Dell today is selling two new single-socket servers with speedy quad-core chips and copious memory capacity for small businesses. Round Rock claims it's created the "industry's highest performing one-socket quad-core servers," by plunking the Intel Xeon 5000 series chip into smaller server boxes. Reflective black: the new simple …
Lots `o` memory.
However, the problem these days is not CPU power or memory capacity, its disk I/O.
It was all good until...
It was all good until reading the "Trusted Platform Module" is included.
@ "it was all good until..."
they are *servers*.
it's ok to have TPMs in servers.
it's not ok to have them in your computer, because of all your pirated software, or pirated porn, righ?
Rack server mark-up
I never quite understood why the rack version is $250 more than the tower - is it a volume issue?
I have a nice rack in my comms room for the lovely servers, and half of it is taken up with towers lying on their sides on shelves!
It's a shame, since a tower-on-a-shelf is about 5U, but the same spec in a rack is only 1U (or 2U if you want lots of disks), but $250 plus the cost of the rails (extra with Dell - it's like flying Ryanair...) is quite a premium for a sexy server room and CDs that don't fall out when you eject...
I think tower servers should be banned - real IT systems are 19 inches wide!
@ Peter Ford
I think you'll find modern tower servers ARE 19" high, especially so they too can be fitted into racks if required. In fact I know Dell for one sell conversion kits to rackmount at least some of their towers.
Sometimes all those extra slots and drive bays are super-useful for building beefy servers.
Paris 'cos she could do with a decent rack ;-)
lots of disks?
Ever hear of a SAN? How about iSCSI?
Who even uses local disk anymore? Oh right ... the same people who would buy a Dell ... Cheap Asshats!
lots of disks
erm......iSCSI.......did you hear who Dell bought?....ever heard of Equallogic?......sounds like these are the perfect little pizza box for an iSCSI SAN