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Ultimate Performance and Expandability

The Interclypse Thunder 650 is a high-end workstation designed to maximize performance and scalability. Featuring the latest generation of Intel® multi-core Xeon® processors, advanced memory and graphics options, and flexible high throughput RAID configurations. Interclypse delivers an uncompromised workstation that
delivers performance while following industry standards that ensure reliability and reduced mcomplexity.

The addition of the NVIDIA® TeslaTM M2050 / M2070 transforms the Interclypse Thunder 650 workstation into a massively parallel “personal super computer” with 448 cores, when coupled with the standard CUDA C programming environment.

Exceptional Graphics Performance

The Interclypse Thunder 650 offers two PCIe x16 slots in order to support a wide range of high-end graphics cards enabling you to quickly visualize your engineering designs, CAD drawings, simulations, animations, or high resolution imagery. Support for the latest workstation-class graphics cards from NVIDIA® are available to provide peak graphics performance.

Latest Multi-Core Technology

The Interclypse Thunder 650 workstation is powered by the new Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors, codenamed Nehalem. The Nehalem processor delivers performance that adapts to application needs, intelligently scales energy use to performance demands, and offers best-in-class virtualization. Ideal for businesses of all sizes the Intel® 5600 series can automatically increase processor frequency when needed and reduce power during low use times.

Energy Efficient

The Interclypse Thunder 650 workstation was designed be energy efficient and operate quietly without sacrificing performance. This capability is a strategic result of the choice of motherboard, Intel® processor, energy efficient power supply, Whisper Quiet cooling fans and chassis design.

Customized Solution

Where a specific graphics, processor, or disk drive configuration is required, the Interclypse Thunder 650 workstation can be adapted to meet your custom needs. Please contact Interclypse, Inc for details.


  • Latest Intel® 5600 Series  Processor
  • Up to 192GB DDR3 Memory
  • High-density, High-performance Internal Storage
  • Energy Efficient without Sacrificing Performance
  • Cutting Edge Graphics & Audio
  • Virtualization Ready

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Form Factor

  • SSI EEB (12” x 13”)
  • Processor
  • Dual 1366-ping LGA Sockets
  • Supports up to two Intel® 64-bit Xeon® 5600 series (Nehalem-EP) processors
  • Provides up to 6.4GT/s with Intel QuickPath Interconnect
  • 8MB shared cache
  • Supports Intel® DBS (demand based switching)             and Intel® VT (Virtualization  technology)
  • Supports Turbo Boost Mode on select processors


  • Intel® 5520 (Tylersburg) chipset
  • Integrated Intel® ICH10R with Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology


  • Twelve (12) 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Supports up to 192GB 1333/1066/800MHz DDR3 ECC Registered memory
  • Supports up to 48GB 1333/1066/800MHz DDR3 ECC Unbuffered memory
  • Supports memory mirroring
  • DIMM Sizes: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
  • Corrects single-bit errors
  • Detects double-bit errors using ECC memory
  • Supports Intel® x4 and x8 Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)

Memory RAS Features

  • Channel-Independent Mode
  • Channel-Mirroring Mode
  • Demand Scrubbing Mode
  • Patrol Scrubbing Mode

Expansion Slots

  • Two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (x16 mechanical)
  • One PCI-Express 1.0 x4 slot (x8 mechanical shared with optional SAS module)
  • One PCI-Express 1.0 x1 slot (x4 mechanical)
  • One PCI 32/33 5V slot

Integrated I/O Ports

  • Four USB internal ports
  • Four USB rear ports
  • Two USB front ports
  • Ten total USB 2.0 compliant ports
  • One IEEE 1394 Firewire port
  • Two Fast UART 16550 serial ports
  • One Floppy  controller—1.44MB
  • Front and rear audio  input/output
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
  • Optional CD-RW/DVD Combo, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW, Blu-Ray DiscTM

Network Controllers

  • Embedded dual port Intel® 82575EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller with Intel® Virtualization Technology
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T

Integrated Audio

  • 7.1 HD (High Definition) audio
  • Line-in, Line-out, Microphone-in rear ports
  • Microphone and headphone front ports

Hard Drive Controller

  • Integrated Intel® ICH10R with Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology
  • Six SATA ports running at 3.0 Gb/s
  • Modular SAS and SAS RAID solution via optional Intel® I/O Expansion Module

Intel® RAID Options

  • Integrated SATA SW RAID levels 0, 1, 10
  • Optional integrated SW RAID 5 with activation key
  • Optional validated Intel® RAID Controllers

Hard Drive Options

  • Solid State Disk (SSD) up to 512GB
  • SAS 15K RPM up to 600GB
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s 5900RPM with 32MB cache up to 2.0TB
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200PM with 64MB cache up to 2.0TB
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s 10K RPM with 16MB cache up to 600GB

Integrated Graphics

Server Engine® LLC Pilot II* Controller with 64MB DDR2 memory, 8MB allocated to graphics

Optional Graphics

  • NVIDIA Quadro® FX 580—FX5800
  • NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 450

Optional GPU

  • NVIDIA® TelsaTM M2050 / M2070 GPU card with 448 cores and 6GB of memory

System BIOS

  • 32 Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • Support ACPI up to 3.0
  • PCI 2.2
  • USB Keyboard support


  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 baseboard management controller
  • Optional Intel® Remote Management Module 3             (Intel® RMM3)

Management Software

  • Intel® System Management Software
  • Intel® Deployment Assistant


  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • Thermal Control for 8 fan connectors
  • Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI)


  • Trusted Platform Management 1.2
  • Setup/BIOS password
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header

Thermal Solutions

  • Intel® Thermal Solution STS100 series

Operating Environment / Compliance

  • RoHS Compliant 6/6, Pb Free

Environmental Specs

  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35° C (50°  to 95° F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)



MODEL Thunder 650
Case Type Workstation Tower
Case Dimensions 17.6” (H) x 8.1” (W) x 23” (D)
44.6 cm x 20.5 cm x 58.4 cm

Drive Bays
Front Accessible

4 x 5.25” come with 5.25” to 3.5” adapter
6 x 3.5”

Expansion Slots 7
Cooling System 2 front 92mm Front Mounts
1 rear 120 TriCool
Power Supply 550W
TruPower 2.0
EPS 12v1 ATX12V (P4)
Material 1.0mm SECC
Gross Weight ~50 lbs.
Motherboard Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC
Special Features

2 front USB ports, 1 front IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
port and audio input/output

Swing-out side panel

Durable hinge door opens 270 Degrees

Snap-in fan mounts

Large front panel


Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit

Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional SP3

Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional SP3

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit (available with XP Mode)

Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (available with XP Mode)

Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11

CentOS 5 64-Bit


VMware vSphere 4
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 with Hyper-VT
Citrix® XenServer®

INTERCLYPSE SUPPORT (Limited Warranty details here)

Interclypse Professional Support begins before your purchase is made! Our goal is to ensure a trouble-free experience. Interclypse provides professional support services designed to ensure technology is available to solve your IT challenges, not be part of them.

Interclypse Professional Support:
Interclypse professional support is designed to meet your level of expertise to include:

  • US based Telephone Support
  • Easy to access On-line Support
  • Customizable On-site Support with fully cleared engineers
  • Streamlined Escalation management Policy with direct access to Interclypse Management

Keep Your Hard Drive: (Warranty details here)

In the event of a disk failure, Interclypse provides a service to keep your hard drive to ensure you can control your sensitive data and comply with data privacy regulations.

On-site Options:
Interclypse provides On-site options to allow you to augment your existing IT staff for critical programs that require specific technical expertise for short durations in order to ensure a successful outcome.