Dell Introduces Industry’s First Automated Workstation Software to Improve Application Performance

  Dell Introduces Industry’s First Automated Workstation Software to Improve
  Application Performance

  *Dell Precision Performance Optimizer simplifies, automates and optimizes
    Dell Precision workstation settings to maximize application performance
  *Software can improve application performance by up to 57 percent¹
  *Application profiles available for Autodesk Maya, PTC Creo® and Dassault
    SolidWorks with other profiles available soon

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- April 02, 2013

Dell today announced Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO), the
industry’s first software that automatically configures Dell Precision
workstation settings to maximize performance of engineering, design and
digital content creation applications. DPPO is preloaded with profiles for
popular applications such as Autodesk Maya, PTC Creo and Dassault SolidWorks
and once activated automatically adjusts system settings to optimize
performance. Additional features include proactive system maintenance and
tracking and reporting of system utilization – helping Dell Precision
customers enhance and speed up their design and render times.

Dell Precision Performance Optimizer is an extension of Dell’s existing
workstation tools designed to provide customers maximum performance and
dependability so they can remain focused on being creative. For example, as
part of the Dell Precision Technology Program, Dell engineers work closely
with technology partners to architect, design and test joint solutions
providing customers assurance that their hardware is compatible and optimized
for their software. Dell also develops and provides recommended configurations
for customers’ specific software and workflows through the Dell Precision
Workstation Advisor. Dell Precision Performance Optimizer is the next step in
Dell serving as the trusted advisor to help customers maximize efficiency and

Dell Precision Performance Optimizer offers three main features to enable
comprehensive yet simplified system optimization and eliminate the guesswork
from adjusting system settings:

  *Automatic Performance Optimization - DPPO comes preloaded with predefined
    performance profiles for popular applications such as Autodesk Maya, PTC
    Creo and Dassault SolidWorks. Unlike other tools, once activated, the
    software automatically adjusts system configurations such as CPU, memory,
    storage, graphics and operating system settings whenever a supported
    application is launched. This allows workers to quickly improve
    workstation performance when switching between applications and projects,
    like moving from rich animation projects to detailed CAD design. Based on
    Dell testing and benchmarking, users can experience up to 57 percent
    increase in application performance¹ with DPPO.
  *System Maintenance – IT professionals and users can gain greater control
    and knowledge of their system through automated or manual updates for new
    drivers, BIOS, application software, firmware and other vital components.
    This helps ensure systems are running optimally and increases user
  *Tracking & Reporting – The application also includes advanced tools to
    analyze and model system utilization such as how much free memory is
    available, processor utilization, thermal sensor data, battery state and
    more. Detailed reports can be scheduled to run and analyze system
    utilization at any time, even during intensive tasks like compiling code
    or rendering frames.

Pricing & Availability:

Dell Precision Performance Optimizer is free and is pre-installed on Dell
Precision T1650, T3600, T5600, T7600, M4700 and M6700 workstations with
Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit) and Windows 8 (64 bit) operating systems. Application
profiles are currently available in English for Autodesk Maya, PTC Creo,
Dassault SolidWorks with Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe After Effects®, and Adobe
Media Encoder® and other profiles available soon. French and German languages
will be available for download in the coming months with other languages
available later this year.


“We’re excited to continue introducing innovative new solutions like Dell
Precision Performance Optimizer that empower our customers with uncompromising
performance, dependability and design,” said Efrain Rovira, executive director
of Dell Precision. “From hardware design to software enhancements, we are
always looking for new and meaningful ways to make our workstation customers
more productive.”

“Broadcast and video pros demand top performance and increased speed to
optimally run Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder,” said Simon
Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Dell’s announcement today
is a big step forward for our users to have improved productivity for faster
project completion and enhanced creativity.”

“We work closely with Dell to make sure our software runs smoothly on Dell
Precision Workstations, and we’re excited how today’s solution helps to
further enhance our customer’s experience,” said Mark Strassman, vice
president of Media and Entertainment Industry Strategy and Marketing at
Autodesk. “As a result, Autodesk Maya users can create more engaging content
faster using Dell Precision workstations.”

“PTC and Dell have a long history of delivering technology solutions that
transform the way our customers create and service products,” said Brian
Thompson, Vice President of PTC Creo Product Management at PTC. “We are
excited about the potential for Dell Precision Performance Optimizer to
deliver additional value for PTC Creo customers using Dell Precision

Additional Information:

  *Dell on Twitter
  *Dell Precision
  *Dell Precision Performance Optimizer Blog
  *Dell Precision Performance Optimizer In-Depth Video
  *Dell Precision Performance Optimizer Overview Video

About Dell:

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit

Dell and Dell Precision are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any
proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

PTC and Creo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the U.S. and in other countries.

¹ Based on system graphics composite score from testing at Dell labs December
2012 using a Dell Precision M6700 with Nvidia Quadro® K3000M comparing
factory-installed default settings against DPPO optimized settings running
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Performance Test. Actual performance will vary
based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.


Lauren Mauro, 512-300-3066
WPP Team Dell
Rebecca Wolfe, 212-798-9880
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