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  Stirling W51 - Tower/5U Rack 24+2 SSD/HDD Workstation

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Stirling W51

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Aberdeen has engineered its Stirling W51 workstation for high-powered, professional computing and
visualization environments. Its 5U form factor houses the workstation, storage, peripherals and a host of
standard features. Employing next-generation Dual Intel Xeon E5 processors, the Stirling W51 provides
support for up to 24 processing cores, along with the highest quality professional graphics.

E5-2600 v2 Xeon Processors

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family provides 50 percent more cores and cache than the previous generation, along with faster memory and additional hardware enhancements for virtualization. These innovations deliver up to 35 percent higher performance on average over previous generation Intel Xeon processor-based servers across a broad range of benchmarks.

Faster I/O Connectivity

The new Stirling W51 workstation features PCI-E 3.0 slots. PCI-E 3.0 provides double the available bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0. Next generation PCI-E 3.0 controllers and adapters can attain much faster speeds. Expansion slots are important for add-on cards such as GbE or 10GbE network interface controllers and 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters for storage expansion. The new Stirling W51 features 4 unoccupied expansion slots.

On-set and Near-set Post-production and Dailies Environments

With its unveiling, Aberdeen revolutionizes the handling of 2K and 4K video files in the on-set and near-set post-production and dailies environments. The transition to Digital Acquisition is accelerating. While there are many software applications developed for the management and manipulation of digital files on-set, until now there has been little hardware development specific to the unique requirements of On-Set/Near-Set Dailies. Aberdeen listened to media and entertainment computer users, surveyed the established deployed systems and developed this smaller, highly cost- effective and extremely powerful new platform. Traditionally, media editing and dallies data management has been performed on a powerful workstation connected to a direct attached storage (DAS). That was the default way to manipulate and play large 2K or 4K files in real time. The Stirling W51 system combines both, thus eliminating the need for a separate DAS.

Stirling W51 Workstation Highlights:

  • Compact 5U Form Factor Including the System, Storage and Peripherals
  • Dual Intel Xeon E5 v2 Series Processors
  • Up to 512GB of DDR3 Memory
  • Up to 28.8TB of Raw HDD or SSD Hot Swap Storage Capacity
  • Hot Swappable, Mirrored OS Drives Separate from the Data Array
  • Hardware Accelerated, Dedicated RAID Controller w/Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection
  • Front Panel Access to eSATA, FireWire and USB 3.0 Interfaces
  • 4 Available PCI-E Slots for GPUs, Display Cards and Media Accelerators
  • Optional Input Slots for RED, Sony and/or Canon Cards
  • Optional HDD, LTO or Blu-ray
MODEL Stirling W51
FORM FACTOR 5U, 19" Rackmount (27.5" in Depth)
BASE CAPACITY Up to 28.8 Terabytes
Dual Intel Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon E5-2600 v2
12/10/8/6/4 Cores w/up to 8.0GT/s QuickPath Interconnect
- 8.0GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1866/1600/1333/800MHz
- 7.2GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1333/1066/800MHz
- 6.4GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1066/800MHz
16GB to 512GB ECC DDR3 (Quad Channel Operation)
(64-bit OS allows for maximum memory support)
4 x PCI-E 3.0
PCIE 3.0 SAS 6G RAID Controller
Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection
HOT SWAP 24 x 2.5" Drive Bays
2 x 2.5" Drive Bays
Rear Hot-Swap
Compatible with SAS or SATA 6G
2.5" SSD or 2.5" HDD
ETHERNET Intel® i350 Dual port Gigabit LAN
HD Audio, USB 3.0, Firewire 1394a, eSATA
Front Panel connections for easy access
5.25" HH
3 x 5.25" Drive bays
Perfect for optical devices and media readers
POWER SUPPLY 1250W Gold Level High Efficiency
RAILS Tool-less rails (optional)
WARRANTY 5-Year Limited
DIMENSIONS Height: 8.75" (223mm)
Width: 17.00" (432mm)
Depth: 27.50" (699mm)


Aberdeen's W51 Workstation - "Aberdeen.. continues to reinvest into their company, developing systems like their new Stirling W51 Workstation, created to help solve the demanding needs of today's post production houses."
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"Aberdeen's AberNAS line grows with your company"

"Stirling 1U servers deliver improved operational efficiency within a dynamic VMware environment"

"Exceptional processor performance, dynamic scalability, and increased stoarge capabilities"

Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading  5 Year Warranty to the table with every fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a  5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies' 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.
Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

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Aberdeen offers a 30 day trial assessment program on completely configured servers and/or storage. We are so confident that once you try one of our custom configured rackmount servers you will not only be completely satisfied with the evaluation unit but will choose Aberdeen to fulfill all your future rackmount server needs.
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