In a 1U form factor, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 1950 delivers the right combination of computing power and redundancy in an ultra-dense chassis. With dual-processor performance, next generation manageability and platform commonality, it is ideal for edge-of-network, infrastructure, SAN front-end, thin client-server and High Performance Computing Clusters (HPCC) applications.
Increased Commonality = Reduced Complexity
- Dell delivers next-generation servers specifically designed to reduce complexity.
- Hence, it's easier than ever to manage Dell servers through innovative design changes and increased management functionality, including a new Behavioral Specification that helps ensure consistency is maintained over future generations.
- Dell's software commonality takes steps to help reduce software complexity and drive down the number of updates.
- You can even break down the new servers and service without tools.
High Performance for Today and Tomorrow
- Dell goes the distance to increase price/performance and performance-per-watt in its newest generation of servers. The latest 64-bit Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors deliver performance gains of up to 63% over the previous generation.
- A 1066MHz FSB facilitates better speed. 64-bit memory addressability provides scalability for large memory footprint applications.
- A TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) helps deliver greater network throughput and efficiency by offloading the TCP/IP processing to a dedicated processor, freeing up the main system processor in web-based applications or when using iSCSI.
- The new PowerEdge 9th Generation servers offer up to 32GB of fully-buffered DIMM memory, twice the memory capacity of the previous generation. This allows for simultaneous reads/writes of memory and can help improve performance in virtualized workloads.
- Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives deliver the next generation of SCSI performance and reliability for critical business applications, while SATA options provide greater value for systems that rely on external storage and fiber-channel storage.
- PCI Express I/O expansion facilitates greater I/O throughput and support for high-bandwidth I/O peripherals such as Infiniband, 4Gb fiber channel and future 10Gb Ethernet.
Availability Without Compromise
- Dell addresses the need for high availability in the new PowerEdge 9th Generation by providing hot-plug redundant power supplies and hard drives, plus multiple SAS RAID options - without sacrificing expandability, and including support for High Availability Clustering and deployment in SANs. Redundant NICs and redundant cooling fans help keep the servers running smoothly.
Setting the Standard for Manageability
- SAS hard drive carriers and memory options are common across the entire line of PowerEdge 9th Generation servers. The PowerEdge 1950, 2900 and 2950 feature standardized drivers and BIOS.
- All servers include an Integrated Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 management controller (with SMASH Command Line Protocol), plus an optional DRAC 5 remote management card with continuous video and Active Directory integration for robust remote server management.