Do you really need a workstation?

While desktop PC’s are optimized for gaming and business applications, workstations are purpose-built systems designed to deliver the high performance experience you expect when working with engineering, digital media, financial services and scientific applications.

With workstation performance powered by up to two Intel® Xeon® 5500 processors you can play more "what ifs" (e.g. analyzing your ideas for form, fit or function), and potentially arrive at a more optimal design in less time.  Workstations based on the Intel Xeon processor deliver the intelligent performance you need to elevate your personal innovation engine.

With Intel® Xeon® processor based workstations you have the opportunity to support more memory than traditional business desktop systems. That means the digital canvas you use to create tomorrow’s ideas on is larger and potentially more capable than a traditional desktop.   Now you can compute and visualize larger data sizes.  Where before you were once forced to work with smaller data sets, with workstations you can now work with entire assemblies and more efficiently understand larger scale trends.

Intel® Xeon® processor based workstations also support Error Code Correction (ECC) memory.  That means you can now be confident that a single bit memory error will not cause a “blue screen” failure.  Imagine working for sometime on a large assembly model and suddenly you have a memory failure.  At that point ECC memory is mandatory.  If your workstation did not have ECC memory you would have to start all over again and that is not fun or productive.

So what does a workstation do that a desktop system cannot?


·     Deliver the compute and memory capacities to work with large scale manufacturing, financial services, digital media and scientific applications models.

·     Enable users able to compute and visualize large scale trends and details that would have been easily missed had they been forced to view the identical data broken into multiple smaller-sized subsets and then re-assembled as sections of the whole.

·     ECC based memory solutions – As users work with larger more complex data sets the reliance on memory as break point will need to minimize.  ECC memory detects and corrects errors introduced during storage or transmission of data and adds significantly to overall system reliability.