New Enhancements to Dell Precision Portfolio Boost Performance and Productivity

When it comes to workstations, Dell has a history of providing customer-focused innovation with technology that is efficient, simple and easy to use. Our creative, design and engineering customers tend to push the limits of hardware technology, and in my conversations with them, I find they are constantly looking for ways to increase performance and efficiency. Based on this direct feedback, we are continuing down the innovation path we’ve paved by offering the latest graphics, computing processors, OS and memory technologies in our Dell Precision workstation portfolio.

The Dell Precision Workstation family ranges from essential and advanced to screaming high performance machines, so our customers can get the computing engine that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. The portfolio includes a full range of desktops, a rack workstation and powerful mobile laptops. We give our customers the options they need to address performance, form factor and budget. The new enhancements we are announcing today span the entire portfolio and enable our customers to greatly accelerate applications for design, rendering and analysis.

Mobile Workstation Portfolio Enhancements

Dell Precision mobile workstations are designed for professional users who want to maximize their performance with certified applications, latest multi-core processors, high-end graphics and solid support.

The portfolio, which includes the Dell Precision M6500, the world’s most powerful 17†mobile workstation, and the Dell Precision M4500, the world’s most powerful 15.6†mobile workstation, is now available with enhanced system memory.  Customers can purchase 32 GB of system memory in the Dell Precision M6500, which is an industry first for a 17†mobile workstation, and 16GB of memory in the Dell Precision M4500.

This expanded memory enables our customers to reach unlimited power as well as manage and view massive amounts of data while working remotely. You can read more about the memory enhancement and the benefits it provides for customers, such as those that focus on the Oil and Gas industry, in this blog.

Dell Precision Mobile Workstation

The Dell Precision M6500 is also now available with ATI FirePro M7820 Mobility Professional Graphics from AMD, which enables users to power up to three independent displays at one time using ATI Eyefinity technology. The ATI Eyefinity technology coupled with the Dell Precision M6500 enables enhanced workflow, increased efficiency for multitasking and the ability to view more data, applications and images at once. Watch a demo of the Eyefinity solution below.

In addition to the new memory and graphics solutions, the M6500 is offering updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux support from 5.3 to 5.5 and three new higher frequency and performing Intel Quad-core processors at no additional cost for our customers.

Tower / Rack Workstation Portfolio Enhancements

Dell Precision Fixed Workstations offer Dell’s most powerful processor and memory combinations, and high-end graphics to power professionals working in graphic design, animation, compositing, editing and R&D.

Dell Precision R5400 Rack Workstation

Dell Precision tower and rack workstations are being refreshed with the newest high- and ultra-high end graphics solutions from NVIDIA, built on the Fermi architecture to combine advanced visualization with high performance computing capabilities. The Dell Precision T7500, T5500, T3500 and R5400 workstations are all available immediately with the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 and Quadro 5000 professional graphics solutions, providing our customers with options that best meet their needs. Additional NVIDIA pro graphics solutions will be available on Dell’s workstation portfolio later this year.

We also recently announced that AMD’s Eyefinity Technology and ATI FirePro 3D professional graphics are available on Dell Precision Tower and Rack workstations. The ATI FirePro V7800, ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V8700 professional graphics cards are immediately available with the Dell Precision R5400, T1500, T3500, T5500 and T7500 Workstations, delivering ultimate performance for workstation class applications.

Dell is also offering the new high performance Tesla C2050 GPU computing processor on the Dell Precision T7500 workstation, transforming it into a personal computer for general purpose scientific and engineering computing. The Dell Precision T7500 along with the Tesla C2050 provides an ideal platform for oil & gas, financial, life sciences, academic and governmental organizations running compute intensive CUDA applications. Customer benefits of CUDA and the new “Fermi†GPUs include broad support of programming languages and APIs to express application parallelism, ECC memory for uncompromised accuracy and scalability, and a 7X increase in double precision performance compared to Tesla 10-series GPUs.

We are pleased to deliver these enhanced features and believe our ability to address our customers’ pain points is what drives us to stay ahead as the leading workstation provider.

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