The PowerEdge C6145 is one of the fastest servers ever developed by Dell. This type of HPC machine (high performance computing), in fact includes two nodes four-socket servers that can accommodate up to eight AMD Opteron 6100 series processors with 12 cores each or 96 hearts in total in a 2U chassis!
If this server has been designed to perform scientific or mathematical, it can also be used to animate platforms and cloud computing environments can be highly virtualized. An external chassis with multiple graphics processors can also be connected to the main server to work on applications such as video rendering.
A growing market
There is a growing customer demand for more performance in servers that consume less. Power consumption ceilings have been enacted for eco-friendly buildings, to encourage users to look for savings everywhere and particularly in their computer room. Dell works with suppliers of components to meet these needs in power and performance while reducing power consumption of its systems. HPC with this server, offers Samsung memory cards, Low Power AMD Opteron chips and integrating more cores as Intel Xeon, peaking at 8 hearts today. For now, Dell does not offer the server with Intel chips.
Customers are also looking for solutions that add graphics chips along with processors to create clusters of power dedicated to specific applications. Dedicated Servers with GPUs deliver more raw power and consume more energy, but they also reduce the number of machines in the data center. The track is already operated on supercomputers and increasingly used in computer centers.
Better combine CPU and GPU
Dell is working together with clients to develop test benches where the power of parallel computing CPU and GPU can be fully consolidated.
Based on the chassis C6105 introduced last September and can accommodate up to 48 processor cores in a 2U AMD, the C6145 supports up to 1TB of memory with a maximum of 96 processor cores. The dimensions of the server are from 44.8 centimeters (17.6 inches) wide and 79 cm (31.1 inches) in depth. Since AMD has previously announced, this server is “socket compatible” with the next-generation chip architecture based on Interlagos Bulldozer. C410X external chassis with PCI-Express can also be connected to the C6145 to add up to 32 GPUs. The server comes with Suse Novell, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows HPC Server 2008.