Dell Unveils World's First Microserver Based on Intel Xeon "Ivy Bridge" Chip

Intel's Xeon E3-1200 with 17W TDP Powers Dell PowerEdge C5220

by Anton Shilov
05/08/2012 | 11:46 PM

Dell on Tuesday introduced the industry's first microserver based on yet unannounced Intel Corp.'s E3-1200 v2-series microprocessors with reduced thermal design power. Dell's new PowerEdge C5220 micro servers with new processors are designed to deliver up to 95% more performance within the same rack and 50% more density compared to the previous generation of micro servers.

 

“We are constantly inspired by the unique ways our customers are leveraging Dell microserver platforms to drive specialized web 2.0, HPC and cloud computing applications. As the microserver market and ecosystem have matured, customers like Vibrant Media have validated that microservers are a cost-effective, scalable platform in web 2.0 environments,” said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager of Dell server solutions.

Dell PowerEdge C5220 servers powered by Intel's forthcoming Xeon central processing units made using 22nm fabrication process are designed to power business-critical web 2.0, cloud, and content delivery networks (CDN), as well as high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

Intel's latest Xeon E3-1200 v2 product family includes various dual-core and quad-core chips with thermal design power ranging between 17W and 45W. The new processors also support such technologies like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, ECC memory, 64-bit processing, virtualization and so on.

The PowerEdge C5220 featuring the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 processor series will be available May 22, 2012. Pricing starts at $12 207.84.