Dell has unveiled its first high-end workstation based on a revamped core architecture incorporating Intel's latest Pentium4 processors to provide more power for customers dealing with large datasets.
The Dell Precision 370 features 64-bit memory addressability to break through the 4GB memory limitation of 32-bit systems.
According to Dell, support for Intel's expanded 64-bit memory architecture, enabling customers to work with datasets greater than 4GB, will be useful in analysis, design and financial modelling applications that require 64-bit capability, while retaining compatibility with existing 32-bit applications.
The single-processor Dell Precision 370 combines Pentium4 processors with DDR2 memory, PCI Express, enhanced high performance graphics and integrated SATA Raid.
Gary Radburn, brand manager for OptiPlex and Precision at Dell UK, said in a statement: "The Dell Precision 370 includes an innovative architecture designed to drive advanced applications and maximise today's technology."
The Precision 370 supports DDR2 533MHz Error Correction Code memory as well as standard DDR2 400MHz Dimms.
The device also boasts increased bandwidth capability of up to 8GBps, via the latest PCI Express x16 high-performance graphics interface.
The unit starts at £8,492 (excluding VAT and delivery) and is available with Microsoft Windows XP Pro (32-bit) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (32-bit and 64-bit).
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