|Aug 29, 2014
The Eurocom Panther 5: like no other mobile workstation we’ve seen before: Forget mobile Core i7, this mobile workstation from Eurocom sports a desktop 12-core Xeon processor
The Eurocom Panther 5: like no other mobile workstation we’ve seen before
Most mobile workstations peak at four CPU cores, but what if you want a mobile powerhouse for ray trace rendering or simulation but can’t quite fit your desktop workstation in your rucksack?
This is the idea behind the Eurocom Panther 5, a ‘mobile supercomputer’ that offers desktop Xeon processors instead of the mobile Core i7.
There’s a choice of 6, 8 or 12 core Intel Xeon E5 2600 V2 processors, 32 GB DDR3-1600 memory, four storage drives for up to 6TB in RAID 0/1/5/10, dual NVIDIA graphics (up to a Quadro K5x00M) to power its 17.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 display.
It’s certainly like no other mobile workstation we’ve seen before - ideal for ray trace rendering or computer aided engineering (CAE) which thrive on many core processors.
Yet, while almost twice as deep as your average 17-inch mobile workstation, (58-62mm) in plan (419 x 286mm) it’s not that much bigger than a HP ZBook 17 or Dell Precision M6800.
|Jul 29, 2014
Exclusive: World Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen On Technology
The reigning world chess champion and the highest-rated player in the history of the game with an ELO rating of 2872, Magnus Carlsen, was recently in Silicon Valley. Mr. Carlsen was at a Q&A session hosted by Churchill Club, one of Bay Area’s foremost technology and business forums, and PayPal co-founder, entrepreneur, and investor, Peter Thiel.
We are at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, so when I catch up with the 23-year old Norwegian grandmaster after the event, it is technology we talk about.
Here is an excerpt:
What is the technology stack you use?
Carlsen: I use a 8-core laptop from Eurocom, with various chess programs, databases, and engines.
|Dec 04, 2013
Eurocom Panther 5D Notebook Review: Faster Than Your Desktop
There's a good chance that Eurocom's Panther 5D notebook is faster than your desktop. The sample we're reviewing sports a six-core Core i7-3970X, two GeForce GTX 680M modules in SLI, 32 GB of DDR3-1600, and three 256 GB SSDs. Talk about a beast!
This thing is aimed at content creators, gamers, coders; basically, anyone who needs the power of a workstation, but doesn't necessarily want to be tied down to the same desk every day can use it. Configure it with a Xeon processor and up to two Quadro graphics modules. Or go the route we did with a Core i7 and two GeForce GTX GPUs. In both cases, you end up with the alacrity of a desktop in a package you can pick up and move to your next job site or LAN party.
Most of Eurocom’s systems are highly customizable. The company prides itself on providing the highest-quality parts there are, and its online configurator often gives you the option to choose between specific brands. In the Panther 5D, you don’t just add a hard disk. Rather, you choose up to four mechanical or solid-state drives, and then decide if you want storage from Samsung, Crucial, Intel, Seagate, or Hitachi. From there, you can set the drives up in a variety of RAID arrays, or just as a JBOD setup. This flexibility extends to the display panel, networking hardware, power, optical storage, and so on.
When we ordered our review unit, Eurocom was offering the Panther 5D with up to eight-core Xeons and Sandy Bridge-E-based Core i7s. Now, you can go so far as to equip the laptop with 12-core Ivy Bridge-EP-based Xeons, yielding 24 logical cores in a 150 W processor package.
Content creators, engineers, and other professionals who need big performance wherever they go can rely on the Panther. It demonstrated the stability to be a dependable tool, and it is fast enough to get real work done quickly. In fact, the Panther's performance could end up paying for the procurement costs quickly by giving contract workers better productivity, translating into more billable projects in the same number of hours. It's a complete desktop workstation that fits in a large backpack. And Eurocom is quick to point out that the CPUs, GPUs, memory, and storage are all readily upgradable, saving you from buying a new system if you start small and scale up down the road.
We used the Panther for a variety of tasks over a couple of months. During the day we worked with video production, photo editing, and software testing. The Panther was great at chewing through hours of sequential video data. After hours, there was a lot more gaming going on. There's a lot to like about the system's headphone output, too. At the end of the day, Eurocom's configuration never let us down in a task that demanded maximum speed. And while its weaknesses are apparent, it does everything else exceedingly well.
|Jun 01, 2013
Review: Eurocom Panther 4.0 Mobile Workstation - The Eurocom Panther 4.0 “super-laptop” beats out top-of-the-line desktop systems.
Like previous Panther mobile workstations, the Eurocom Panther 4.0 uses some decidedly non-mobile components -- such as a server-class Intel Xeon E5 processor -- to achieve all of that power.
Based on Eurocom’s lofty claims and our past experience, we expected to see stellar performance from the Panther 4.0. And we got it: On the SPECviewperf test, which focuses solely on graphics, the Panther 4.0 not only outperformed every mobile system we’ve ever reviewed, it beat all of the desktop workstations as well.
The Eurocom Panther 4.0 is meant to replace a desktop workstation for power users on the go. While its price likely makes it a niche product, this time around Eurocom got it right. The Panther 4.0 really does perform like a super laptop, delivering amazing power in a portable package.
|Mar 29, 2013
Review Eurocom Panther 4.0, el portátil de tus sueños
En esta ocasión tenemos la oportunidad de analizar uno de los mejores portátiles para juegos que existen hoy en día.
Lo que llama la atención del equipo es básicamente que todo el hardware puede ser remplazado sin dificultad, si eres poseedor de un portátil sabrás que la mayor parte de los componentes suelen estar soldados por lo que al comprar un portátil debemos pensar que nos debe durar varios años, mientras que con el Eurocom podremos reemplazar el 60% de los componentes independientemente, cambiar la gráfica, cambiar el procesador, cambiar la RAM, cambiar los ventiladores, teclados, etc.
Si abrimos al gran monstruo descubriremos la perfección con la que todo está instalado, dejando espacio entre componente y componente para permitir un buen flujo de aire.
Recientemente Eurocom ha ganado un premio concedido por Intel en los Ángeles a este portátil por sus increíbles características.
|Mar 21, 2013
Eurocom Panther 4.0
First Look Review: This mobile workstation delivers a brilliant display, good memory and storage capacity, and terrific speed.
The Eurocom Panther 4.0 mobile workstation offers enough computing and graphics power to tackle all but the most demanding tasks. It is loaded with system memory, offers an excellent display, and has tremendous room to grow when it comes to hard drive storage.
|Jun 22, 2012
Game on: 3 high-performance laptops duke it out
Brian Nadel, from ComputerWorld looks at three different high performance notebooks: the Eurocom Panther 4.0, HP Envy 17 and MSI GT783.
The three systems are tested and benchmarked, as expected the EUROCOM Panther 4.0 devours the competition and outpaces every system in terms of all out performance.
Never before in computer history has a mobile system been offered that packs the amount of high performance hardware inside a single platform. The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 beats the competition, in this testing scenario, at PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0 (12GB), PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0 (16GB) and Cinebench CPU.
The scores and the rest of the review can be viewed at ComputerWorld.com
|Jun 01, 2012
Gateway FX6860 review: Ivy Bridge on the desktop
In a review of the Gateway FX6860 desktop, ComputerWorld compares it to a the EUROCOM Panther 4.0 Mobile Workstation. Yes, that's right a Mobile Workstation, a notebook being compared to a 750 watt desktop system.
The EUROCOM Panther 4.0 does quite well actually, beating the HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 and Gateway FX6860 in the PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0 benchmark. In the Maxon's CineBench 11.5 processor suite, the Panther 4.0 again dominated, scoring 20% higher than the Gateway.
The total review of the Panther 4.0 by Computer World is coming soon...