Dell PowerEdge R920 is top of the line server


Information is power. The reality is that for enterprises today, fast and easy access to a deluge of information really does become one of the most powerful advantages a company can have over its competitors Dell recently announced its latest addition to the PowerEdge server portfolio, the Dell PowerEdge R920, their highest performing serving which promises great real time results.

The 4-socket, 4U PowerEdge R920, runs on Intel’s new E7 processors, which is designed to handle extremely demanding, mission critical workloads like enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), e-commerce, and very large databases – including in-memory databases. Initial workload testing shows:

SAP workloads:
· A world record 4-socket Linux benchmark result of 24,150 benchmark users on the SAP SD 2-Tier benchmark.

· A 71% improved performance over the previous best E7-4800 4-socket SAP SD benchmark.

· Nearly the same performance in an SAP environment compared with the previous generation 8-socket servers, providing up to a 50% cost savings in software licensing to the customer.

Oracle workloads:
· Customers processing more than twice the number of Oracle OLAP queries than with previous generation server configurations and when coupled with a Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solution.

· More than twice the throughput to process larger Oracle OLAP data sets and twice the reduction in latency.

The PowerEdge R920 d0ifferent from previous generations and other solutions on the market. It comes down to a few simple points:

· Getting results faster: Applications can perform more transactions in less time, with up to 60 cores of processing power and several significant data access enhancements: like the 8 ultra high performance, ultra low latency PCIe Express Flash drives that far surpass the IOPS performance of rotating drives, the new H730P PowerEdge RAID controller (PERC) that doubles the previous cache size and delivers up to 100% more IOPS performance, and the dual PERC capacity that lets customers maximize performance across the larger number of available solid state drives (SSDs).

· Scaling to match the challenge: With 6 TB of memory and up to 24 local storage drives, the R920 is designed to allow IT to grow quickly in response to dynamic business conditions.

The R920 is also an excellent candidate for threaded HPC applications that require large amounts of shared memory (SMP codes). These “fat nodes” are essential in most modern

HPC systems to accommodate applications that scale-up (vs. scale-out). The R920 includes a plug-in for managing or monitoring your HPC environment via Nagios (Linux console). We know our customers want as much CPU performance as they can get for their applications.


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