Dell Delivers High-Performance Computing to all Organizations with New PowerEdge C-Series Platform
Dell today announced it continues to push the boundaries of high-performance computing (HPC) and big data by unveiling the PowerEdge C6320, the latest addition in its 13th generation Dell PowerEdge server portfolio. The PowerEdge C6320 delivers up to two times performance improvement on the leading HPC performance benchmark(1), and has the right mix of cost-efficient compute and storage in a compact, 2U chassis for HPC and hyper-converged solutions and appliances, allowing customers to meet demanding workload needs.
The notion of aligning HPC and big data has steadily gained traction over the past few years. As analytics and big data continue to be top of mind for organizations of all sizes and industries, traditional IT departments are considering HPC solutions to help provide rapid and reliable information to business owners so they can make more informed decisions. As Dell’s latest future-ready HPC solution, the Dell PowerEdge C6320 helps power the discoveries and insights being made by top research organizations and enterprises around the world.
Additionally, as hyper-converged systems such as Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL and Dell’s XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances now make up the fastest growing part of the overall converged infrastructure market, the PowerEdge C6320 along with its embedded management software is an ideal platform for these appliances. According to IDC, sales of hyper-converged systems are expected to increase 116.2 percent in 2015 over the previous year to $806.8 million (USD). The market is expected to experience a 59.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019, when it will generate more than $3.9 billion (USD) in total sales(2). .
Dell PowerEdge C6320, purpose-built for high-performance computing fields
The PowerEdge C6320 features the latest generation of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and provides up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and up to 72TB of flexible local storage. In addition, the PowerEdge C6320 now comes integrated with iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller. By leveraging iDRAC8, customers can automate many routine management tasks and reduce the time and number of steps to deploy, monitor and update their servers throughout their lifecycle.
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Dell PowerEdge C6320 for hyper-converged
Dell provides hyper-converged solutions with pre-configured software and hardware integrated together to target specific solutions for the software defined era. Designed as a modular scale out platform, the PowerEdge C6320 is an ideal hardware platform for these solutions including Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL and Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances. The PowerEdge C6320 provides the right mix of processor performance, compute nodes and local storage options with leading agent-free server management tools enabling customers to quickly deploy, maintain and manage their solutions.
"As organizations continue to be inundated with information, there’s an increasing correlation between data analytics and high performance computing," said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. "From powering the revolutionary discoveries being made by top research organizations to helping accelerate product and service deployment for leading IT organizations, the PowerEdge C6320 is the latest example of Dell’s commitment to helping organizations future-proof their business while enabling companies to leverage information for competitive advantage."
"More and more IT professionals are turning to Dell’s engineered and hyper-converged solutions as a method to simplify and streamline IT capabilities while delivering both rapid time-to-value and business results," said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Solutions and Cloud. "As the Dell Engineered Solutions portfolio continues to evolve, the PowerEdge C6320 will play an integral role. Its flexible, modular platform with automated management makes it an ideal platform for appliances such as the Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL, Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances and our HPC offerings. The exceptional mix of features and capabilities gives our customers best-in-class performance, price and power efficiencies in a way that meets their business requirements both now and into the future."
Based on Dell Labs testing performed November 2014 using the High Performance LinPack (HPL) benchmark test. Actual performance will vary with configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.