Dell upgrades its PowerEdge servers so they can accept four speedy Pentium III Xeon chips

Dell upgrades its PowerEdge servers so they can accept four speedy Pentium III Xeon chips

Dell Computer Corp. has upgraded its four-way servers to accommodate the fastest processors and chip sets.

The Dell PowerEdge 6400 and 6450 servers now have synchronous dynamic RAM, said Eric Cannell, Dell's marketing manager for the IA-32 product line.

The new servers, which replace the PowerEdge 6300 and 6350 models, accept one to four 550-MHz Pentium III Xeon processors and up to 8G of SDRAM.

Intel's 700- and 800-MHz Xeons will power the server line when they come out later this year, Cannell said.

Both the 6400 and 6450 have the high-end ServerSet III HE chip set from ServerWorks Corp., formerly Reliance Computer Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., Cannell said.

The standalone PowerEdge 6400 is 12.25 inches high.

The 7-inch PowerEdge 6450 is sized for rack-mounting in data centers and with external storage devices, Cannell said.

Each of the PowerEdge models comes with a hot-plug power supply, a dual-channel Ultra3 SCSI controller and an Intel EtherExpress Pro/100+ network interface card.

List prices range from $7,164 for a PowerEdge 6450 with one 512-MHz Pentium III Xeon and 256M of memory up to $65,834 for a PowerEdge 6400 with four 550-MHz Xeons, 8G of memory and a 128M RAID controller.

Contact Dell at 800-388-8542.

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