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Dell's 8-CPU Intel Servers Increasing Its Enterprise Focus
Dell began shipping its eight-CPU Intel server, the PowerEdge 8450, in late September. This comes on the heels of Compaq's shipment of its ProLiant 8000 and

oses  Dell will certify other OSes (through its DellPlus group), but this is a less compelling message than having those OSes installed in a production environment. AC Voltage Support: The PowerEdge 8450 requires 208VAC, unlike Compaq's ProLiant 8000 and 8500, which can run off either 110 VAC or 208 VAC. Although 208VAC is required for either system (Compaq or Dell) to run a fully-loaded server, having the option is a modest benefit. Redundancy: Although Dell's system provides redundancy in most subsystems

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