HP and Dell offer new Xeon CPUs for servers


HP offers Intel Dual-core Xeon CPUs for server line
HP announced new additions to its x86 server lineup that are powered by the recently released Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors.

When combined with the latest in virtualization technologies, the four-processor HP ProLiant ML570 and DL580 can also help customers consolidate business-critical application environments.

The servers will use small form factor Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives, eliminating the need for customers to make multiple drive transitions while simplifying system management needs. The drives consume half the power of larger models, while improving storage performance and reliability.

The two models being offered are:

  • HP ProLiant DL580 G4 – Support for up to 64 GB of front accessible hot-plug memory for demanding applications and virtualization; US$6,649.
  • HP ProLiant ML570 G4 – Support for 24 DIMM sockets plus the largest number of drives and PCI slots of any ProLiant server; US$5,799.

Dell introduces Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 CPU to server line
Dell enhanced its quad-socket servers with the announcement that Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors will now be incorporated into its server line.

Dell PowerEdge 6800 and PowerEdge 6850 servers are designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization and migration from costly RISC-based systems.

The quad-socket PowerEdge servers can be configured with large 16MB cache processors to efficiently handle large data-blocks typical in database environments. Customers can realize benefits from the quad-socket, dual-core processor speeds, 800MHz Front Side Bus and Hyper-Threading technology available on PowerEdge 6800 and 6850 servers for applications that take advantage of processor-intensive performance.

The PowerEdge 6800 and PowerEdge 6850 servers with Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 Series processors are available now and priced from $7,799.

Data Management

DataReference releases Report Migrator
DataReference Inc. announced it will commence shipping version 1.0 of its Report Migrator Software. The product will be licensed at the individual developer level.

Report Migrator works conjunction with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and enables users to migrate Crystal Reports into Microsoft’s Report Definition Language (RDL) so that the report can be run using Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services (SRS).

Report Migrator allows clients to continue to develop reports using Crystal Reports Designer and distribute those reports utilizing SSRS.

The product will be offered in both a direct and channel based sales model.

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