The Uncompromised Power of the Dell Technologies AI Infrastructure

Introducing the refreshed Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio.

With the release of third generation AMD® EPYC™ processors, Dell Technologies is excited to introduce the refreshed Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, which brings adaptive compute capabilities to an incredibly broad range of workloads. These servers don’t just power your data center, they’re designed to help you innovate, adapt and grow well into the future.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge XE8545 is a brand new and incredibly powerful server that simplifies artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure in your data center. It is designed specifically for accelerated workloads, which make it ideal for cutting-edge machine learning models, complex high performance computing (HPC) and GPU virtualization.

Powerful compute and parallel processing — for unparalleled performance

Key capabilities of the PowerEdge XE8545 include optimized CPU to GPU performance and accelerated I/O throughput. This server combines the maximum core counts of two powerful 3rd generation AMD EPYC processors with four of the highest performing NVIDIA® A100 GPUs. In fact, this is one of the first servers to have the new NVIDIA NVLink™ baseboard with the incredibly fast A100 chips in it. For example, you can boost A100 machine learning inferencing with 1.46X more images per second per GPU within the PowerEdge XE8545.¹

We’ve also increased the speed of storage with NVMe™ and reduced data latency with PCIe Gen 4 to accelerate I/O throughput, which prevents performance bottlenecks when you’re executing large data sets. These components help you take full advantage of the server’s compute power by keeping the data close to the processing.

No compromises — with simplified data center management

While AI infrastructure is loaded with performance features, it also has a reputation for being difficult to deploy and manage. We’ve remedied these concerns with a server design and management features that radically simplify your experience.

The PowerEdge XE8545 is a 4U, standard-depth rack server, so it fits effortlessly into your existing data center. It is completely air cooled for greater efficiency and lower cost of operation. This avoids the hassle of incorporating extra piping to accommodate liquid cooling. You can analyze more than 150k images per second, leveraging 2x AMD Milan CPU and 4x NVIDIA A100 SXM4 500W GPU, all with standard air cooling in the PowerEdge XE8545.²

The server also includes iDRAC compliance and OpenManage Enterprise support, helping you easily implement, monitor and maintain your data center with OpenManage integrations.

Speed time to value

Regardless of whether you’re doing training or inferencing, solving tough problems involving fluid dynamics or genomics, analyzing data or virtualizing GPU operations, it’s time to unleash the uncompromised power of the PowerEdge XE8545. Catalyze the development and implementation of machine learning algorithms, quickly perform advanced computations and analyze data with amazing speed.

Invest in a modern infrastructure that meets all your AI training demands and sets your organization apart. Do it today, with the PowerEdge XE8545 server — your innovation engine.

¹Based on Dell internal analysis, February 2021

²Based on Dell internal analysis, February 2021

About the Author: Ravi Pendekanti

Ravi Pendekanti is Senior Vice President of Server Solutions Product Management at Dell, Inc. His organization is responsible for developing and bringing Dell’s flagship line of PowerEdge Servers and Converged Infrastructure systems to market, covering a broad spectrum of global customers from cloud service providers and small businesses to large enterprises and organizations, all running a wide range of workloads. Most recently, Ravi served as the Vice President of the Platform Business Group at Oracle where he looked after GTM activities including Product Marketing and Sales Enablement related to the platform business that included Engineered Systems (Exadata, Exalogic, OVCA and SuperCluster), Servers, Solaris and Networking. With over two decades of extensive global experience in the enterprise and SMB segment in both hardware (servers, storage and networking) and software, Ravi has also held leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics. He holds a MS in Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering.