Alienware Introduces MJ-12 8550A Workstation Loaded With Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ Processors
Alienware's Highest-Ever Performing AMD Technology-Based Workstation Bolstered by up to Four 15,000 RPM SAS Hard Drives and up to 16GB of Memory
Alienware® -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, and professional systems -- has just released its most powerful AMD technology-based desktop workstation to date, the MJ-12® 8550a, which comes equipped with the Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ 2000 Series processor. Available in both 1P/2-core and 2-way/4-core AMD Opteron processor configurations, the MJ-12 8550a gives professionals the speed and performance of up to four 15,000 RPM SAS hard drives and up to 16GB of memory along with the unmatched graphics capabilities of the latest NVIDIA® Quadro® and ATI FireGL™ solutions.
Powering the MJ-12 8550a, Next-Generation AMD Opteron 2000 Series processors feature Direct Connect Architecture that boasts energy-efficient DDR2 memory and AMD PowerNow!™ technology capabilities for industry-leading performance-per-watt. The dual-core processors also deliver exceptional performance for floating-point applications and support for AMD Virtualization™ to improve business functionality and flexibility.
The MJ-12 8550a is the first AMD technology-based workstation from Alienware to feature SAS hard drives. As a result, users can not only take advantage of a wealth of storage space, but also lightning-fast access to data. In addition, by offering 16GB of DDR2 memory at 667MHz, the MJ-12 8550a is prepared to meet all of the performance demands of memory-intensive projects like CAD applications, simulations, and 3D animations.
“The ready-for-anything MJ-12 8550a demonstrates why Alienware's MJ-12 line has earned such a strong customer following from designers and engineers to game developers,” said Mark Vena, Vice President of Marketing at Alienware. “When you combine AMD's proven technologies and undisputed performance-per-watt leadership with the most innovative graphics, hard drive, and memory solutions, you have a surefire winner for professionals in any field, and that's what we have created with the MJ-12 8550a."
“With an increasing portfolio of AMD Opteron processor-based products, Alienware continues to provide its customers with energy-efficient and cutting-edge computing solutions, without compromising performance,” said Pat Patla, director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors with features like Direct Connect Architecture and AMD Virtualization can increase performance with fast memory access, boosting productivity for the application-intensive user.”
Alienware offers unique and award-winning technology products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized by INC 500, won the Shoppers’ Choice Award as the Best Performance Desktop by Computer Shopper’s reader survey and also received PC Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award in its 18th Annual Reader Survey. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).
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