Dell lauched on Wednesday Today Dell announced a new server architecture that combines characteristics of both rack servers and blade servers into a new architecture, known as PowerEdge FX.
The base of the architecture is the 2U PowerEdge FX2 enclosure designed to hold 1 to 8 sleds, depending upon the type of sled used.
- FC630 half-width 2-socket server block with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family performance (up to four per FX2 chassis)
- FM120x4 microserver block, each consisting of a half-width “sled” that houses 4 microservers running the low-power Intel® Atom™ C2000 System on a Chip (SoC) processor (up to 4 sleds with 16 total microservers per FX2 chassis)
- FN IO Aggregator that is able to simplify network deployment by aggregating cabling from 8 cables to as little as a single cable; offers cost-effective 10GbE performance; and enables LAN/SAN convergence
Coming soon, new modular building blocks that will continue to accelerate your software-defined data center:
- FD332 half-width storage block with up to 16 small-form-factor (SFF) 2.5″ DAS devices (up to 3 blocks per FX2 chassis – with one FC630 server)
- New Intel® Xeon® powered server blocks will include the FC430 quarter-width 2-socket block (up to 16 per FX2 chassis) and the FC830 full-width 4-socket block (up to 2 per FX2 chassis)