informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

Dell Expands Dual-Core Server Portfolio

The computer maker introduces two new servers and is pushing forward with a dual-core server portfolio based on Intel's Pentium D processor.
While dual-core Xeon processors may not be available until next year, Dell is pushing forward with a dual-core server portfolio based on Intel's Pentium D processor. The computer maker on Monday introduced a second and third system based on the processor.

"We are extending dual-core environments throughout our product line," says Tim Golden, director of PowerEdge server marketing for Dell. "This is a trend you will see not just on these platforms but ultimately on our entire product line."

The PowerEdge 830 and 850 will offer new levels of value, he says, providing a nearly 80% performance boost in systems priced at less than $750. Dell in July introduced the PowerEdge SC430, its first systems to offer a dual-core Pentium D processor.

The PowerEdge 830 and 850 will be offered with the choice of three processors, a single core Celeron, a single-core Pentium 4, or the dual-core Pentium D.

The PowerEdge 830 is a single-socket tower server for workgroup, remote office, and small and midsize business customers, Golden says, and can provide up to 62% greater performance than the predecessor PowerEdge 800, based on a single-core processor.

The PowerEdge 850 is a single-socket rack-mount server designed for small business and cost-sensitive data-center customers. The systems provides up to 79% greater compute-intensive performance and up to 26% greater Web-serving performance than its predecessor, the PowerEdge 750.

Each system will be offered with the choice of a 2.53-GHz Celeron, 2.8- or 3.6-GHz Pentium 4, or 3.0- or 3.2-GHz Pentium D processor.

The PowerEdge 830 and 850 will be available in August with prices starting at $699 and $749, respectively.

Editor's Choice
Brandon Taylor, Digital Editorial Program Manager
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor
John Abel, Technical Director, Google Cloud
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
Christopher Gilchrist, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek