One of the newest workstations from Lenovo, the ThinkStation S20 has been designed for specialised fields such as computer-aided design and digital content creation. The S20 utilises Nvidia’s Tesla C1060 GPU platform to offer 240 additional cores of dedicated math processing power, helping to speed up calculations dramatically, the vendor claims. In addition to this performance boost and quieter computing experience over previous Lenovo workstations, the new units include the choice of upcoming Intel Xeon processors with optional Intel Turbo Boost Technology for extra performance during peak processing, the latest Nvidia Quadro line of professional graphics cards, or optional ATI FirePro graphics. The S20 is certified by leading independent software vendors, and is pre-loaded with Windows Vista with support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 and ThinkVantage Technologies to help with tasks such as data recovery and data migration. The workstations are also greener, according to the vendor, and made using some recycled materials. They are Greenguard certified, meaning they meet standards for more than 2000 chemical tests. The machines also meet Energy Star 5.0 criteria, and select workstation models are rated Gold by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. Lenovo has also released a D20 for users with higher requirements.
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RRP S20 - from $1550; D20 - from $2220