The latest TechTuesday Chat was a Dell PowerEdge Blade Systems Management - CMC 3.0. Roger Foreman, product marketing manager for the Chassis Management Controller and godfather of DellTechCenter.com, covered the hardware management features of the M1000E chassis, including the CMC and iDRAC interfaces. See the full transcript to get more insight on new updates for M1000E chassis, including the CMC and iDRAC interfaces.

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Recent TechCenter Activity


High-Performance Computing (HPC) Blog – HPC Advisory Council Announces 2nd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop Program. For those who missed the announcement, our 2nd Annual China High-Performance Computing Workshop will be held on October 27th, 2010 in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the HPC China National Annual Conference on High-Performance Computing.

Featured Video of the Week – 10Gb Cabling Options. This week we have Jason Echols from Dell's Product Group team. Jason will be covering some of the newer cabling options for your 10GB solutions. He also covers some of the older options, such as XFP and CX4 connections.

Blog – Reliable Hardware and Storage Deployment with the Dell/Oracle Tested and Validated Program. The Dell/Oracle tested and Validated programdelivers an integrated and validated bundle of a hardware and software stack for Oracle deployment. Deployment of a tested and validated bundle helps DBAs to deploy their Oracle RAC cluster faster, as the components have been pre-tested and pre-validated to ensure interoperability.

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