Dell Canvas

This year, Dell is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Precision Workstations. The first Precision workstation, the Workstation 400, was released in 1997 and consisted of a 128MB graphics card, with a total cost at the time of around $12K. The tale is told that sales were slow out of the gate for Dell, with the company selling only 700 units in the first quarter. By the end of the second quarter, Dell sold 7000 units and Precision workstation lineups were well on their way. Fast forward to today where the workloads have increased massively – and 128MB of VRAM is a rounding error – and workstation hardware manufacturers like Dell are continuing to improve their production designs to keep up with user demands...

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