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Dell Technologies Powers AI and Edge Computing with Next Generation PowerEdge Servers

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Dell Technologies ushers in the next generation of computing with its most powerful and secure Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio. With the new servers, Dell Technologies is charting the path toward autonomous infrastructure to offer greater IT efficiency, embrace AI and address the demands of IT at the edge.

The world’s best-selling server portfolio2 provides the power needed to gain and act on real-time insights from data wherever it may reside—from core data centers to public clouds and edge locations. Reimagined with 17 new PowerEdge serversbolstered by 1,100 Dell-owned or filed U.S. patents, the new servers deliver their highest performance to date.

“We have entered into an era, where the success of any organization depends on how well they extract value from their data. Remote working culture has led to a huge rise in the amount of data being generated, a constant challenge for organizations to harness actionable insights. Hence, businesses have been scouting for new-age IT solutions, that help them drive their data faster, with utmost ease and agility, to stay relevant in this competitive ecosystem”, said Manish Gupta, Senior Director & General Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies India. “We at Dell Technologies understand these evolving needs of our customers and offer them the best-in-class solutions, to enhance their IT infrastructure. With the new PowerEdge portfolio, we provide next-level performance and capabilities to our customers, helping them get the most out of their valuable data. Additionally, the solution will offer organizations a diverse portfolio that will allow them to bring computing power closer to their data, perform a deeper analysis at a faster pace and empower their digital transformation journeys, whenever needed.”

Anil Sethi, VP & GM – Channels, Dell Technologies India said “Technology has never been more important than it is today. In this new digital world, Dell Technologies’ stands by the commitment made to the partners by delivering services and solutions in this ever-evolving, on-demand economy. With the launch of Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, not only are we re-imagining the demands of IT at the Edge but also empowering our customers with the help of emerging technologies, to reach their targets at a much faster pace. The 15G PowerEdge server is designed to drive innovation through intelligent collaboration and help our partners and customers take advantage of its impressive agility, performance, unrivalled security, manageability, and scalability. With Dell functioning as a trailblazer on the path towards creating a fully autonomous infrastructure, we are ready to support our customers and partners through their transformation journey, to be ready for the automated future.”

Vinay Sinha, Managing Director – Sales, India, AMD said, The relationship with AMD and Dell Technologies in the data center keeps getting stronger with the launch of the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC server CPUs, available today in the latest lineup of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio. Together, we are helping not only to deliver some of the world’s highest performing servers for enterprise customers but are also pushing the boundaries on AI with the PowerEdge XE8545.”

Autonomous compute helps customers fully realize self-deployed, self-provisioned and self-managed infrastructure in the future. Today, through Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise, PowerEdge servers and systems management can deliver up to 85% time savings on average and eliminate dozens of steps with automation.3

Highest performance to date helps businesses reach goals faster

Optimizing the latest technologies from AMD and Intel, new PowerEdge servers deliver the compute power needed for customers’ most critical workloads and applications. Example advancements include:

  • PowerEdge R6515, featuring 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ processors, accelerates data processing capabilities by up to 60% in big data Hadoop databases4, speeding time to insights.
  • PowerEdge R750, with the upcoming 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, deliver up to 43% greater performance in solving massively parallel linear equations5, supporting most computational-heavy workloads.

AI-optimized to tackle the most data-intensive workloads

PowerEdge servers now feature PCIe Gen 4.0 – doubling throughput performance over the previous generation – and up to six accelerators per server to support the most challenging, data-intensive workloads. These technologies, coupled with PowerEdge’s autonomous intelligence, make this the most AI-enabled PowerEdge portfolio to date, enabling organizations to anticipate and more quickly respond to their needs.

This latest portfolio features two all-new, accelerator-optimized servers:

  • PowerEdge XE8545, a powerhouse for AI workloads, powers the latest HPC Ready Solution for AI and Data Analytics, making it easier to run AI, analytics and advanced computing workloads on one system. The PowerEdge XE8545 combines up to 128 cores of 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processors, four NVIDIA A100 GPUs, and optimized performance of NVIDIA’s vGPU software in a dual socket, 4U rack server.
  • PowerEdge R750xa, purpose-built to boost acceleration performance, delivers GPU-dense performance for machine learning training, inferencing and AI with support for the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite exclusively available for VMware vSphere 7 Update 2. The dual socket, 2U server is powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and supports up to four double-wide GPUs and six single-wide GPUs.

Ruggedized and short-depth servers take IT to the edge

Built to thrive in remote and harsh environments, the portfolio now includes the new PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 ruggedized servers that bring enterprise performance and security to a durable form factor. With a hardened chassis, minimal footprint and support for multiple accelerators, the Intel-based XR11 and XR12 short-depth servers are built for the growing demands of edge-based workloads.

Security that’s built-in, not bolted on, for end-to-end protection

Organizations around the world report their top concern on the path to digital transformation is data privacy and cybersecurity.6 Built with cyber-resilient architecture and a well-established silicon Root of Trust, the new portfolio’s comprehensive approach ensures PowerEdge servers are secure at throughout their lifecycle, from manufacturing, deployment and beyond.

Security starts before deployment with Dell Technologies Secured Component Verification, a first-of-its-kind offering for servers7 and an extension to Dell’s Secure Supply Chain assurance process. With unique features, such as PowerEdge UEFI Secure Boot Customization,8 boot security can be more closely managed to better thwart attacks. 

Energy-efficient cooling, designed with sustainability in mind

Energy-efficient products are important to the environment and to our customers and our commitment to sustainability is embedded into everything we do. With a uniquely designed chassis, the new servers feature ducted fans and adaptive cooling for more efficient power consumption that improves energy efficiency by up to 60% over previous generation.1 Coupled with multi-vector cooling, PowerEdge automatically directs airflow to the hottest part of the server for optimized cooling. Direct Liquid Cooling, available on select servers, features a proprietary leak-sensing technology to find and resolve issues faster.

Flexible ways to consume compute

Additionally, the new lineup of PowerEdge servers are available with Flex On Demand that allows customers to acquire the technology they need with payments that scale to match actual usage.**

 

1 Based on internal testing in March 2021 comparing a PowerEdge 14G with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 CPU at 2.10GHz and Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 CPU at 2.70GHz vs PowerEdge 15G with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6330 CPU at 2.00GHz and Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 CPU @ 2.30GHz, respectively. PowerEdge energy efficiency (compute per power) for various workloads have increased by 20%-60% as a result of Dell Technologies focus on power and thermal innovations, in addition to processor improvements.

2IDC WW Quarterly Server Tracker, Q4 2020, Mar 2020, Server Unit Shipments

3 Based on a Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell Technologies, “Performing Common Systems Management Tasks with Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise 3.5 vs Manual approaches”, March 2021. Actual results may vary.

4 Based on Dell analysis of the best TPCx-HS benchmark result for 17-node 3TB configurations of 21.52HSph on the TPCx-HS page as of 3/3/2021 and the score submitted by Dell to TPC of 34.52HSph approved for publication on March 15, 2021.

5 Based on Dell internal testing comparing max configuration benchmarks with max configuration R750 compared to max perf R740, March 2021.

6 Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index 2020

7 Dell EMC is the first server vendor with a cross portfolio solution for cryptographically verified hardware integrity, based on Dell analysis of publicly available data, October 2020. Available on the latest PowerEdge servers, except for XE7100, XE7420, XE7220, C6420 and C6525.

8 Feature available on PowerEdge 14th Generation and newer. Requires customer certificate(s).

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