Press Release – 2005/5/19
ThinkCP Releases Dual-Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor Based Digital Media Workstation with Dual NVIDIA® SLI Graphics
Irvine, CA, May 19, 2005 – Today, ThinkCP announced the release of their latest Digital Media Workstation, the ThinkTank IQ™ SLI-X2, incorporating 2 (two) Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors claimed by AMD to be the… “Best performing two-way and four-way x86 server and workstation processors in the industry.” AMD backs the claim with industry standard benchmarks at
By literally combining two separate processors within a single CPU chip, the dual-core AMD Opteron processor increases computing capacity and minimizes energy requirements within the same physical footprint space as a conventional x86CPU. This approach provides increased productivity within the same infrastructure that companies are currently using. The dual-core processors also leverage AMD’s DCA (Direct Connect Architecture) providing superior performance for operating systems and applications leveraging multi-threading or symmetric multi-processing (SMP). ThinkCP is currently providing Microsoft, Sun and Red Hat Linux 64 bit operating systems developed for the new dual core AMD Opteron processors which provide immediate performance gains even for users of current 32-bit applications.
For even greater graphics performance, the ThinkTankIQ™ SLI-X2 incorporates NVIDIA’s SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology. The SLI technology “marries” the GPUs enabling synchronized, intelligent data protocols for GPU-to-GPU inter-communication, load balancing and what amounts essentially to virtualization of the available GPU resources for applications designed to fully utilize the technology. The adapters are further enhanced by the PCI-Express host interface and DCA technology yielding nearly direct CPU to GPU communications access.
The workstation delivers the best price/performance ratios available in an X86 based platform for the demanding requirements of digital content creation, mechanical and electrical design, financial analysis, 3-D modeling, imagery and engineering applications such as oil & gas, EDA, scientific visualization and CFD.
The ThinkTankIQ™ SLI-X2 base configuration is integrated using two Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors, Model 265 (upgradeable to Models 270 or 275), two NVIDIA Quadro FX1400, PCI-X Graphics Boards w/SLI bridge, 4GB memory, 2x250Gb SATA Drives in a 4U rackmountable tower chassis with dual 645watt redundant power supplies. The ThinkTankIQ™ SLI-X2 was street priced at $5,889 at the time of this release. Exact specifications are online at http://www.thinkcp.com/products/TankQstationSLI-X2.asp. ThinkCP also specializes in custom configurations and feasibility development of new technologies for integration within existing I.T. infrastructure, platforms and strategic deployment. Interested customers should contact a ThinkCP representative for additional customization inquiries.
About ThinkCP™ Technologies
Founded in 1987, ThinkCP™ is an ISO 9000:2001 quality accredited company specializing in integrated storage solutions, workstations, servers, clusters and other peripheral computing solutions. The company supports the needs of corporations, contractors, government, resellers and consumer end-users throughout the world, with an emphasis on high-performance industry segments. For additional information on ThinkCP, please visit – http://www.ThinkCP.com.