Powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-series processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics cards, the new workstation, designed for the most challenging workloads, is coming Q1 2024.
This week, Lenovo announced its new ThinkStation P8 tower workstation powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-series processors and NVIDIA RTX GPUs. The new ThinkStation P8 builds on the success of Lenovo’s award-winning P620, the first workstation powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors. The ThinkStation P8, which features an optimized thermal design in a versatile Aston Martin-inspired chassis, combines the company’s reputed reliability, customer experience, and innovation with breakthrough computing architecture courtesy of AMD and NVIDIA.
“At Lenovo, we understand that our customers need high-quality workstations that can adapt to their changing and diverse needs,” commented Rob Herman, vice president and general manager, Workstation and Client AI Business Unit, Lenovo. “That’s why we collaborated with AMD and NVIDIA to create the ThinkStation P8, a workstation that combines power, flexibility, and enterprise-grade features. Designed to offer unparalleled performance and scalability, whether to run complex simulations, render stunning visuals, or develop cutting-edge AI applications, the ThinkStation P8 can handle it all. And with Lenovo’s certifications, security, and support, you can trust that the ThinkStation P8 will exceed expectations.”
ThinkStation P8 is a workstation designed for challenging workloads (i.e., architecture, engineering, media and entertainment, healthcare, education, and research). It boasts an enhanced thermal design, developed in cooperation with Aston Martin, allowing users to push AMD CPUs and NVIDIA RTX professional graphics card options faster and for longer.
Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors built on 5nm “Zen 4” architecture and featuring up to 96 cores and 192 threads, Lenovo ThinkStation P8 is designed to work in high-intensity environments such as building information modeling (BIM) workflows, software development projects or product lifecycle management. The rack-optimized chassis offers larger Platinum-rated power supply options to handle more demanding expansion capabilities.
For example, according to Lenovo, the ThinkStation P8 supports up to three (3) NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada Generation GPUs, reducing time needed in graphics-intensive applications like real-time ray tracing or video rendering, simulation, or computer-aided design. The combined power also opens realms of immersive environments, including digital worlds, AR/VR content creation, and advanced AI model development.
“We are delighted to power the latest ThinkStation P8 tower workstations with our cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors to bring leading performance and bandwidth to overcome ever more complex workflows,” said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager OEM PCs, AMD. “Architects, engineers, visual artists, and AI model developers will relish the power, flexibility, and reliability that ThinkStation P8 with AMD delivers.”
“The Lenovo ThinkStation P620 with AMD Threadripper PRO technology has been an absolute game-changer for our 3D animation and development workflows over the last two years,” said DreamWorks Animation CTO Bill Ballew. “We are looking forward to significantly faster iterations due to the increased performance with the new ThinkStation P8 workstation powered by AMD Threadripper PRO 7000 WX Series in this coming year.”
AI for the Enterprise
The company also notes that its workstations excel at AI data preparation, data cleansing, data visualization, model selection, model scoring, model training, and fine-tuning. The latest CPUs and AI-optimized NVIDIA GPUs feature throughout the ThinkStation and ThinkPad workstation portfolio, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end software platform for production AI, allowing organizations to work on their own data in a secure sandbox personal supercomputing environment. Learn more about how workstations can deliver real value in AI, data science, and data analytics workflows in Lenovo’s recent blog post.
In addition to AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors and NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation GPUs, the ThinkStation P8 includes ISV certifications and supports Windows 11 and popular Linux operating systems. It features a range of storage and expansion capabilities that provide flexible and tailored configurations. Highly customizable options allow users to select the best components to handle complex and demanding tasks. Furthermore, easy access and tool-less serviceability provide future-proof scalability and quick replacement of many components.
The P8 workstation can accommodate up to seven (7) M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSDs with RAID support, or up to three (3) HDDs for large capacity storage3, up to 2TB4 of DDR5 memory with octa-channel support and seven (7) PCIe slots including six (6) PCI Gen5 that deliver higher speed connectivity, lower latency, and more expansion capability, and has 10 Gigabit Ethernet onboard minimize network bottlenecks.
ThinkStation P8 includes built-in hardware monitoring accessible through ThinkStation Diagnostics software, and Lenovo Performance Tuner comes with numerous profiles to optimize many ISV applications. ThinkStation P8 also supports Lenovo’s ThinkShield security offerings, providing comprehensive protection from BIOS to cloud. It also adheres to rigorous testing standards, has Premier Support, and extended warranty options. Lenovo TruScale simplifies procurement, deployment, and management of fully integrated IT solutions, all delivered as a service with the simplicity of a scalable, pay-as-you-go model.