Dell Takes Aim at Power Management

New energy-efficient servers promise to slash energy consumption and boost performance

April 13, 2007

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Dell unveiled two new servers this week the vendor says will use significantly less power than other servers while improving performance.

The PowerEdge 2970 and the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 both employ the company's Dual Dynamic Power Management capability which, according to Dell, facilitates better quad-core performance and power management.Dell said the PowerEdge 2970 server uses as little as 34 percent less power while offering as much as a 105 percent performance per-watt improvement over previous Dell servers. The PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 also includes energy-efficient features designed to lower costs, such as low-flow fan technology, high-efficiency power supplies, low-voltage/high-efficiency processors, and factory-integrated BIOS and component specifications for better power efficiency and air flow.

The PowerEdge 2970, which is priced from $1,849 is shipping now. The PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 will be available later this spring.

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