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Lenovo ThinkStation P510 Workstation - System Overview


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The Lenovo ThinkStation P510 workstation is very similar to the previous generation Lenovo P500, however, the big change is support for the Intel Xeon E5 v4 processors. This workstation also supports a few more graphics cards than the previous version and offers excellent expandability—in fact, it's a surprisingly powerful system! It's ISV (Independent Software Vendor) certified to work with industry standard software in a variety of fields, and features tool-less replacement and upgrade with red touch points throughout the chassis to indicate removable components.

ISV Certification

ISV is an acronym for Independent Software Vendor. Certification ensures independent software vendor applications are tested. It ensures reliable and consistent performance with the software, hardware, approved accessories, and operating systems. The independent software vendors create software applications designed for specific industries. Industries like engineering, finance, geology, and media to name a few. Some of the software manufacturers included in the certification are Adobe, Autodesk, Geomagic, and Mathworks.


Intel's C612 chipset supports a single Xeon E5-1600 v4 or Xeon E5-2600 v4 processor. This system will also support a single Xeon E5-1600 v3 or Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor. With the v4 processors you get up to 22 cores, four more than the top of the line v3 version. You also get transfer speeds of up to 2400MHz. Either a 490W or 650W power supply powers the systemand can be easily replaced in seconds without any tools.

lenovo p510 workstation memory slots detail


The system features two banks of four memory slots for a total of eight slots. It supports unbuffered (UDIMM) and registered (RDIMM) DDR4 memory modules. Using RDIMM modules, the workstation will support up to 256GB of memory at transfer speeds of up to 2400MHz.


Storage on this system is really quite impressive. Flex Trays in each internal storage bay can support a 3.5-inch (LFF) drive, a 2.5-inch (SFF) drive or one of each. Two front mounted Flex Bays can be converted to support a single LFF or SFF drive. This brings the total conventional drive support number to ten. Of course you also have the option of installing an M.2 storage devices in one of the six PCie 3.0 slots or in the Flex Adapter slot.


The "Flex" features on the Lenovo P510 ThinkStation enable more functionality while preserving the PCIe slots for other uses. The supported Nvidia graphics cards cover a wide spectrum from low-end GPUs to the new Pascal-based Nvidia P6000. There are six PCIe 3.0 slots total with two x16 slots dedicated to graphics. A maximum of two graphics cards can be installed and can support up to eight monitors. The other PCie slots can be used for a number of things. These include HD/RAID controllers, NICs, Thunderbolt, Firewire, WiFi, and the above mentioned M.2 PCIe storage cards.


Lenovo has applications to monitor and optimize your system performance. In addition to management features offered by the OS, the Lenovo Solution Center comes pre-loaded on the P-series workstations and provides alerts of system errors or hardware failures. Lenovo's Performance Tuner helps you get the most out of your ISV certified software. It helps to fine tune hardware and software to maximize power and resources for both single and multi-threaded applications.


Flexibility is the name of the game with the Lenovo ThinkStation P510 workstation. This system is loaded with components and the potential for a great deal of expansion, and there's plenty of external device capacity thanks to the 12 USB ports.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P510 Workstation - Specifications

Processor - 1 Socket
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 or E5-1600 v4 family processors
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 or E5-1600 v3 processors
    Intel C612 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
    8 DIMM slots RDIMM, ECC, DDR4
    Up to 2400MHz
    Up to 256GB
Graphics, GPU computing
    Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for graphics and GPU computing adapters.
    Up to two NVIDIA Quadro M5000 SLI.
Supporting Graphics and GPU computing
  • NVS 310
  • NVS 315
  • NVS 510
  • NVS 810
  • Quadro K420
  • Quadro K620
  • Quadro K1200
  • Quadro K2200
  • Quadro K4200
  • Quadro K5200
  • Quadro M2000
  • Quadro M4000
  • Quadro M5000
  • Quadro M6000
  • Quadro P5000
  • Quadro P6000
  • Tesla K40
RAID controller
    Supports one of the following:

  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 with onboard SATA controller in chipset, SATA 6Gb/s.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 with optional LSI RAID flex adapter, 12Gb/s SAS and SATA.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 with optional LSI 9364-8i PCIe adapter, 1GB memory, 12Gb/s SAS and SATA
Drive Bays
    Two external 5.25” flex bays for flex module, optical drives, or optional disk drives.
    Four 3.5” internal bays. Each 3.5” bay can support dual drives on selected models (see right).

    HDD 1-4: Standard 3.5” HDD bay, up to four 3.5” or 2.5” disk drives.
    On selected models, each 3.5” bay can supports 2.5” (9mm or less) drive plus 3.5” drive, or two 2.5” (15mm or less) drives.

    Flex bay: Two 5.25” flex bays, for HH optical drives.
    Or up to one optional flex module (Flex module supports one or more of the following options: 9.5mm optical/29-in-1 USB 3.0 reader/front IEEE 1394/front eSATA).
    Or up to two HDD bays for two drives, 3.5” or 2.5” each, SATA only.
Flex bay
    Two 5.25” flex bays for optical drives, Front Access Storage Enclosure drives, Flex Bay Storage Enclosure drives, or flex module.
  • Up to two half-height optical drives or up to one 9.5mm optical drive, DVD-ROM, DVD±RW, or Blu-Ray burner
  • Up to one Front Access Storage Enclosure for one 3.5” or 2.5” SATA drive.
  • Up to two Flex Bay Storage Enclosure for two 3.5” or 2.5” SATA drives.
Flex connector
    One flex connector, supports one of the following:

  • Up to one LSI RAID flex adapter for SATA/SAS RAID
  • Up to one Multi-I/O flex adapters for one 2.5” PCIe SSD
  • Up to one M.2 flex adapters for one M.2 PCIe SSD
Network interfaces
    Integrated one Gigabit Ethernet (Intel i218LM), supports Wake-on-LAN.
    Optional discrete Ethernet is available
HD Audio
    Realtek ALC662 codec
    TCG 1.2-compliant
Power supply
    One fixed 490 watts, autosensing, 90%, 80 PLUS Gold qualified.
    One fixed 650 watts, autosensing, 92%, 80 PLUS Platinum qualified.
Rear ports
  • Four USB 2.0
  • Four USB 3.0
  • One serial (9-pin)
  • One ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Three analog audio ports (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
  • Two PS/2
Front ports
  • Four USB 3.0 (one Diagnostic, one Always On)
  • One combo audio/microphone jack (3.5mm)
Add-on ports
  • Supports the following optional ports:

  • Two IEEE 1394 (one on rear and one on front flex module) via PCIe adpater, up to one adapter per system.
  • Two rear USB 3.0 per PCIe adapter, up to three adapters per system.
  • One rear Thunderbolt via PCIe adapter.
  • One front eSATA (on flex module), or one rear eSATA via cable (also needs one PCIe slot), up to one eSATA port per system.
  • One internal USB 3.0 port via cable, cannot be intermixed with 29-in-1 reader
Media reader
    9-in-1 USB 2.0 or 29-in-1 USB 3.0 card reader
    H: 17.32” (44.0cm)
    W: 6.9” (17.5cm)
    D: 18.5” (47cm)
    Tool-less parts: all except CPU fansink
    48.94 lb (22.2kg) max configuration

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