Dell speeds up two of its server lines

The front panels of the Dell PowerEdge 600SC and PowerEdge 2600 servers have an active bezel that lights up blue during normal operation and amber when service is needed.

Dell Computer Corp. has upgraded its server line with the PowerEdge 600SC, which replaces the 500SC, and the PowerEdge 2600, replacing the 2500.

Russ Ray, a senior product marketing manager, said both servers have faster processors than their predecessors plus 400-MHz front-side buses and embedded Gigabit Ethernet controllers.
The uniprocessor PowerEdge 600SC comes with an Intel Celeron P4 or Pentium 4 processor and up to 3G of RAM, in a rackmount or tower cabinet.

It includes a ServerWorks GC-SL chip set and three Dell OpenManage server applications. List price ranges from $599 for a 1.7-GHz Celeron P4 server with no operating system and one year of maintenance, up to $7,637 for a high-availability, 2.4-GHz Pentium 4 with 3G of memory, Microsoft Windows 2000 and three years'maintenance.

The PowerEdge 2600 accepts one or two Xeon processors, up to 4G of memory, and one to five hot-plug drives. It has the Intel E7500 chip set and an embedded Ultra320 SCSI controller with optional embedded RAID storage.

The PowerEdge 2600 ranges from $1,999 for a single 1.8-GHz processor, 256M of RAM and no OS to $15,580 for two 2.4-GHz CPUs, 4G of RAM, five 73G drives and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

An internal IDE tape drive lets small workgroups back up their data. The PowerVault 100T-Travan40 tape drive holds 20G of uncompressed data or 40G with software compression. It lists for $399, or $499 with TapeWare backup software from Yosemite Technologies Inc. of Fresno, Calif.

Contact Dell at 800-694-3355.

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