Dell Inc. (Dell) commissioned its System Performance Analysis team to compare Dell and HP single-socket server options for customers looking to purchase their first server. The Dell™ PowerEdge™ T110 II, HP ProLiant ML110 G6, HP Proliant MicroServer and HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PC were compared. While not a true server II, the HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PC was included in this study to show the benefits of purchasing an actual server, instead of using a converted desktop PC.

The Dell PowerEdge T110 II had the highest performance scores in all benchmark categories, including processor and storage performance, cryptographic bandwidth and performance/watt (energy efficiency).