors provide critical computing horsepower.
- Unparalleled Graphical Capabilities: The latest NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics cards provide unmatched visualization performance.
- Memory: The P Series supports a high capacity of DDR4 memory to handle any complex computational task with RAM to spare.
- ISV-Certified Software: The P Series is certified to work on all key ISV applications. In fact, there’s a good chance that many of the world’s largest ISVs developed their software using ThinkStation workstations.
- Pushing the Limits of Expandability: The ThinkStation P900 supports up to three NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 graphic cards and up to 14 storage devices.
The new Lenovo ThinkStation P-Series workstations are slated for September release through Lenovo business partners and on www.lenovo.com. More information about the P Series can be found at www.thinkworkstations.com.