Dell has expanded its relationship with AMD and launched four- and two-socket AMD-based servers.
Until this year, Dell had mainly relied on chips from Intel, but its server range based on AMD seems set to expand further as AMD’s server technology options widen. Dell said the AMD-based servers would help lower users’ power consumption and reduce operational complexity.
The new Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for enterprise applications such as databases, server consolidation, virtualisation and migration from RISC-based systems.
Featuring AMD Opteron processors, the PowerEdge 6950 consumes up to 20% less power than previous quad-socket PowerEdge servers, said Dell.
Dell said the new two-socket PowerEdge SC1435 is a rack-dense server optimised for high-performance computing clusters, distributed web serving and small-to-medium-sized businesses that require ‘decent’ price-performance and energy conservation features.
The PowerEdge 6950 costs from £2,050 and the PowerEdge SC1435 starts at £325.