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[TechWorld] Dell taps AMD for virtualisation servers

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Dell has picked quad-core Opteron processors from AMD to power two new rack-mount servers, called R805 and R905. It said the servers will be offered with embedded versions of VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer, plus eventually Microsoft's HyperV as well.
http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...34&pagtype=all
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This is an odd one. I know AMD reigns king in the multi cpu environment, but how do they hold up in virtual areas?
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Nice, This is good news for AMD.
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Very good news for AMD indeed.
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yeah amd!
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Originally Posted by Locool676 View Post
This is an odd one. I know AMD reigns king in the multi cpu environment, but how do they hold up in virtual areas?
Locool, good question. The Dell PE6950 I had here at work had quad dual core opteron 2880SE's and it ran like a dog with 32 virtuals. I'm very interested to see how these perform especially the ones that come with ESX preinstalled. The hardware setup isn't new news though. The PE2950's that Dell carries feature dual quad core xeon's. Of course the hardware options range. Not sure if you guys have ever seen the inside of one but it is simply beautiful
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Yay for scaling.
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What, exactly, are these servers designed to do?
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What, exactly, are these servers designed to do?
Sekigahara, it really depends on the environment. You can already get PE x9xx servers that come with ESX preinstalled. With a virtual you can do anything want
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