Eurocom Builds First 12-Core, 24-Thread Laptop, Weighs 12 pounds

Paul Lilly

Panther 5SE is packed with server grade components in a portable form factor

You may want to put your Ultrabook in the other room and turn on SpongeBob before reading any further, we wouldn't want that system suddenly feeling inadequate. With Eurocom's Panther 5S3 Mobile Server, it's not a question of whether it can run Crysis, but can it pull its weight as an entire network server for 20 to 50 users? The answer to that question is "Yes" and you don't even need a server room do it.

Eurocom says the Panther 5SE is the world's first laptop to tote a 12-core processor with 24 threads. That is, if you opt to configure it with an Intel Xeon E5-2695 v2 or E5-2697 v2 processor. If that's too rich for your blood, you can go without something a bit more tame -- the system supports Intel's entire line of Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs.

The Panther 5SE can be as beastly as your budget allows. It supports up to 32GB of RAM and up to 6TB of storage with RAID 0/1/5/10 support, it has quad LAN ports, and can accommodate up to two Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPUs in SLI or two AMD Radeon 7970M GPUs in CrossFireX.

"The Panther 5SE Mobile Server is perfect for organizations relocating operations that require fast network setup to eliminate staff downtime with overhead associated with traditional server rooms," said Mark Bialic , Eurocom President. "Technically there is no server room required to get your organization or workgroup up and running. Startup companies can have an entire network server, for 20-50 users, running in one box. We have customers who use our mobile servers as backup in case their production server goes down, they can load the virtual machine on to the mobile server for production purposes while the main production server is down. The more professionals we speak with about the Panther 5SE the more creative and beneficial uses we see."

The Panther 5SE is available now starting at around $3,000.

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