Riordan Design Solution Report

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Solution Design ReportIntroductionThis systems design report will go over the recommended solutions as directed in the analysis of upgrading Riordans technologic infrastructure. The following report will present hardware and servers which are recommended for upgrade and also software to provide support for Riordans manufacturing division. This report will also analyze the selected manufacturing software and provide justification as to why such software was chosen.

Hardware SelectionIn order to fulfill the requirements in upgrading Riordans hardware, the following table provides 3 brand models with hardware specifications for workstations, notebooks, and servers.

Feature Dell Precision 490 Dell Precision 390HP xw4400Processor Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5100/5300 series 64-bit processorsQuad-Core Intel® 2 extreme up to QX6700 (2.66GHZ, 1066MHz , 8 MB L2, quad-core, VT)Intel® Core™2 Duo processorMemory Quad-Channel4 DDR2 Full Buffered DIMM MemoryFour DIMM slots support up to 8GB dual -channel DDR2 SDRAM ECC or non-ECC 533MHz/677MHz memory8 GB DDR2 667 MHz ECC or 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz non-ECC SDRAMHard Disk SATA 3.0Gb/s

7200RPM with 16MB DataBurst CacheTM up to up to 750GBSATA 3.0 GB/S7200 RPM with 16MP DataBurst Cache up to 750GBSATA 3.0 Gb/sCD-ROMDVD-ROM 16x CD/ DVD burner w/ (DVD +/- RW)CD-ROMDVD-ROMPrice* $1,459$710.00$778.00The recommended workstation is the Dell Precision 490.

* Includes Genuine Windows® XP Professional Operating system, Microsoft Office full packageNotebooksFeatures ToshibaA9-S9013XToshibaA9-S9015XDellInspiron 1521Monitor 15.4" Diagonal WXGA Display* (1280x800)15.4" Diagonal WXGA Display* (1280x800)Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor* T7500 (2.20GHz; 4MB L2 Cache; 800MHz FSB) with 64-bitIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor* T7500 (2.20GHz; 4MB L2 Cache; 800MHz FSB) with 64-bitAMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor TK-53 (512KB/1.7GHz)Memory 1024MB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM* (1024MBx1)1024MB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM* (1024MBx1)1GB3 Shared Dual Channel4 DDR2 at 667MHzHard drive size 120GB HDD* (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)160GB HDD* (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)Size: 160GB5 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)CD-ROMDVD-ROM DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive*DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive*CD /...