by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Unveils Omniverse

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA unveiled a new open, interactive 3D design collaboration platform for multi-tool workflows, Omniverse. This open collaboration platform enables teams to work together, in real-time, on creating and rendering scenes using 2D and 3D software. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces Client 2200 NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced that it was expanding its client NVMe SSDs with the addition of the Micron 2200 PCIe NVMe SSD. Aimed at OEMs that are looking for NVMe storage, the 2200 leverages 3D TLC NAND, internally designed ASIC drive controller and firmware in an M.2 form factor. The 2200 comes in capacities up to 1TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower Workstation Review

The Lenovo ThinkStation P920 is a tower workstation with the potential for tons of power. The workstation can be equipped with dual Intel Xeon processors for up to 28 cores. Along with that, at the top end it can be fitted with up to 2TB of DDR4, 2666MHz of RAM, and up to three NVIDIA Quadro P6000’s, an exclusive to this workstation. Lenovo offers off the shelf and build your own models.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Review

Back in August at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA announced an all new graphics architecture, Turing, as well as new Quadro RTX GPUs. Of the several new GPUs announced then, today we will be looking specifically at the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. Billed as the first ray-tracing GPUs that also uses deep learning and advanced shading. The RTX 5000 is designed for next-generation workloads with the potential of rendering photorealistic scenes in real-time, a boon to video editors as well as automotive and architectural designers. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Review

The Quadro RTX 4000, announced in November of last year, is part of NVIDIA’s professional GPU family. The RTX 4000 is specifically designed for the CAD software professional, providing intense realism and immersive interaction with their designs. Consequently, this allows them to run advanced simulations and analyses on their local workstation.

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by Michael Rink

Western Digital Adds NVMe To WD Blue SSD

Today Western Digital (WD) is releasing their first mid-range NVMe drive. We previously covered the announcement for the second generation of their high-end Black line NVMe SSDs due out in April. The first gen of their high-end NVMe's are available now, so its no surprise WD is transitioning their mid-range Blue line of drives to NVMe. With the industry-wide adoption of NVMe having been anticipated for some time, we expect to see their Green line make the jump sooner rather than later, although we've not yet heard anything suggesting an exact timeline for that. 

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by Guest Author

Home Lab Deep Dive: U-NAS 800 Server Build (ESXi, FreeNAS)

I needed something compact for apartment life and to retire my aging thrown together server which has served me well for many years, but on it's last leg. I picked up some used parts off Reddit and my parts bin that I keep in my apartment, the goal pretty much is file storage for the time being, Plex eventually, but I'm also migrating my data from my old server to my new one which was just completed (per here).

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a performance-driven mobile workstation that features NVIDIA Quadro graphics and is ideal for engineers, designers, and prosumers looking for a powerful, yet compact, laptop. Lenovo also indicates that it is a VR-ready device. It also features a ton of connectivity including three USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data Transfer), and an HDMI 2.0 port. For those on-the-go professionals who find themselves in areas without Wi-Fi, the P52 comes with the option of having 4G-LTE, which can sync with mobile provider plans.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation Review

When in the market for a business-class workstation notebook, not much can compare to Lenovo’s ThinkPad. Historically, the ThinkPad has provided all one would need in a mobile workstation – durability, security, an easy management system, outstanding battery life, and extreme performance. One of the newer editions the ThinkPad line is the P72.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New AI Workstations

Today Lenovo announced its new Lenovo AI Workstation. According to Lenovo, the new workstation is an out-of-the-box, client workstation platform designed to decipher the complicated process of getting started with AI solutions and enhance the efficiency of many machine and deep learning workflows. The new workstation is built on two of the company’s most powerful workstations the ThinkStation P520 and ThinkStation P920.

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