Dell has updated its PowerEdge server line-up, including systems with Intel's latest Xeon E7 v4 processors to allow customers to take advantage of greater performance for enterprise applications, and upcoming systems with new E5 v4 processors offering more options and greater flexibility for scaling infrastructure.
Announced following the official release of the E7-8800 v4 and E7-4800 v4 processors from Intel, the updates to Dell's 13th generation PowerEdge will be available within the coming weeks, Dell said.
"Customers today are looking for highly virtualised data centres that can easily manage evolving workloads. This, coupled with a growing demand for big data analytics, will drive the growth of the four-socket server market," said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, Dell's general manager and vice president for server solutions.
Dell's PowerEdge R930 is the chief recipient of the new enterprise-grade silicon, and is available immediately. The 4U rack-mount system ships with Xeon E7-8800 v4 chips, enabling customers to take advantage of capabilities such as Intel Run Sure Technology for greater reliability in mission-critical workload delivery.
Dell claimed that the upgraded PowerEdge R930 has set new benchmark results for SAP HANA, running the SAP BW advanced mixed load test with two billion records and four billion records, and a record result on the SAP sales and distribution standard application benchmark.
Meanwhile, Dell also highlighted upgraded systems set to ship later in June following official availability of the Xeon E5-4600 v4 processors, the counterpart to the recently launched E5-2600 v4 processors but designed for four-socket rather than two-socket systems.
Among those getting an overhaul with these chips is the PowerEdge R830, a 2U rack server designed for database applications, scale-out virtualisation and virtual desktop environments.
With four processors and the ability to fit up to 48 DIMMs, the R830 provides a great balance across compute, memory and overall cost for customers running computational or transactional workloads such as Microsoft SQL or Oracle database, Dell said.
Also due to ship with the Xeon E5-4600 v4 are the PowerEdge FC830, a four-socket compute "sled" for Dell's PowerEdge FX modular server enclosure, and the PowerEdge M830, a full-height, four-socket blade server designed for data centre consolidation.
"Dell's customer-inspired four-socket servers are designed to offer world-class performance that accelerates core enterprise application performance while increasing density and workload consolidation," said Gorakhpurwalla.
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