Dell unveils new tower, rack workstations
Dubai, August 14, 2014
Dell has unveiled its new mainstream and performance tower and rack workstations, designed to address the critical requirements of customers in compute-intensive fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.
The Dell Precision Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910, and Rack 7910 has been updated with Intel’s latest Xeon processors, DDR4 memory, next-generation graphics technology from NVIDIA and AMD, doubling the amount of memory from the previous generation.
The systems have been optimised and independent software vendor (ISV) certified to run the most demanding applications, said a statement.
Dell is also set to release a new version of the Dell Precision Optimizer v2.0, which will automatically configure workstation settings to maximise application performance.
Andy Rhodes, global executive director, Dell Precision workstations, said: “From powering the designs of a leading surfboard maker to enabling the complex visual effects created by academy award-winning studio Framestore, Dell Precision customers depend on powerful workstations to help create beautifully complex projects.
“Every key component of our new workstations has been updated, resulting in outstanding performance gains to help our customers design without limitations.”
The updated Dell Precision tower workstation portfolio will include the single socket Tower 5810 and high-power dual processor Tower 7810, which both offer innovative design features within a compact footprint, and the highly expandable Tower 7910 that delivers ultimate workstation performance and scalability.
The chassis design on the systems will include quick release hard drives, a tool-less, externally accessible power supply, and a lockable front bezel for added security and delivers improved acoustics performance.
It is also set to update its leading edge rack workstation, with the introduction of the new Dell Precision Rack 7910, which will offer all the capabilities of the Tower 7910 in a 2U rack form factor, with complete qualification and support for workstation virtualization with Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisors.
It is also the first Dell Precision workstation to include an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), which increases security by enabling complete remote data centre manageability in a “lights out” environment.
The new systems will also feature the latest version of Dell’s performance enhancing software tool, the Dell Precision Optimizer v2.0 (DPO), which will be available for download starting September 4, and will be factory-installed on Dell’s new line of tower workstations beginning in mid-October.
DPO v2.0 will also provide automatic dynamic performance tuning of the workstation system settings according to the application, an exclusive feature of Dell Precision workstations, and will enable consolidated system utilisation tracking, reporting, and system updates.
Enabling enhanced productivity, the systems will also feature Dell’s Intel Cache Acceleration Software for Workstations (Intel CAS-W), a caching solution that improves storage speeds for better overall performance.
The new systems will offer security, manageability and reliability, with the Dell Data Protection malware, authentication and encryption endpoint security solutions and backed by a Dell limited hardware warranty and optional 24x7 direct access to enterprise-level support with Dell ProSupport.
The company’s patented Reliable Memory Technology (RMT) will prevent catastrophic memory failures and extend memory life, while Dell-unique Intel vPro extensions will allow remote BIOS management and hard drive wipe, even when systems are offline.
Meanwhile, the Dell Client Command Suite will provide free automation tools that help automate and streamline system deployment, monitoring and updating in complex IT environments.
Also available on the systems is the Dell Quick Resource Locator (QRL), which will provide immediate access to extensive system information and detailed “how to” videos accessible via smartphone and a model-specific QR code, helping customers to be more efficient and effective in managing their hardware.
Dell, extending its partnership with Teradici, has unveiled a new software that will give mobile workers instant access to a rich remote computing experience regardless of location.
The new Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software will offer an ultra-secure solution that makes remote access possible in a matter of minutes.
Dell OEM Solutions will also offer an XL version of the new Precision tower and rack workstations, with a stable platform and three year component stability, specially designed to enable OEM customers to better manage their solution life-cycles.
The workstations will be available worldwide from September 9. – TradeArabia News Service