Portable Workstation incorporates high-end graphics board.

Press Release Summary:

Suitable for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications, FlexTop NextDimension features NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 board, which provides 33.6 Gbps memory bandwidth and 256-bit memory interface with support for 1,024 MB GDDR2 memory, 2 dual-link DVI connectors, and resolutions up to 3,840 x 2,400. Workstation is based on Dual-Core Opteron processors by AMD(TM) and includes 2 PCI Express slots for portability.

Original Press Release:

First Portable Workstation to Incorporate NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 by PNY Technologies® Ultra High-End Graphics Board

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2006, NextComputing, creators of the first FlexTop computer, the NextDimension, announced today the incorporation of the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 by PNY Technologies® graphics board. The capability of a portable graphics workstation to accommodate this ultra high-end graphics board is an industry first.

The FX 5500 graphics board is an ultra high-performance professional graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Engineered to address the most demanding GPU challenges, the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 by PNY features: 33.6GB/sec. memory bandwidth and a 256-bit memory interface with support for 1024MB ultra-fast GDDR2 memory, two dual-link DVI connectors, and resolutions up to 3840 x 2400.

NextComputing's NextDimension is the only graphics workstation currently on the market that allows a graphics board of this caliber to be portable. The FlexTop personal supercomputer's two PCI Express slots, another first in a portable workstation, make it possible. Coupling the GPU performance of the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 by PNY graphics board with the CPU performance of the best-in-breed Dual-Core Opteron Processors by AMD(TM) provides maximum computational and graphics performance.

NextComputing has also verified the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 SDI by PNY Technologies®, an ideal solution for on-air broadcast professionals who use various applications such as virtual-sets, sports, weather and news systems. The combination of this ultra high-end graphics board with the FlexTop, enables film and video production, post-production, and finishing professionals to preview their results in real time on HD broadcast monitors anywhere they need to.

This most recent addition to the NextDimension addresses the need for open standards technology in a small, portable footprint, together with processing power and graphics capabilities equal to that of a desktop graphics workstation.

"With the addition of the powerful NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 by PNY graphics board, NextComputing is taking portable computing to a whole new level," said Jeff Medeiros, business development manager, PNY Technologies. "The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI by PNY, which delivers uncompressed SDI output in 2K, HD or SD format, provides NextComputing clients with the ultimate portable HD-SDI solution."

"CAD and DCC are two key industries requiring advanced Visualization capabilities. We see the addition of the FX 5500 as a solution for the most intensive applications that require portability, whether the need be real time video production, demonstrating graphically intensive applications, or developing them remotely," comments Bob Labadini, President and CTO of NextComputing.

About NextComputing: NextComputing is known in the HPC community as an innovator for its engineering design talents, bringing to market the smallest, portable form factors with features capable of the most intensive graphics applications.

About PNY Technologies, Inc.: Established in 1985, PNY Technologies®, Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of NVIDIA Quadro® by PNY Technologies professional graphics boards and Verto-brand consumer graphics cards. PNY Technologies is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.pny.com.

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