|[August 12, 2014]
Lenovo Redefines Performance, Reliability and Usability of Desktop Workstations with ThinkStation P Series
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
(SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) today, at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver,
British Columbia, announced the launch of the ThinkStation
P Series, unveiling its vision for the ultimate in desktop
workstation performance, reliability and usability. Rebuilt from the
ground up, the Lenovo ThinkStation P900, P700 and P500 workstations join
the entry-level ThinkStation P300, announced in May 2014, as the most
powerful professional-grade desktop workstations available. Now,
professionals in engineering, architecture, media and entertainment, oil
& gas, medical & science, finance and other industries can arm
themselves with workstation technology selected and configured to meet
their needs for enhanced productivity and limitless innovation.
"After a period of intensive research, development and testing, we're
excited to introduce our next generation workstations to the market, as
we truly believe this is the best designed workstation ever," said
Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Workstation, Lenovo.
"We built on the advancements delivered in our 30 Series workstations
and engineered the P Series with new levels of innovation based on
extensive customer feedback. The result for users is optimum
performance, outstanding reliability and unparalleled usability that is
unlike anything they have experienced."
Whether it's engineers working in computer-aided design, artists
creating the latest blockbuster action sequence or geophysicists
interpreting seismic data for oil & gas exploration, users of
professional desktop workstations require the best-performing, most
reliable and most usable hardware available. The applications these
professionals use to innovate in their industries continue to grow more
complex and resource-intensive. As a result, users need desktop
workstations that can not only meet the application demands of today but
also be configured to anticipate the challenges of tomorrow.
Designed for optimum performance, reliability and usability, Lenovo's
new ThinkStation P Series workstations represent a quantum leap forward
for workstation technology. Key benefits of the new systems include:
Ease of Use
The Lenovo ThinkStation P Series features a clean, modular design,
making it easier to access components for uncomplicated upgrades.
Tool-less Upgrades: Access critical components - even the
motherboard - without the need for a single tool.
Red Touch Points: Intuitive red touch points guide users' hands
to quick and easy component changes.
Integrated Handles: Makes lifting and carrying easy - and
allows the system to fit conveniently into any workspace. The
integrated handles also allow for easy rack mounting.
QR Codes: Have support questions about your components?
Scan the QR code, and you will be directed to our website with
detailed information on system architecture and component technical
Diagnostic Port: Plug your Android-based tablet or
smartphone into the USB port for system analysis using the
ThinkStation app, or use any USB mass storage device to transfer
diagnostic information directly to the dedicated ThinkStation
diagnostics web page.
Keeping components cool is the key to reliability. Lenovo ThinkStation
workstations have historically been the coolest in the industry, and the
P Series is the coolest system yet.
Tri Channel Cooling: ThinkStation P Series utilizes a patented
tri-channel architecture resulting in superior cooling of key
Air Baffle: Through a one-of-a-kind, fan-less, multi-channel
air baffle, the redesigned system draws in maximum airflow, directing
cool air straight to critical system components. Warm air is forced
out the back without ever touching other components along the way.
Lenovo has brought the idea of expansion to an entirely new level. From
memory and storage capacity to power supply nd I/O slots, the P Series
offers unique configurations that let users customize the right
components no matter what their profession requires for a fully loaded
FLEX Bay: The FLEX Bay has been designed to support an optical
drive or the FLEX Module, which can be used to support an ultraslim
optical drive, a media card reader, or Firewire (IEEE (News - Alert) 1394).
FLEX Tray: Newly designed HDD trays support both 2.5"
and 3.5" hard drives. And with one tray supporting up to two 2.5" hard
drives, users can add as many as 14 drives (P900 model only).
FLEX Connector: Professionals can increase functionality
without sacrificing rear PCIe slots using a mezzanine card that
connects to the motherboard - allowing for support for SATA/SAS (News - Alert)/PCIe
storage and advanced RAID solutions.
Power Supply: Easily remove the tool-less power supply
without worrying about cables. For the P700 and P500 models, this
means users can match the size of the power supply to their systems'
unique configuration, allowing them to pay for the performance they
Boosting productivity starts with incomparable computing and graphics
performance. With the Lenovo ThinkStation P Series, users can run their
mission-critical applications to their limits - from advanced rendering
and simulation to analysis of vast data sets.
Cutting-Edge Processing: The latest Intel® Xeon®
processors provide critical computing horsepower.
Unparalleled Graphical Capabilities: The latest NVIDIA (News - Alert)®
Quadro® graphics cards provide unmatched
Memory: The P Series supports a high capacity of DDR4
memory to handle any complex computational task with RAM (News - Alert) to spare.
ISV-Certified Software: The P Series is certified to
work on all key ISV applications. In fact, there's a good
chance that many of the world's largest ISVs developed their software
using ThinkStation workstations.
Pushing the Limits of Expandability: The ThinkStation P900
supports up to three NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 graphic cards and up to 14
"We want our customers to know that we listened to their demands for a
higher-performing, more reliable and more usable workstation, and our
ThinkStation P Series represents our response to those demands," said
Rob Herman, director, Worldwide Workstation Product and Vertical
Marketing, Lenovo. "We've partnered with the best technology makers in
the world and engineered these new workstations to be more intuitive,
flexible and powerful than any workstation technology available,
regardless of the level of user. We're excited to bring this technology
to customers and, more importantly, to see how they'll use the
ThinkStation P Series workstations to power new innovations in their
Businesses can opt for a variety of service and support solutions to fit
their needs. With a committed focus on customer, quality and
responsiveness, Lenovo Services offers innovative and integrated
solutions to ensure maximum productivity. Warranty Extensions, Upgrades,
Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive, Priority Technical
Support and a complete set of factory and automated deployment services
help organizations effectively bridge the gap between consumer and
The new Lenovo ThinkStation P Series workstations will be available
starting later this fall through Lenovo business partners and on www.lenovo.com.
More information about the P Series can be found at www.thinkworkstations.com.
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"As data sets get larger and more complex, our customers need
increasingly powerful, interactive performance. The P Series delivers
this capability by utilizing the new generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs to
ensure that users get the most out of their investments," said Jeff
Brown, VP and general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA.
"We've worked together with Lenovo to provide a high-performance system
built to run the most demanding professional applications at the core of
our customers' workflows."
"Lenovo's new P Series workstations are built for professionals seeking
the latest in form, fit, function, performance and advanced reliability
features," said Frank Soqui, general manager Technical Compute Cloud and
Client, Intel. "These workstations, based on the latest Intel® Xeon®
processors will also support Intel® Thunderbolt 2 technology and play a
key role in helping engineers, analysts, artists, editors, researchers
and scientists rapidly create, test and modify their assumptions. The
new P Series from Lenovo will help users explore more ideas in less time
than ever before, enabling them to discover the optimal results they
"Our customers use SOLIDWORKS to take advantage of 3D in bringing their
designs to life," said Gian Paolo Bassi, vice president Research &
Development SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. "We're excited to see that
Lenovo's new workstations are equipped to handle even our most advanced
applications for simulation and design, with reliability that ensures
minimal downtime and unimpeded productivity."
"Creative professionals using the high-performance Lenovo P Series
workstations will be empowered to do more with Adobe Creative Cloud than
they ever thought possible," said Simon Williams, director of strategic
alliances at Adobe. "Lenovo and Adobe together give users real creative
freedom with no boundaries."
"PTC Creo customers benefit from a range of workstation choices to meet
their CAD usage scenarios, from conceptual engineering to design,
simulation, visual collaboration and more," said Brian Thompson, vice
president, CAD Segment Product Management, PTC. The new ThinkStation P
Series workstations enable this choice on a number of innovative
dimensions: performance, configurability and serviceability."
"Users of our applications help us imagine, design and create a better
world," said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products, Autodesk.
"Whether they are design professionals, digital artists or students, our
software helps users design whatever their imaginations can dream up.
Lenovo's new P Series workstations help them make their ideas reality
with the performance, reliability and usability they require."
Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY), the world's largest PC vendor,
is a $US39 billion personal technology company serving customers in more
than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs
and mobile Internet devices, Lenovo's business is built on product
innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic
execution. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM (News - Alert)
Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and
markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology
products and services. Its product lines include legendary
ThinkPad-branded commercial PCs and Lenovo-branded consumer PCs, as well
as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices,
including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in
Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
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