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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It reportedly can run all the same software as Silicon Graphics' Personal Iris (previously its lowest-cost graphic workstation, at $15,000-20,000).
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.
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.
Henderson, whose expertise is in the area of computer user connectivity and fiber optics and a principal at Lightwave, is addressing attendees from the area of energy and exploration on "Versatile Topologies for Sharing Graphic Workstations.
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.