Talk:List of Dell PowerEdge Servers

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Article Rationale[edit]

This article was created in response to the continuing discussions on the Dell PowerEdge talk pages about the June 2007 removal of the Model list from Dell PowerEdge page. It was removed then due to concerns of it being incomplete. However I believe this updated list is considerably more detailed and substatial and can replace the very uninformative model list in the current Dell PowerEdge article.

I will be submitting this page to be reviewed by the project computing in the hope of a grading and potential adoption within that project.

--Flibble (talk) 16:51, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

I've just realised this isn't actually a list :o. I'm rating it C class as it needs more prose. But the sourcing looks good. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 18:17, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

"Generation x" - original research?[edit]

I noticed the PowerEdge systems prior to the Pentium Pro based 2100 are all missing from this list. The PowerEdge systems based on the Intel 80486DX, P54, P54C, P54CQS, and P54CS all predate the 2100 listed as "Generation 1", so I'm unsure where the "Generation x" labeling in this list comes from. --Tothwolf (talk) 01:46, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

By the time of *9** for example, Dell had explicitly started calling them 'Generation 9', I'm afraid some of the others are backdataed from that info, so it's 'semi-original' research. Incidentally if you can point me at some links to the earlier ones I'll start to add the to the page :)--Flibble (talk) 13:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Ok, that makes sense. Maybe the Socket 8 Pentium Pro and Slot 1 Pentium II systems could be considered the same generation since they are both 440FX? Did these share a similar chassis design? What I'm not sure of however, is if the 80486 and P54* should both be considered Generation 1? I would think the 80486 based systems would have been Generation 1 and the P54* Generation 2, but this means there are at least two other existing groups which would need to be combined. With the P54* based systems, there are at least 3-4 subgroups, and possibly as many as 6. With the 80486 systems, there appear to have only been 6 models; two different series (different chassis) and 3 different CPU options for each. I'm currently compiling a list of these earlier systems (information on Dell's site is very limited) but I've been able to build up a fairly complete list of the earlier models based on information from computer magazines of that time period. --Tothwolf (talk) 16:48, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
I've added a preliminary table under Early systems but it still needs a lot of expansion. I'm not sure which sockets some of these systems used, but for the SP 51xx I can find out. --Tothwolf (talk) 02:04, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Generation 4 Servers Introduced During Generation 10!?[edit]

According to the years of introduction, the Generation 4 servers were continuing to be introduced for years, and the last Generation 4 server (PowerEdge SC1435) was introduced the same year as the PowerEdge 860 and PowerEdge 2970 (both Generation 10). The PowerEdge 2970 Review mentioned in this article specifically references the PowerEdge SC1435.

How can this be? How can a Generation 4 server be introduced during Generation 10? Assuming that all the relevant information is present - there is no answer to this in this article. There should be.

(The reason this matters to me is I'm trying to determine servers to retire and keep and such - and this article would suggest the Generation 4 SC1435 is more powerful than systems up to six generations more recent!)  DavidDouthitt  (Talk) 17:08, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

The SC1435 is not a Generation 4 server. The naming convention that indicates the generation wasn't introduced until Generation 10, where an R300 would be a Rack, single socket (3), generation 10, Intel-based (0) machine. So the 4 in 1435 doesn't refer to 4th generation. Also, the article calls them 1435 SC, which is not how they are actually named. I have a bunch of old ones kicking about and they are called SC1425 or SC1435 etc. Notorious Biggles (talk) 17:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Actually, the main PowerEdge article suggests that the naming convention did use the second of four digits to denote generation. However, there's no source for that. Maybe it's true and they consider the SC line to be separate from the main naming convention? Either way, the SC1425 and SC1435 are definitely not generation 4 servers - you can tell that just by looking at them. Notorious Biggles (talk) 17:35, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
From observation it seems that any server labelled 'SC' is out of the general generation ordering. I'll look into what the 'SC' servers are and split them into a separate table if need be. They do look to be a selection of lower-end servers than the mainline equivalents.Flibble (talk) 02:10, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
They are described as 'Value' servers on lots of Dell literature, so I have split them apart from the main generation machines.Flibble (talk) 17:41, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

R320 Suggested Correction[edit]

Please correct the R320 Rack Server table showing CPU Type as "Xeon E5-1400" to instead show "Intel Pentium® processor 1400" according to the latest Dell Tech Spec — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ituma (talkcontribs) 19:55, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Missing models[edit]

Dell C6220 II is missing from the list. -- (talk) 14:03, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Comprensive List[edit]

Below is a compressive list of all PowerEdge equipment made between 2013 to 2015. List generated from here:

  • PowerEdge C1100 MLK
  • PowerEdge C2100
  • PowerEdge C410X
  • PowerEdge C4130
  • PowerEdge C5000
  • PowerEdge C5125
  • PowerEdge C5220
  • PowerEdge C5230
  • PowerEdge C6000 Enclosure
  • PowerEdge C6100 2MB MLK
  • PowerEdge C6100 4MB MLK
  • PowerEdge C6105 2MB
  • PowerEdge C6105 4MB
  • PowerEdge C6145 1MB
  • PowerEdge C6145 2MB
  • PowerEdge C6220
  • PowerEdge C6220II 1U
  • PowerEdge C6220II 2U
  • PowerEdge C8000DC
  • PowerEdge Energy Smart 4020S Rack
  • PowerEdge Energy Smart 4620S Rack
  • PowerEdge FC630
  • PowerEdge FC830
  • PowerEdge FM120x4
  • PowerEdge FX2
  • PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator APOS
  • PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator FI
  • PowerEdge M1000e t
  • PowerEdge M420
  • PowerEdge M520
  • PowerEdge M610
  • PowerEdge M610x
  • PowerEdge M620
  • PowerEdge M620 t
  • PowerEdge M630
  • PowerEdge M630 Carrier Grade
  • PowerEdge M630 VRTX
  • PowerEdge M710HD
  • PowerEdge M820
  • PowerEdge M820P
  • PowerEdge M910
  • PowerEdge M915 - Blade
  • PowerEdge Multipack Box
  • PowerEdge R210
  • PowerEdge R210 II
  • PowerEdge R210 II XL
  • PowerEdge R220
  • PowerEdge R300
  • PowerEdge R310
  • PowerEdge R320
  • PowerEdge R410
  • PowerEdge R415
  • PowerEdge R420
  • PowerEdge R430
  • PowerEdge R510
  • PowerEdge R515
  • PowerEdge R520
  • PowerEdge R530
  • PowerEdge R610
  • PowerEdge R610 XL
  • PowerEdge R620
  • PowerEdge R620 t
  • PowerEdge R630
  • PowerEdge R630 Carrier Grade
  • PowerEdge R630 XL
  • PowerEdge R710 /
  • PowerEdge R710 XL
  • PowerEdge R710E
  • PowerEdge R715
  • PowerEdge R720
  • PowerEdge R720 t
  • PowerEdge R720xd
  • PowerEdge R730
  • PowerEdge R730 Carrier Grade
  • PowerEdge R730 XL
  • PowerEdge R730xd
  • PowerEdge R730xd XL
  • PowerEdge R810
  • PowerEdge R815
  • PowerEdge R820
  • PowerEdge R910
  • PowerEdge R920
  • PowerEdge Rack 4220 Deep
  • PowerEdge Rack 4220 Wide
  • PowerEdge Rack 4820
  • PowerEdge Rack 4820 Deep
  • PowerEdge Rack 4820 Wide
  • PowerEdge T110 II
  • PowerEdge T20
  • PowerEdge T310
  • PowerEdge T320
  • PowerEdge T410
  • PowerEdge T420
  • PowerEdge T430
  • PowerEdge T610
  • PowerEdge T620
  • PowerEdge T630
  • PowerEdge T710
  • PowerEdge VRTX
  • PowerEdgeC MultiPack

NJB (talk) 22:02, 3 December 2016 (UTC)