|Processor:||2x Intel Xeon E5-2650V3 2.3Ghz 10-Core/20-Thread 25MB Cache Processors (20-Cores Total/40-Threads Total)|
|Memory:||64GB – 4x 16GB PC4-17000R RDIMM|
|HDDs:||1.6TB SSD – 2x Dell Enterprise 800GB SATA SSD 6Gbps 2.5″ Hot-plug Hard Drive (Image shows 480s but they’ve been upgraded to 800s)|
|Controller:||PERC H730 Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB NV Cache Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60|
|Network:||Intel Quad-Port I350 1Gb Ethernet Network Daughter Card|
|Power Supplies:||Dual, Hot-plug, Redundant Power Supply (1+1), 750W|
|Remote Administration:||iDRAC8 Enterprise|
|Rack Mount:||Rack Rails and Faceplate included|
|Warranty:||30 Day Warranty|
DELL POWEREDGE Overview
Dell has been rolling out a stable stream of energy-efficient servers. These contain a new blade, several towers and a handful of rack models. All were dual-core Intel models until the company introduced two AMD models with much fanfare.
According to Gartner, Dell transported 432,850 servers in the second quarter. That signifies a market share of 21.5 percent of the total server space. Analyst Jeffrey Hewitt says, “Dell succeeded to increase server shipments by 2.3 percent over the same quarter last year, but it experienced a drop in server income of 1.8 percent for the same period.”
Franks, product manager of Dell’s PowerEdge Server Group, qualifies those numbers by corporate, a category in which Dell includes small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Franks believes that SMB is very important to them and has always been in emphasis, they recently presented a line of servers aimed at the SMB marketplace.”
Dell has a variety of new towers from which to choose. Each delivers a performance bump of anywhere from 60 percent to 200 percent more than its ancestor. For example, the PowerEdge 1900 comes with a dual-core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors and is designed for database, messaging, file and print sharing, as well as remote office markets.
The company has improved its performance by 211 percent compared to the previous generation. The PowerEdge 840, on the other hand, is introduced as a more general-purpose tower. It uses dual-core Intel Xeon 3000 series processors and is accessible with SAS and SATA disk. PowerEdge SC440, which also uses Xeon 3000 series chips, comes at the entry-level. According to Franks, it has the ability to be used in small businesses for file/print, e-mail, Web and application server purposes.
Dell has presented a few new offerings on the rack front as well. For example, the PowerEdge 860 is a 1U rack-mountable server powered with dual-core Xeon 3000 Dell quad-socket. Xeon 7100-based PowerEdge 6800 and PowerEdge 6850 both have been made for data center usage.
They can be beefed up to 16MB cache processors to process massive data blocks for large database environments, Franks believes that the PowerEdge 6850 is more favored as a back-end database running SQL Server or Oracle.
One Blade, One Vision
Dell has never been thought of as a “blade vendor.” Since the early days of blades it promoted one model at a time on a largely take it or leave it basis. The PowerEdge 1955 blade server is the latest version, using the Xeon 5100 processor.
The good news is that anyone who laden up with older Dell 1855 blades need not be too worried when it comes time to refresh. The newest blades fit in the similar 7U chassis as the old 1855, and both blades can be arranged side-by-side.
It comes with much better Fiber Channel (FC) features, which help it keep up with the latest and fastest storage gear, however, it also supports Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity.
As one would imagine, the 1955 blade drops power consumption by 25 percent compared to 1855, with a performance per watt rating increased by 169 percent.
Dell Chip Change
All the servers mentioned above are Intel Xeon-based. Each one contains dual-core processors. In fact, Dell has completed its rollout of dual-core around every server it makes.
Frank believes that Dual-core is now mainstream and comes standard with our servers, the only exceptions are older server models we keep in the catalog in case existing customers want some more.
For example, you may be able to buy single-core Celeron processor machines, though, you will not see them advertised. According to Franks, the company does this to provide a smooth transition from older to newer models.
But the key news on the chip obverse isn’t the low-key presence of Celeron or the end-to-end rollout of dual-core. After being committed and voiced Intel stalwart for many years, Dell conceded and is bringing AMD into the fold, albeit very slowly and thoughtfully.
Therefore, two AMD Opteron models have been released. The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is 4 socket machine, while the PowerEdge SC1435 is a 2 socket, rack-dense version.
Dell introduced its 12th generation servers based on Intel Xeon in March 2012. 620 and 720.  are the two basic lines., Dell presently offers two rack-model servers On the 720 lines: The PowerEdge R720 and the R720XD  — where the later offers the choice to extend the system to up to 26 internal disks.
The PowerEdge 620 series propose 4 models for the rack, tower and a ½ height blade-server M620.  A ½ height blade confers that you can fit up to 16 of those servers in one M1000e enclosure. The M520 and M620 both are also useable in the new PowerEdge VRTX system.
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