October 24, 2006

NextComputing Launches First Portable Workstation to Incorporate Nvidia Quadro FX 5500 by PNY Technologies

Nashua, N.H. - NextComputing has incorporated the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500 by PNY Technologies graphics board into the company's FlexTop computer, the NextDimension. It marks the first portable graphics workstation in the industry to sport this ultra high-end graphics card.

The FX 5500 graphics board is an ultra high-end performance professional graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Engineered to address the most demanding GPU challenges, the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500 by PNY features 33.6GB/sec. memory bandwidth and a 256-bit memory interface with support for 1024MB ultra-fast GDDR2 memory, two dual-link DVI connectors, and resolutions up to 3840x2400.

NextComputing's NextDimension is the only graphics workstation currently on the market that allows a graphics board of this caliber to be portable. The FlexTop personal supercomputer's two PCI Express slots, another first in a portable workstation, make it possible. Coupling the GPU performance of the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500 by PNY graphics board with the CPU performance of the best in breed Dual-Core Opteron Processors by AMD, provides maximum computational and graphics performance.

NextComputing has also verified the Nvidia Quadro FX 5500 SDI by PNY Technologies for on-air broadcast professionals who use various applications such as virtual-sets, sports, weather, and news systems. The combination of this ultra high-end graphics board with the FlexTop, enables film and video production, post production, and finishing professionals to preview their results in real time on HD broadcast monitors.
"CAD/ CAM and DCC are two key industries requiring advanced visualization capabilities," comments Bob Labadini, president and CTO of NextComputing. "We see the addition of the FX 5500 as a solution for the most intensive applications that require portability, whether the need be real time video production, demonstrating graphically intensive applications, or developing them remotely."