Dell has introduced the PowerEdge M915, a four-socket, full-height blade server powered by 12-core Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Operton 6100 processors that yield up to 384 processor cores per chassis. The new server is ideal for virtualized servers since it allows pools of processor cores to be deployed, which allows more virtual machines to be hosted on the device, Dell said. A key differentiator is that Dell incorporated network interface card (NIC)-partitioning technology in the blade systems that are switch-independent. This enables NIC portioning using any vendor's switch infrastructure, said Dell. The PowerEdge M915 comes in two- or four-socket models and has up to 512 Gb of RAM in its 32 DIMM slots and two terabytes of storage.