Tower Workstations
High performance and secure workstations
that need custom configuration

Tower Workstation

Amulet Hotkey CoreStation tower workstations pack extreme workstation performance in a data center friendly platform. While not as compact as blade or rack workstations, the CoreStation tower workstations can fit multiple GPUs for extreme visual computing, simulation and rendering. They incorporate one or two of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, multiple professional GPUs as well as remote display protocol acceleration. Demanding professionals can access extreme performance compute and graphics workstations anytime and anywhere.

CoreStation Tower Workstation Key Features and Benefits
  • Tower vs Rack vs Blade Workstation?

    Centralizing workstations enable benefits such as improved security, performance, availability and enhanced team productivity and collaboration. Amulet Hotkey CoreStation solutions include options for dedicated blade, rack and tower workstations to meet different user and workload requirements.

    Tower Workstation Rack workstation Blade Workstation
    • Requires more rack space than rack or blade workstations.
    • Dual CPU workstation in 5U.
    • Fit up to 8 CoreStation WT7920 workstations in a standard 42U rack.
    • Support for extreme workstation GPUs (ie NVIDIA Quadro V100 and AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100).
    • Up to 3x 250W dual-slot GPUs.
    • Requires more rack space than blade workstations
    • Dual CPU workstation in 2U
    • Fit up to 21 CoreStation WR7920 workstations in a standard 42U rack.
    • Support for extreme workstation GPUs (ie NVIDIA Quadro V100 and AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100).
    • Up to 2x 300W dual-slot GPUs
    • Small data center footprint.
    • Dual GPU workstation in ~ 0.6U.
    • Fit up to 64 CoreStation VM640 workstations in a standard 42U rack.
    • Support high-end mobile workstation GPUs (ie NVIDIA Quadro P5000 and AMD S7100X).
    • Blade enclosures consolidate networking, storage, management and redundant power supplies.
  • Which KVM Extender card – DXH4 or DXP4?

    Amulet Hotkey provide KVM Extender PCIe card options that deliver hardware remote display protocol encoding for zero workstation CPU loading and improved performance compared to software encoders. Both provide the same capability such as quad display and network connection options

    DXP4 DXH4
    • Full-height, half-length, PCIe card
    • 2-in-1 card with GPU and KVM Extender to conserve PCIe slots or fit into systems with only a single PCIe slot available.
    • Supports select mobile workstation GPU options via built-in GPU.
    • Save larger PCIe slots for additional GPUs or other cards such as networking, storage and NVMe drives.
    • Option for installing the DXP4 card in an internal-only PCIe slot.
    • Low profile to fit in small PCIe slots
    • Requires one PCIe slot for the DXH4 KVM Extender card and  one slot or more for the GPU(s)
    • Supports any GPU with digital video outputs which connect to the DXH4 via miniDisplayPort cables/adapters.
  • True workstation power and performance

    Powerful Single or Dual CPUs

    With support for the latest dual Intel® Xeon™ Scalable processors, the CoreStation tower workstations such as the CoreStation WRT920 offer up to 56 processing cores per CPU, up to 3TB of RAM and 8 drive bays for local or converged storage to handle your tough workloads and large datasets.

    Professional GPU Options

    Select one or more professional GPUs, such as AMD Radeon Pro or NVIDIA Quadro with CUDA or OpenCL, to boost display performance and accelerate compute, rendering, simulation, modelling, analytics or deep learning workloads.

    Hardware Remote Display Protocol Acceleration

    Each tower workstation 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.

  • Ultra-High Security

    Send display pixels not user/application data

    Protect corporate or government information by moving workstations into a data center. The DXH4 or DXP4 KVM Extender card keeps sensitive information within the data center and only sends encrypted display pixels to client endpoints.

    Secure zero client endpoints

    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.

  • Quad and octal display configuration options

    Dual and quad display options

    The CoreStation WT7920 supports up to quad display configurations up to 1920×1200 resolution, or dual display up to 2560×1600 resolution using a DXH4 or DXP4 card.

    Octal display and quad high-resolution display options

    When using two DXH4 or DXP4 cards, each WT7920 workstation can support octal display configurations up to 1920×1200 or quad displays up to 2560×1600 without compromising performance or image quality.


CoreStation WT7920 Rack Workstation

The Amulet Hotkey CoreStation WT7920 rack workstation is based on the Dell EMC Precision T7920 and provides extreme performance with options for single or dual CPU, large memory capacity and the ability to install multiple high-performance GPUs. The Amulet Hotkey DXH4 remote workstation KVM extender card enables performance remote access.

Technical Specifications

Form factor: Tower workstation with rackmount option
Processors: One or two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors up to 3.6GHz, up to 28 cores per processor, up to 38.5MB cache
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstation (64-bit)
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 or later (64-bit)
CentOS Linux 6.6
Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP 4Additional OS options may be available. Contact us for more information.
Chipset: Intel® C621
Memory: Six channel memory up to 1.5TB ECC registered DDR4 (24 DIMM slots, 12 per CPU): DDR4 speeds up to 2666MT/s
Options for up to 3TB (notes)
Storage: Up to 8x 2.5”/3.5” SATA/SAS HDD/SSD, up to 8x M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs via 2x Dell Ultra-Speed Drive Quad x16 cards. DVD drive options.
Option for up to 10 2.5”/3.5” drives (notes)
RAID controller: Integrated: Intel 6 port 6Gbps SATA controllers + 2 dedicated optical drive ports, Intel RSTe SW RAID.

Optional: Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i 8 port 12Gbps SAS/6Gbps SATA PCIe controller with SW RAID; Broadcom MegaRAID MegaRAID 9460-16i 16 port 12Gbps SAS/6Gbps SATA PCIe controller with HW RAID

Network: Integrated: 2x RJ45 10/100/1000 ports via Intel i219 and i210 controllers

Optional: Intel X550-T2 2x 10GE (notes)

DXH4 Remote Workstation Card supports up to 1Gbit/s (see below)

Expansion slots: PCIe Gen 3 full height/full height slots:

  • Single CPU: 2x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x8 (OC), 1x PCIe x4, 1x PCIe x1
  • Dual CPU: 4x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x8 (OC), 1x PCIe x4, 1x PCIe x1
USB Front: 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A, 2x USB 3.1 Type C
Internal: 1x USB 2.0, 1x 2×5 USB 2.0 header
Rear: 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
Additional USB 2.0 from the Amulet Hotkey zero client
Audio: Front: 1x universal audio jack
Rear: 1x 35mm line out, 1x 35mm Line in/Microphone
Remote Display Protocols: Hardware acceleration for Teradici PCoIP protocol when using DXH4 card.

Options for external KVM Extender Host using DXR-H4 or DXT-H4.

Options for software and H.264-based protocols using the workstation GPU such as Citrix HDX/HDX Pro, Mechdyne TGX.

Remote Access Card Type: Amulet Hotkey DXH4 is a multi-function PCIe controller supporting HD Audio, OHCI and EHCI USB host controller for remoting USB and HD Audio.  USB and HD Audio use standard Windows/Linux drivers.
PCoIP processor: Teradici TERA2240 (one per DXH4 card)
Graphics: GPU options when using DXH4 Remote Workstation Card:
– Up to 3x 250W dual-slot GPUs
– Up to 2x 375W dual-slot GPUs
– Up to 4x 185W single-slot GPUs
Video inputs: 4x MiniDisplayPort (dual mode)
Display Resolution: Up to Quad 2560×1600 (notes)
Up to Octal 1920×1200 (notes)
Up to Dual 2560×1600
Up to Quad 1920×1200
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)
Audio: 16-bit stereo, 48 kHz sampling rate
Connection options:
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

Size (WxHxD): 218 x 433 x 566mm (8.9 x 17 x 22in) with optional 19” rackmount kit.
Power: Externally accessible, removable and lockable 1400W power supply

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