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PowerEdge 8450
Network Server
Dell Computer Corporation
8 Sep 2000
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
GroupWise(v5.5) NDS eDirectory
NetWare 5 NetWare 5.1
Netscape Enterprise Server for NetWare(v3) Novell BorderManager v2.1.0
Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS)(v2.1) Support Pack 1.0a for Netware 5.1
Support Pack 5.0 for NetWare 5

Product Description
The PowerEdge 8450 represents the highest performance in an industry-standard server from Dell with up to eight IntelŪ PentiumŪ III Xeon processors and up to 32GB of ECC memory capacity. Four-peer PCI buses and 10 64-bit PCI slots (4 at 66MHz) provide plenty of I/O bandwidth. Intel's Profusion chipset keeps the data moving with its advanced crossbar switch architecture.

Approved for use as a NetWare Enhanced Security Server (NetWare v4.2)

System realtime clock and BIOS support Year 2000.

Test Configuration
Product/Model/RevPowerEdge 8450/700MHz/Rev. A03
CD-ROM Drive Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. SC-140; EIDE; Spin Rate 40x
CPU Intel Pentium(r) III Xeon(tm); 700 MHz
Hard Disk Drive IBM 9.10GB Wide Ultra SCSI LVDS 10K RPM Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive
Host Bus Adapter LSI Logic, Inc. 53C896
Embedded IDE, Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master (PIIX4)
Video Adapter Cirrus Logic Cirrus CL-GD5446; 1 MB; Video Resolution SVGA
Bus Type 10 PCI
Computer TypeRack Mount
Floppy Type1.44 MB
Mother Board RevisionA00
RAM4096 MB
System Test Kit VersionK

Adapters and drivers used in testing
Adapter Driver Type File Name Date Size
Embedded IDE, Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master (PIIX4)
NWPA IDEATA.HAM 25-Aug-1998 05:48 AM23318
LSI Logic, Inc. Integrated Symbios Inc. SYM53C896
SYMHINW.HAM 09-Dec-1999 04:08 AM129266
3Com 3C980C-TXM EtherLink Server 10/100 PCI
32-bit ODI C 3C980.LAN 14-Oct-1999 09:47 AM57023
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Server Adapter
32-bit ODI C CE100B.LAN 31-Jan-2000 11:36 AM70016
Eicon Technology Corporation Eiconcard P92
Communications P92.LAN 09-Dec-1998 11:37 AM67831

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Dell Computer Corporation
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Round Rock, TX, 78682
Voice: 512-338-4400
Toll Free: 800-BUY-DELL
Fax: 512-728-3653
Website: http://www.dell.com
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