Dell has revamped its Precision workstation line-up with new models based on Intel's latest Xeon processors, boasting improved performance, new technology to enhance memory reliability, and redesigned easy-carry chassis that also provide easier access.
Available from 9 May, the new T3600, T5600 and T7600 (pictured) models are replacements for Dell's existing tower format workstations, and can be configured with more memory than their predecessors, as well as featuring the new Xeon E5-2600 chips introduced by Intel last month.
Dell said it has responded to customer feedback with the design of these Precision workstations, and addressed concerns regarding accessibility, reliability of memory when dealing with huge data sets, and more pragmatic issues such as making the systems easier to relocate.
"It's the first time in six years we have come up with an entirely new chassis, and surprisingly, the most requested feature from customers was handles to make them easier to move," Rik Thwaites, business development manager for Europe told V3.
Also featured is a cleaner internal layout with cables tucked away behind the motherboard for unrestricted airflow.
The new chassis designs have user-swappable power supplies, with 425W, 635W or 820W options available, so that customers can fit whatever matches the power requirements of their hardware configuration.
The entry T3600 model is a single-socket system aimed at single-threaded workloads such as the Pro/Engineer application, but can fit up to 64GB of memory, double that available on its predecessor.
However, despite being the entry model, it can be configured with graphics options up to an Nvidia Quadro 6000 adapter, or two Quadro 5000 cards.
The T5600 is Dell's mainstream workstation, aimed at engineering and analysis applications requiring high CPU performance. This has two processor sockets and can be fitted with up to 128GB of memory.
However, Dell has been careful not to exceed the external dimensions of its predecessor, Thwaites said, as many of these systems have been deployed by stock market trading floors with tight constraints on space, and customers wanted any replacement to slot in just as easily.
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