Dell launches shared infrastructure solution

Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Server Solutions, Dell

Infotech Lead America: Dell has launched PowerEdge C8000 Series, a shared infrastructure solution to allow the mixing and matching of compute, GPU/coprocessors and storage sleds in one chassis.

The PowerEdge C8000 series delivers the ideal mix of resources, while saving on space, energy and refresh rates, and allowing customers to run their data centers at higher operating temperatures.

The shared infrastructure solution from Dell is suited for workloads that require high performance per watt and flexibility in configuration, such as high-performance computing and big data applications.

“At Dell, we are constantly working to address our customers’ evolving needs for solutions that deliver the ultimate in performance for their heaviest workloads, while saving on space, energy and total cost of ownership. This focus has resulted in Dell’s sustained leadership in IDC’s density optimized server market share report,” said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Server Solutions, Dell.

Dell claims that customers can pack more compute power in less space than traditional 1U servers, with the cores, memory and I/O expansion needed for peak workload performance.

Besides better RoI, the PowerEdge C8000 Series can provide customers with up to 4x the server density when compared with competitive solutions.1

The PowerEdge C8000 shared infrastructure chassis holds up to eight single-wide sleds or four double-wide sleds.

Dell said the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is leveraging the performance and flexibility benefits of the PowerEdge C8000 series in its new supercomputer “Stampede,” which is expected to become a model for supporting petascale-level computational science.

“Dell’s infrastructure is invaluable in our mission of supporting data-intensive computing and visualization in complex computational science and engineering research including weather forecasting, climate modeling, energy exploration and production, drug discovery, new materials design and manufacturing, and more efficient and safer automobiles and airplanes,” said Dan Stanzione, deputy director at TACC.

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