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Dell Technologies strengthens AI and edge computing with PowerEdge servers

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Dell Technologies, thanks to its more powerful and secure Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, is strengthening AI and edge computing technologies. With the new servers, Dell Technologies is charting the path to fully autonomic infrastructure, with advanced computing, offering great IT efficiency, embracing AI, and of course, addressing the demands for IT at the edge.

The world’s best-selling server portfolio gives customers the power they need to gain and make decisions about valuable, real-time insights from data no matter where they are, from data centers to public clouds to edge locations. The 17 new PowerEdge models are bolstered by 1,100 Dell-owned or U.S.-registered patents, delivering the highest performance to date.

Dell shows the next-generation PowerEdge servers

Data is being created and used in more places than ever before, and organizations are challenged to act on it as quickly as possible,” said Jeff Boudreau, President and General Manager of the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies. “As we innovate for the future of IT, advanced automation is a must, no matter where infrastructure resides. Our new PowerEdge servers offer next-level performance to help customers accelerate data insights and the move toward autonomous compute.”

Dell Technologies strengthens AI and edge computing with PowerEdge servers
Optimizing the latest AMD and Intel technologies, the new PowerEdge servers deliver the compute power needed for customers’ most critical workloads and applications.

Autonomic computing helps customers realize infrastructure that deploys, provisions, and manages itself into the future. Today, through Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise, PowerEdge server and system management can deliver average time savings of up to 85% and eliminate dozens of steps with automation.

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

  • PowerEdge R6515, which includes 3rd generation AMD EPYC™ processors, accelerating data processing capabilities by up to 60% on big data Hadoop databases, speeding the gaining of valuable customer insights.
  • PowerEdge R750 with 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors delivers up to 43% more performance when solving massively parallel linear equations, supporting customers’ most processor-intensive workloads.

With the virtualized environment we’ve deployed on PowerEdge servers, we have the agility to shift workloads as needed,” explained Joel Weight, CTO of Overstock.com, “Whether it’s an email, an increase in customer traffic or a machine learning workload that needs to be completed quickly, we’re able to adjust with the business’ needs with PowerEdge’s flexibility and performance.”

Dell Technologies strengthens AI and edge computing with PowerEdge servers
Designed to support remote and harsh environments, the new lineup includes ruggedized PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 servers.

PowerEdge servers now include PCIe Gen 4.0, which doubles performance over the previous generation and allows up to six accelerators per server to support the most challenging, data-intensive workloads. These technologies, which combine with PowerEdge’s autonomic intelligence, upgrading and preparing the portfolio towards AI, will enable organizations to anticipate and respond faster to their needs.

The new portfolio includes two brand new, accelerator-optimized servers:

  • For AI workloads we have the powerful PowerEdge XE8545 server, empowering HPC Ready Solution for AI and Data Analytics, facilitating in a single system AI, analytics and advanced compute for workloads, which in turn, doubles HPC performance and increases machine learning performance by up to seven times. PowerEdge XE8545 combines up to 128 cores of 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors, four NVIDIA A100 GPUs and NVIDIA’s vGPU software-optimized performance in a dual-socket 4U rack server.
  • The PowerEdge R750xa server, designed to increase performance in acceleration, offering dense GPU performance for machine learning, inference and AI training, with support for the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite available exclusively for VMware vSphere 7 Update 2. This 2U two-socket server is powered by third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and supports up to four double-wide GPUs and six single-wide GPUs.

Designed to support remote and harsh environments, the new lineup includes ruggedized PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 servers that bring PowerEdge performance and security to a durable form factor. With a ruggedized chassis and minimal footprint, along with support for multiple accelerators, the XR11 and XR12 short-depth rack servers are designed for the growing demands of edge-based workloads.

“Infrastructure has long been evolving beyond the data center, and workloads at the edge are only becoming more complex,” said, Founder and President of Moor Insights & Strategy. “Dell’s servers and intelligent management solutions give organizations the compute options and tools to run even the most complex workloads from the data center to the edge or wherever they need to be.”

Organizations demand data privacy and cybersecurity

Organizations around the world report that their top concern on the path to digital transformation is data privacy and cybersecurity. The new PowerEdge portfolio, designed with a cyber-resilient architecture and a well-established silicon root of trust, addresses this with a comprehensive approach to ensure PowerEdge servers are secure at deployment and throughout their lifecycle.

Security begins before deployment with Dell Technologies Secure Component Verification, a first-of-its-kind offering for servers and an extension of Dell’s secure supply chain assurance process. With Dell-exclusive features such as PowerEdge UEFI secure boot customization, boot security can be more tightly managed to better thwart attacks.

Energy-efficient products are important for the environment and for our customers, and our commitment to sustainability is integrated 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 the previous generations. Together with multi-vector cooling, airflow can be automatically directed to the hottest part of the server for optimized cooling. Direct liquid cooling for select servers features patented leak detection technology that helps customers find and resolve problems faster.

Dell Technologies strengthens AI and edge computing with PowerEdge servers
The new PowerEdge server line is available with Flex On Demand

With Project APEX, Dell Technologies is reinventing how customers consume IT and enabling organizations to acquire compute in entirely new ways. In addition, Dell Technologies Cloud Console will lay the foundation for Project APEX by delivering a seamless, unified experience for customers to manage their cloud and as-a-service journey.

Through the Dell Tech Cloud Console, customers can currently subscribe and configure compute instances in private or hybrid cloud environments to tune infrastructure capabilities to match their workloads. In the future, customers will be able to provision workload instances based on containers and virtual machines, achieving delivery in the data center or at the edge on a pay-as-you-go model.

In addition, the new PowerEdge server line is available with Flex On Demand, which allows customers to purchase the technology they need on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers release date

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525, R7525, R6525, R7515, and R6515 servers with 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors are now available worldwide (March 17).
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge XE8545 servers with 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors and NVIDIA A100 GPUs will be available worldwide on March 29.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520, MX750c, R750, R750xa and R650 servers with 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors will be available worldwide on May 2021.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R750xs, R650xs, R550, R440, and Dell EMC PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 rugged will be available worldwide in the Q2 2021.

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