Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation

Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation

Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation

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Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • Built for Power-Hungry Creative Programs
  • Fast 3.6 GHz Sandy Bridge-E Xeon Quad
  • 8GB of RAM Upgradeable to 32GB
  • 500GB Hard Drive Upgradeable to 12TB
  • NVIDIA Quadro K600 1GB Graphics Card
  • Cool & Quiet Fan Regulator
  • Windows 7 Fine-Tuned for Max Bandwidth
  • CD/DVD Player & Burner
  • Memory Card Reader
  • Supports 7.1 Surround Sound Audio Output
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  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation
  • Power Supply
  • Rain Ensemble Plug & Play Session
  • 1-Year RainCare Warranty and Technical Support
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 23.0 x 20.0"

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