Lenovo has launched two new desktop workstations of the ThinkStation series, including a dual-CPU version of ThinkStation P520 and P920. These are the latest desktop models of the AI Workstation series. Both use Intel Xeon processors and come with Nvidia’s Quadro professional graphics solution, up to RTX 6000.
AI Workstation is designed by Lenovo with configuration and features aimed at AI and DL (Deep Learning) as well as tasks that require centralized processing power. These systems can be clustered using LiCO software (Lenovo’s intelligent Computing Orchestration) to enhance desktop and datacenter processing performance.
The new ThinkStation duo runs Ubuntu by default – the Linux distribution is still more popular with Windows users. In addition, Ubuntu is still the only Linux kernel recommended by Nvidia with the RAPIDS open source software library, which is very popular in the areas of data analysis and statistics.
ThinkStation P520 AI Workstation is equipped with 10-core Intel Xeon W-2155 processor, up to 4.5 GHz clock, 13.75 MB L3, 140W buffer with Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card with 4608 core CUDA, 576 Tensor multipliers, 72 RT multipliers for FP32 computing capabilities 16.3 TFLOPS and 24 GB GDDR6. The system is also pre-loaded with 128GB DDR4-2666 ECC, 512GB NVMe SSD along with 2 x PCIe SSD M.2.
The more powerful ThinkStation P920 AI Workstation with 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6136 12-core 24-stream, 3.7 GHz pulse, 24.75 MB L3 buffer, 150 W with 2 x Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000, up to 2TB of RAM DDR4-2666 MHz. 1TB of NVMe SSD and 2 x 2TB 2.5″ SATA SSD.
Both Lenovo workstations have more configuration options depending on your needs. Lenovo said the two desktops will be sold at the end of March. The selling price is also starting from $980 which will be depending on the configuration.