Feeds

Dell delivers Quads

Gives birth to high performance servers and workstations

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Dell is selling its servers and workstations with Intel's Quad-Core Xeon processors on board.

The company is the first to announce availability of the new processors which become an option for all ranges currently offering Intel dual-core processors.

There are two processor versions available, the 1.6 GHz E5310 at £470 and the 1.8GHz E5320 for £610. The chips, developed under the codename Clovertown, cover the lower ranges of the quad-cores detailed by Intel, and the faster 2.33GHz and 2.66GHz processors may not be available in quantity until 2007.

Pin compatibility means the dual processor servers are available with either duo or quad configurations. It also means that Dell's lead will be short-lived.

The workstations will appear soon after the servers, Dell said, but the higher performance versions using Quad-Core Extreme chips will probably not be available until early next year.

The PowerEdge servers now available with Quad-Core Xeons are models 1900, 1950, 1955, 2900, 2950 and SC1430, and the 1955 blade.

At a press conference in Barcelona, Eric Velfre, director of enterprise marketing for Dell EMEA, claimed the new server options offer up to 1.6 times the performance of equivalent dual core systems and offer more bang for your buck with a performance per watt increase of up to 1.4 times.

The quad announcement accompanied the release of dual-core AMD servers. Velfre said this fully justifies Dell's recent decision to add AMD as a supplier allowing Dell to offer its customers choice and the best performance and pricing to suit their needs.

He added that when AMD delivers its own quad-core processors in Q2 of next year, the technology would become the mainstream technology in the server.

A base configuration of the SC1430 server without operating system and VAT costs £839 and at the high end the basic price of the 2950 is £1,379. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Microsoft builds teleporter weapon to send VMware into Azure
Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.