Dell launches the PowerEdge R920 server and takes benchmark record

Dell announces availability of their new high performance server, the Power Edge R920, their highest performing server to date.

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Published Mon, Feb 24 2014 11:08 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

Dell recently announced availability of the PowerEdge R920 server that utilizes Intel's new XEON processor E7-4800 v2 and it is already making a name for itself. Dell claims it is their highest performing server and that it is built for the most intense enterprise workloads - ERP, large databases, HPC, etc.

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Backing those claims up, Dell just released some pretty impressive benchmarks, taking the lead in a few categories seen here. Posted on Dell's tech forum is this snapshot demonstrating nearly double the performance of previous generation Power Edge servers in a SAP benchmark test:

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And from Intel's benchmark tracking site, they now hold several world records in the 4 socket category:

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Digging into the specs it comes with 96 DIMM slots, up to 10 PCIe Gen3/Gen2 slots, up to 24 internal drives, 12Gbps SAS, and a high performance RAID controller. To see more, view this video of Dell engineers opening the server up for a closer look.

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Kalen has been working in the computer industry for the past 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from his early days as a hands on tech, to starting an internet cafe in the 90’s. For the past decade, he has been focused on the data storage market, helping large data centers more efficiently achieve greater scale. Having worked with the largest enterprises, vendors, and resellers in the world, Kalen contributes a unique perspective on all things related to large datacenters and distributed enterprises – hardware, software, and the human factor. His stories reflect his split personality of part businessman, part technologist. Away from the computer, you will find him in the kitchen or at the grill, cooking up something delicious for his family and friends. His dream come true will be when 3D printers can really be trusted as a kitchen appliance.

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