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Lenovo ThinkStation P8 with AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-Series CPUs Announced

Lenovo has introduced its latest powerhouse workstation, the ThinkStation P8, highlighted by its AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors and NVIDIA RTX GPUs. The ThinkStation P8 is built for professional environments that require a combination of performance, reliability, and flexibility. Touting an innovative thermal design in a chassis inspired by Aston Martin, the workstation is a step up from its predecessor, the ThinkStation P620, and sets new standards for handling intensive workloads in various industries.

Lenovo has introduced its latest powerhouse workstation, the ThinkStation P8, highlighted by its AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors and NVIDIA RTX GPUs. The ThinkStation P8 is built for professional environments that require a combination of performance, reliability, and flexibility. Touting an innovative thermal design in a chassis inspired by Aston Martin, the workstation is a step up from its predecessor, the ThinkStation P620, and sets new standards for handling intensive workloads in various industries.

Lenovo claims that the ThinkStation P8 is poised to change the workflow of professionals in architecture, engineering, media, entertainment, healthcare, and research. It caters to the needs of these industries by offering a customizable and reliable solution that can manage data-intensive tasks, real-time graphics, and AI model development. The workstation’s thermal solution allows for sustained performance, necessary for complex workflows, and is equipped to house up to three NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada GPUs, easily the best workstation graphics card available.

With a focus on cutting-edge technology, the ThinkStation P8 leverages the capabilities of the latest 5nm Zen 4 architecture from AMD, providing up to 96 cores and 192 threads. This makes it suitable for high-intensity tasks such as software development, product lifecycle management, and immersive environment creation. The workstation’s design also prioritizes expansion and scalability, offering options for large power supplies and numerous PCIe Gen5 slots for connectivity and additional hardware.

Lenovo ThinkStation P8 Components

In terms of components, the Lenovo ThinkStation P8 can be outfitted with a variety of top-tier hardware to match any demanding professional requirement. The workstation is configurable with up to 2TB of DDR5 memory which, with octa-channel support, offers unprecedented bandwidth for multitasking and large-scale computations. For storage, it can house an array of up to seven M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSDs, providing ultra-fast data access and transfer speeds, essential for time-sensitive tasks like video editing and 3D rendering. Coupling it all together is the AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-series processors.

The ThinkStation P8 also accommodates up to three HDDs for additional storage needs, ensuring that users have ample space for their expansive project files and archives. For networking, it features a 10 Gigabit Ethernet onboard for swift and reliable data transfer across the network. Moreover, with Lenovo’s ThinkShield security plan, users can rest assured that their data and hardware are protected against modern security threats, making it a trusted tool for sensitive and confidential projects.

From an enterprise perspective, the ThinkStation P8 also addresses the evolving needs of data science and AI workflows, which are increasingly dependent on robust CPU and GPU capabilities. Lenovo’s offering includes a suite of workstations that support AI development stages, such as data preparation and model training, significantly benefiting data scientists and AI professionals.

Lenovo ThinkStation P8 Specifications

Component Specification
Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series (up to 96 cores, up to 5.3GHz)
Graphics Up to 3 NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada (48GB VRAM) or Up to 4 NVIDIA RTX A4000 (16GB VRAM)
Memory Up to 1TB DDR5 up to 4800MHz with ECC (16GB/32GB/64GB ECC RDIMM, 128GB ECC 3DS-RDIMM)
Internal Storage Up to 52TB with configurations of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (up to 4TB), U.3 PCIe NVMe SSD (up to 15.3TB), and 3.5″ SATA HDD (up to 12TB)
RAID Support M.2 = RAID 0/1/10/5, SATA = RAID 0/1/5
Power Supply 1000W or 1400W options (92% efficiency), with a rear power button
Connectivity
  • Front Ports: 1 Audio Combo Jack, Optional: 2 USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), 2 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
  • Rear Ports: 2 USB-A 2.0, 3 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), 1 USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20Gbps), 1 RJ-45 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, Audio Line In/Out, Optional Serial Port
    WLAN: Mediatek RZ616 WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
Expansion Slots 4 PCIe 5.0 x16, 2 PCIe 5.0 x8, 1 PCIe 4.0 x8
Design Dimensions (WxDxH): 175 x 508 x 435 mm (6.9 x 20 x 17.1 inches)
Weight: Up to 25.9kg (57.1lbs)
Software Preloaded: Windows 11 Pro, Ubuntu Linux
Supported: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (certified), Lenovo Commercial Vantage
Security ThinkShield security features include TPM 2.0, self-healing BIOS, power-on password, UEFI secure boot, Kensington lock slot, and side door cover lock
Sustainability Certifications: ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold, RoHS Compliant, TCO 9.0, 80 Plus Platinum power supply

Lenovo ThinkStation P8 Availability

The ThinkStation P8 will be available for purchase starting in Q1 2024, with varying availability based on geographic location and configuration.

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