Performance Advantage of Dell PowerEdge R900 over HP DL585 Running Microsoft Hyper-V

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Executive Summary

Information Technology organizations are finding that combining today's industry standard servers based on multi-core processors with server virtualization can create highly efficient solutions. A series of tests were run comparing a Dell? PowerEdge? R900 server using new Intel six-core processors against previous generation quad-core processor servers. Microsoft Windows Server 2008's server virtualization technology Hyper-V was used as the basis with many Virtual Machines running on each of the servers tested. The results of these tests showed that the Dell PowerEdge with Intel six-core processors was able to outperform quad-core processor based servers, with increased performance per watt efficiency.

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