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Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 Node Server CTO

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Please note this Node Sever goes into the Dell C6400 Enclosure. Please Configure that Enclosure separately.


Supports up to 2 Processors for each Node.


Supports up to 2 Processors for each Node.


Supports up to 2 Processors for each Node.


DIMMs 16 x DDR4 3200 MT/s (RDIMM of 1TB max or LRDIMM of 2TB max,)
Unbuffered DIMMs (UDIMMs) are not supported.

Micro SD (Optional)

The PCI Express riser which is optional on the C6520 includes a MicroSD card reader slot.

Select Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0 Card (Optional)

1 OCP 3.0 Gen4 slot x16

Select Network Card (Optional)

PCIe Gen4 HH/HL slots, x16 (network, storage, AIC)

Supported GPU Accelerators (Optional)

Low-profile (Half-height) 70 W GPU

Internal Storage (Optional)

Configurations using an M.2 device must have both CPUs populated.

RAID Controller (Optional)

Default S150 Software RAID with Intel C620 Chipset SATA controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
RAID using a PERC controller is not supported on NVMe drives. Please choose the correct C6400 Chassis for your RAID controller.

Trusted Platform Module (Optional)

iDRAC9 (Optional)

Select Warranty

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Dell PowerEdge C6525 Node Server

The new Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads and applications.

    The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6400 is a 2U enclosure that can handle up to four two-socket (2S) sleds. This Dell PowerEdge C6400 Chassis / Enclosure configuration can accommodate 4 Node Servers.

    Dell EMC PowerEdge C-Series:

    Supported Compute Sleds:

    1. Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 Sled CTO
    2. Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520 Sled CTO
    3. Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 Sled CTO

    Deliver breakthrough performance, innovations and density for traditional and emerging workloads 

    The new Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) workload and applications. High-level features:

    • Up to 512 processing cores in a 2U/4N dense server - The most available processing cores of any 2U Dell EMC PowerEdge server
    • Up to 3200MT/s memory speed to reduce latency and deliver faster response
    • Faster data transfer speeds with PCIe Gen 4
    • Optimized core count and memory for large datasets
    • Low latency and flexible high speed fabric for highly performant clusters
    • Cost optimized design with rich single-socket configurations

    Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with an automated infrastructure
    The Dell EMC OpenManage™ systems management portfolio delivers an efficient and comprehensive solution for PowerEdge servers
    through tailored, automated, and repeatable processes.

    • Automate server life cycle management with scripting via the iDRAC Restful API with Redfish conformance.
    • Simplify and centralize one to many management with the OpenManage Enterprise console.
    • Utilize the OpenManage Mobile app to easily manage servers using a phone or tablet.
    • Resolve issues with up to 72% less IT effort using automated proactive and predictive technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.**

    Fortify your data center with integrated security
    Every PowerEdge server is designed with a cyber resilient architecture, integrating

    security deeply into every phase in the lifecycle, from design to retirement.

    • Enhance security with platform enablement of AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).
    • Operate your workloads on a secure platform anchored by cryptographically trusted booting and silicon root of trust.
    • Maintain server firmware safety with digitally signed firmware packages.
    • Detect and remediate unauthorized or malicious change with drift detection and system lockdown.
    • Securely and quickly wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase.

      Product Information for Dell c6525-node-server-cto

      Base Server Standard Capabilities

      FeatureTechnical Specification
      ChassisDell EMC PowerEdge C6400 chassis
      Nodes4 hot-swappable dual-socket compute nodes in a 2U chassis | C6520
      ProcessorOne or two 2nd or 3rd Generation AMD EPYCTM Processors per node configurations with up to 64 cores per processor and up to 280W (TDP)
      • Up to 16 x DDR4
      • RDIMM 2TB Max
      • LRDIMM 2TB Max
      • Bandwidth up to 3200 MT/S
      AvailabilityHot-plug redundant drives and PSUs
      • HW RAID: PERC 10.4 port for H745, H345, HBA345 Chipset
      • SW RAID (S150): Yes
      Drive baysFront bays:
      • 2.5” Direct Backplane configuration with up to 6 SAS/SATA drives per node, up to 24 per chassis
      • 2.5” NVMe Backplane configuration with up to 2 NVMe drives and 4 SAS/SATA drives per node.
      • Up to 24 drives total per chassis
      • 3.5” Direct Backplane configuration with up to 3 SAS/SATA drives per node, up to 12 per chassis
      • Internal: uSD card | M.2 SATA BOSS 1.0
      Power supplies
      • Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W and 2400W AC Power Supply
      • Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W AC/DC Mixmode Power Supply
      • Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)
      FansHot plug Fans
      DimensionsHeight: 86.8 mm (3.4 inches)
      Width: 448.0 mm (17.6 inches)
      Depth: 790.0 mm (31.1 inches)
      45.53 kg (100.3 lb) 3.5” direct backplane chassis
      41.5 kg (91.4 lb) 2.5” direct/NVMe backplane chassis
      35.15 kg (77.4 lb) no backplane chassis
      Rack Units2U/4N Rack Server
      Embedded mgmt
      • iDRAC9
      • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
      • iDRAC Direct
      OpenManage™ SW
      • OpenManage Enterprise
      • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager
      • OpenManage Mobile
      Integrations & Connections
      • OpenManage Integrations
      • BMC Truesight
      • Microsoft® System Center
      • Redhat® Andible® Modules
      • VMware® vCenter™
      • OpenManage Connections
      • IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
      • IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
      • Micro Focus® Operations Manager I
      • Nagios® Core
      • Nagios® XI
      • Cryptographically signed firmware
      • Secure Boot
      • Secure Erase
      • Silicon Root of Trust
      • System Lockdown
      • TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
      Embedded NICSingle port 1GbE LOM
      Networking Options (NDC)1x OCP 3.0
      GPU Options1x Single-Wide GPU
      PortsRear Ports:
      • 1 x iDRAC Direct micro-USB port
      • 1 x Mini-display port
      • 1 x iDRAC or NIC port
      • 1 x USB 3.0 port
      • 2x PCIe x16 Gen4 Risers
      • 1x OCP 3.0 x16 Gen4
      • 1x PCIe x8 Gen3 M.2 Riser
      Supported Operating Systems
      • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
      • CentOS based on RHEL 8.0 Kernel
      • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
      • VMware ESXi/vSAN
      • Citrix® HypervisorTM

      Spec Sheet

      Technical Guide

      Shipping Information

      Express Computer Systems can ship to virtually any address in the world and provides you with the best shipping rates possible. Cost of shipping varies depending on what service you require, your destination and size of the shipment. Shipping costs will be calculated separately from your order and billed to you post purchase. In the notes section of your order please provide us with your preferred shipping method and we will get back to you.

      Custom configured orders ship within 2 business days after all required products are in stock.

      Please allow 3 business days for products that are not in stock to arrive to our facility in Irvine, California.

      Domestic Shipments

      Standard Ground Shipping time: 2-7 business days
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      Delivery time after order is placed: 2-10 business days
      Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
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      International Economy Shipping time: 4-6 business days
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      Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
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      ECS Warranty Information

      Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

      What does our ECS warranty cover?
      We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

      What is not covered by our warranty?
      Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

      1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
      2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
      3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

      Important notes:

      • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
      • FREE technical support is provided on purchased items via phone, email, or live chat.

      About Express Computer Systems

      Express Computer Systems is committed to transforming our customers’ IT infrastructure with high quality products at affordable costs. Our sales reps and customer support engineers understand our customers rely heavily on advanced technology to run their business but need to do so without breaking the bank.

      We specialize in building custom server configurations, custom storage solutions, networking solutions, and components from top manufacturers including HPE, Dell, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE Nimble and many others.

      Same-Day Shipping
      At Express Computer Systems, we know hardware emergencies can happen at anytime. We also understand that you want to receive the best hardware as quickly as possible. At Express Computer Systems we'll ship the majority of our orders out the same day payment is made. Curious if the item you need will make it out on time? Feel free to contact us directly via the Contact Us link at the bottom, Live Chat feature or (800) 327-0730.

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      In-House Configuration and Testing Lab
      Every item we sell is tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. We use certified technicians to test every piece of equipment as well as updating all necessary firmware. The highest quality of testing and certification is guaranteed. We warranty all of our items we sell. Ask us today about warranty for a specific item.