• Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s 4th Generation EPYC Genoa central processor units will power a refreshed portfolio of PowerEdge servers from Dell Technologies Inc.
  • The new servers are anticipated to pack a punch since AMD’s most recent processors are built on an innovative five-nanometer technology that increases both density and power efficiency.

Dell Technologies Inc. has revealed a refreshed portfolio of PowerEdge servers powered by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s 4th Generation EPYC Genoa central processing units.

The most recent generation of AMD’s EPYC chips was revealed today, and Dell lost no time demonstrating how it plans to incorporate the new silicon into its flagship server lineup.

According to Dell, the updated PowerEdge server lineup is meant to fuel compute-intensive tasks such as data analytics more effectively. The servers use their own Smart Cooling technology to cut carbon dioxide emissions, while its cyber-resilient architecture contributes to increasing security.

Moreover, the new servers are anticipated to pack a punch since AMD’s most recent processors are built on an innovative five-nanometer process that increases both density and power efficiency. Additionally, the new Genoa EPYC server CPUs are the first to support PCIe 5.0 connectivity, Compute Express Link 1.1 standards, and DDR5 memory.

Dell’s redesigned PowerEdge server portfolio is offered in one- and two-socket configurations and supports up to 50% more processor cores than last year’s versions. The business also claims the highest-ever performance for PowerEdge systems powered by AMD, with 33% more front drives for 2U servers, 121% boost over the previous generation, and 60% more front-drive count for 1U servers.

The flagship Dell PowerEdge R7625 is the leading solution of the lineup, which significantly increases application performance and data storage. Designed to act as the data center’s backbone, this two-socket, 2U platform has been demonstrated to boost in-memory database performance by 72%, outperforming other similarly configured servers. Dell stated that it will be available in limited configurations later this month, with total worldwide availability expected for February 2023.

Customers may also choose the PowerEdge R7615, a 2U, a one-socket variant with increased memory bandwidth, an enhanced hard drive, and reduced latency. According to Dell, it can concurrently accomplish many tasks with a smaller footprint than equivalent servers from past generations.

The range is completed by the two-socket, 1U PowerEdge R6625, and the one-socket, 1U R6615 systems, which are stated to offer an optimal blend of performance, flexibility, and density. Dell noted that all three models would be commercially available in February.

Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC, and Core Compute at Dell Technologies, said, “Customers demand uncompromising compute performance delivered in the most sustainable manner possible. Our latest PowerEdge servers are purpose-built to meet the needs of today’s demanding workloads with efficiency and resiliency.”

Regarding sustainability, the new servers have design advancements with Smart Cooling technology that permits increased circulation through the systems, allowing them to stay cooler for extended periods. Dell stated that this would decrease the amount of heat generated and energy consumed by the customer’s data center operations. Compared to the previous generation of PowerEdge servers, it claims a 55% improvement in CPU performance efficiency.

In addition, the new PowerEdge systems are manufactured from recycled plastic and can be sent in large quantities through Dell’s multipack option, lowering their total environmental effect.

Dell emphasized that the new systems are supported by a “cyber resilient architecture” that includes system lockdown, drift detection, multifactor authentication, and support for confidential computing, in which data is encrypted as it is processed. This contributes to a more secure and robust operation with “data center safety at its core.”

Analyst Kuba Stolarski of International Data Corp. praised the new PowerEdge systems, citing the importance of continuous innovation in corporate server performance.

Stolarski said, “With advanced security features designed directly into the platform, Dell’s new PowerEdge servers can help organizations keep pace with data proliferation in a growing threat environment. The improvements in performance can enable customers to implement AI, HPC, and other modern workloads to extract the most value from their data and IT investment.”