by Lyle Smith

Dell Adds Intel Broadwell Support to Quad-Socket PowerEdge 13G Servers

Dell has announced new performance and capability updates to its PowerEdge 13th generation four-socket server portfolio, a line that is specifically designed for enterprise customers that have large scale server deployments. The PowerEdge 13th generation four-socket servers enhance performance for big data and real-time analytics, as well as dense virtualization deployments, while promoting flexibility, scalability and manageability needed for a future-ready enterprise. We recently reviewed the Dell PowerEdge 13G R730 Server.

First is the PowerEdge R930, which leverages the new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 family to help customers effectively deploy database intensive applications with the ability to seamlessly scale up and better manage infrastructure and mission-critical workload delivery.

Dell indicates the following features of the PowerEdge R930 line:

  • In-memory database performance: The Dell PowerEdge R930 with Intel Xeon E7-8890 V4 processors recently set three new world-record benchmarks:
    • A world-record result on the standard benchmark for the SAP HANA platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 2 billion records. This new record is a 24.77 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
    • A world-record result on the standard benchmark for SAP HANA platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 4 billion records. This new world record is a 23.06 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
    • A new world record result on the SAP sales and distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. This new world record is a 33.09 percent increase over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
  • Optimized data base performance: The PowerEdge R930 with MSFT SQL Server 2016, as well as its built-in high performing data warehouse, have processing power required for virtualization and memory-intensive application workloads for database. PowerEdge R930 with the Dell Compellent SC9000 All Flash Array, MS SQL Server 2016 data-warehousing and Emulex’s latest fiber channel 16G Gen 6 delivered 99.4 percent greater storage throughput and 44% faster IOPs than the legacy Emulex 8G Gen 5 fiber channel solution

Next, is the 2U rack server PowerEdge R830, which is a foundational four-socket rack server specifically built to excel in database applications, scale-out virtualization and VDI environments and ideal for mainstream and mid-market customers standardized on a rack form factor. The R830 also features the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v4 product family.

Featuring four processors and up to 48 DIMMS, Dell indicates the following features of the PowerEdge R830:

  • An optimum combination of scalability, flexibility and density for both scale-out virtualization deployments as well as VDI deployments
  • A great balance across compute, memory and overall cost for customers running computational or transactional Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases standardized on rack form factors
  • This four-socket extension of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family gives customers more options and greater flexibility for scaling their infrastructure and growing business in a hardware-enhanced security environment.

Dell’s four-socket server portfolio gives their customers the choice of a platform that best supports their data center density, scalability, manageability and flexibility needs. Dell has also announced that it will be updating its PowerEdge FX2 and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms with the PowerEdge FC830 and the PowerEdge M830 blade servers, which feature the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v4 family.

Dell’s PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, four-socket compute node for the PowerEdge FX architecture. The FC830 gives organizations the ability to easily and quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. Dell claims that this converged platform boasts twice the four-socket density of any other available solution on today’s market, adding that, as a result, it is ideal for Oracle RAC or dense four-socket deployments.

Availability

The PowerEdge R930, 4S/4U rack sever is now available while the PowerEdge R830 rack server and PowerEdge FC830 and M830 blade servers are slated for a later release in June.

PowerEdge 13th generation 

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