Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Puget Systems Launches New Quad CPU Workstations

Puget Systems has been providing quad socket workstations for years now. Today, we refresh that product with a new duo of quad socket workstations that offer even more capacity, better cooling, and quieter operation. The new Peak Quad CPU workstations come in both Intel and AMD varieties. Our intention with this refresh is to take some of the highest performance workstation configurations available today and make them something you can put in your lab or office. Most workstations and servers of this caliber come with a prohibitive noise level but the Peak line of workstations solves this problem while still providing excellent cooling and long component lifespan.

In addition to supporting four CPUs, these workstations also support other high performance options such as large SSD arrays and accelerator cards including Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Tesla. Most importantly, we have designed these workstations to be flexible. With systems at this level, it is typical for us to plan, design, implement and test a custom solution for each customer and use case. If you are unsure whether Peak is right for you, just ask! We have dedicated staff on hand for HPC, parallel and cluster computing.

Unlike most rackmount servers, these Peak workstations are designed to operate at a low noise level that allows you to have them right at your desk. The secret to making a quiet workstation or server is to avoid a "one size fits all" approach to system cooling which is what you see from almost all big box PC manufacturers. Every set of unique system specficications needs its own targeted cooling plan and this is an area in which Puget Systems excels. With over a decade of experience making silent PCs, Puget Systems is well versed in using thermal imaging and high quality heatsinks and fans to tailor PC cooling to the needs of each system.

Part of what makes our cooling both effective and quiet is that we specifically target the hot spots of each system. We place fans only where they are needed and only when they are needed. We then verify the final configuration with extensive testing, full load stress testing, and thermal imaging to ensure excellent cooling.

Unlike our Serenity computers, quiet operation actually isn't our primary goal with our Peak workstations. We know that these PCs are intended for heavy, long duration workloads. We have designed them for long life with 24/7 load, and that is our primary design goal. Through targeted cooling and high quality thermal solutions, we are able to achieve an excellent low noise level while maintaining the cooling necessary for long term high load. Even better, since we are implementing a custom cooling plan for each order, if you have a preference of whether you'd like us to tune more aggressively in either direction (towards even quieter operation, or more extreme cooling), all you have to do is let us know!
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8 Comments on Puget Systems Launches New Quad CPU Workstations

#1
The Von Matrices
I think this is the most expensive single computer I ever found on a site that lets you configure computers. If you go to their website and pick all the top components, it's not that hard to make one of these systems cost over $100,000. For example, an upgrade to 4x E5-4657L is $20,000, 1TB of memory is $20,000, and a Quadro K6000 is $6000.

I also fail to see how they can achieve their goal of quietness with the AMD system using 2 40mm fans on its chipsets.
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#2
natr0n
Those 2 systems look amazing.

I would use mine for gaming. I don't give a shit if its workstation or not.
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#3
Svarog
Noctua Heatsinks ^^ But the Fans are another brand... probably Industrial Fans.
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#4
HalfAHertz
I'd just like to add that the photos in the article look extremely unrealistic and very photoshopped when looked side by side.
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Sihastru
by: Svarog
Noctua Heatsinks ^^ But the Fans are another brand... probably Industrial Fans.
Noctua now makes industrial grade fans that are in fact black. They also make a Redux line that are gray-black-ish...

But they are probably using better fans like NIDEC (Gentle Typhoons...).
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#6
TRWOV
I suppose the color of the SATA cables was intentional.
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Patriot
by: The Von Matrices
I think this is the most expensive single computer I ever found on a site that lets you configure computers. If you go to their website and pick all the top components, it's not that hard to make one of these systems cost over $100,000. For example, an upgrade to 4x E5-4657L is $20,000, 1TB of memory is $20,000, and a Quadro K6000 is $6000.

I also fail to see how they can achieve their goal of quietness with the AMD system using 2 40mm fans on its chipsets.
Yeah that chipset fan isn't really loud... I have an A4p

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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
These would make awesome WCG folding rigs!
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