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X3550 M4 Server for Outstanding Performance in Critical Situ

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The X3550 M4 server model is an efficient device to handle situations in the most critical states in the case of the business scenarios. Equipped with an energy efficient design, with provisions of supporting multiple cores and memory and having a huge capacity of data, with further expansion abilities with simultaneous 1U packaging in a compact body makes the server model unprecedentedly friendly, serviceable and easily manageable. Powered by the latest Intel Xeon Processor, one is able to take the full advantage out of this device. The major useable areas as suggested by the manufacturer of this server are streaming media, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, virtualization, database, web, cloud applications and HPC. The scalable design of X3550 M4 supports eight HDDs and one Optical drive to work simultaneously. There are four Ethernet ports and two optional 10 GB Ethernet ports without PCIe slots in the Ethernet module of the server for the most flexible Ethernet solution.

There are a number of key features in the X3550 M4, those make this device more efficient from the standpoint of performance, scalability and speed while reducing the cost factor. The Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 increases the processing performance of the machine to a new advanced level. The processor with 8 cores, core speed of up to 2.9 GHz and up to 20 MB of L3 cache makes the configuration enviable. With two processors of this configuration, the performance is superior to any server machine of this range. Intel Hyper Threading Technology boosts multithreaded performances. Intel Virtualization technology adds up to hardware level virtualization and helps in further increase in virtualization performance. The NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) supported by this device boosts the further power performance. There is also Intel Advanced Vector Extension that helps in the efficient computation of floating point to handle intensive technical and scientific applications.

At the same time giving importance to the performance, the device is also enabled with simple manageability and security options. The X3550 M4 server is equipped with an Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) to efficiently supervise server availability. The server is also given with an embedded industry viable Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) to ensure improved setup, configuration and update and help in error handling mechanisms more effectively. The integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 helps in efficient cryptographic functionality involving digital signature and remote attestation. There are also options for faster, smoother and stronger encryption mechanism powered by AES NI.

The server also has the special attention to less energy consumption. The processor works on relatively less power than the previous versions. The HDD, low voltage DDR3 memory works on lesser energy. The Active Energy Manager is responsible for the power saving mechanisms applied in every hardware portion of the server.



S Kirti is a web enthusiast and a writer. Kirti has afforded her articles and write-ups autonomously and through various online forums.

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