Dell launches new Intel Nehalem EX servers; AMD Opteron addition

Dell launches new Intel Nehalem EX servers; AMD Opteron addition

Summary: Dell launched four new servers---three powered by Intel's Nehalem EX processor and one by AMD's latest Opteron.

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Dell on Tuesday launched four new servers---three 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 are designed for intense computing environments. Meanwhile, Dell is trying to poach a few customers in "proprietary Unix deployments." Hmm. Sun Microsystems?

Dell's rolled out four PowerEdge servers. The lineup includes:

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

All of the servers have fail-safe virtualization, designed to save power and better access memory. Dell also recently upgraded its servers for Intel's latest Xeons too.

According to Dell's statement, the company is heavily focused on beating up Sun. Dell touted migration services from RISC/Unix data centers. That turf used to be Sun's, but customers are increasingly migrating to Linux from Unix.

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