Portable Workstation facilitates graphics development.

Press Release Summary:

Available with up to 2 dual-core processors, FleXtreme NextDimension handles 32- and 64-bit computing simultaneously with no loss of performance, and allows transference of contents from desktop or rackmount server. Measuring 17 x 12 x 4.25 in., unit includes Mobility(TM) Radeon(TM) 9000 internal graphics card for cinema-like look and feel and advanced 3D graphics. PCI Express x16 slot accommodates any COTS PCIe card, while 64-bit PCI-X slot runs at 133 MHz and allows additional I/O.

Original Press Release:

Harness the NextDimension with NextCom's Innovative Xtreme Performance, Portable Graphics Development Workstation and Server

NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 4 -- NextCom launches the FleXtreme NextDimension, a top-of-the-line computer with outstanding computational and graphics capability, taking the best possible advantage of open standards in the smallest form factor available.

"We designed the NextDimension with gaming and graphics developers, scientific researchers, and seismic data analysts' needs in mind. Big players in these industries, such as Dell, Alienware, and SGI, often lack the performance, expandability and portability requirements which are quickly becoming more prevalent in the high-performance computing world. We recognized a need for a small, portable system, utilizing the highest processing and graphics capabilities, within these targeted user communities," says Laura Cooper, Director of Marketing, NextCom LLC.

See http://www.nextcomputing.com/flextremenextdimension.htm.

The NextDimension allows the transference of contents from your desktop or rackmount server. Plug into a power supply and do advanced digital production, develop software applications, seismic data analysis, test and measurement, or display proprietary software applications for optimal demonstration on a system smaller than a briefcase. The NextDimension accommodates Microsoft Windows, Linux and Solaris, thus integration with current applications used is virtually seamless.

AMD's Opteron processor drives the FleXtreme NextDimension, available with up to two dual-core (quad) processors. It easily handles 32- and 64-bit computing simultaneously with no loss of performance. "We see an opportunity to take away from the competition with a 64-bit solution that maintains 32-bit compatibility," says Dave Jessel of AMD, Business Development Manager for embedded 64-bit products.

ATI Technology's Mobility(TM) Radeon(TM) 9000 internal graphics card provides exceptional video quality with a cinema-like look and feel, and the fastest-performing, most advanced 3D graphics in its form factor. Increasing the graphics capability, the NextDimension's PCI Express x16 slot accommodates any COTS PCIe card. A 64-bit PCI-X slot that runs at 133 MHz allows additional I/O.

Only 17 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 4.25 inches deep, there is no other workstation of its size and performance available on the market today. With an integrated 15-inch or 17-inch TFT screen, the entire system looks much like a plasma TV and is encased in stylish, tech-savvy skins. External multiple monitor options are available for ultimate viewing.

Cooling has been a problem for small form factor high-performance systems in the past. Despite its extreme architecture, NextDimension maintains a cool temperature quite effectively through the use of multiple fans and a combination of active and passive cooling techniques. An energy-efficient version, with an Opteron processor that runs on only 30W, is available as well.

Multiple expansion options for data, code, and images accommodate all storage and connectivity needs without the complication of system overload: internal RAID 0/1; removable, bootable 2.5-inch SATA HDDs up to 120GBs; four 2.5-inch internal fixed HDDs (SCSI/SATA/SAS); three Gigabit Ethernet connections; and four USB 2.0 devices.

Equally at home in a conference hall, video editing room, or on a desktop, for any type of work that requires intensive, high-end graphics processing, nothing surpasses the FleXtreme NextDimension.

Laura Cooper

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