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NVIDIA nForce® and NVIDIA Quadro® Deliver Performance and Features for Fujitsu Siemens Computers Celsius v830 Workstation

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 13, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processing technologies, today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European computer company, has selected the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 media and communications processors (MCPs) and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics for the Celsius V830 workstation. As the leading provider of workstation graphics and AMD processor-based core-logic technology, NVIDIA® solutions were the choice when Fujitsu Siemens Computers engineered this powerful 64-bit AMD Opteron™ workstation platform.

"The Fujitsu Siemens Computers Celsius v830 workstation has been designed to deliver the very best performance for the workstation industry’s most demanding applications," said Andreas Thimmel, Vice President Business Clients, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "As NVIDIA is a leading provider of HyperTransport™-based chipsets for the server and workstation market they understand our need for reliability, stability, and service/support, and provide products that fit those needs perfectly."

The NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 MCPs are part of the NVIDIA family of professional single-chip MCPs. Designed for enterprise class customers who require stable, reliable, high-performance computing, NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs offer customers a scalable architecture for AMD Opteron multiprocessor servers and workstations. This includes a proven fifth-generation HyperTransport design, and a flexible PCI Express™ bus interface.

"Workstation users demand products that provide enhanced value for applications such as MCAD, DCC, and film and video applications without compromising on providing enterprise class availability," said Manoj Gujral, general manager of the server and workstation MCP group at NVIDIA. "The strong working relationship between Fujitsu Siemens Computers and NVIDIA has addressed these needs and the inclusion of the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 MCPs in the Celsius V830 creates an innovative workstation platform that provides the performance and reliability enterprise customers demand."

The key features of the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 MCPs include:

  • A feature-rich architecture integrating support for PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, and remote management capabilities.
  • Scalable design enabling the creation of AMD Opteron-based systems from entry 1P workstations to high-end 8P+ servers using the same architecture.
  • Support for patented NVIDIA SLI™ technology: Supports the simultaneous use of two full x16 PCI Express workstation graphics cards based on NVIDIA Quadro technology.
  • ISV certifications: the long-standing relationship that NVIDIA has with industry-leading ISVs increases the likelihood that professional applications are tested and certified on NVIDIA solutions.
  • The NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) lowers total cost of ownership by providing a stable software image across multiple generations of hardware.

The new Fujitsu Siemens Computers CELSIUS V830 is available now in single and dual-core configurations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the benefits, features, performance, and capabilities of NVIDIA nForce MCPs and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, total cost of ownership, workstation user needs, testing and certification of professional solutions on NVIDIA products, and the use of the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing defects, software bugs, loss of performance when the MCPs are integrated into other products, changing demands of workstation users, development of new applications not supported by NVIDIA products and technologies, the impact of new products or technologies, the release of new, more powerful and more reliable MCPs, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 30, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.




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