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New Puget Systems Peak Quad Socket Workstations

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Posted June 24, 2014 by Sandy Bruce in Other

Puget Systems Launches New Quad CPU Workstations


With up to 64 cores and 1TB of memory, the new workstations from Puget Systems offer not only extreme performance, but also excellent cooling and quiet operation.


Puget Systems has been providing quad socket workstations for years now. Today, we refresh that product with a new duo of quad socket workstations that offer even more capacity, better cooling, and quieter operation.

Models and Features

Peak Quad
Intel Xeon
Peak Quad
AMD Opteron
  • Quad Intel Xeon CPU
  • Up to 48 CPU cores
  • Up to 1TB memory
  • Intel Phi ready
  • NVIDIA Tesla ready
  • Quad AMD Opteron CPU
  • Up to 64 CPU cores
  • Up to 1TB memory
  • NVIDIA Tesla ready

The new Peak Quad CPU workstations come in both Intel and AMD varieties. Our intention with this refresh is to take some of the highest performance workstation configurations available today and make them something you can put in your lab or office. Most workstations and servers of this caliber come with a prohibitive noise level but the Peak line of workstations solves this problem while still providing excellent cooling and long component lifespan.

In addition to supporting four CPUs, these workstations also support other high performance options such as large SSD arrays and accelerator cards including Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Tesla.

Most importantly, we have designed these workstations to be flexible. With systems at this level, it is typical for us to plan, design, implement and test a custom solution for each customer and use case. If you are unsure whether Peak is right for you, just ask! We have dedicated staff on hand for HPC, parallel and cluster computing. Email us atsales@pugetsystems.com to get started.

Quiet Targeted Cooling

Unlike most rackmount servers, these Peak workstations are designed to operate at a low noise level that allows you to have them right at your desk. The secret to making a quiet workstation or server is to avoid a “one size fits all” approach to system cooling which is what you see from almost all big box PC manufacturers. Every set of unique system specficications needs its own targeted cooling plan and this is an area in which Puget Systems excels. With over a decade of experience making silent PCs, Puget Systems is well versed in using thermal imaging and high quality heatsinks and fans to tailor PC cooling to the needs of each system.

Part of what makes our cooling both effective and quiet is that we specifically target the hot spots of each system. We place fans only where they are needed and only when they are needed. We then verify the final configuration with extensive testing, full load stress testing, and thermal imaging to ensure excellent cooling.

An example of Puget Systems
targeted cooling
Without targeted cooling With targeted cooling

Unlike our Serenity computers, quiet operation actually isn’t our primary goal with our Peak workstations. We know that these PCs are intended for heavy, long duration workloads. We have designed them for long life with 24/7 load, and that is our primary design goal. Through targeted cooling and high quality thermal solutions, we are able to achieve an excellent low noise level while maintaining the cooling necessary for long term high load. Even better, since we are implementing a custom cooling plan for each order, if you have a preference of whether you’d like us to tune more aggressively in either direction (towards even quieter operation, or more extreme cooling), all you have to do is let us know!


The new Peak Workstations, in both Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron configurations, are immediately available on the Puget Systems website. Customers ordering online will typically have their new workstations built and shipped within 7-10 business days.

Other Quiet Workstations from Puget Systems

For those looking for less extreme quiet workstations, Puget Systems has a variety of other options:

Serenity Pro Genesis I
Quiet Editon
Genesis II
Quiet Edition
  • Intel Haswell CPU
  • Up to 4 CPU cores
  • Up to 32GB memory
  • NVIDIA Tesla ready
  • Single Intel Xeon
  • Up to 12 CPU cores
  • Up to 256GB memory
  • Intel Phi ready
  • NVIDIA Tesla ready
  • Dual Intel Xeon
  • Up to 24 CPU cores
  • Up to 256GB memory
  • Intel Phi ready
  • NVIDIA Tesla ready

About Puget Systems

Puget Systems is a specialized integrator of custom personal computing systems meticulously designed to exceed the discriminating requirements of consumers, enthusiasts, gamers and businesses in multiple industries. Puget Systems combines industry-unique custom innovations and the highest quality leading-edge components with an unparalleled commitment to personal service and support. Founded in 2000, Puget Systems is headquartered in Auburn, Washington. For more information, please visit www.pugetsystems.com.

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