Dell PowerEdge Server Portfolio with New AMD Opteron 6200 Processors Outperforms Competition

  • Dell PowerEdge M915 blade servers achieve world record power efficiency3 and outperform HP’s Proliant BL685c G7 blade servers by up to 8 percent1.
  • The Dell PowerEdge C6145 can deliver up to 281 percent more performance per U compared the HP Proliant DL980 G7, in a quarter of the rack space2.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 22, 2011 — Dell today introduced enhancements to its Dell PowerEdge™ server portfolio with new AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors for better energy efficiency and performance for enterprise applications, Web, private cloud and virtualization.

Dell now offers the AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors in its PowerEdge R715 and R815 rack servers, the PowerEdge M915 blade server and the ultra-dense PowerEdge C6145.

Superior Performance without Breaking the Bank

With up to 16 cores per processor, the new AMD (NYSE: AMD) processors achieve up to 24 to 84 percent better performance helping applications to run more effectively, according to AMD. The Dell PowerEdge M915 – the best performing 4-socket AMD-based blade servers on the market3– supports four high-performance AMD Opteron 6282SE processors, enabling it to outperform HP’s Proliant BL685c G7 blade servers by up to 8 percent1.

For customers seeking to save data center space, the high-density Dell PowerEdge R815 provides four processors in a 2U chassis compared to the 4U designs of the HP DL580 and HPDL585.

State-of-the-Art Performance for High Performance Computing

Dell PowerEdge C6145 systems with AMD Opteron 6200 processors deliver unmatched performance per U compared to HP Proliant DL980 G74, and performance per dollar compared to the IBM x3850 X55. The PowerEdge C6145 delivers up to 281 percent more performance per U compared the HP Proliant DL980 G7, in a quarter of the rack space4. The PowerEdge C6145 also outperforms the HP Proliant DL580 G7 by up to 423 percent in performance per U6 and provides up to 200 percent more performance per dollar compared to the IBM x3850 X55.

Built specifically to drive higher compute in less space, the Dell PowerEdge C6145 delivers extraordinary performance, increased scalability for virtualization with less overhead, and more efficient scale-out economics for cloud computing. The PowerEdge C6145 now packs up to 128 AMD 6200 Series processor cores in 2U with shared infrastructure that increases server density and a streamlined feature set that minimizes power drain. As a result, customers such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) are able to handle massively parallel applications at 2-3 times less cost compared to typical 4-socket processing.

“NCSA iForge is a unique supercomputer that enables our private sector partners to solve the most complex real-world problems involved in the engineering, design and manufacturing of products in almost every commercial industry,” said Evan Burness, Project Manager of NCSA’s Private Sector Program. “Regular upgrades to the latest technologies help ensure that we continue to provide a distinct competitive advantage to our partners. Across a number of benchmarks, NCSA’s early testing of the Dell PowerEdge C6145 with AMD Opteron 6200 series processors shows substantially better performance per dollar when compared to the Intel Xeon L7555 processor. Dell and AMD technology gives NCSA iForge the ability to do more with less, and that’s a tremendous value for us.”

“Highly virtualized environments and scale-out workloads like cloud and Big Data are changing the dynamics of the data center,” said Sally Stevens, vice president, Server Platform Marketing, Dell. “From economical 2-socket platforms to high-performance 4-socket blades and ultra-dense servers, Dell PowerEdge systems are tuned to deliver outstanding performance and scalability. Our customers want to be able to do more work in less space, and we’re giving them that capability with a complete AMD-based server portfolio that allows them to effectively manage high volumes of system traffic while reducing workload costs.”

Additional Information:

Blog from Sally Stevens, “ The Right Way

Blog from Brian Bassett, “ Dell PowerEdge Servers Achieve World Records in Power Efficiency

Blog from Steve Cumings, “ Making Right-Sized Choices

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1 Dell PowerEdge M915 (4 chips, 64 cores, 64 threads) 2,431,762 SPECjbb2005 bops, 32 JVMs, 75,993 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM; HP ProLiant BL685c G7 (4 chips, 64 cores, 64 threads) 2,242,844 SPECjbb2005 bops, 32 JVMs, 70,089 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. Based on SPECjbb2005 results published on as of November, 2011. SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECjbb® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For latest SPECjbb2005 benchmark results, visit .

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