The last couple of Dell Data Center Solutions offerings I’ve talked about, Viking and MDC, have been from the custom side of the house. Both of these solutions are targeted specifically at a few select large customers.
The subject of today’s post however, the PowerEdge C6105 server, is available to anyone running a scaled out environment. It, alongside the recently available C410X expansion chassis, represent the latest additions to the PowerEdge C line that we launched back in March.
Efficiency is its middle name
Designed to maximize performance per watt per dollar, the C6105 is ideal for energy and budget constrained scale-out environments. Targets include: Scale-out Web 2.0, hosting, and HPC applications where core count and power efficiency are the priority.
Want a closer look? Click below and product manager Steve Croce will give you a quick overview.
Some of the points Steve touches on:
- The 6105 is very dense: essentially four servers in a 2U chassis
- The system leverages “shared infrastructure,” e.g two power supplies for all four servers, four 2U fans to cool it, etc., which results in weight and power savings and allows for an extremely dense system.
- The 6105 features the Opteron 4000 series which are focused on power efficiency
- It holds 12 3.5 inch disks. Each server gets 3 disks.
- eWeek.com: Dell Targets Cloud, HPC with New Hardware
- The Register: Dell launches Opteron 4100s into Boxes-o-Cloud
- HPC Wire: Dell Revs Up HPC Strategy with New Products and Market Focus
- Press Release — Overview of Dell systems and successes: Dell High Performance Computing (HPC) Solutions Enable Research from Leading Higher Education, Government and Industry Labs
- Press Release — Early success with PowerEdge C in HPC: Universities Across the Country Deploy New Dell High-Performance Computing Solutions
Pau for now…