Dell Precision R5500 Rack Workstation Revealed

May 18, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adding one more excellent machine to its client virtualization solutions, Dell has introduced Precision R5500 rack workstation as part of its expansion plans.

Touted as the first multi-user 2U Rack Workstation for virtualized 3D workloads, it is capable of connecting up to four users who dig professional graphics jobs from a single workstation no matter from where they work.

Dell claims that its the first four-GPU configuration to be certified by Citrix with GPU pass-through on Citrix XenServer 6 using Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro.

The new device will come in handy for users who have to crunch high performance graphic 3D workloads in engineering, medical, media and entertainment sectors without compromising on security, resource optimization and end-user flexibility.

It also offers centralized and secure management of data, keeping the host system and data in close proximity. Dell and non-Dell computing devices that have Citrix Receiver can be used to connect to the Precision R5500 rack workstation.

Citrix XenServer with HDX 3D Pro allows the freedom to have a dedicated discrete graphics cards per user. Thus users can get full access to the graphics card in a virtualized environment.

The Dell Precision R5500 can be configured with up to four NVIDIA Quadro 2000 mid-range graphics cards.

It can be a handy device for high graphics gamers too . But it could make party gaming an expensive affair with its starting price of $2,742.

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