Dell unveils next entry in PowerEdge C servers

Dell has announced the newest addition to its PowerEdge server series, one aimed at high-performance computing and big data.

The PowerEdge C6320, with compute, storage and automated management can achieve up to 999 gigaflops on a single server, Dell claims.

“The PowerEdge C6320 delivers up to two times performance improvement on the leading HPC performance benchmark,” Dell said in a statement. “Compared to the previous generation, it provides up to two times the performance improvement on the LinPack spec, up to 45 per cent improvement on the SPECint_rate benchmark and up to 28 per cent better power efficiency on the Spec_Power benchmark.”

The specs for the unit include Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 18 cores per socket or 144 cores per 2U chassis, up to 512GB of DDR4 memory, up to 72TB of flexible local storage, and integrated iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, allowing for routine management tasks to be automated.

According to Dell, 27 racks have been deployed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to build its “Comet” petascale supercomputer that features a total of 1,944 nodes or 46,656 cores.


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