IntelliStation A Pro, 1x AMD Opteron 254 2.8 GHz (1 MB L2 Cache), 4x 1024 MB ECC DDR, 1x 160 GB SATA, DVD/CD-RW, Broadcom 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, IEEE 1394, Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition, No FDD, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
The IntelliStation A pro delivers exceptional performance and reliability with the latest technology additions, including the AMD Opteron 256 (3.0GHz single core) processor and two new graphics cards solutions from NVIDIA - the Quadro FX 4500 X2 and Quadro FX 1500. The extreme Quadro FX 4500 X2 solution is architected with two NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics processing units (GPUs) and advanced graphics in a single slot solution. The Quadro FX 1500 mid-range graphics solution offers an exceptional price/performance for Professional 3D applications.
Both mid-range and extreme graphics solutions combine with A Pro’s quality, precision, and performance engineering to help streamline the production process and enable a faster time to market. The A Pro is certified by third parties for industry-leading CAD, geo-seismic, and visualization applications.
The Competitive Advantage
Competitive advantage is born of innovation—fresh thinking that takes the status quo by surprise. As the first worldwide vendor to introduce the revolutionary AMD Opteron™ processor for standards-based workstations, IBM leads the industry in 32-/64-bit computing with the IntelliStation® A Pro 6217. Building on breakthrough AMD64 architecture, the second-generation A Pro—with available dual-core processor technology—helps ready technical users for today's multitasking workflow and the trend to multithreaded applications.
The standards-based alternative
Bristling with up to 16GB of PC3200 ECC memory, the scalable 6-slot x 6-bay IntelliStation A Pro is the premier platform for compute-intensive, graphics-rich applications. The A Pro is certified2 by leading 3D software vendors for the most demanding users, from engineers to molecular chemists, animators to geologists. Energize your projects with real-world performance gains,3 visualized by an all-new portfolio of PCI Express x16 graphics accelerators from the industry leader—NVIDIA®. IBM has forged a compelling price/performance alternative to proprietary 64-bit UNIX® workstations, with a straight-forward transition from your current 32-bit workflow to next-generation applications running Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® WS or Microsoft® Windows®.
More Productive to the Core
The IntelliStation A Pro with AMD Direct Connect Architecture is designed to simply bypass the primary bottleneck of other workstation designs—the front-side bus—opening the processors to a flood of data serviced by up to 16GB of memory (8GB per processor).
The Model 275, 280, and 285 Opteron processors—part of the AMD multi-core family—offer multiple advantages, including:
- Significant performance gains with up to four cores in a dual-processor configuration
- More efficient multitasking than single-core systems
- Power savings with improved thermal characteristics
- Compatibility with current operating systems from leading vendors
The IntelliStation A Pro 6217 with dual-core Opteron processors is a highly scalable solution devised to anticipate your future computing needs, helping to deliver real investment protection.
IBM IntelliStation A Pro, IntelliStation A Pro. Processor frequency: 2.8 GHz, Processor family: AMD Opteron, Processor cache: 1 MB. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: DDR2-SDRAM. Hard drive capacity: 160 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Optical drive type: DVD-ROM. Product type: Workstation, Audio system: AC-97