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The Dell PowerEdge R810, developed by Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas, is a scalable 25/45 2U-rack server designed for workload/server consolidation, high virtualization machine density, and mission critical business and database applications. It fulfills a need to deliver both high performance and energy efficiency in an accessible unit.
The server is built with Intel Xeon 7500 or 6500 series processors, an Intel Xeon E7 high-capacity DDR3 memory, and enterprise-class manageability. Its internal dual SD modules provide failover capability for the embedded hypervisor, and FlexMem Bridge technology scales memory capacity—allowing two Intel processors access to all 32 memory DIMM slots.
The servers require less space in a data center—21 Dell PowerEdge R810 servers fill one 42U rack—and consume less energy, just 500 W per server. Power management features include power capping, power inventory, and power budgeting within a specific environment. Also aiding in power usage is the layout of internal components to promote cooling airflow.
Scalable rack server
|(l-r): Teresa Gillon, Bob Edwards, Vaden Mohrmann, Mike Roberts, Rob Bassman, Sandor Farkas, Dennis Garrison, Yongping Ding, Earl Reeves, Joseph Cuteri, Jonathan Kwahk, Arnold Dobson, Tom Garvens, Eric Tunks, and Chad Fenner|
The PowerEdge R810 Development Team from Dell Inc.
Sandor Farkas, Principal Developer