Server Clash: DELL's Quad Opteron DELL R815 vs HP's DL380 G7 and SGI's Altix UV10by Johan De Gelas on September 9, 2010 7:30 AM EST
Dell PowerEdge R815 Benchmarked Configuration
|Four Opteron 6174 at 2.2GHz
|16 x 4GB Samsung 1333MHz CH9
|Dell Inc 06JC9T
|2x Dell L1100A-S0 1100W
The R815 is a very compact design: six fans in the middle of the chassis pull the cool air across the four Opteron socket and 32 DDR3 DIMM slots. Two risers offer two full height PCIe x8 slots each.
Two half-height PCIe x4 slots are also available. The server contains six drive bays, all in 2.5 inch format.
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The DELL server line distinguishes itself with an LCD display that allows you to read system alerts and boot-up options. The dual internal SD modules are unfortunately still only 1GB and thus only suited for ESXi. The 1100W hot-pluggable PSU are the only available PSUs. The entire front with disk bays can slide forward to give easy access to the first row of CPU sockets and DIMM slots.
AMD and Dell also confirmed that you will be able to upgrade this server with the next generation "Bulldozer" CPUs.