Server News – Getting Greener with 80 PLUS, Busting Benchmarks

Great news from the server team today:

First, Albert Esser, our VP, Power and Infrastructure Solutions, posted on Direct2Dell that we are the first in the industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold-certification for a server power supply. The cool part is that it meets July 2009 Climate Savers targets for servers more than a year ahead of schedule, which require 92 percent minimum efficiency for the power supply unit at 50 percent of rated output.

Up next…Dell’s PowerEdge™ 2900 III server now tops all competitors with a new number one ranking for price/performance on the TPC-C benchmark.

· The leading price-per-transaction (price/tpmC) TPC-C result achieved 97,083 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.68/tpmC.1

· The PowerEdge 2900 III achieved the new TPC-C price/performance world record benchmark result with Oracle® Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, and utilizing one Intel® Quad-Core Xeon® 2.83 GHz processor.

· Dell’s two-socket tower or 5U PowerEdge 2900 III server provides customers with a versatile platform designed for handling the most demanding workloads and application requirements. The 2900 III can be used for a variety of purposes including database, messaging and virtualization.

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