Video: Dell Packs 96 Cores in 2U Chassis

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With AMD’s announcement of new Magny-Cours processors comes word of a new Dell server that packs an unprecedented amount of compute power in a 2U chassis.

The PowerEdge C6145 comprises two independent 4-socket server nodes in a 2U chassis with the latest AMD Opteron 6000 processors, which enables greater performance per node while reducing space, weight and consuming less energy. Further, customers can scale up to 96 cores, up to 1TB memory, and expanded I/O to quickly compile data and results, and connect to other resources.


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  1. Are you serious? Marketing spiel is all this is. There is nothing of substance here. Show me how this benefits HPC applications. Show me why the performance on this platform is so much better. I see only marketing hype from a company that is notorious for delivering servers with 20%+ failure rates.

    • Anonymous Guest; Thank you for your comment. but my point was about video production values. A YouTube video like this is something I like to post because I think my audience appreciates a first look at a new box with just the facts. And yes, I do hope to get some more information on benchmarks as they become available.

      If this is about fairness, doesn’t it just sound like sour grapes to put out an anonymous posting of Dell failure rates without any citation as to the source?

  2. “Keep your flying logos far, far away and we’ll be happy to share your stuff. Thanks!” is what you request. Why do you have Dell plastered all over this post? Seems inconsistent.

  3. Here’s some recent benchmark information. The PowerEdge C6145 ranked as the highest performing x86 2U shared infrastructure server on the market based on SPECfp_rate2006 results. In addition, the PowerEdge C6145 can deliver up to a 534% better price performance at 1/5 the cost and 1/4 of the rack space when compared to HP’s ProLiant DL980 G7.

    The data: SPECcpu 2006 fp_rate
    PowerEdge C6145 single-node base: 601, peak: 654
    PowerEdge C6145 two-node: base: 1,200, peak: 1,310
    HP Proliant DL980: base: 1,050, peak 1,080
    PowerEdge C6145 over HP DL980: base: 14.29%, peak: 21.30%

    The results for the Dell PowerEdge C6145 server are based upon data submitted to Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation as of February 14, 2011 and data published on as of February 3, 2011. The SPECfp_rate2006 comparison is based on the best performing 8-chip x86 servers.

    A 2U/2-node beat the HP 8U. so, the short answer to what that can do for HPC applications: help you see results faster while saving on cost and space.

  4. Rich I think 1 minute or research will prove my point regarding failure rates. But failure rates are not the point. You are missing the point. Your comment, “Keep your flying logos far, far away and we’ll be happy to share your stuff. Thanks!” is out of line unless you remove any mention of hte manufacturer of any systems on your site. It really seems you have your favored vendors (probably ones paying money) and everyone else. Focus here Rich. What is the goal of InsideHPC if it is not promote oneself and since you are serving as the gatekeeper of who gets to post what, then how can readers get a full view of the market.

  5. Rica creo 1 minuto o de investigación demostrar mi punto con respecto a las tasas de fracaso. Sin embargo, las tasas de fracaso no es el punto. Que no viene al caso. Su comentario, “Mantenga sus logos volando lejos, muy lejos y estaremos encantados de compartir sus cosas. ¡Gracias! “Está fuera de línea a menos que eliminar cualquier mención de HTE fabricante de sistemas que están en su sitio. Realmente parece que ha favorecido a sus proveedores (probablemente los que pagan el dinero) y todos los demás. Enfoque aquí Rich. ¿Cuál es el objetivo de InsideHPC si no es a sí mismo promover y puesto que usted está en calidad de guardián de quién va a publicar lo que, entonces, ¿cómo pueden los lectores tener una visión completa del mercado.