Dell is targeting the datacentre environment with the launch of the ninth-generation of its PowerEdge servers.
The new range features what Dells boasts are the most comprehensive enhancements ever to the product line and are part of a drive to support its ambition to deliver what it says are complete and cost-effective enterprise technologies across the datacentre environment.
Dell says that the PowerEdge 1950, 2900 and 2950 servers and Dell PowerEdge 1955 blade server dramatically boost performance in the datacentre. Powered by Intel’s Xeon 5100 series processor, Dell says this will lower power consumption and feature advances in memory technology with an enhanced industrial design, thus giving customers cutting-edge capabilities without increased complexity or costs.
The systems are rated as delivering up to a 152% performance increase over the previous generation of server. Furthermore, the company claims that the new server portfolio can also lower power consumption by up to 25%, providing an increase in performance per watt of electricity of up to 169% and addressing customer requirements to reduce the cost and environmental impact of datacentre power demands.
Other key features claimed by Dell include fully buffered DIMMs that are claimed to provide a new memory interface for faster data transmission; improved signal integrity and error detection; SAS (serial attached SCSI) hard drives for faster, more reliable data transmission and reduced thermal output; TCP/IP offload engine, which helps reduce traffic on a host processor to enhance system performance; enhanced virtualisation technology for improved performance, management and utilisation in virtualised workloads such as VMware.