ThinkStation Design: Pure Power

We just added high performance workstations to the Lenovo Think branded stable. The ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations are designed to offer Lenovo's highest performance and reliability for professionals in the most demanding data and graphics intensive environments. Here are some of the feeds and speeds: The workstations are built on the upcoming Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series and Intel® Core™2 Extreme processors, the first processors based on new 45-nanometer technology that nearly doubles the density of transistors on the chips for new levels of energy-efficient performance. The dual processor ThinkStation D10 workstation will offer the fastest Quad-Core Inte®l Xeon® processor 5400 series, while the single processor ThinkStation S10 workstation will offer the latest Intel® Core 2 processors including the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9650 along with the latest graphics solutions from NVIDIA. They also come equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple slots, bays and USB ports for expandability. From a design perspective we wanted to make a statement of pure power. Forget fake power bulges, blue under-carriage lights, "aerodynamic" wings, flame paint jobs and other such design gimmicks. These computers were designed to look like the perfect companion to your Humvee. The front surface is highly perforated using a efficient hexagonal pattern for maximum intake volume, you can thank the bee for this innovation. The air volume required to cool a high performance engine like this is extensive. Even though the front surface is nearly transparent, Lenovo's unique thermal design doesn't compromise performance or acoustics. The acoustic measures are the same as a standard Lenovo desktop PC. The design also incorporates some nice usability features. We built in the most robust top handle ever for moving the workstation, as well as a side cover latch for easy access to the system. The handle easily removes so the machines can be rack mounted if you prefer. The front mounted ports include illuminated icons to help users find them when working in low light conditions. Beyond the high-performance focus, we also designed the workstations with the environment in mind by offering models complying with the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® 4.0 requirements to help users manage energy usage and costs. The workstations feature 80 percent efficient power supplies. Additionally, they contain more than 50 percent recycled plastics content. Black plastic is the easiest color to recycle.

David Hill