Dell presents first shared-infrastructure solution

Product aimed at HPC environments

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Dell presents first shared-infrastructure solution The C800 is designed to provide a resource pool that saves on space, energy and refresh rates.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 25, 2012

Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C8000 Series yesterday. The hardware solutions vendor said it is "the industry's first 4U shared infrastructure solution to allow the mixing and matching of compute, GPU/coprocessors and storage sleds in one chassis".

The C800 is designed to provide a resource pool that saves on space, energy and refresh rates, allowing higher operating temperatures. The solution is thought to be particularly applicable to high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

"Customers running highly resource-intensive hyperscale workloads can benefit from shared infrastructure pools and shared compute, storage, power and cooling resources that result in lower total cost of ownership in power efficiency, system scaling efficiency and compute density," Dell said in a press release.

The PowerEdge C8000 shared infrastructure chassis holds up to eight single-wide sleds or four double-wide sleds. Each compute sled is equivalent to a standard server built with a processor, memory, network interface, baseboard management controller, and local hard drive storage.

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