Alienware's New Generation of MJ-12 Workstations Descend upon Game Developers Conference 2007
New Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor-Powered MJ-12 8550i and AMD Opteron-Powered MJ-12 8550a Workstations Perfect for Performance-Hungry Applications
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate the release of the MJ-12® 8550i and MJ-12 8550a workstations, Alienware® – the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook and professional systems – is showcasing these groundbreaking new systems at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2007 on March 7-9 in San Francisco. The MJ-12 8550i is loaded with the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 5300 series. Alienware’s other new workstation, the MJ-12 8550a, is equipped with the breakthrough AMD Opteron™ 2000 Series. Creative professionals now have two incredibly powerful options for maximizing performance-per-watt efficiency and virtualization potential.
“The new MJ-12 8550i and MJ-12 8550a implement mind-blowing technology that builds on the foundation set by previous Alienware workstations, relied upon by everyone from game developers to NASA”
“The new MJ-12 8550i and MJ-12 8550a implement mind-blowing technology that builds on the foundation set by previous Alienware workstations, relied upon by everyone from game developers to NASA,” said Marc Diana, Product Marketing Manager for Alienware. “GDC is the ideal venue for demonstrating the far-reaching power of our latest workstations as they run the industry’s hottest new technology.”
Available in single and dual-processor customizations, the MJ-12 8550i features up to eight total processing cores and delivers 50 percent greater performance than previous-generation Intel Xeon processor-based workstations. Both the MJ-12 8550i and MJ-12 8550a are also packed with up to four 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI hard drives to optimize storage space and data access speed. For memory and graphics-intensive applications, the two workstations are configurable with up to 16GB of DDR2 memory, along with advanced NVIDIA® Quadro® FX and ATI FireGL™ graphics. User convenience and comfort is emphasized, too, thanks to hot-swap drive bays and Alienware Acoustic Dampening.
“Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors lay the groundwork for Alienware’s MJ-12 8550i to excel by multiplying the performance capabilities of professional users looking to expand their reach,” said Boyd Davis, general manager, Server Platforms Group Marketing for Intel. “GDC attendees can see the difference Intel and Alienware can make to their ability to create and innovate.”
Alienware’s new workstations are out in full force at GDC. Alienware will have a meeting room at Booth No. 6100 in the North Hall and will have systems at the following partners’ booths:
For more information on Alienware’s workstations at GDC, please visit www.alienware.com/GDC07.
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, had its Alienware Area-51 ranked among “The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time” by PC World 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).