Dell (NSDQ:Dell) wants its piece of the fast-growing blade server market, and is introducing a new blade server line and channel training and certification to make it happen. Dell, Round Rock, Texas, on Monday unveiled its new PowerEdge M-Series blade server chassis and blades, and said it compares favorably in terms of power consumption and performance with offerings from arch-rivals Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, Calif., and IBM, Armonk, N.Y.
The PowerEdge M-Series blade servers are based on a 10U chassis which supports up to 16 half-height blades, said Mike Roberts, senior product planning manager for the line. Later this year, Dell will also offer full-height blades for the chassis, Roberts said. Dell is offering two types of blades. The M600 blades support one or two quad-core Intel Xeon processors, while the M605 blades support one or two quad-core AMD Opteron processors. Both include two processor sockets.
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