Technology giant Dell introduced enhancements to its PowerEdge server portfolio with AMD (NYSE: AMD) Opteron 6200 Series processors for better energy efficiency and performance for enterprise applications, the Web, private clouds and virtualization. The company offers the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors in its PowerEdge R715 and R815 rack servers, the PowerEdge M915 blade server and the ultra-dense PowerEdge C6145.
With up to 16 cores per processor, the AMD processors achieve up to 24-84 percent better performance helping applications to run more effectively, according to AMD. The PowerEdge M915 supports four high-performance AMD Opteron 6282SE processors, enabling it to outperform HP's Proliant BL685c G7 blade servers by up to 8 percent, based on reports published on the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's Website.
For customers seeking to save data center space, the high-density Dell PowerEdge R815 provides four processors in a 2U chassis compared to the 4U designs of the HP DL580 and HPDL585. "Highly virtualized environments and scale-out workloads like cloud and Big Data are changing the dynamics of the data center," said Sally Stevens, vice president of server platform marketing for Dell.
"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," she explained. "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."
Built specifically to drive higher compute in less space, the Dell PowerEdge C6145 delivers enhanced performance, increased scalability for virtualization with less overhead and more efficient scale-out economics for cloud computing. The PowerEdge C6145 now packs up to 128 AMD 6200 Series processor cores in 2U with shared infrastructure that is designed to increase server density and a feature set that helps minimizes power drain. As a result, customers such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) are able to handle massively parallel applications at 2-3 times less cost compared to typical 4-socket processing.
"NCSA's iForge supercomputer helps improve the design and manufacturing of a variety of products, from aircraft engines to mobile phone networks," said Evan Burness, project manager of the private sector program at the NCSA. "NCSA's early testing of the PowerEdge C6145 with Opteron 6200 series processors demonstrates excellent performance and parallelism across a range of commercial engineering applications. Dell and AMD have done a superb job creating a powerful and balanced HPC solution, and one that we believe helps deliver a distinct competitive advantage to our partners as part of iForge."