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Dell Announces PowerEdge Servers with 4th Gen AMD EPYCs

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) today announced new PowerEdge servers with 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors that the company said delivers more than twice the power of previous-generation PowerEdge systems. The new servers are designed for such workloads as data analytics, AI, high performance computing (HPC) and virtualization.

Available in one- and two-socket configurations, the system offer support for up to 50 percent more processor cores compared to the previous generation, according to Dell, and up to a 121 percent  performance improvement, up to 33 percent more front drive count for 2U servers and up to 60 percent higher front drive count for 1U servers.

Models include:

  • PowerEdge R7625, a 2-socket, 2U platform that Dell called “the backbone of a data center.” The company said this model accelerates in-memory databases by over 72 percent “surpassing all other 2- and 4-socket SAP Sales & Distributions submissions, achieving a world record.
  • PowerEdge R7615 is a one-socket, 2U server with a faster memory bandwidth than previous generations. Improved drive density is designed to complete multiple jobs faster with a smaller data center footprint, Dell said.
  • PowerEdge R6625 is a two-socket, 1U server designed to deliver balance in performance, flexibility and density. The system is suited for HPC workloads or running multiple virtual desktop infrastructure instances.
  • PowerEdge R6615 is a one-socket, 1U server that offers more virtual machine density than previous generations. The thin design offers increased compute power in a dense form factor, limiting data center footprint expansion.

The new PowerEdges are equipped with Dell’s Smart Cooling technology to help reduce CO2 emissions. Dell said the servers allow for more airflow through the systems than previous generations.

“With greater core density, organizations can replace older, less efficient servers with next generation PowerEdge servers designed to reduce heat generated, energy consumed and the burden on other resources required to power the systems,” the company said. “In particular, the PowerEdge R7625 delivers up to 55 percent greater processor performance efficiency compared to previous models.”

Dell said the new PowerEdges offer updated cybersecurity features, anchored with Dell’s cyber resilient architecture. The servers include system lockdown, drift detection, multifactor authentication and end-to-end boot resilience. In addition, the new AMD EPYCs include a dedicated on-die security processor for technologies like confidential computing. AMD’s “Security by Design” approach includes an embedded security subsystem to help protect data and expand on the AMD Infinity Guard security feature set for physical and virtual security.

Coupled with Dell iDRAC, these servers record details of the server hardware and firmware build at the time of manufacturing. Using Dell’s Secured Component Verification (SCV) supply chain assurance, organizations can verify the PowerEdge server arrived as ordered and built from the factory.

“Like many, we follow the CPU market carefully and look forward to seeing the next generation PowerEdge servers accelerate our potential,” said Dr. Matthew Storey, head of Storage and Virtualization at Lancaster University. “The new servers help address our ever-growing needs for more innovative and powerful solutions and put us on the leading edge of our industry while delivering a state-of-the-art research environment to our users.”

Dell said the PowerEdge R7625 server is available globally in limited configurations this month with full global availability in February 2023.

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