Dell has been aggressively updating its server offerings, lately, and today announced a further expansion of its PowerEdge lineup. The Round Rock giant recently began adding Intel’s new Westmere-based Xeon CPUs to its servers, and the new racks and blades take advantage of the same.
The new servers include the PowerEdge R910, a 4U, 4P rack server with up to 64 slots for RAM and the PowerEdge M910, another 4P server in blade form factor offering 32 RAM slots for a maximum of up to 512GB. There’s also the 2U PowerEdge R810 and R815 units; the R810 comes in 2P and 4P models, both built on Intel’s Nehalem-EX CPUs; the R815 is a 4P setup based on AMD’s Opteron processors. With the recent shipping of AMD’s 12-core Opteron models, the R815 can actually be ordered with a whopping 48 processing cores.
Obviously, with these form factors, the new servers are aimed primarily at hardcore virtualization and data centers, but if you’re so inclined, you can order one straight from Dell. Prices start at around $4,999.