Dell adds GPU capable blades

More than a week ago, Dell anounced two new blades for increased performance and scalability.

The new Dell PowerEdge M610x is a full height blade server that adds two full height  PCI-E gen 2 16x slots to the old M610 (wich was a half height blade server) . The two slots support two graphic cards that boost the performance of the server by using standard GPGPU (General Purpose GPU).

The other newcomer, Dell PowerEdge M710HD is a half height blade server (as opposed to the full height M710 server) that was desighned to house 18 memory slots. This could help expand virtualized environments or speed up database performance by supporting 192GB of memory.

The chasis that house Dell’s blades, called M1000e, was also upgraded with new power supplies and cooling fans that can keep up with the increased power usage and cooling needs.

More info on the blades at http//bladesmadesimple.com , PcWorld and Dell.

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