Dell EMC PowerEdge and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Deliver Enhanced Speed and Improved Performance

Jun 25, 2020

Dell EMC PowerEdge and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

In today’s data-centric global economy, businesses that can rapidly process and convert the massive quantities of available data into useful information have a significant advantage over their competition. After all, there are an estimated 50 billion intelligent devices now collecting and transmitting data throughout the world according to Dell EMC’s 2020 Server Trends & Observations. With the right technology solutions in place, organizations can take advantage of this opportunity.

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers by Dell Technologies, equipped with the latest 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, are proven to increase the performance of a variety of heavy data-processing workloads, allowing organizations to process more and gain faster insights in less time. Processing and throughput are critical factors for many of the technology providers that we work with across a variety of industries. As a longtime Dell Technologies and Intel partner, UNICOM Engineering can help you build your solution on these best-of-breed technologies.

Exceptional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Capabilities and Lower Memory Requirements

The 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors were introduced to the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio last year in recognition of the critical need for faster and more efficient data processing. According to a Dell Technologies’ Direct2DellEMC blog entitled, Enhanced Speed Drives Better Results with PowerEdge and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, the key differentiators of the solution include Intel Deep Learning Boost and Intel Optane Persistent Memory.

Intel Deep Learning Boost is designed to specifically accelerate AI workload performance without increasing memory or hardware requirements. With AI offering such powerful insights in areas such as image classification, speech recognition, object detection, and more, Deep Learning Boost unlocks highly valuable intelligence and does so efficiently and effectively.

Intel Optane Persistent Memory adds further value by placing more memory closer to the CPU to enable larger in-memory working datasets. In fact, Optane can offer up to 15.36 TB of memory. Having so much memory in close proximity to the processors helps eliminate bottlenecks, which results in better response times and much faster transactions. These higher levels of performance allow organizations to engage with larger datasets than ever before and take advantage of next-level insights derived from this data.

Improved Performance from the latest Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Intel’s 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable processors were added to select PowerEdge servers earlier in the year. Compared to previous versions, the latest edition offers even faster data analysis, with up to 33-percent improved performance and are available in Intel Xeon Gold, Silver, or Bronze processor options. According to the Direct2DellEMC’s blog, testing of the appliances demonstrates the latest processors offer up to 33-percent more cores, up to 28-percent faster frequencies, and up to 62-percent more memory cache based on analysis of testing that took place in January and February 2020. These combined features ensure a range of benefits to help businesses harness more data and operate more effectively.

Ready to Build on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors?

The speed at which data is processed, transmitted, and analyzed is having a significant impact on global business. Organizations that can process data and make it useful in real-time will continue to emerge as leaders in their industries. Thanks to decades-long partnerships with both Intel and Dell Technologies, UNICOM Engineering is well-positioned to help you design solutions that give your customers a competitive edge. Our dedicated team of design, integration, logistics, and support experts can help you navigate the complexities of bringing your solution to market while ensuring it is optimized with the best underlying technology like Dell EMC PowerEdge with the latest 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. To learn more and see how UNICOM Engineering can streamline your build on Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers, watch our Build on Dell video, or visit our website or contact us today at 800-977-1010.


Dell preliminary results are based on Dell EMC internal testing January 2020 comparing a PowerEdge R740 with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Gold 6242R processor vs PowerEdge R740 with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Gold 6242 processor running SPECcpu2017 int_rate_base. Actual results will vary. Dell internal analysis Feb 2020 based on Dell US list price comparisons of 6242R and 6242 CPUs, does not include variables like heatsinks or PSUs, pricing subject to change and may vary by region.

2Based on published data from Intel® for the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246R vs. the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246 processor
3Based on published data from Intel® for the Intel® Xeon® Bronze 4215R vs. the Intel® Xeon® Bronze 4215 processor
4Based on published data from Intel® for the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6242R vs. the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6242 processor