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Dell Precision: workstations that can handle any load


June 22, 2022

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Filmmakers, animators, architects, designers, data scientists, and video editors all have something in common - they need superior power and performance when it comes to the computers they work on. Concurrently, with the amount of data being generated and stored every day skyrocketing, organisations across the globe have had to completely change the way they work from how they did a few years ago. 

Moreover, the increased demand for adopting artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics has led organisations to build machines that can handle these vast collections of data as well as manage the complexity of today’s workflows. And at the same time, security has become a critical concern, which is why companies who handle or use sensitive or private data don’t always want to rely on the cloud and prefer to turn to on-premise solutions that still have the advanced capabilities.

This is why organisations with these high-end requirements are turning to top-end workstations such as the Dell Precision range, as they need these superior capabilities to handle today’s demanding workloads, and powerful machines that have a lot of storage and speed, which the Precision range provides. After all, workstations, at their core, are simply high-performance computers that can handle heavy workloads. And while a basic workstation might look like a desktop machine with a tower, a mouse, and a keyboard, it’s what’s under the hood that really counts. 

With a huge central processing unit (CPU) and enormous storage space, workstations like the Dell Precision range can run multiple applications at the same time, and at far faster speeds. They were designed with data-heavy, technical workflows, such as rendering visual effects, editing and CAD in mind. For individuals who have to deal with larger projects, workstations are purpose-built computers that save a fortune in time and money and are far less prone to disruptions.

There are many industries that view workstations as critical tools - from media and entertainment to design and data science, or architecture and engineering, workstations used to design infrastructure and buildings bring animated movies to life, and are able to analyse and sift through floods of data to extract the real value.

However, all workstations are not created equal!  So, when it comes to choosing the right workstation, having a partner who understands your unique requirements and vision can make all the difference. Remember, workstations are workhorses, that were purpose-built to run for very long periods of time, so there are several things to look out for when shopping for the perfect machine.  

Your everyday workstation may not be suitable for every type of data science and analytics task, so all the specifications need to be carefully scrutinised before making an investment if you are to select the ideal machine for your needs. If, for example, you are looking to invest in a workstation for the purposes of data science and machine learning, there are several features that are an absolute must.

Here, both performance and reliability are non-negotiable, so high-performing CPU speed is of utmost importance. Similarly, reliability and easy servicing are top of the list, as these are some of the features that help the user minimise downtime and help organisations keep their workforces productive at all times.

For data-heavy industries such as the media, or film industry, graphics processing units or GPUs need to be engineered at a higher level to handle CAD and similar image rendering tools. While a desktop computer could possibly handle the basics of jobs such as video editing or 3D visualisation, as your projects get more complex, and broaden in scope, a workstation will offer far more optimal graphics infrastructure.

In today’s hybrid world, users on the go can also unleash innovation through the Precision range’s thinner, lighter, premium-designed mobile workstations that feature touch display operations as well as advanced thermal technologies that enable them to keep their systems running at high speeds, for a longer time.

Security is also a major issue for organisations and users across the board. Unfortunately, workstation users that have a varying degree of technical and security knowledge are using them constantly, communicating with colleagues and partners across the globe, to conduct their daily business. With workstations being a critical part of business comes a significant security burden, particularly for the company’s technical staff. This is why users need workstations, such as the Precision range, that feature key security features across the portfolio, whether in the office, on the road, or anywhere in between.

When it comes to performance, today’s users deserve exceptional power and maximum performance, and that’s what Dell’s Precision range, brought to South Africa by Tarsus Distribution, provides. Furthermore, they need a solution that features AI-based performance software that has the ability to automatically tune the workstations by employing machine learning, to boost performance even further.  In addition, professional processors and graphics, combined with an enormous memory and wide range of storage options make these machines ideal for any workload.

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