Building the productive enterprise
Intel computing and networking building blocks in Dell servers, desktops, and notebooks help enhance productivity
For more than three decades, Intel Corporation has developed the computer, networking, and communication products that provide the building blocks for products that make people more productive—virtually anytime, anywhere. Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software used to create computers and servers with next-generation computing and communications architectures.
Intel and Dell work to combine Intel® PC and networking building blocks with DellTM platforms to ensure productivity-enhancing, leading-edge technology for Dell customers. Intel and Dell collaborations have produced products designed to maximize computing and network performance, including Intel PRO Gigabit Ethernet1 adapters and Pentium® 4 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology on Dell OptiPlexTM desktop PCs, Dell PowerEdgeTM servers enabled with Intel XeonTM processors
A new standard for desktop computing
Intel is helping to pave the way for the next corporate PC standard—Gigabit Ethernet—and Dell was the first vendor to bring this bandwidth to the desktop by incorporating the Intel PRO Gigabit Ethernet controller as a network connection option for OptiPlex desktop PCs. By integrating Gigabit Ethernet into chipsets and motherboards, Intel is not only helping to drive the convergence of computing and communications, but is also helping to lower costs and speed deployment.
Gigabit Ethernet connections can help employees run high-performance video and graphics-heavy applications, and multitask efficiently between thembut the need for Gigabit Ethernet is not limited to specialty applications. When deployed in PCs with Intel Pentium 4 processors that support Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel PRO/1000 Network Connections can also boost the performance of bandwidth-sapping background services such as software updating, backups, and Web services.
Hyper-Threading Technology, an enhancement to Intel NetBurstTM microarchitecture, allows two threads or instruction streams to run independently and in parallel on a single Pentium 4 processor. In a PC with Hyper-Threading Technology, the processor allocates resources between the two logical processors. Resources that might otherwise sit idle are used more frequently, and can boost total system responsiveness and performance to enhance overall productivity.
Powerful data center performance
Dell and Intel also have brought the performance advantages of Hyper-Threading Technology to servers in Intel Xeon processor-based Dell PowerEdge systems. Intel architecture-based Dell servers have penetrated deeper into the data center in recent years as Dell has extended its enterprise product lines by offering powerful one-, two-, and four-way Intel Pentium 4 and Xeon processor-based systems. Designed to deliver best-in-class performance for peak server workloads, such systems offer outstanding platform dependability and value.
Also, Intel I/O processors, based on Intel XScaleTM technology, are integrated onto the server motherboards to provide high-performance, cost-effective data storage through RAID on the motherboard (ROMB) without affecting server CPU performance.
Productivity without boundaries
Dell and Intel know that productivity cannot be restricted to the office and home office. Business professionals demand unrestricted access to data—the ability to connect wirelessly to a company network while waiting to board a plane, or connect to databases and access applications to track sales while on the road.
As the pace of business continues to accelerate, companies must enable their employees by providing the technology needed to meet or surpass customer expectations. Robust, high-performance systems help organizations stay responsive under increasing pressures and produce innovative results faster. Working together, Dell and Intel continuously strive to achieve faster and more flexible computing and networking systems to help companies stay a step ahead.
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