Dell drives innovation for the ARM server ecosystem
Enterprises that run large web, cloud and big data environments are constantly seeking new technology to gain competitive advantage and reduce operations cost. This focus is motivating a dramatic interest in ARM-based server technologies as a way to meet these requirements.
What is ARM?
An advanced RISC machine (ARM) server employs small, low-power ARM processors, typically deployed as systems on a chip (SoC) to reduce space, power consumption and cost. ARM processors are present in billions of client devices, but they have not been previously adopted for use in servers, due to the feature set, performance and limited software ecosystem.
Moving ARM to the forefrontNow that the processors have grown in capability, and the basic open source software is available, both customers and developers are anxious to test ARM servers to confirm the potential benefits within real-world environments. In response to customer demand, Dell has decided to enable the Dell “Copper” ARM-based server ecosystems, by:
|Dell "Copper" ARM server chassis and sleds|
Dell "Copper" ARM server sled
Dell "Copper" ARM serverThe “Copper” ARM server is perfect for test and development, with its streamlined design, low power consumption and ease of deployment. At Dell, we understand you need to use new technology in your environment to accurately assess its capabilities against your specific workloads and ecosystem. A test-drive can help you evaluate how you can get the most out of new technology in the real world, not just on paper.
|Form factor||3U chassis|
48 independent servers
|Architecture||1S 1.6GHz, quadcore Marvell Armada XP system on a chip (SoC)|
4 discrete server nodes per sled
12 sleds per 3U chassis
|Memory||1 DIMM slot|
DDR3 UDIMM VLP, 1333MHz
up to 8GB per node
|Drive bays||1 x 2.5" SATA per node|
|Hard disk drives||2.5" SATA (7.2K rpm)|
|Networking||1GB Marvell Ethernet uplink per node (QSGMII)|
connected to Marvell Integrated L2 Switch (98DX4122)