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November 23, 2011

Dell enhances PowerEdge server portfolio with new AMD processors

PowerEdge C6145 packs up to 128 AMD 6200 Series processor cores in 2U with shared infrastructure

By CBR Staff Writer

Dell has enhanced its Dell PowerEdge server portfolio with new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors for better energy efficiency and performance for enterprise applications, Web, private cloud and virtualisation.

The AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors is available with PowerEdge R715 and R815 rack servers, the PowerEdge M915 blade server and the ultra-dense PowerEdge C6145.

The Dell PowerEdge M915’s 4-socket AMD-based blade servers supports four high-performance AMD Opteron 6282SE processors, enabling it to outperform HP’s Proliant BL685c G7 blade servers by up to 8%.

Dell PowerEdge R815 provides four processors in a 2U chassis compared to the 4U designs of the HP DL580 and HPDL585 for the customers seeking to save data centre space and high-density.

Dell PowerEdge C6145 systems with AMD Opteron 6200 processors delivers up to 200% more performance per dollar compared to theIBM x3850 X5 and delivers up to 281% more performance per U compared the HP Proliant DL980 G7.

In addition, the PowerEdge C6145 packs up to 128 AMD 6200 Series processor cores in 2U with shared infrastructure that increases server density and a streamlined feature set that minimises power drain, said the company.

Dell Server Platform Marketing vice president Sally Stevens said from economical 2-socket platforms to high-performance 4-socket blades and ultra-dense servers, Dell PowerEdge systems are tuned to deliver outstanding performance and scalability.

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"Our customers want to be able to do more work in less space, and we’re giving them that capability with a complete AMD-based server portfolio that allows them to effectively manage high volumes of system traffic while reducing workload costs," said Stevens.

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