HP Unveils Multi-core Workstation Computing with Intel at QuadFest
To Help Professionals Such As Digital Content Creators, Oil And Gas Engineers, And Computer-Aided Manufacturing Engineers
Nov. 14, 2006 03:00 AM
HP has introduced powerful, energy-efficient multi-core workstations featuring the industry’s first volume quad-core processors from Intel Corporation..
The HP workstations are designed to help professionals such as digital content creators, oil and gas engineers, and computer-aided manufacturing engineers achieve shorter project cycle times and greater parallelism in their workflow in a stable, multi-threaded, multi-tasking environment.
The computing solutions were announced during QuadFest, a special event for customers, partners, independent software vendors and journalists. At the event, Chris Christopher, senior vice president and general manager of the Desktop Business at HP, and Tom Kilroy, vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group at Intel, shared details of the new Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series and Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processors, which will begin shipping in HP workstations tomorrow.
“HP and Intel are setting the industry standard for multi-core workstation computing,” said Christopher. “By combining quad-core power with HP performance, our customers can take workstations where they’ve never gone before.”
The powerful performance, scalability, energy efficiency and reliability of Intel quad-core processors combined with world-class HP workstations offers customers increased capabilities to perform mission-critical operations.
“Intel and HP have consistently provided solutions that offer unprecedented levels of performance and reliability,” said Kilroy. “By bringing the performance and energy efficiency of the industry’s first volume quad-core microprocessors to workstation computing, Intel and HP are giving customers the tools they need for faster visualization, analysis and product creation.”
Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group, added, “HP and Intel are currently leading their respective industries, and quad-core processing is the future of workstations and personal computers. Powerful partnerships are needed to drive powerful technologies and it was natural for these two companies to come together to launch their respective offerings. For those who create using workstations and PCs, the products that will result from this effort will be incredibly attractive.”
QuadFest attendees from around the world can experience the advantages of quad-core processor-based workstations firsthand through interactive demonstrations geared toward digital content creation, computer-aided design, oil and gas exploration and computer-aided engineering. In addition, customers, partners and independent software vendors – including Ansys, Fluent (a subsidiary of Ansys), Autodesk Media and Entertainment, Landmark and PTC – are participating in the event to share best practices and success stories.