Velocity Micro workstations harness Epyc, Threadripper, and Xeon SP

With new processor options on the way from both AMD and Intel for the server and high-end desktop market, it's no surprise that we're starting to get wind of powerful new workstation options from boutique builders. Velocity Micro announced several workstations headlined by AMD Epyc, Threadripper, and Xeon Scalable processors.

The company's upcoming AMD-powered systems include the ProMagix HD80a, boasting the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. The HD80a is available for pre-order now starting at $2,899. The ProMagix Smallblock steps down to an "ordinary" AMD Ryzen chip and a small-form-factor chassis. That machine is available now and starts at $1,199. The computational behemoth of the bunch, a dual-CPU workstation with two 32-core AMD Epyc processors, will debut later this year.

On the Intel side of the tracks, Velocity Micro has machines in the works that will harness Xeon Scalable processors. These machines will start at $2,599, though purchasers looking for one of the top-of-the-line 28-core Platinum Xeons will almost certainly have to invest a bit more than that.

If the sight of eight graphics cards harnessed together in a massive GPU compute workstation makes your palms sweaty and brings a rosy flush to your cheeks, the ProMagix G480 might be in your future. Thanks to the eight graphics cards, this machine has 70 TFLOPs of computing power on tap. This rig starts at $7,495.

Velocity Micro plans to show off these machines at August's SIGGRAPH event. As they become available, the products will sell through Newegg and Amazon. Users can also customize a rig over at the company's website.

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    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    Pretty old stock photo to have 980 Tis instead of more recent GPUs.

    • freebird
    • 2 years ago

    I don’t care about TFLOPS!!! What’s its Ethereum Hash rate and can it run Crysis!!!

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      With that thing’s machine-learning capabilities it can freakin’ CODE Crysis!

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        But can it fix Crysis so that Crysis can run on lesser systems while hashing Ethereum?

          • freebird
          • 2 years ago

          Nope, but it can cook you a some eggs and several sticks of sausage while you play…

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      ETH Hash rate is about 185Mh/s
      Yes it can run Crysis.

      But why would anyone buy this without fully-configurable RGBLED lighting on all six sides?

        • freebird
        • 2 years ago

        Go ask Gary Busey “What day is it?” and he will give you the answer to your question…

        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0wJxoKwSAQ[/url<]

        • Anonymous Coward
        • 2 years ago

        Cases have been stuck at six sides for too long.

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    Wasn’t there an announcement that Alienware will get first dibs on Threadripper chips? I thought they are gonna be the exclusive boutique house for Threadripper for a while.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Maybe VelocityMicro got seconds.

        • ronch
        • 2 years ago

        Or maybe AMD reconsidered the effects of favoring one house while leaving all the others out in the cold.

      • Velocity_Micro
      • 2 years ago

      Hey guys! The announcement was that Alienware would be the only large OEM with Threadripper availability (since they’re owned by Dell, I wouldn’t classify them as a boutique). Independent builders like us are also able to sell Threadripper under the same launch schedule as Dell – their exclusivity agreement doesn’t apply to us. Great question though!

        • ImSpartacus
        • 2 years ago

        These appears strangely legit.

        Can someone confirm this account’s owner?

        • ronch
        • 2 years ago

        So I guess it doesn’t apply to your company because you guys are just… um, micro?

        OK, that was bad. ^_^

      • smilingcrow
      • 2 years ago

      Dell/Alienware were initially going to be the only large OEM that will be able to buy them in bulk presumably direct from AMD.
      Apart from that smaller OEMs will be able to buy them from distributors.

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