Dell Unveils New PowerEdge Server Portfolio with New AI and Edge Computing Capabilities
March 22, 2021
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Youpal Guest Writer
by Youpal Guest Writer

Round Rock, Texas-headquartered technology company Dell Technologies has introduced 17 next-generation servers under its PowerEdge portfolio, featuring a mix of both AMD and Intel processors.

The new server portfolio powers organisations to gain and act on real-time insights from data and will accelerate the industry’s journey towards edge computing, artificial intelligence, and increased multi cloud adoption.

“As we innovate for the future of IT, advanced automation is a must, no matter where infrastructure resides. Our new PowerEdge servers offer next-level performance to help customers accelerate data insights and the move toward autonomous compute,” Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies.

With third-gen AMD EPYC processors, PowerEdge R6515 can accelerate data processing capabilities by up to 60% in big data Hadoop databases while PowerEdge R750, featuring upcoming third Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is capable of delivering up to 43% greater performance in solving parallel linear equations, the company claimed in a press statement.

According to the company, through Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise, PowerEdge servers and systems management can deliver up to 85% time savings on average and eliminate dozens of steps with automation, the company claims.

“With the virtualized environment we’ve deployed on PowerEdge servers, we have the agility to shift workloads as needed. Whether it’s an email, an increase in customer traffic or a machine learning workload that needs to be completed quickly, we’re able to adjust with the business’ needs with PowerEdge’s flexibility and performance,” Joel Weight, chief technology officer at Overstock.com, was quoted as saying in the statement.

PowerEdge servers feature PCIe Gen 4.0 and up to six accelerators per server to support the data-intensive workloads which coupled with its autonomous intelligence, make it the most AI-enabled PowerEdge portfolio to date.

PowerEdge XE8545,   a4U, standard-depth rack server, supports AI, analytics and advanced computing workloads on one system.  PowerEdge R750xa delivers GPU-dense performance for machine learning training, inferencing and AI with support for the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite. The dual socket, 2U server is powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and supports up to four double-wide GPUs and six single-wide GPUs.

The portfolio includes the XR11 and XR12 ruggedized servers with Intel processors delivers enterprise performance and security, catering the growing demands of edge-based workloads.

PowerEdge C6525, R7525, R6525, R7515 and R6515 servers are available globally currently while XE8545 will be available from March 29.  

The company plans global availability of C6520, MX750c, R750, R750xa, R650 in May 2021.  R750xs, R650xs, R550, R450, and the ruggedized PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 have planned availability in the second quarter of 2021. 

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