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PowerEdge FX2 Enclosure


Overview

The Dell FX2 is a new 2U rack-based hybrid computing platform that provides a greater dimension of functional flexibility along with a higher density of processing power. It combines the density of blades with the advantages of rack- based systems.

Benefits

Its modular design lets it hold varying sized building blocks of resources that can be any combination of compute nodes and storage nodes configured in a number of variations, depending on the intended use of the platform and the amount of resource needed.

Configurability Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 4 half width or 8 quarter width configurations
  • Optional IO aggregator, 8:1 cabling simplification
  • Choice of chassis or rack based management
  • Choice of entry-level or switched configuration
  • Redundant hot-plug PSUs (1100 or 1600W)
  • Redundant hot-plug cooling fans
  • Redundant out-of-band management fabric
  • iDRAC on every node
  • Entry “Express” and advanced “Enterprise” levels of chassis-level management
  • Front KVM access; USB;
  • Up to 2 pass-thru modules. 1Gb and 10Gb capable
  • Up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 I/O expansion slots (low profile/half length)

Dell PowerEdge FM120x4 Microserver Half-Width

Configure an FM120x4

Overview

The PowerEdge FM120 microserver runs the low power Intel® Atom™ C2000 processors . Its System on a Chip (SoC) design allows it to pack 4 processors in each half width sled, providing a high density, low cost solution that is ideal for web serving and dedicated hosting.

Targeted Workloads

  • Web services
  • Dedicated hosting
  • Light analytics

Benefits

  • Get quick response for web services even in spiky demand periods
  • Save cost on real-time scheduling services with impressive performance per dollar and great performance per watt.
  • Host more clients in less space with the FM120’s higher density
  • Provide higher availability (smaller failure domains) for Xaas infrastructure services
  • Off load non-time-critical analysis to cost saving, low power solution
Performance Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 4 microservers/FM120x4 1S Intel® Atom™ C2000 processor (SoC) 2/4/8 core options
  • 2DIMMs of memory per microserver
  • 2.5” HDD or 1.8” SSD
  • Choice of chassis or server level management
  • High availability via small domain
  • Up to 4 half width FM120s/2U
  • 16 processors/2U
  • 128 cores/2U
  • 32 DIMMs/2U
  • 16x 2.5” HDDs/2U

Dell PowerEdge FD332 Storage Sled Half-Width

Configure an FD332

Overview

An FX architecture storage block that can add up to 16 direct attach SFF storage devices to an FX2 chassis, the FD332 can be combined with the FC630 and FC430 servers to build highly flexible, scale out computing solutions.

Features

  • It can flexibly provide up to 48 SFF storage devices in an FX2 - resulting in a 2U 2S rack server with massive direct attach capacity, enabling a pay-as-you-grow model.
  • Alternatively, two servers can access the non-shared storage devices with full I/O flexibility using RAID and/or HBA modes.

Benefits

  • A tremendous option for dense vSAN environments, with SSD caching drives in the server block(s) and low cost, high capacity HDDs in the FD332 storage block
  • Great for consolidation of performance hungry high performing computing machines (Hadoop) that require high performance, low cost scale-out storage.
  • Excellent for database-driven centralized software, scale-up, and scale-out solutions
  • Spans customer environments with flexibility and scalability from Traditional IT to Service Providers
Performance Availability Expandability
  • 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 and 6Gb/s SATA 3.0
  • Hot plug HDD
  • PERC9 RAID, Pass-thru I/O, Single or Dual SAS controllers, mix and match for dual controllers – RAID/non-RAID
  • Up to 16 Small Form Factor SSDs/HDDs , both SATA and SAS

Dell PowerEdge FC430 Compute Sled Quarter-Width

Configure an FC430

Overview

Innovative ¼ width form factor with mainstream features enables lower cost/node, higher performance/watt, and lower connectivity cost/node. Its exceptionally small deployment domain makes it a great choice for distributed environments that require higher reliability.

Targeted Workloads

  • Highly available web services (memory and processing power.
  • Dedicated hosting (more clients per square foot)
  • Virtualization of lightweight applications
  • Light analytics

Benefits

  • Industry leading compute density – more VMs, FLOPs per U than any other server on the market
  • Cutting Edge I/O capabilities: Ideal companion to the simple & cost effective aggregation w/ IOA.
  • iDRAC8 & CMC deliver automation and simplicity to mainstream IT
Performance Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 2S Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 (up to 14 cores)
  • 1/4 Width
  • Dual SD cards for redundant hypervisor
  • Up to 8 DIMMs memory
  • 2 x 1.8” direct attach SATA / 1 x 1.8” SATA w/ front IB mezz
  • PERC9/SAS HBA/Chipset SATA
  • Management: iDRAC8 Enterprise w/LC
  • Hot-plug, redundant power/cooling (chassis)
  • Access to 1 PCIe expansion slot
  • Dual-ported 10Gb or 1Gb LOM
  • Managed Persistent Storage Options
  • Up to 224 cores per 2U
  • Up to 64 DIMMs per 2U
  • Up to 16 1.8” SSDs per 2U

Dell PowerEdge FC630 Compute Sled Half-Width

Configure an FC630

Overview

  • No compromise Compute & memory density, with new high performance storage subsystem
  • Most Efficient platforms on the market (space, energy, fabric, chassis leverage)
  • Enabling modular computing from ROBO to Datacenter

Targeted Workloads

  • Common shared infrastructure block: Spans customer environments from ROBO to Datacenter, DAS to SAN
  • Best for XaaS, Private Cloud, HPC

Benefits

  • Leading storage performance & flexibility: 1U- like drive density SAN/DAS caching/in-box tiering & vSAN, scale out DAS w/ FS332x16
  • Cutting Edge I/O capabilities: Flexible SNAs, Simple & cost effective aggregation w/ IOA, & IO virtualization
  • iDRAC8 bringing System Management automation to mainstream IT
Performance Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 2xCPU (to 18Cores), full server proc stack
  • Up to 2xPCIe slots
  • Half Height Dual Slot Blade
  • Dual SD cards for redundant hypervisor
  • 24xDIMMs (1.5TB)
  • Up to 8 x1.8” SSD or 2 x 2x2.5”
  • PERC9/SAS HBA/Chipset SATA
  • Management: iDRAC8 Enterprise w/LC
  • Hot-plug, redundant power/cooling (chassis)
  • 4x1GbE, 2x10GbE, 4x10GbE SNAs
  • Managed Persistent Storage Options - 2x Express Flash PCIe Flash SSD

Dell PowerEdge FC640 Compute Sled Half-Width

Configure an FC640

Overview

  • No compromise Compute & memory density, with new high performance storage subsystem
  • Most Efficient platforms on the market (space, energy, fabric, chassis leverage)
  • Enabling modular computing from ROBO to Datacenter

Targeted Workloads

  • Common shared infrastructure block: Spans customer environments from ROBO to Datacenter, DAS to SAN
  • Best for XaaS, Private Cloud, HPC

Benefits

  • Leading storage performance & flexibility: 1U- like drive density SAN/DAS caching/in-box tiering & vSAN, scale out DAS w/ FS332x16
  • Cutting Edge I/O capabilities: Flexible SNAs, Simple & cost effective aggregation w/ IOA, & IO virtualization
  • iDRAC9 bringing System Management automation to mainstream IT
Performance Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 2xCPU (to 18Cores), full server proc stack
  • Up to 2xPCIe slots
  • Half Height Dual Slot Blade
  • Dual SD cards for redundant hypervisor
  • 16xDIMMs
  • Up to 2 x 2x2.5”
  • PERC9/SAS HBA/Chipset SATA
  • Management: iDRAC9 Enterprise w/LC
  • Hot-plug, redundant power/cooling (chassis)
  • 4x1GbE, 2x10GbE, 4x10GbE SNAs
  • Managed Persistent Storage Options - 2x Express Flash PCIe Flash SSD
  • BOSS Boot Option

Dell PowerEdge FC830 Compute Sled Full-Width

Configure an FC830

Overview

A powerful, full-width 4-socket server with dense compute and memory scalability and a highly expandable storage subsystem, the FC830 excels at running a wide range of applications and virtualization environments for both mid-size and large enterprises.

Features

  • Combines highly dense compute and memory resources with extremely flexible storage and IO options.
  • Dedicated hosting
  • Light analytics

Targeted Workloads

  • Flexible virtualization using SAN or virtual storage with a mix of SSDs and HDDs, great VM density and highly scalable resources for the consolidation of large or performance hungry virtual machines
  • Very demanding, mission critical workloads, like database driven, centralized business applications - customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) - as well as the database tier of WebTech and HPC
Performance Availability Expandability, I/O, Storage
  • 4S Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 ( up to 18 cores = 72 cores total)
  • 48xDIMMs (3TB)
  • From 4-8 PCIe expansion slots depending on chassis configuration
  • PERC9/SAS HBA/Chipset SATA
  • Hot-plug, redundant power/cooling (chassis)
  • Dual SD cards for redundant hypervisor
  • iDRAC8 Enterprise w/ Lifecycle Controller
  • Dual quad port 10Gb/1Gb SNA
  • Up to 8 x 2.5 HDD/SSD or 16 x 1.8” SSD
  • Supports up to 4 Express Flash PCIe Flash SSDs
  • Up to 144 cores per 2U


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