Dell and IBM tap Intel 64-bit for servers

IBM and Dell are expected to announce new systems built around Intel's x86 processors with 64-bit extensions.

IBM and Dell are expected to announce new systems built around Intel's x86 processors with 64-bit extensions.

The rack and tower configurations that the companies plan will differ in serviceability and manageability. But on speed and pricing, "the one- to four-way Intel architecture models are commoditised", said John Enck, an analyst at Gartner. "If you try to make a decision on that basis, it really doesn't matter."

Dell is expected to announce four dual-processor servers based on Intel's Xeon processor with 64-bit extensions.

The systems will include Openmanage 4, an upgraded version of Dell's management system that adds remote administration capabilities. Other enhancements include PCI Express technology and up to 8Gbytes of Double Data Rate 2 memory.

Two rack-mounted servers, the PowerEdge 1850 and 2850, are available now, and the two tower systems, the PowerEdge 1800 and 2800, will be available in October.

Meanwhile, IBM plans to announce eight systems based on Xeon and Pentium processors with 64-bit extensions.

IBM's offerings feature a mainframe technology called calibrated vector cooling which optimises air flow to allow its servers to meet the requirements of application server environments. They also include IBM's fourth-generation Light Path Diagnostics tool.

The IBM servers will be released over the next eight weeks.

Patrick Thibodeau writes for Computerworld
 
 
 

 

Read more on Server hardware

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close