Lenovo releases S20 and D20 workstations with NVIDIA Tesla

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Lenovo updated their ThinkStation line today with the announcement of the ThinkStation S20 and D20 workstations.  The new machines are built to be more powerful, and conversely, more environmentally friendly, than ever before.

The new machines feature several upgraded components, from new 45nm Xeon processors to DDR3 memory.  Interior cabling has been cleaned up, and Lenovo offers a number of RAID configurations for storage, up to 1TB in size.  The workstations come with the user’s choice of either NVIDIA Quadro or ATI’s FirePro graphics systems, with the additional option of NVIDIA’s Tesla C1060GPU, their new “personal supercomputer” card for extremely rapid rendering.

In addition to being powerful, Lenovo tried hard to make these computers efficient as well, with construction composed of 50% recycled content and both computers scored GREENGUARD certifications, with some models also achieving both EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 ratings.  Perhaps most impressively, the new workstations have an idle operating noise of only 27db, which means they won’t drown out your surroundings, even when sitting on your desk.

The S20 will start at $1070 and the D20 at $1550.

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