reprinted from an Alienware press release:
ALIENWARE KICKS OFF NEW ERA OF WORKSTATION EXCELLENCE WITH QUAD-CORE-POWERED MJ-12 8550i WORKSTATION
MJ-12 8550i, Alienware's First Workstation to Feature Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processing, Foreshadows Upcoming Series of Powerful Alienware Workstation Solutions
MIAMI – Feb. 5, 2006 – Triggering the start of a new evolution in the company's award-winning workstation line, Alienware has introduced its most powerful workstation to date: the MJ-12 8550i powered by the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series. As the first Alienware workstation to offer quad-core processing, the new MJ-12 8550i represents the initial offering in a series of upcoming workstation solutions from Alienware during the first quarter of 2007.
The Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series injects the MJ-12 8550i with 50 percent greater performance than previous-generation Intel Xeon processors. This helps Alienware's latest workstation deliver unparalleled performance-per-watt and expanded virtualization capabilities, great news for demanding creative professionals like CAD engineers and digital content creators.
To maximize both storage space and data access speed, the MJ-12 8550i is available with up to four 15,000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI hard drives. Also ideal for memory-intensive applications, the workstation includes up to 16GB of DDR2 FBDIMM memory, in addition to being equipped with NVIDIA Quadro FX and ATI FireGL(TM) graphics.
For more information on the MJ-12 8550i, please visit www.alienware.com/8550i.