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Rain Computers Inc. - Stratus Video Editing Workstation
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The Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation is built to successfully support a power-hungry video editing application, such as Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer. If you're interested in keeping multiple such programs open, Stratus is upgradeable from its 8GB of RAM to 32GB, and from its 500GB hard drive to 12TB, and these components install easily by sliding and connecting into assigned internal slots. At the core of the computer is a powerful 3.6 GHz Sandy Bridge-E Xeon Quad-Core Intel processor. 3.6 GHz is a very fast speed at which the processor pushes data through associated components. The installed graphics card is NVIDIA's Quadro K600, a 1GB card that will run your application smoothly on up to two monitors. On any computer, monitors connect into the graphics card's outputs, and the K600 features a DVI output that accepts monitors with up to a 2560 x 1600 resolution, and a DisplayPort output that supports up to a 3840 x 2160 monitor. Both of these outputs are also compatible with HDMI monitors via optional HDMI adapters.

The above components are complemented by additional components and configurations that enable stability and maximum performance with creative applications. A fan regulator keeps the entire system running cool and quiet, and the main processor supports the addition of an optional liquid cooling pump for even more regulation. The installed Windows 7 is fine-tuned in the registry and BIOS settings to provide more system resources and processor efficiency for creative applications. Services unnecessary for such applications are disabled to maximize memory and hence bandwidth.

For reading and writing media, Stratus has a dual layer -- meaning fast -- CD/DVD player and burner, and a rear card slot for SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF1, CF2, SM, MS, and MS Pro memory cards. For input/output, Stratus is equipped with numerous ports -- eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, two 6 Gb/s eSATA 3.0 ports, six PCI-Express 3.0 slots, one PCI slot, an Ethernet port, and two S/PDIF audio outputs, one coaxial and one optical, that support up to 7.1 channels of surround sound audio. In addition, Stratus has slots for installing two FireWire 400 ports for outputting video and audio.

Rain Computers is very support-oriented. Along with a one year warranty, you get a year of phone support, 24/7 help desk support, and remote login tech support. You have the option of extending your warranty along with tech support to a full 3 years. Stratus also comes with one Rain Ensemble Plug & Play session, which offers help with installing, testing and ensuring proper operation of 3rd party hardware and software, like sound cards and editing programs.

Key Features
  • Built to support a power-hungry video editing application
  • Very fast 3.6 GHz Sandy Bridge-E Xeon Quad-Core Intel processor
  • NVIDIA Quadro K600 1GB graphics card with DVI and DisplayPort monitor ports
  • A fan regulator keeps the entire system running cool and quiet
  • The main processor supports an optional liquid cooling pump for even more regulation
  • Windows 7 is fine-tuned to maximize bandwidth for creative applications
  • Upgradeable to 32GB of RAM and 12TB hard drive to support multiple power-hungry applications
Inputs and Outputs
  • Eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports
  • Two 6 Gb/s eSATA 3.0 ports
  • Six PCI-Express 3.0 slots
  • PCI slot
  • Ethernet port
  • Two S/PDIF audio outputs that support 7.1 surround sound
  • Two expansions slots for installing two FireWire 400 ports
24/7 Tech Support
  • One year of phone, 24/7 help desk, and remote login support
  • One Plug & Play session: installing and testing 3rd party hardware and software
Main Unit
Processor 3.6 GHz Intel "Sandy Bridge-E" Xeon Quad-Core (10 MB Cache)
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 quad-channel SDRAM (up to 32 GB)
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA III high performance drive
Storage Three hard drive bays for up to 12 TB (RAID 0, 1, 5)
Optical Drive StormDrive Dual Layer CD/DVD writer
USB 8x USB 2.0 ports (480 Mb/s)
2x USB 3.0 ports (4.8 Gb/s)
FireWire Supports installation of 2x FireWire 400 ports (TI chipset)
eSATA 2x eSATA 3.0 ports (6 Gb/s)
Media 7-in-1 media card reader
Graphics NVIDIA Quadro K600 (1GB)
Video Out 1x dual-link DVI, 1x DisplayPort
PCI-Express PCI-Express 3.0: 4x PCIe (x16), 2x PCIe (x1)
PCI 1x PCI slot
LAN Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
SPDIF 1x Coaxial S/PDIF out, 1x Optical S/PDIF out
7.1 channel high definition audio: Center / Sub / Rear / Side / Line Out / Line In / Mic
PSU 500 watt silent power supply (80 Plus Certified)
Software Windows 7, 64-bit, tuned for visual and audio production
Windows 8-ready
Custom high-performance BIOS
RainZone Internet Safe Zone
RainCare Restore Recovery and Backup Solution
Dimensions 7.2 x 14.2 x 15.4" (18.2 x 36 x 39 cm)
Weight 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
NVIDIA Quadro K600
System Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
CUDA Cores 192
GPU Memory 1 GB DDR
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 29 GB/s
Maximum Power Consumption 41 W
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Thermal Solution Ultra-quiet active fansink
Form Factor Single slot, low profile
Display Connectors DVI-I DL Display Port 1.2 with audio
Number of Displays Supported 2
Maximum DP 1.2 Resolution 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz
Maximum DVI-I DL Resolution 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz
Maximum DVI-I SL Resolution 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz
Maximum VGA Resolution (via optional VGA adapter) 2048 x 1536 at 85 Hz
HDCP Support Yes
Graphics APIs Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.3, DirectX 11
Compute APIs CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL
NVIEW Yes
Mosaic Mode Yes (Windows 7 and Linux)
NVIDIA 3D / 3D Vision Pro Yes, via USB port
Minimum System Requirements Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3, Linux, or Solaris
PCIe (x16) expansion slot
1 GB or more of system memory, 2 GB recommended
200 MB of available disk space for full driver installation
Blu-ray, DVD-ROM drive
DisplayPort, DVI or VGA compatible display(s) (VGA through an optional adapter)
3D Graphics Architecture Scalable geometry architecture
Hardware tessellation engine
FXAA/TXAA dedicated anti-aliasing engine
Bindless textures
Shader Model 5.0 (OpenGL 4.3 and DirectX 11)
Up to 16K x 16K texture and render processing
Transparent multisampling and super sampling
16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
32-bit per component floating point texture filtering and blending
Up to 64x full scene anti-aliasing
Decode acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile, H.264, MVC, VC1, DivX (version 3.11 and later), and Flash (10.1 and later)
Dedicated H.264 encoder
Blu-ray dual-stream hardware accelerating (supporting HD picture-in-picture playback)
NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Processing Architecture SMX architecture (streaming multi-processor design that delivers greater processing and efficiency)
API support including: CUDA C, CUDA C++, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenCL, Java, Python, and Fortran
NVIDIA Parallel Data Cache hierarchy (configurable L1 and unified L2 caches)
Advanced Display Features Simultaneously run two directly connected displays, each with full display capabilities
Support up to two displays with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream technology
DisplayPort 1.2 output includes Multi-Stream and HBR2 support, capable of supporting resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz
DVI-I Dual-Link output (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz or 1920 x 1200 at 120Hz)
Internal 400MHz DAC DVI-I output (analog display up to 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz)
DisplayPort to VGA, DisplayPort to DVI (single-link) and DisplayPort to HDMI cables available
DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI support HDCP (HDMI via HDMI adapter)
12-bit internal display pipeline (hardware support for 12-bit scanout on supported panels, applications and connections)
NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, 3D DLP, interleaved, and other 3D stereo format support
Full OpenGL quad buffered stereo support
Underscan/overscan compensation and hardware scaling
NVIDIA NVIEW multi-display technology
NVIDIA Mosaic technology
DisplayPort and HDMI Digital Audio Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS 5.1, multi-channel (7.1) LPCM, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC
Data rates of 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz, 176 KHz, and 192 KHz
Word sizes of 16-bit, 20-bit, and 24-bit

*HDMI audio only through an optional DVI-to-HDMI adapter
Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation
  • Power Supply
  • Rain Ensemble Plug & Play Session
  • 1-Year RainCare Warranty and Technical Support