Blade Workstation
High-density, secure and performance
workstations including octal video support
in less than 1U of rack space

Blade Workstation

Amulet Hotkey CoreStation blade workstations pack true workstation performance in a data center optimized platform. The CoreStation blade solutions are designed for powerful performance and efficiency. They incorporate one or two of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, professional GPUs and remote display protocol acceleration in less than 1U of rack space. Demanding professionals can access high-performance compute and graphics workstations anytime and anywhere.

Centralizing workstations can:

  • protect sensitive data and valuable intellectual property in the secure data center.
  • deliver mobility without compromising performance;
  • boost productivity and team collaboration.
NEW! CoreStation WM640 with Intel Xeon Scalable and NVIDIA Pascal GPUs
CoreStation WM640 CoreStation DXM630 FC630 for
Dell FX2s chassis
Platform based on PowerEdge M640 based on PowerEdge M630 Based on PowerEdge FX2s
Workstation
Graphics
Up to16GB
video memory
Up to 8GB video memory Up to 4GB video memory
Displays per Workstation Up to 8 Up to 8 Up to 4
Rack Units per Workstations 0.625U 0.625U 0.5U
Processors Up to 2x Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Up to 2x Intel Xeon E5 2600 Up to 2x Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Memory per workstation Up to 2TB Up to 1.5TB Up to 2TB
Remote Access: Remote Workstation Graphics Card Remote Workstation Graphics Card Remote Workstation Card

 

CoreStation Blade Workstation Key Features and Benefits
  • Powerful dual-core workstation in less than 1U

    Blades are an ideal solution to centralize physical workstations in secure data centers and enable anywhere, anytime access to performance workstations and visual computing power. In addition to delivering high density to minimize the data center footprint, blade workstations offer exceptional manageability, outstanding data security and reliability.

    Up to 64 CoreStation WM640 blade workstations can be installed in a standard equipment rack offering massive computing power in a compact format. Alternatively, achieve extreme flexibility by mixing and matching blades configured as dedicated blade workstations, virtual blade workstations, virtual desktop servers or core compute servers as needed in your environment.

  • True workstation power and performance

    Powerful Single or Dual CPUs
    With support for the latest dual Intel® Xeon™ Scalable processors, the CoreStation blade workstations such as the CoreStation WM640 offer up to 56 processing cores, up to 2TB of RAM and local or converged storage to handle your tough workloads and large datasets.

    Professional GPU Options
    Each blade incorporates one or more professional GPUs, such as AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro with CUDA or OpenCL, to boost display performance and accelerate compute, rendering, simulation, modelling, analytics or deep learning workloads. Improve productivity for your professionals by selecting from a range of workstation GPU options

    Hardware Remote Display Protocol Acceleration
    Finally, each blade uses hardware-based remote display protocol acceleration to ensure zero workstation CPU loading and to deliver an exceptional experience to meet the needs of your demanding professionals.

  • Dedicated workstation vs Virtualized Workstation?

    Amulet Hotkey CoreStation blades provide the flexibility to implement dedicated or virtualized workstations. IT teams can leverage CoreStation blades to deliver an agile and scalable architecture that delivers the right level of performance and capability to each user.

    Dedicated Blade Workstation Virtual Blade Workstation
    • One user per blade
    • Mission critical applications that require dedicated on-demand compute capacity
    • Workstation performance demands require dedicated CPU, GPU and/or memory resources.
    • Hardware remote display protocol encoding for zero workstation CPU loading and improved performance compared to software-based encoders.
    • Organization security policies require a physically separate network for the remote display protocol.
    • High-availability and fail-over options
    • Multiple users per blade
    • Efficient use of hardware with multiple workstations sharing physical resources such as CPU, GPU, and memory.
    • Agility to adapt to changing organization and workload requirements.
    • Advanced features such as workstation VM migration and high-availability features that attempt a workstation restart in the event of a failure.

     

  • Ultra-High Security

    Send display pixels not user/application data
    Protect corporate or government information by moving workstations into a data center. The remote workstation graphics card keeps sensitive information within the data center and only sends encrypted display pixels to client endpoints.

    Secure zero client endpoints including certified models
    When using Amulet Hotkey zero clients, the connection can be secured with advanced security algorithms such as 256-bit AES and NSA Suite B cryptography – used by governments to protect classified information. Amulet Hotkey DXZ clients are the only zero clients that are certified as secure by the UK Government and NATO. Read more on CPA Certification.

  • Performance Remote Access for Mobility and Flexible Workstyles

    Centralized workstations for mobility without compromising performance
    Mobile workstation options must trade-off memory/storage capacity, performance, battery life and even device weight. Centralized workstations enable flexible and mobile workstyles without compromising on workstation capability and performance. Mobile devices such as laptops and tablet simply need to decode the remote display protocol which enables use of smaller, lower cost devices with longer battery life.

    Hardware remote display encoding for uncompromised user experience
    Providing a high-performance centralized workstation is the first step, the next step is to ensure that the remote access can match that capability and the client endpoint. The remote workstation graphics card in the CoreStation WM640 provides hardware-based remote display protocol acceleration for uncompromised performance to meet the needs of professionals that work with multi-screen and graphically demanding applications.

  • Quad and octal display configuration options

    Dual and quad display options
    The CoreStation WM640 supports up to quad display configurations up to 1920×1200 resolution, or dual display up to 2560×1600 resolution using a single remote workstation graphics mezzanine card.

    Octal display and quad high-resolution display options
    When using two remote workstation graphics cards, each WM640 blade workstation can support octal display configurations up to 1920×1200 or quad displays up to 2560×1600 without compromising performance or image quality.

Technical Specifications: CoreStation WM640 Blade Workstation – NEW!

The Amulet Hotkey CoreStation WM640 blade workstation is based on the enterprise class Dell EMC 14G PowerEdge M640 blade server using the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors combined with a workstation BIOS, NVIDIA professional GPU options as well as hardware remote workstation card. Fit up to 16 CoreStation WM640 blade workstations in each Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e chassis or mix and match different blades to provide remote workstation, virtual workstation, virtual desktop, or high performance computing with GPU acceleration as needed for your environment.

Form factor: Half height blade for Dell PowerEdge® M1000e enclosure
Up to 16 CoreStation WM640 blades per 10U enclosure.
Processors: One or two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors up to 3.6GHz
Single CPU up to 205W, dual CPU up to 165W each.
Cache: Up to 38.5MB L3 cache
Cores: Up to 56 per blade server CPU (112 threads with Hyper-Threading)
Memory: Up to 2TB ECC Registered DDR4 (16 DIMM slots): RDIMM/LRDIMM speeds up to 2666MT/s
Chipset: Intel® C620 series
Drive bays: Front: Up to 2 x 2.5” hot-swappable SAS/SATA HDD, SSD, or PCIe NVMe, max 12.8TB
Storage: Hot-plug hard drive options: PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD, or SAS HDD/SSD
4 x 1.8” SSD or 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD
Storage controllers: Internal: Software RAID S140, PERC H330, PERC H730P
Internal Dual SD Module(IDSDM) or 2x M.2 SSDs, 120GB, 240GB Boot Optimized Storage System
Network:
(notes)
4x 10GE, 2x 10GE, and 4x 1GE adapter options (Fabric A)
Remote Workstation Graphics Card supports up to 1Gbit/s provided by M1000e I/O module (Fabric B or C)
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 or later (64-bit)
CentOS Linux 6.6
Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP 4
Security: TPM 1.2/2.0 option, Cryptographically signed firmware, Hardware Root of Trust, Secure Boot, System Lockdown, System Erase
Embedded /
at-blade management:
Chassis Management Controller (CMC), IPMI 2.0 compliant, iDRAC9 Express or Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller, Redfish compliant, at-server LCD screen and local server KVM access.
Expansion slots: Two slots, Fabric B and Fabric C, with options for single-slot and dual-slot mezzanine cards for remote workstation graphics cards, storage and networking cards.
Remote Display Protocols: Hardware acceleration for Teradici PCoIP protocol as well as H.264-based protocols using the blade GPU such as VMware Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX/HDX Pro, Mechdyne TGX.
Remote Workstation Card Type: Amulet Hotkey DXM Remote Workstation Graphics mezzanine card is a multi-function PCIe controller supporting Graphics, HD Audio, USB host controller for remoting workstation displays, USB and HD Audio. (notes)
Bus Type: Single slot DXM mezzanine cards fit in fabric B or C.
Dual slot DXM mezzanine card fit in fabric B or C. (notes)
PCoIP processor: Teradici TERA2240 (one per DXM mezzanine card)
Graphics: GPU options (one per DXM mezzanine card):

  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 – 16GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • NVIDIA Quadro P3000 – 6GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • AMD FirePro S7100X – 8GB GDDR5 * Contact us for more details
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2200 – 4GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • AMD FirePro S4000X – 2GB GDDR5

Contact us if you don’t see the GPU you want listed.

Display Resolution: Up to Quad 2560×1600(notes)
Up to Octal 1920×1200(notes)
Up to Dual 2560×1600
Up to Quad 1920×1200
Remote Access Encryption: 56-bit or 128-bit AES, NSA Suite B Ciphers (notes)
USB ports: Two USB 2.0 local, additional from client endpoint
Connection options:
(notes)
Integrated direct connection options.
Connection Broker options:

  • VMware Horizon
  • Leostream
Client compatibility: Hardware zero clients: Amulet Hotkey DXZ clients

Software client options including VMware Horizon, Citrix Receiver, Teradici PCoIP and TGX Receiver.

Power/cooling: Supplied by the Dell EMC M1000e enclosure

 

Technical Specifications: CoreStation DXM630 Remote Workstation Blade

The Amulet Hotkey CoreStation DXM630 blade workstation is based on the enterprise class Dell EMC PowerEdge M630 blade server using the Intel Xeon E5 processors combined with a workstation BIOS, professional GPU options from NVIDIA and AMD as well as hardware remote workstation card. Fit up to 16 CoreStation DXM630 blade workstations in each Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e chassis or mix and match different blades to provide remote workstation, virtual workstation, virtual desktop, or high performance computing with GPU acceleration as needed for your environment.

 

Form factor: Half height blade for Dell PowerEdge® M1000e enclosure
Up to 16 CoreStation DXM630 blades per 10U enclosure
Processors: One or two Intel® Xeon™ E5 2600 (v4)
Cache: up to 55MB L3 cache
Cores: up to 44 per blade server CPU (88 threads with Hyper-Threading)
Memory: Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB to 64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s
Chipset: Intel® C610 series
Storage: Hot-plug hard drive options: PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD, or SAS HDD/SSD
4 x 1.8” SSD or 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD
RAID controller: PERC S310 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
Network:
(notes)
4x 10GE, 2x 10GE, and 4x 1GE adapter options (Fabric A)
Remote Workstation Graphics Card supports up to 1Gbit/s provided by M1000e I/O module (Fabric B or C)
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 or later (64-bit)
CentOS Linux 6.6
Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP 4
Remote Display Protocols: Hardware acceleration for Teradici PCoIP protocol as well as H.264-based protocols using the blade GPU such as VMware Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX/HDX Pro, Mechdyne TGX.
Remote Access Card Type: Amulet Hotkey DXM Remote Workstation Graphics mezzanine card is a multi-function PCIe controller supporting Graphics, HD Audio, OHCI and EHCI USB host controller for remoting USB and HD Audio. (notes)
Bus Type: Single slot mezzanine card. Fits in fabric B or C.
PCoIP processor: Teradici TERA2240 (one per mezzanine card)
Graphics: GPU options (one per mezzanine card):

  • NVIDIA M5000SE – 8GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • AMD S7100X – 8GB GDDR5 * Contact us for more detail
  • NVIDIA M3000SE – 8GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • NVIDIA M2200 – 4GB GDDR5 – NEW!
  • AMD S4000X – 2GB GDDR5

Contact us if you don’t see the GPU you want listed.

Display Resolution: Up to Quad 2560×1600 (notes)
Up to Octal 1920×1200 (notes)
Up to Dual 2560×1600
Up to Quad 1920×1200
Encryption: 256-bit or 128-bit AES, NSA Suite B Ciphers (notes)
USB ports: Two USB 2.0 local, additional from PCoIP client
Connection options:
(notes)
Integrated direct connection options.
Connection Broker options:

  • VMware Horizon
  • Leostream
Client compatibility: Hardware zero clients: Amulet Hotkey DXZ clients
Software client options including VMware Horizon, Citrix Receiver, Teradici PCoIP and TGX Receiver.
Remote management: iDRAC8 Express or Enterprise
Power and cooling: Supplied by the Dell M1000e enclosure

 

Technical Specifications: FC640 Remote Workstation Blade for Dell FX2s

The Dell PowerEdge FX2s chassis supports up to four dedicated remote workstations using four Dell PowerEdge FC640 blades. You can mix and match different blades to provide remote workstation, virtual workstation, virtual desktop, high performance computing with GPU acceleration or general computing blades as needed for your environment.

Form factor: Half width blade for Dell PowerEdge® FX2s enclosure
Up to 4 FC640 blades per 2U enclosure
Processors: One or two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors up to 3.6GHz
Dual CPU up to 205W each
Cache: Up to 38.5MB cache
Cores: Up to 56 per blade server CPU (112 threads with Hyper-Threading)
Memory: Up to 2TB ECC Registered DDR4 (16 DIMM slots): RDIMM/LRDIMM speeds up to 2666MT/s
Chipset: Intel® C620 series
Drive Bays: Front: Up to 2 x 2.5” hot-swappable SAS/SATA HDD, SSD, or PCIe NVMe, max 12.8TB
Optional PowerEdge FD332 storage sled for up to sixteen hot swap 2.5” direct attach storage drives
Storage controllers: Internal: Software RAID S140, PERC H330, PERC H730P
Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) or 2x M.2 Boot Optimized Storage System
Network: 4x 10GE, 2x 10GE, and 2x 1GE network daughter card options
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Enterprise (64-bit)
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 or later (64-bit)
CentOS Linux 6.6
Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP 4
Security: TPM 1.2/2.0 option, Cryptographically signed firmware, Hardware Root of Trust, Secure Boot, System Lockdown, System Erase
Embedded /
at-blade management:
Chassis Management Controller (CMC), IPMI 2.0 compliant,
iDRAC9 Express or Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller, Redfish compliant, at-server LCD screen and local server KVM access.
Expansion slots: Up to two PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile/half-length card slots per blade in the FX2s chassis with options for GPU and remote workstation card.
Remote Display Protocols: Hardware acceleration for Teradici PCoIP protocol as well as H.264-based protocols using the blade GPU such as VMware Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX/HDX Pro, Mechdyne TGX.
Graphics: GPU – low-profile x8 PCIe
Remote Access Card Type: Amulet Hotkey DXH4 KVM Extender and remote workstation card is a multi-function PCIe controller supporting HD Audio, USB host controller for remoting USB and HD Audio. (notes)
Bus Type: PCIe x1 lane (compatible with x1 to x16 PCIe slots) PCIe 1.0 or above
PCoIP processor: Teradici TERA2240 (one per DXH4 card)
Video inputs: 4 x Mini DisplayPort (dual mode)
Display Resolution: Up to Dual 2560×1600
Up to Quad 1920×1200
Network:
(notes)
DXH4: RJ45 10/100/1000
DXH4-M: SFP slot for 100Mbit/s or 1Gbit/s copper or fibre modules
Encryption: 256-bit or 128-bit AES, NSA Suite B Ciphers (notes)
USB ports: Two USB 2.0 local, additional from client endpoint
Connection options:
(notes)
Integrated direct connection options.
Connection Broker options:

  • VMware Horizon
  • Leostream
Client compatibility: Hardware zero clients: Amulet Hotkey DXZ Clients
Software client options including VMware Horizon, Citrix Receiver, Teradici PCoIP and TGX Receiver
Power and cooling: Supplied by the FX2s enclosure

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