Dell today announced the PowerEdge SC430, it's first server with Intel's new Pentium D dual-core processors. The company says the new PowerEdge SC430 offers better performance, 50 percent more storage capacity and 50 percent more high-speed PCI Express slots than its predecessor, the PowerEdge SC420 server.
"The PowerEdge SC430 is a great first step in delivering the performance and power efficiency of dual-core technology," said Jeff Clarke, senior vice president, Dell Product Group. "As the leading provider of x86-based servers in the U.S., we plan to deliver the broadest offering of dual and multi-core servers to our small business, institutional and enterprise customers to help build out their scalable enterprise environments."
PowerEdge SC430 features include:
Choice of 2.53GHz Intel Celeron, 2.8/3.0GHz Intel P4, or 3.0/3.2GHz Intel Pentium D dual-core processor;
Up to 4GB of DDR-2 SDRAM;
Three PCI Express Slots, and two 32bit/33MHz legacy PCI slots;
Optional SATA drives or U320 SCSI drives;
Optional Travan TR-40 or DAT72 tape backup unit.
The Dell PowerEdge SC430 pricing starts at $499. It can be shipped with Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux. These servers use the new Intel E7230 chipset which offers support for dual-core Pentium D processors.