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Colfax International Debuts New Line of High-Performance SuperWorkstations for Engineers and Designers using Autodesk® 3ds Max®

Partnership with Supermicro® Brings New Server Grade Computing Solutions to Design and Creative Professionals

  Sunnyvale, Calif. – January 12, 2012

Colfax International, a leading provider of innovative and expertly engineered workstations, servers, clusters, storage, and personal supercomputing solutions, is bringing to market a new lineup of SuperWorkstations designed specifically to meet the needs of engineers, architects, 3D and visual effects artists and graphic designers. These new systems focus on performance, efficiency, expandability and reliability. They cover a wide range of workloads ranging from high-end engineering and 3D modeling with real-time visualization to video, photo, and multimedia compositing and editing.

These performance oriented systems support the latest Intel® Xeon® 5600 series CPUs in single and dual processor configurations for high-end applications as well as Intel® Xeon® 3600 and 2nd Gen Intel Core™ series processors for mainstream and entry-level systems. Top end systems can accommodate up to 288GB of memory and are optimized for four NVIDIA® GPUs. Combining one NVIDIA Quadro® and three Tesla™ GPUs in the same system provides the highest computing performance on the market for increased productivity, enabling simultaneous editing and on-the-fly rendering in Autodesk 3ds Max. Innovative, advanced power supplies provide maximum energy efficiency and high-availability with redundant module options. SuperWorkstations also offer expansion flexibility with up to seven PCI-E slots and a maximum of 14 hot-swap drive bays. With Enterprise class components, users can be confident in the high reliability of these server grade systems.

“Colfax leads the field in delivering computing solutions enhanced with the latest technologies and configured for any application requirement,” says Gautam Shah, CEO/President, Colfax International. “Our longstanding partnership with Supermicro gives us an advantage to get the most powerful systems into the hands of our customers when they need it most. With the growing demand for CG (computer generated) content in the entertainment and gaming industries along with a rise in CAD/CAM/CAE applications in the manufacturing sector, Supermicro’s SuperWorkstations are hitting the market at the right time for us to provide customers fully integrated, high-performance hardware and software solutions.”

“Supermicro’s SuperWorkstations are a product of our Server Building Block Solutions®,” said Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “With input from engineering and design communities, we developed application optimized systems incorporating our server grade components to address the wide range of performance, reliability and budgetary requirements. With Colfax we have a highly experienced partner taking Supermicro’s SuperWorkstations to market immediately, providing optimal solutions and support for our customers worldwide.”

Colfax International is a global provider of customized workstations, servers, clusters, storage and personal supercomputing solutions. Founded in 1987, Colfax International is based in Sunnyvale, California and is privately held. For more information, please visit

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