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Stratosphere Evolution T2
AMD Threadripper Multi-Display Workstation

High-performance, massively expandable pro workstation
supporting 5 - 12 monitors

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 CPUs with 16 - 64 CPU cores!

  • Choose one of four AMD Threadripper CPU models
    • Threadripper PRO 5955WX: 16 CPU cores, 32 threads (standard)
    • Threadripper PRO 5965WX: 24 CPU cores, 48 threads
    • Threadripper PRO 5975WX: 32 CPU cores, 64 threads
    • Threadripper PRO 5995WX: 64 CPU cores, 128 threads
  • Enjoy base-model CPU performance similar to Intel Core i9-13900, a top consumer CPU, but on a platform supporting much higher RAM and storage, 2 or 3 graphics cards driving 8 - 12 monitors, multi-GPU accelerated computing, 3D visualization and 10G networking, all at once.
    • Large EATX motherboard with 6 PCIe 4.0 x16 expansion slots · optional 7-slot motherboard upgrade
  • Configure a CPU upgrade to take CPU performance well beyond any consumer desktop CPU
  • Upgrade GPU for pro visualization, GPU compute, gaming or more than 4 displays
    • Up to 3 dual-slot GPUs (PCIe 4.0 x16 speed), for accelerated computing or driving up to 12 displays
    • Up to 4 dual-slot GPUs with motherboard upgrade, for even higher AI and GPU compute power
    • EATX motherboard with 6 PCIe 4.0 x16 expansion slots · optional 7th slot via motherboard upgrade
    • Standard Graphics: 2× NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB (8 ports), upgradable in configurator
  • Upgrade RAM to 2TB (vs typical 128GB limit) · Upgrade storage to 660TB NVMe SSD
    • 64GB standard RAM (UDIMMs) · expandable to 2TB (ECC RDIMMs) · 1TB NVMe SSD standard
    • Up to 180TB fast NVMe SSD storage (6 x 30TB) · Optional self-encrypting drives (SED); Opal 2.0
    • Up to 480TB additional NVMe SSD storage (16 x 30TB), if PCIe expansion slots slots are available
  • Fast networking: 10G + 1G dual wired Ethernet ports · Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2 (add-in card)
  • Silence-optimized full-tower case · Optional: 4U rackmount
  • Price: $5,39900 USD   ·  Configure / quote / buy now

Combine Ubuntu Linux and Windows 11 with WSL2

Now you don't have to choose between Linux and Windows or put up with awkward hybrid options such as dual-boot or putting one OS in a VM.

Many of the best tools for GPU-accelerated computing are Linux-based. For users interested in exploring GPU computing while still also running Windows apps, our recommended OS choice is Windows 11 Pro with WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. WSL2 lets Linux apps (including Linux GUI apps) run alongside Windows apps on the same desktop, with virtually the same performance as running natively. Now you can combine your favorite Linux scientific tools or NVIDIA CUDA app development with the huge library of Windows software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud. Of course, we also offer Ubuntu and Windows installations without the integration.

 

Updated! High-performance, massively expandable AMD Threadripper workstation, supporting up to 5 to 12 monitors
AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX CPUs with up to 64 CPU cores  ·  Up to 1TB DDR4 ECC RAM

Highly expandable with 6x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots (7 slots with upgrade)  ·  Configurable with triple NVIDIA GPUs for driving up to 12 monitors
Up to 120 PCIe 4.0 expansion lanes for GPUs, storage and more  ·  Up to 860TB ultra-fast internal NVMe SSD storage  ·  Optional self-encrypting drives (SED) for top security
Highlights

AMD Threadripper: industry-leading workstation platform for 3+ years!

Stronger than ever in its second generation: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX

8 June 2023

Our new Stratosphere Evolution T2 Multi-Display Workstation is powered by AMD's second-generation Threadripper workstation CPUs, AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series, introduced in 2022. Until May 2023, Intel had no workstation platform that could compete

Now Intel is shipping its new "Sapphire Rapids-WS" workstation CPUs, and AMD gets some needed competition. However, benchmark tests show that the two platforms are broadly at parity for performance with equal number of CPU cores, and AMD maintains an edge for value. Compared to our Intel workstations (Stratosphere Evolution X-series), you can save more than $500 by choosing a Stratosphere Evolution T-series workstation powered by AMD Threadripper.

In addition, at our starting 16-core CPU level, AMD Threadripper PRO 5955WX is more full-featured than its Intel counterpart, Intel Xeon w5-2465X. The Intel CPU has access to only 4-channel memory and 4 memory slots, while the AMD CPU supports faster 8-channel memory and all 8 memory slots. In addition, Intel Xeon w5-2465X provides only 64 active PCIe lanes, while the AMD CPU provides 128 active lane, supporting more extensive expansion options.

The step-up Intel Xeon W-3400 series is at feature parity with AMD Threadripper, but is unable to land a knockout blow. So, for this generation, we score the Intel Xeon W-3400 workstation platform a draw in its overall feature set and performance compared to AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX.

Workstations go well beyond consumer PCs by supporting much greater expansion (more PCI Express slots with more PCI Express lanes), much more RAM as well as much faster memory bandwidth, and faster CPUs with many more CPU cores. This combination of features enables advanced configurations that are literally impossible to build with a consumer PC platform, such as our Stratosphere Pro with Z790 chipset and Core i9-13900K CPU. That's a superb system and a super-fast CPU, but neither is designed to handle the advanced challenges met by a modern workstation-class platform.

You may configure your new Stratosphere Evolution workstation with any of the following AMD Threadripper CPUs, which you can choose in our configurator:

  • Threadripper PRO 5955WX: 16 CPU cores, 32 threads, 128 PCIe expansion lanes (standard)
  • Threadripper PRO 5965WX: 24 CPU cores, 48 threads, 128 PCIe expansion lanes
  • Threadripper PRO 5975WX: 32 CPU cores, 64 threads, 128 PCIe expansion lanes
  • Threadripper PRO 5995WX: 64 CPU cores, 128 threads, 128 PCIe expansion lanes

Directly comparing the top CPUs for each workstation platform, we find that the AMD Threadripper PRO 5995WX with its 64 CPU cores delivers faster multi-core performance than the Intel Xeon w9-3495X with its 56 cores, an edge that is revealed most clearly with 3D rendering tasks as tested by Cinebench R23. Meanwhile, the Intel CPU with its faster DDR5 RAM and 8 memory channels delivers markedly faster memory bandwidth than the top AMD CPU with its slower DDR4 RAM. In addition, the Cinebench R23 single-threaded test demonstrated 22% faster performance for the top Intel CPU compared to the top AMD CPU.

Benefits of workstations vs consumer PCs

Current AMD and Intel workstations provide clear benefits over consumer PCs:

  • Vastly faster CPUs, with up to 3.5X the number of performance CPU cores of Intel's best consumer CPU, Core i9-13900K. The growth in core count will speed up any multi-threaded software, which is most modern software.
  • Massively greater expansion, from RAM, to storage, to graphics cards to GPU-accelerated computing. All of this is possible due to the AMD Threadripper CPUs supplying 128 PCI Express 4.0 lanes, up from 20 lanes for Intel's best current consumer CPUs. PCIe lanes connect other devices to the CPU and to each other. Now suddenly this is a platform that smashes the barriers of the past.

Consider GPU-accelerated computing, where a graphics card is repurposed to become a coprocessor in the system, able to marshal its thousands of cores for computing work instead of creating a 3D virtual world (typically for gaming). Led by NVIDIA, GPU computing is driving AI neural networks and machine learning in general. GPUs are so successful at high-performance computing tasks that NVIDIA now makes 61% of its revenue from data centers. However, a GPU still needs a CPU. Ideally a GPU-accelerated workstation would connect many powerful GPUs to a single CPU, as it is more efficient to have fewer captains and more workers. However, the limiting factor turns out to be the number of available PCIe lanes. A GPU operating at full speed will consume 16 PCIe lanes. Thus a consumer desktop CPU (such as Intel Core i9 with 20 PCIe lanes) doesn't even have enough PCIe lanes to connect two GPUs at full speed.

Now consider these new AMD Threadripper CPUs with their 128 PCIe lanes: more than five times the number supported by consumer CPUs! Now we are cooking with gas, because there are now enough lanes for six GPUs to connect to the CPU at full speed!

These new CPUs and their massive connectivity make possible a personal supercomputer. Beyond connecting more GPUs, the CPUs can also access up to 8 times more RAM (2TB for Threadripper CPUs, up from 128GB for consumer PCs) as well as massive NVMe SSD storage. A consumer desktop PC normally can connect to only two or three NVMe SSDs, due again to a shortage of PCIe lanes. Each SSD consumes four PCIe lanes. While three SSDs is plenty of storage for most people, others have much more aggressive storage requirements. A pro photographer can fill up a 1TB NVMe SSD with only 20,000 images. That may sound like a lot, but some photographers take thousands of pictures per day. In only three months, they can fill three 4TB SSDs and be out of space on a typical high-end consumer desktop PC.

Now with Stratosphere Evolution T-series, that same photographer can store 860TB of images on fast NVMe storage, enough for about 2.4 years usage instead of 3 months. The same massive storage capacity can be put to work handling image and video databases, helping international security with applications like facial recognition. With the storage locally connected, it's much faster to access and search than cloud databases, while also saving large carrying costs for massive online storage.

Pricing & ecommerce options

All new!  $5,39900 USD

  • Qty 2: $5,18300 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $5,07500 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ March 18!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 5,399.00
 
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Intel Gold Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's gold partner designation based on sales volume and ongoing technical training.
  • Expert Support: Support includes direct troubleshooting, where our technicians log into customer systems, and resolve issues while on the phone with customers.
  • Beyond Rocket Science™ Service Commitment
  • Junk-Free Guarantee: We install neither adware nor promotional software on any workstation
  • Complete system integration combining Stratosphere workstation with Zenview and UltraFlex multi-screen monitors
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Professional-grade core performance software

Updated! UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0 software

Advanced software for managing multiple monitors and creating a personal productivity dashboard via virtual monitors

  • All-new Digital Tigers software suite, updated for Windows 11!
  • Supports splitting monitors into smaller virtual monitors
  • Create a personal productivity and awareness dashboard out of large, high-resolution monitors and 4K TVs
  • Use larger virtual monitors for primary workspace and supporting documents, websites and work email
  • Use micro-size virtual monitors for task managers, time management, personal email, instant messaging, social media, Bloomberg TV, streaming media, newsfeeds, security cameras and more
  • Never miss anyting important for lack of timely awareness
  • Designed for Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 7
  • $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Evolution T2 Multi-Display Workstation
  • Learn more: tab on this page · product page

The future of 4K: a personal productivity and awareness dashboard, balancing work and life together

UltraView 49C and 55C 4K UHD curved displays

Above: UltraView 4K UHD curved display (55″ size)

UltraView Desktop Manager: 4K UHD monitor split into 5 virtual monitors

Above: Five virtual monitors created from single 4K UHD monitor, using UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0

To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see the Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts tab on this page, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0.

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