File-It-Under: Mobile servers By: D.F.Skin
What if I told you that there's a laptop out there that not only has server capability,it also has 12-cores of processing power.More than likely the response would be that of shock,secondly,you probably think I'm nuts to even fabricate such a story. But yes,this beast of a laptop does exist and it is put together by Eurocom,which is a Canadian based company who specialty is manufacturing high-end laptops.
The latest laptop we're profiling is dubbed the Panther 5S3 and yes it is actual mobile server and its the worlds first laptop to tote a 12-core processor with 24 threads. This of course is upon consumer option configuration where you have the following choices,the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v2 or E5-2697 v2 processor.Now if you're a techie on a budget,you can settle for the milder line of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs.
The Panther 5SE Mobile Server is a beastly laptop that can push the hardware to the max pending your budget. It can support up to 32 GB of RAM and can store 6TB hard drives with RAID 0/1/5/10 configurations. It has a quad LAN ports and can accommodate two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780m GPU's in SLI configuration or you have a choice of the AMD Radeon 79790M with CrossFireX configuration.
Its safe to say you have enough high end hardware in this laptop to run some very graphic intense games and some heavy duty applications,but this laptop main purpose is to function as a mobile server. Its perfect for organizations relocating operations that would require fast network setup. This of course will eliminate staff downtime and overhead that's associated with the traditional server rooms. You can basically say this laptop main purpose is to act as a backup server just in case production is affected by down network. The Panther 5SE also has the ability to run virtual machine for production purpose while that main server is down. This mobile server or laptop can have many uses,more and more so called professionals are finding creative ways to use this device.
If you have very deep pockets and willing to blow away your money,you're in luck,the Panther 5SE is available at a $3,000 start price.
Credit Source: Maximum PC and Eurocom