Dell Cranks Up Low-End PowerEdge ServersBy Jeffrey Burt | Print
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Dell Inc. is rolling out two single-processor servers designed to give small-business and corporate workgroup customers advanced featuressuch as more powerful chips and remote management capabilitiesthat until now could be found only in more expensive two-processor boxes.
Such customers have been trying to cobble together an IT infrastructure through peer-to-peer environments using desktops, or they have been shelling out extra cash for larger, more expensive two-way systems, according to Dell officials in Round Rock, Texas.
Dell this week will make available the PowerEdge 750, a 1U (1.75-inch) rack server that will replace the PowerEdge 650, and the PowerEdge 700, the company's first one-processor tower server. Both come with Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 chips, which run at up to 3.2GHz, have 1MB of cache and an 800MHz front-side bus, and support up to 4GB of memory. Both can also come with Intel's Celeron chip.
The systems ship with various versions of Windows or Linux preinstalled. The 750 is priced starting at $949; the 700 starts at $699.