Dell launches four high-end PowerEdge servers

Summary:The company has introduced four servers designed for intense computing environments, based on Intel's Nehalem-EX and AMD's Opteron processors

Dell launched four new servers on Tuesday, three of which are powered by Intel's Nehalem-EX processor and one by AMD's latest Opteron.

The server processor and system updates have been fast and furious in recent days. Dell's latest updates to its PowerEdge lineup, which has included cloud-oriented servers, are designed for intense computing environments.

The lineup includes the PowerEdge M910, a four-socket Intel Nehalem-EX blade server. The blade can hit 512GB of RAM across 32 DIMM slots. The PowerEdge R910 is aimed at Unix migrations, large databases and virtualisation shops. It is a 4U Nehalem-E-based server with up to 64 DIMMs of memory. The Nehalem-EX-based, 2U PowerEdge R810 is designed for datacentre consolidations. It can manage four socket workloads and handle 32 memory DIMMs on two processors. PowerEdge R815 is powered by AMD Opteron and can scale memory to 32 DIMMs and deploy up to 48 cores.

For more on this story, see Dell launches new Intel Nehalem EX servers; AMD Opteron addition on

Topics: Servers


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