Dell Bolsters PowerEdge Family With AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processors

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Dell EMC announced on Tuesday three new PowerEdge rack servers feature single-core and dual-core AMD Eypc 7000 series processors underneath the hood. The new PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415, and PowerEdge R7425 are billed as being highly scalable and intended to address high-performance computing (HPC) workloads, including virtualized storage area networks (VSAN), hybrid cloud applications, dense virtualization, and big data analytics.

"With AMD’s EPYC processor integrated into the new Dell EMC PowerEdge platforms, we can deliver the scalability and lower total cost of ownership needed to meet the demands of new emerging workloads," said Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president, product management and marketing, Server and Infrastructure Systems at Dell EMC.

These new servers deliver both single-socket and dual-socket solutions with Epyc 7000 series processors ranging from 32 cores to 64 cores, along with up to 4TB of memory, and 12 to 24x direct NVMe drives optimized for database and analytics workloads. AMD and Dell also point out that Epyc supports high bandwidth and dense GPU/FPGA capabilities in these new server platforms.

Starting at the bottom, the PowerEdge R6415 is a single-socket server that can accommodate a single Epyc processor with up to 32 Zen cores. It also has 16 DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 2TB of memory, up to 10 NVMe drives, and 128 PCIe lanes.

The PowerEdge R7415 is also a single-socket solution with 16 DDR4 DIMM slots and 128 PCIe lanes, but can hold much more storage—up to 24 NVMe drives.

At the top of the stack is the PowerEdge R7425. It has two sockets, each one supporting an Epyc 7000 series processors with up to 32 cores (64 cores in all). The PowerEdge R7425 also ups the ante with 32 DDR4 DIMM slots, which effectively doubles the amount of supported memory to 4GB. It offers the same storage capacity as the PowerEdge R7415, with support for up to 24 NVMe drives and 128 PCIe lanes.

"AMD Epyc processors offer tremendous performance and reliability, along with innovative configuration, I/O, and security features that PowerEdge customers can enjoy in these new servers," said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Database and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. "The ground-breaking capabilities of Epyc in single-socket configurations allow Dell EMC to create single-socket servers that can handle the demands of most customers’ workloads, while offering real Total Cost of Ownership advantages. The Dell EMC portfolio of AMD EPYC systems excel in a wide range of workloads, including dense virtualization, hybrid-cloud applications, software-defined storage, CAD/CAM, and other memory and I/O dependent applications."

All three of these solutions are available starting today.