Dell unveils new dual-core servers

Posted on Monday, August 08 2005 @ 22:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell today introduced two new PowerEdge servers featuring Intel's dual-core processors. The PowerEdge 830 and PowerEdge 850 servers provide the performance and power of two processing units in a single socket to bring an affordable solution to customers facing increasing computing demands. Both systems can deliver up to twice the memory of their predecessors, a choice of three different processors, and advanced management features to help customers get even greater value and flexibility from their investment.

The PowerEdge 830 is a single socket tower server for workgroup, remote office and small business customers. It is designed for such diverse uses as Web serving, Internet access, or running messaging, back-office, and productivity applications and with dual-core technology, delivers up to 62 percent greater performance than the PowerEdge 800.

The PowerEdge 850 is a single-socket 1U (1.75 inch) rack mount server designed for small business and cost-sensitive data center customers. It is ideal as a Web and infrastructure server and uses next generation technologies to give customers scalability and headroom for future growth. With advanced dual-core technology, the PowerEdge 850 delivers up to 79 percent greater compute-intensive performance and up to 26 percent greater web-serving performance than its predecessor, the PowerEdge 750(a).

The advanced features available on these systems give customers affordable choices to meet a wide range of computing demands. The PowerEdge 830 offers optional hot-plug SCSI RAID Arrays, enhanced PCI-Express capabilities and a tool-less chassis designed for reduced maintenance and installation time. The PowerEdge 850 includes a new high-performance PCI-Express architecture and dual embedded Gigabit NICs.

Additional features of the PowerEdge 830 and 850 include:
  • Choice of 2.53GHz Intel Celeron, 2.8 or 3.6GHz Intel P4 with 800MHz front side bus, or 3.0/3.2GHz Intel Pentium D dual-core processor;
  • Intel E7230 chipset with advanced memory throughput that scales to 1067MHz front side bus to support future processors
  • Up to 8GB of DDR-2 SDRAM;
  • Optional SATA drives or U320 SCSI drives.
  • The Dell PowerEdge 830 and PowerEdge 850 will be available this month with pricing starting at $699 and $749, respectively. Both support Windows Server 2003, Red Hat and SuSE Linux operating systems.

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