Fujitsu Siemens has launched a series of new high-performance, low-energy workstations based on AMD's 64-bit Opteron processors.

The workstations are being pitched as environmentally friendly because of the reduced hazardous substances used in the machines and their power efficiency. The Celsius V830 is among the first platforms to use AMD's PowerNow! technology with Optimised Power Management. The technology is designed to save electricity by adjusting power according to the load of work being performed.

The power savings also leads to reduced noise because cooling fans can run at lower speeds.

The V830 workstations are aimed at people requiring intensive calculation and graphics performance in areas such as engineering, digital content creation, virtual reality and scientific computing.

The workstations can be equipped with dual-core AMD Opteron 275, 270 and 265 chips. They also include graphics power from Nvidia's core logic media and communications processors, the nForce Professional 2200 and 2050, and the AMD 8132 chipset with HyperTransport technology.

The Celsius V series is for memory-intensive computing, and can hold up to 32GB of double data rate (DDR) SDRAM.