Dell goes quad-core

by admin November 9, 2006 at 11:01 am

Dell has unveiled its first round of systems that support Intel’s new quad-core Xeon (Clovertown) processor. The new systems are basically just upgrades to the existing PowerEdge rackmount and tower server line, as well as upgrades to two Precision workstation models. The new systems use the Blackford chipset, so they’re able to take the forthcoming quad-core Clovertown as a drop-in replacement for the existing dual-core Xeons.

The systems being upgraded with Clovertown support are as follows:

PowerEdge 1900: A dual-socket tower server
PowerEdge 1950: A dual-socket rackmount server
PowerEdge 2900: A dual-socket 5U rackmount or tower server
PowerEdge 2950: A dual-socket 2U rackmount server
Precision 490: A dual-socket workstation
Precision 690: A dual-socket workstation

Full article: Ars Technica