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Dell Introduces New PowerEdge Servers for Compute-Heavy Workloads: Page 2 of 2

Equipped with latest-generation Intel and AMD processors, the 17 new devices are designed to provide flexible options for powering high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and other data-intensive workloads as well as edge solutions. By Rich Freeman

When used alongside Dell EMC OpenManage administration software, Dell says, the latest PowerEdge servers draw on the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) to produce up to 85% management time savings by automating rote IT tasks.

A new chassis design, plus ducted fans and an adaptive cooling system, improve energy efficiency by up to 60% over previous PowerEdge generations, according to Dell. Multi-vector cooling technology lets the iDRAC adjust fan speeds dynamically for maximum cooling efficiency, and Direct Liquid Cooling, available on select models, utilizes a proprietary sensing technology to find and resolve leaks faster.

The new PowerEdge family, Dell says, is engineered for an age of exploding data volumes. Indeed, IDC expects more data to be created worldwide between 2020 and 2023 than in the prior 30 years. 

All of that data is inflating data processing requirements, according to Dell, as is rising interest in artificial intelligence. Already, in fact, some 53% of Dell Technologies customers are implementing some form of AI.

Devices like the XR11 and XR12 reflect another important IT trend, Dell says: exploding Internet of Things deployments and edge computing requirements. According to Gartner, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside a data center or cloud by 2024.

Hardware makers announced a wide range of other servers and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions this week in conjunction with the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC launch.

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