Fujitsu-Siemens has released a new series of workstations based around AMD's Opteron processors. As well as supporting dual-core chips, the company is also trumpeting the units' low noise output and environmentally-friendly power consumption.
The chassis has four 3.5-inch hard drive bays and three 5.25-inch optical drive bays. Serial-ATA drives are supported as standard, with an optional SCSI controller adding support for Ultra 320 drives.
Fujitsu-Siemens claims that its improvements to the chassis design and thermal management system makes the Celsius V830 up to 50 per cent quieter than competitive systems. This is helped by AMD's PowerNow! power management technology, which slow down fans when possible to keep power and noise levels down.