CIARA Announces World’s Fastest Technical Workstations

Montreal, Canada, November 14, 2011 – Ciara, a leading global provider of high performance systems, announced today the launch of the KRONOS S Workstation line, the world’s fastest technical workstation. Delivering the highest performance optimized solution for demanding 2D/3D CAD and Simulation applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Energy and other compute intensive markets, the KRONOS S line capitalizes on Ciara’s expertise in safe overclocking and industrial grade liquid cooling, as well as implementing advanced technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, and OCZ Technology. These factors permit the KRONOS S line to achieve processor speeds up to 5.2GHz, up to 1.5GB/s of storage bandwidth, and 200,000 Random IOPS, to become the industry’s fastest technical workstation solution available.

“For years, Ciara’s specialty was High Performance Computing systems geared to the datacenter, and now we are applying our tremendous knowledge and expertise to technical workstations. Our goal was to bring to market the fastest CAD and Simulation optimized workstations, and with our KRONOS S800 and S900, we created the perfect tools for engineering groups and help them achieve their daily tasks faster than their competition,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Ciara. “The technologies and “Savoir Faire” in our KRONOS S line resulted in performance unreached before even by the likes of DELL, HP or BOXX Technologies. In fact, some benchmarks showed a performance increase up to 150% compared to our competition.”

“Ciara has a long history of developing high-performance systems for large enterprises worldwide and we are pleased that the RevoDrive series has been qualified and selected as the primary storage device for the company’s record breaking S-Line Workstations,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “The RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe SSD is the ideal storage device for the new S-Line Workstations and delivers both exceptional performance and reliability across the complete spectrum of demanding design applications.”
The KRONOS S line is available in single or dual processor versions; both offered in either a tower-based or rack-mountable format. Designed and optimized with CAD users in mind, the KRONOS S800 Series provides the ultimate solution for intensive applications requiring absolute processor speed performance. Utilizing a balanced system approach with a safe overclocking of the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors, industrial grade liquid cooling, and the extreme performance of OCZ PCI/E SSD storage sub-system, the KRONOS S800 optimizes frequency driven applications such as CATIA®, SolidWorks®, Pro-Engineer® and Autodesk®.

In a similar fashion but designed for simulation users, the dual Intel® Xeon® processor based safely overclocked (up to 4.4GHz) KRONOS S900 achieves ground-breaking results. Users of Ansys® Fluent, Simulia® Abaqus, and other compute and memory intensive applications will be astonished at the level of performance they can achieve from this extreme performance simulation workstation.
All KRONOS S Line Workstations come with a 1 to 3 years international warranty and are currently available worldwide through Ciara or one of their authorized resellers. The KRONOS S800 and S900 will be on display at SC2011 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, on November 14-17, 2011, in Booth # 5310. For more information about the KRONOS S Series, please visit

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