SIGGRAPH 2014: Dell shows new tower & rack workstations
August 13, 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014: Dell shows new tower & rack workstations

ROUND ROCK, TX —  At the SIGGRAPH show, Dell ( introduced new members of its workstation line. The Dell Precision Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910, and Rack 7910 are designed to address the critical requirements of customers in the media and entertainment field. Units have been updated with Intel’s latest Xeon processors, DDR4memory, next-generation graphics technology from Nvidia and AMD, and double the amount of memory from the previous generation. In addition, Dell is releasing a new version of the Dell Precision Optimizer v2.0[2], which automatically configures workstation settings to maximize application performance.
“From powering the designs of a leading surfboard maker to enabling the complex visual effects created by Academy Award-winning studio Framestore, Dell Precision customers depend on powerful workstations to help create beautifully-complex projects,” notes Andy Rhodes, global executive director for Dell Precision workstations. “Every key component of our new workstations has been updated, resulting in outstanding performance gains to help our customers design without limitations.”
The updated Dell Precision tower workstation portfolio includes the single socket Tower 5810 and high-power dual processor Tower 7810, which both offer innovative design features within a compact footprint. The Tower 7910 is highly-expandable, with quick release hard drives, a tool-less, externally accessible power supply, and a lockable front bezel for added security.
Dell also updated its rack workstation offerings with the introduction of the new Dell Precision Rack 7910. The new 7910 offers all the capabilities of the Tower 7910 in a 2U rack form factor. It is also the first Dell Precision workstation to include an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), which increases security by enabling complete remote datacenter manageability.
The new tower and rack workstations feature next-generation Intel Xeon processors and are available with the latest AMD FirePro and Nvidia Quadro professional-grade graphics technology. The new workstations also offer improved I/O performance and data availability, with up to 1TBs of DDR4 RDIMM memory. Availability of Thunderbolt 2 technology on the new towers increases productivity, with supporting data transfer speeds of up to 20Gb/s.
The Dell Precision Optimizer v2.0 (DPO) will be available for download starting September 4, and will be factory-installed on Dell’s new line of tower workstations beginning in mid-October.
With the DPO, users will have access to an updated graphical user interface for improved usability, enhanced systems management capabilities, and expanded language support. The update also adds new performance profiles for Autodesk 3DS Max and Inventor, increasing total available profiles to 13, including Adobe Creative Cloud (PhotoShop, Premier Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder), Autodesk (AutoCAD, Maya), Dassault Systèmes (CATIA, Solidworks), PTC Creo, and Siemens NX.  
The new Dell Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910 and Rack 7910 workstations will be available worldwide starting on September 9th.