Dell Installs Nvidia Tesla “Fermi” Computing Accelerators into Servers

Dell Adopts Nvidia Tesla Computing Cards for Database, HPC Machines

by Anton Shilov
06/09/2010 | 10:08 PM

Dell, one of the world’s largest makers of servers, on Wednesday announced new blade machines aimed database processing or high-performance computing (HPC) applications that can optionally integrate Nvidia Tesla 2000-series computing boards. Dell becomes the second top server maker to adopt GPGPU technology by Nvidia.


The new PowerEdge M610x brings a new set of capabilities to Dell’s blade portfolio and provides customers database acceleration and expanded stream-processing capabilities by integrating solutions like Nvidia Tesla 2050 computing acceleration card or Fusion-IO’s ioDrive Duo solid-state drive.

Dell PowerEdge 610 is based on Intel Xeon 5500-series microprocessors and Intel 5520 core-logic, can support up to 96GB of DDR3 memory using 12 DIMM slots, features several bays for hard drives and so on. Considering that it is a blade machine, customers will have to install either high-end SSD from Fusion-io or high-performance stream processing Tesla solution from Nvidia.

Although Dell announced its PowerEdge M610x along with a number of other server offerings targeting higher end market, it is still remarkable that such a big player decided to adopt Nvidia Tesla cards that belong to Fermi-generation solutions for its machines.

The Dell PowerEdge M610x will be available in July.