graphic workstation

graphic workstation

(graphics, computer)
A workstation specifically configured for graphics works such as image manipulation, bitmap graphics ("paint"), and vector graphics ("draw") type applications. Such work requires a powerful CPU and a high resolution display.

A graphic workstation is very similar to a CAD workstation and, given the typical specifications of personal computers currently available in 1999, the distinctions are very blurred and are more likely to depend on availability of specific software than any detailed hardware requirements.
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RackSaver(R) today announced support for the revolutionary new NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX 3000 in its RS-2100 (2U, 2-way) server and in the much anticipated NemeSys(TM) graphic workstation.
It reportedly can run all the same software as Silicon Graphics' Personal Iris (previously its lowest-cost graphic workstation, at $15,000-20,000).
The Pixel Factory computer network consists of Silicon Graphics workstations and rendering servers as well as PC and Macintosh graphic workstations.
In effect this lowers the price-per-seat of high performance graphic workstations.
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At the heart of the center is a 15,000-square-foot room lined with row after row of SGI servers that drive large and complex modeling and simulation tools, requiring high-performance parallel-processing SGI supercomputers and advanced graphic workstations for their operation.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Cray Research (NYSE: CYR) software product, Cray Animation Theater (TM), uses massively parallel processing (MPP) power to create computer visualizations and animations of problems too large for graphic workstations to handle, the company announced today.
Visualizations that overwhelm even the most capable graphic workstations can now happen in a few minutes even on small versions of the CRAY T3D system.