Nvidia thinks it has come up with a real treat in the workstation market with Maximus.
Maximus has, says Nvidia, the professional 3D stylings of Quadro GPUs coupled with the power of Nvidia's Tesla C2075 CPU. The company thinks it's a match made in heaven.
Jeff Brown of the Professional Solutions Group said that, compared to previous working, now you can do compute-intensive and graphic-intensive work at the same time on the same machine.
Multitasking is something the casual user takes for granted, but engineers and designers working with powerful equipment and applications tend to need all the processing might they can muster.
This is possible with Maximus-enabled applications because the GPU is designed run on the Tesla chip, which means the Quadro GPU can get to work on the graphics. Applications that run with Maximus include Adobe, Ansys, Autodesk, Bunkspeed, Dassault Systemes and MathWorks.
The price will set you back about $2,700 altogether with a Quadro 600 and Tesla C2075 configuration.
Nvidia managed to rally its partners together for a congratulatory Maximus back-patting, among them spokespeople from Dell, Lenovo, HP, Adobe, Autodesk and Fujitsu. In their statements they all tell you why their products, running Nvidia kit, are the best.
Did HP and Dell fight over who was quoted first, or at all? To suggest so would be highly speculative. "HP's Z Workstations meet the needs of some of the most compute-intensive industries in the world," said HP. Then Dell said: "When combined with Dell Precision workstations, our design, research and digital content creation customers can increase their interactivity, productivity and creative freedom."