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This amazing supercomputer is a Dell - but few know about it.

Jul 5, 2007

33 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

This amazing supercomputer that apparently went in to operation 3 days ago is a Dell. Yet looking for info on Dell's web site it's so hard to find (I couldn't find it) that feels like they're embarrassed of it. Did Dell just overlook a great marketing opportunity? Or does Dell have some other reason not to make as hard to find on their web site as other Dell products running the same family of operating systems? http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32716/113/ NCSA: A look inside one of the world's most capable supercomputer facilities ... Abe is the latest supercomputer to join NCSA. It is scheduled to go into full production on Monday, July 2, 2007. It's currently operating at full capacity and is rated #8 in the world. It operates at a maximum computing capacity of just under 90 teraflops. Its sustained computing capacity is documented at around 63 teraflops. It is a Linux-based cluster comprised of 1200 Dell PowerEdge 1955s blades. Each blade sports two 2.33 GHz Quad-Core Xeons (Clovertown core) on a 1333 GHz FSB operating in Intel64 mode (true 64-bit computing). That's 2400 physical processors housing 9600 cores. The system communicates with itself and the outside world using an Infiniband network at 10 Gbps. It has 200 TB of disk storage and each core has a dedicated GB of memory all to itself, resulting 9.6 TB of DDR2 memory total. ... #90 - “Tungstenâ€� - 2003 – 16.4 teraflops debuted at #3 in the world...is a Red Hat Linux-based cluster comprised of 1750 Dell PowerEdge 1750 Yet when I go to Dell.com and look for more info: http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=abe&cat=prod some stuff on Abe Milstein, but nothing on this impressive Dell computer. http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=supercomputer&cat=ans I see a bunch of old news about 2005 and 2002 computers; but if the newest, most impressive ones are in there, you don't make it easy to find. Ideas: Put a block describing this stunningly impressive Abe computer in your (small and large) business and government Server pages like this one: http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/enterprise?c=us&cs=04&l=en...  Put a block describing this stunningly impressive Abe computer in the rotation on the big spot on your home page. Yes, I know not many customers will buy that exact same computer; but they might want to buy a scaled down version. And it'll let them know that Dell can grow with them however big there needs are; while I suspect most people's first impression is that Dell is more the small windows-file-server vendor rather than serious computers.  Make a whitepaper that describes in detail the hardware & software used to make a computer like this one. in case you do have customers that want to build a scaled down version of this.   Or can't you let people know that you made one of the most impressive computers in the world because it runs Linux - so you bury it in hidden parts of the web site like your Ubuntu products? Status Update Dell has had a longstanding relationship with NCSA and we're really proud of the work that's being done on Dell systems. To read more about Dell's high-performance computing clusters click here.

33 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Advertising and Marketing, Dell Web Site, Servers and Storage,

Deliver M4300 with better Quadro graphics card

Jun 27, 2007

33 Votes

Status: Implemented

Been using an M70 for two years and was eager to see the Santa Rosa based workstation laptop. Looking for 15.4" as the 17" is too much to carry around and I have a Precision 390 for hardcore work (solid modeling, FEA, CFD) at the office. It would be nice to offer a Precision M4300 with more than just the entry Quadro 360M and an analog VGA port - how about the Quadro 1600M and a DVI. This would give a powerful workstation class notebook that can be carried around. Status Update Please see mano_g's comment

33 Votes | 11 Comments

Categories: Precision Workstations, Servers and Storage,

Dell change your CD/DVD's to SATA for cable reduction allowing better cooling.

Jun 19, 2007

108 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Dell change CD/DVD's on your Desktop and Server models (All) to SATA. Using SATA cables reduces any ventilation restrictions which can occur with IDE ribbon cables. SATA also reduces configuration issues for new computer users, reducing support calls. Start Jul 2nd: provided by florida web site design

108 Votes | 7 Comments

Categories: Desktops, Servers and Storage,

Dell Disk Space | No More Fears Of Losing Your Data

May 5, 2007

24 Votes

Status: Implemented

In addition to storage space in your Dell, perhaps Dell should host an extended online storage system to let customers keep their important documents. This could eliminate customer's fear of losing their data. Online space will match your Dell hard drive space  Full back-up or use it as additional storage  Pay for additional space Status Update Please see dennis_s' comment

24 Votes | 20 Comments

Categories: Servers and Storage,

Preconfigured mirroring (RAID1) on every PC with 2 disks

Apr 13, 2007

13 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Every Desktop and Notebook which has at least 2 disk slots should be optionally availible with preconfigured RAID1 managed by the motherboard RAID controller The obvious objective is to almost transparently survive disk crashes for casual users. Reinstalling after a crash si a several day long nightmare, even if you have backed up your data , which is itself a nightmare, considering these data are spread everyware. So most casual users do nothing and live with this sword of Damocles hanging above. SW RAID managed by Windows is not an attractive option; not available with basic XP, difficult to setup. HW based RAID preconfigured at BIOS level is transparent and relatively easy to live with. Wasting 50% of disk space is not a problem with the tiny GB price we see today. Preconfigured RAID 1 exists in Dell line but is limited to very few high end workstations and servers. Status Update Please see mano_g's comment

13 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Precision Workstations, Servers and Storage,

AMD cpu's in servers and blade servers

Mar 3, 2007

20 Votes

Status: Implemented

Dell is loosing sales on servers because you are not offering AMD cpu's for servers. In competition with e.g. HP and IBM for rack mounted servers Dell has no matching offer. As Enterprises are entering into Blade systems and Virtual servers the AMD equiped servers are not available from Dell and you are missing out an opertunity to develop og even stay in that market. Status Update Now offered on the PowerEdge M605

20 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Servers and Storage,

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