2Dell Precision Workstations: The Power to Do More
3Dell Precision: More than 15 years of industry leadership 199720012005200820102012Dell enters the personal workstation market1st to launch a mobile workstation1st tier 1 vendor to launch dual-core workstation1st to introduce 2U rack workstationWorld’s most powerful 15” and 17” mobile workstationsAward-winning tower & mobile chassis design & world’s most powerful 15” and 17” mobile workstationsSince 1997 Dell has been an evolutionary force in the workstation industry.We quickly gained the #1 marketshare position after entering the market in 1997First vendor to launch a mobile workstation in 2001,First tier 1 vendor to launch a dual-core workstation,First to launch a rack workstation in 2008 and then quickly became the market leader two years later and still hold the position,World's most powerful mobile 15 and 17 inch mobile workstations in 2010 and 2011.Design awards for our recent mobile and tower workstation lineDell is also the currently the #1 workstation leader in Americas.And today we are very pleased to announce we are continuing to build on our workstation leadership with the introduction of two new systems, the Dell Precision M4700 and M6700 – the world’s most powerful 15” and 17” mobile workstations.
4Market TrendsA world of evolving needs means workstation users demand more3D simulation and analysis in design processEnhanced software suites and bundlingIncreased competitionPerformanceGrowing globalizationChanging workforceIncreased support and mobilityDependabilityCompetitive shiftsBudget constraintsNeed for integrated solutionsSmart DesignPerformance = Need for higher performance systems and reliable solutions that yield greater productivityDependability = Need to support remote and global work scenarios with datacenter managed workstations and mobile workstationsSmart Design = Need to take advantage of the ever changing market; remain agile; continue to listen to customers and provide effective solutions
5Dell Precision workstations Creation engines enabling professionals to work at the speed of thoughtPowerful workstations tested, certified and supported for maximum dependability and uptime.*DependabilityDelivering innovative and award-winning workstation design that allows engineers, designers and other professionals to work smarter.Smart DesignDell’s highest- performing and most scalable systems precisely tuned to demanding and specific user needs.PerformanceThe best example of a solution tuned to specific segment use and needs is Dell Precision workstations. They are Dell’s highest-performing and most scalable systems and specifically designed for professionals with the most mission critical and demanding needs - in engineering, product design, animation, digital imaging and other graphics and compute intensive occupations.The Dell Precision brand is defined by the three key tenets: performance, smart design and dependability. We understand our customers need high performance that helps them bring their innovative ideas to life fast; innovative design that yield greater productivity; and the ability to maximize uptime and efficiency with ISV certified, secure, manageable and serviceable systems that seamlessly integrate into their environment.These three tenets are at the core of every Dell Precision workstation product and solution.*Screen images courtesy of Schlumberger Technology Corporation Petrel® E&P and GeoFrame® Software Platform
7Dell Precision Fixed Workstation Model Matrix Ultra high-end dual socket workstationHigh-end dual socket workstationMainstream single socket workstationEntry level single socket workstation
8Dell Precision Rack Workstation Model Matrix FX100Wyse P25Dedicated Rack workstationRemote PCoIP Zero Client
9Dell Precision Mobile Workstation Model Matrix M6700 CovetExceptional portability and performanceFixed workstation capability in a mobile form factorFixed workstation capability in a mobile form factor with edge-to-edge display & Phoenix red color
12What does it mean for a Dell Precision™ workstation to be certified? Peace of mind knowing that Dell works with many ISVs to provide an exceptional, seamless user experience.Hundreds of engineering man-hours and rigorous testing to optimize performance and reliability with leading industry applications.A fine-tuned machine running at peak performance bringing you a level of confidence you trust and value.
13The Certification Process “ISV Certification is more than basic testing to see if an application will run smoothly. The process is built on a relationship between Dell and the software application providers; We both have the end user in mind with the goal of delivering a professional solution with outstanding hardware and software dependability.”— Mark Rehmann, PE,Dell Workstation Product PlannerRigorous testing and collaboration by Dell, technology partners and component engineers provides assurance that your mission critical software functions seamlesslyDELLTechnology partnerNVIDIA®AMD orDriver issues are solvedTo strengthen this message, the key software partners in the workstation space ONLY certify workstations. This involves extensive testing and close partnership to ensure excellent reliability and solid performance of all the system components and the software and drivers, together with the chosen operating system.Dedicated Dell certification and performance engineers work closely with their counterparts at a number of different software partners covering over a broad range of complex applications and multiple different graphics options to provide an array of tested and certified configurations for our customers’ choice of advanced application software.Application issuesresolvedCertification resultsPerformance testingSource: Dell Precision Customer NDA Presentation May 2003 AD# , p. 16, updated slide with refreshed speakers notes
14Engineering: MCAD, CAE, CAM, EDA, AEC Dell Precision Workstations Technology Partner Certified or Tested ApplicationsEngineering: MCAD, CAE, CAM, EDA, AECTeam CenterNX SeriesNX I-deasSolid EdgeCATIAEnoviaDelmiaSimulaSmartTeamSolidWorksProEngineerCreoWildfireWindchillAutoCADInventorAlias SurfaceAlias AutomotiveRevitMicrostationClassicWorkbenchCFXFluentPatranNastranHyperworksMastercamDigital Content Creation (M&E): 3D Animation, Film & Video Editing, Pro Audio, Image Editing3ds MaxMayaSoftimageMudboxMotionBuilderFlareCreative SuitePremiere ProAfterEffectsPhotoshopMedia ComposerPro ToolsEdiusVegas Pro
17Why do I need professional level graphics? Higher level of accuracyIncreased performanceApplication certificationHigh productivity and low downtimeare critical to your businesses' efficiency and success. Professional level graphics help exceed your needs while maintaining stabilityDriver optimizations and stabilitySpecialized featuresLifecycle management
18The Importance of Professional Grade Graphics: Speed and Accuracy Create, validate and render with confidence using the right graphics solutionModel created on a consumer desktop using an NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cardModel created on a professional workstation using an NVIDIA Quadro® graphics cardThe right Graphics Adapter can be the defining factor between successful mechanical modeling and a failed design.Images created in CATIA V5 August 2006, courtesy of D Hoffman, Dell Precision Certification and Performance Engineer
19The Importance of Professional Grade Graphics: Driver optimizations and stability Professional graphics cards have drivers that are tested and tuned for professional graphics applications to deliver optimum results, and driver release cycles that are optimized for stability.In addition, drivers in professional cards often enable performance enhancements for certain applications that are not available using consumer cards.
20The Importance of Professional Grade Graphics: Lifecycle management Lifecycle management - a commitment that the hardware will be available and serviced for a given amount of time – is a key component to professional graphics and allows you to standardize on hardware configurations for providing stability and easier manageability.Conversely, consumer graphics hardware is often updated or changed in as little as a few months. This can cause churn and may increase downtime for your business.
21The Importance of Professional Grade Graphics: Specialized features Application-specific features & optimizations are often available only on professional-level graphics cards:Direct-X and openGL professional graphics language supportCustom plug-in accelerator drivers30-bit color support for increased color resolutionFrame lock/genlock support for synchronization of frames and video sourcesSerial digital interface (SDI) connections for interfacing to a digital video pipelineSpecialized features for virtual (multiple OS) environmentsTiling of multiple displays