Dell Technologies announces the next generation of Dell PowerEdge servers featuring 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors. With their highest application performance yet, these new systems are designed to help customers more efficiently power today’s demanding, compute-centric workloads, such as data analytics.
Designed with efficiency and security in mind, the new PowerEdge servers feature Dell Smart Cooling technology to help reduce CO2 emissions and an integrated cyber-resilient architecture to help bolster customer security efforts .
“Customers demand uncompromising compute performance delivered in the most sustainable way possible. Our latest PowerEdge servers are purpose-built to meet the needs of today’s demanding workloads with efficiency and resilience,” said Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC and Core Compute at Dell Technologies. “With up to twice the performance of the previous generation, combined with the latest power and cooling innovations, these servers are designed to meet the growing demands of our customers.”
More performance and storage options for the data center of the future
The next generation of Dell PowerEdge servers powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors deliver advancements in performance and storage while integrating into existing customer environments. The servers are well suited for organizations with advanced workloads such as data analytics, AI, high performance computing (HPC), and virtualization.
Available in one- and two-socket configurations, supporting up to 50% more processor cores than the previous generation, the latest systems deliver the highest performance yet for AMD-powered PowerEdge servers . Customers can expect up to 121% performance improvement, up to 33% more front-end drives for 2U servers and up to 60% more front-end drives for 1U servers.
- Power Edge R7625 provides increased application performance and data storage. With the performance of dual 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, this server is designed to be the backbone of a data center. This 2U, 2-socket platform has been proven to accelerate in-memory databases by more than 72%, outpacing all other 2- and 4-socket SAP Sales & Distribution submissions, reaching a new world record.
- Power Edge R7615 is a single-socket 2U server with faster memory bandwidth than previous generations. Improved disk density is designed to multitask faster with a smaller data center footprint. This platform accelerates AI workloads with maximum accelerated expansion capabilities, achieving a global AI benchmark record.
- Power Edge R6625 is a two-socket 1U server offering an optimal balance of performance, flexibility and density. The system is suitable for HPC workloads or running multiple instances of virtual desktop infrastructure.
- Power Edge R6615 is a single-socket 1U server that offers greater virtual machine density than previous generations. The slim design delivers increased computing power in a dense form factor, limiting data center footprint expansion without sacrificing performance.
“AMD and Dell Technologies are committed to delivering industry-leading products that help organizations improve the performance and efficiency of their data centers while working toward a more sustainable future,” said Ram Peddibhotla, Corporate Vice President, EPYC Product Management, AMD. “With the launch of Dell PowerEdge servers, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, we continue to set performance records while meeting the toughest environmental goals and business outcomes that our joint customers demand.
For sustainable data centers, less is more
Designed with durability in mind, the servers feature advancements in Dell Smart Cooling technology that allow more airflow through the systems than previous generations, keeping them cool while operating at the highest levels for long periods of time. periods.
With greater core density, enterprises can replace older, less efficient servers with next-generation PowerEdge servers designed to reduce heat generated, power consumed, and load on other resources needed to power systems. In particular, the PowerEdge R7625 offers up to 55% higher processor performance efficiency than previous models.5
The new servers reinforce Dell’s commitment to source recycled or renewable materials in more than half of Dell product content by 2030. Additionally, when shipping multiple servers simultaneously with the multipack option from Dell, these servers ship more sustainably, reducing the number of boxes and materials needed to ship the systems.
“Like many, we are watching the CPU market closely and look forward to seeing next-generation PowerEdge servers accelerate our potential,” said Dr Matthew Storey, head of storage and virtualization at Lancaster University. “The new servers help us meet our ever-increasing need for more innovative and powerful solutions and put us at the forefront of our industry while providing a state-of-the-art research environment for our users.”
Building modern, scalable and more secure IT
As cybersecurity threats evolve, so do the security features built into PowerEdge servers. Rooted in Dell’s cyber-resilient architecture, the servers include features such as system lockdown, drift detection, and multi-factor authentication. Next-generation systems enable more secure operation with end-to-end startup resiliency, helping to establish a data center with security at its core.
With a dedicated and fully integrated on-chip security processor, 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors enable innovative technologies such as confidential computing. Additionally, AMD’s “Security by Design” approach includes an integrated security subsystem to help protect data and extend the AMD Infinity Guard security feature set, continuing to add layers for physical and virtual security.
Combined with Dell iDRAC, these servers record hardware and firmware details of the server at the time of manufacture. With Dell Secured Component Verification (SCV) supply chain assurance, organizations can verify that the PowerEdge server arrived as ordered and built from the factory.
“Continued innovation in server performance is key to ensuring businesses have the tools they need to cope with an increasingly data-centric and real-time world,” said Kouba Stolarskyvice-president within IDCbusiness infrastructure practice. “With advanced security features built right into the platform, Dell’s new PowerEdge servers can help organizations keep pace with data proliferation in an environment of increasing threats. Performance improvements can enable customers to implement AI, HPC, and other modern workloads to get the most out of their data and IT investment.
The Dell PowerEdge R7625 server is available worldwide in limited configurations in November 2022. Next generation servers are scheduled for full worldwide availability in February 2023.