The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2012 (So Far)

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Dell's 12th-Gen Servers

With Dell's latest servers, the 12th time's the charm. The Dell PowerEdge R720 currently holds the

Intel's Enterprise Platform and Services Division (EPSD) this year rolled out eight new server platforms for white-box solution providers. The company sent its high-end Grizzly Pass board to the CRN Test Center for evaluation, and we were impressed. The model S2600GZ motherboard was installed in a 2U rack server chassis and outfitted with 128 GB of memory and a pair of Intel Xeon E5-2660 eight-core processors running at 2.2GHz. At the time, its Geekbench performance was good enough to land it in second place on the Test Center's all-time list; it has since moved to third, but EPSD's server products are quite cool indeed.

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