Dell today announced its highest performing desktop workstation, the dual-socket Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation. It delivers uncompromised performance and scalability to remote users while safeguarding and centralizing customer data. With the R5500 located in a customers' secure data center or other centralized location, users can remove heat, noise and bulk for a more favorable workspace and boost productivity for global and rotating workforces by providing remote 1:1 access to the workstation from virtually anywhere.
The R5500, which is purpose-engineered for professionals who require compute intensive applications and extreme performance with remote capability, offers the latest Intel Xeon processors with memory capacity of up to 192GB1 and dual-wide GPU slots that scale up to 450 watts. In addition, the R5500 offers options for up to five industry standard full-height and full-length PCIe x16 slots including support for a full range of dual high-end graphics and general purpose (GP) GPU compute solutions from NVIDIA including the newest NVIDIA Quadro and NVIDIA Tesla solutions.
Users can seamlessly connect to the R5500 via optional PC-over-IP hardware-based compression technology, from Teradici, from the Dell FX100 Zero Client. PC-over-IP hardware-based compression transfers only the rendered graphics pixel data over the network, ensuring a fast and responsive remote experience. Alternately, customers can remotely connect via a standard notebook or desktop with optional VMware View software.
The rack workstation also offers certifications from leading ISVs including Autodesk, PTC, Siemens PLM Software, Softimage, Schlumberger, ESRI, Dynamic Graphics, CNC, and many others to ensure users' critical software is compatible and runs smoothly on their R5500 workstation.
Dell Security, Services and Support: All Dell Precision workstations come with robust security options to protect assets and intellectual property including Dell Data Protection | Encryption, Dell DataSafe Online Backup, fingerprint reader and Dell System Track and Recovery service.
Dell Precision customers can maximize their uptime with optional Dell ProSupport5 for 24/7 access to advanced technicians through a single point of contact for both Dell and non-Dell hardware and software issues. They can also take advantage of Custom Factory Integration (CFI) for simple and fast deployment and robust manageability options to help keep operations running smoothly and IT costs down.
Pricing and Availability
The Dell Precision R5500 starts at $2,551 USD and will be available in the U.S. and EMEA on May 3 and in Asia-Pacific Japan region on May 10.