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Lenovo and AMD team up for a new workstation concept

The partnership between the two companies has just been announced and therefore the integration of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor will be, at least for some time, a Lenovo exclusive, as explained by Jenni Ramsay, Worldwide Product Manager at Lenovo Workstations, in a meeting with journalists , even before the official announcement.

AThinkStation P620 is the first workstation to take advantage of AMD's new processor, promising more performance, computing power and flexibility on a single CPU socket platform.

This is a workstation that does not look like a workstation, as was repeated several times in the presentation, but that responds to the needs of customers in various vertical areas. "High performance is ideal for those who develop multimedia content, gaming, product design, engineering and construction," says Jenni Ramsay, arguing that the new workstation will expand the extensive portfolio that Lenovo has and offer more flexibility and options customers.

These are business areas that have increasingly larger scale projects, with increasingly complex workflows, ranging from visualization to rendering and working with artificial intelligence, and many of the traditional solutions no longer have the capacity to respond to these demands.

Configuration flexibility is one of the strengths of the ThinkStation P620, which sets a new standard with a 64-core (color) platform that rivals dual socket solutions, processor speeds up to 4 GHz and 8 memory channels. Until now, dingle socket solutions only supported up to 18 colors, while dual socket solutions, with two processors, could reach 56 colors.

The GPU configuration is flexible and Lenovo has integrated fast memories, 10 Gbps Ethernet, up to 20 TB of storage, and 1 TB of memory. PCIe Gen 4 connectivity will also be relevant for those who need more bandwidth.

Andy Parma, director of the Workstation segment at AMD, assured that in the various benchmarks that were made the new workstation outperforms the competition in terms of performance, and underlined that the processor manufacturer is betting on a wide range of options with the Ryzen Threadripper PRO. The 64-color version is top of the range, but there are more modest models, starting from 12 cores.

The two companies worked closely on the development of this workstation also in the area of ??security right at the processor level, which includes the AMD Secure Processor and AMD Memory Guard.

The first ThinkStation P620 workstations will hit the market in September 2020.