Vendas de servidores Dell: 10% single socket, 80% dual sockets, and 10% quad sockets (Red Hat e Microsoft devem adorar esses percentuais )

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Dell concurs that the Chinese market likes four-socket machines, but most customers who buy four-socket systems do not buy top-bin Xeon E7-4800 processors (or Xeon E5-4600 CPUs if they go the cheaper, less memory intense route) and many do not fully populate their systems. They want upgrade capacity within their existing server footprints, apparently.

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Without naming names, Dell says that DCS makes iron for four of the five largest search engines and cloud service providers, twelve of the fifteen most visited web sites, and three of the top four social media sites. DCS has also built more than 130 modular datacenters for these hyperscalers.

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Dell will support Intel’s Omni-Path kicker to InfiniBand networking, and that “the whole area around fabrics is interesting.” Two years ago, nobody was talking about 25 Gb/sec links on servers and 50 Gb/sec and 100 Gb/sec links on switches, until the cloud builders and hyperscalers started pushing for it. “I think that 25GE is going to lay over on 10GE soon,”

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even the hyperscalers in China don’t run their networks above 10 Gb/sec speeds because faster networks are too expensive for them for most of their applications. “It will continue to expand, but China is going to be behind on the networking side for a while,”

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Dell is working to port Nutanix to PowerEdge-C machines as well as on FX modular systems in addition to the special PowerEdge XC line that it created specifically to run the Nutanix software. Dell is also looking at VMware VSAN and other hyperconverged software stacks that are a good fit for FX.


http://www.theplatform.net/2015/05/1...tems-business/