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Dell PowerEdge C8220X CTO Compute Sled

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Dell PowerEdge C8220X CTO Compute Sled Product Description

Get results up to 10x faster with GPUs1 , delivered with up to 24 cores, 512GB memory, and three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots in a compact double-wide sled designed for the 4U PowerEdge C8000 chassis.

PowerEdge C8220X

  • Up to 10x faster performance with NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs
  • Boost performance by up to 80% with Intel Xeon E5‑2600 v2 processors
  • More options than the Super Micro 6047R

Make high-impact breakthroughs

Scientists need to simulate increasingly complex problems and visualize larger amounts of data with greater accuracy to achieve high-impact scientific and engineering breakthroughs. These resource-intensive workloads are pushing infrastructure limits, requiring more performance, bandwidth, memory and adaptability than ever before.

The PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute sled can be configured with storage or graphics processing unit (GPU) expansion. Each sled, regardless of whether it is configured with GPU or additional storage, has two Intel Xeon E5‑2600 v2 processors with up to 12 cores each and 16 DIMM slots.

The GPU sled can help you make those breakthroughs quickly by housing up to two NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs. The storage sled adds another four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs or eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs and another two  2.5‑inch SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs in addition to the two 2.5‑inch internal SATA HDDs or SSDs (for up to 12 2.5” SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs).

See results fast

With two of the fastest processors available, and up to two of the most advanced GPUs available in one sled, you can speed processing by an order of magnitude to see results faster.

The Intel Xeon processor E5 product family can boost server performance by up to 80% over previousgeneration processors, accelerate data availability to the processing cores, while delivering up to 70% more performance per watt.

Add up to two NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU Computing Modules and accelerate parallel processing applications by up to 10x, with up to 665 gigaflops of double precision performance and one teraflop of single-precision performance.

When it comes to memory, 16 DIMM slots provide up to 512GB3 of memory per sled, and 1866MT/s memory is available to help improve bandwidth per processor. The Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors have 2.3x the memory bandwidth of the previous generation, with four memory channels, and the integrated I/O helps reduce latency up to 30%.

The PowerEdge C8220X compute/GPU sled is also available with PCIe 3.0, doubling the I/O bandwidth of the previous generation.


Reach peak efficiency

Pack more compute power in the same space, with up to four PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute/GPU sleds in one 4U PowerEdge C8000 chassis. The C8000 4U shared infrastructure chassis is designed for efficiency, using 94% platinum-certified power supplies, and fewer, high-efficiency fans than more traditional servers. Compute, GPU and storage sleds all share chassis, power and cooling, helping save on the total cost of ownership. Help save even more by refreshing components, without having to replace the entire chassis.

FeaturePowerEdge C8220X compute/GPU sled technical specifications
Chassis4U rack mount chassis fits up to 4 double-wide sleds
ProcessorsOne 2-socket server, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product family
GPUs2 GPU slots
• NVIDIA® Tesla™ K10, K20 and NVIDIA GRID K2 GPU computing module
• Intel Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 5110P and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120P
Memory16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB per node:
4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB LV DDR3 RDIMM (1333MT/s)
4GB/8GB/16GB (1866MT/s 1.5V or 1600MT/s 1.35V) DDR3 RDIMM
ChipsetIntel C602 chipset
VideoIntegrated AST2300 with up to 16MB video RAM
Primary storageMaximum internal storage: 2TB SATA II or 1.6TB SATA SSD
DrivesC8220X compute:
4 x 3.5” non-hot-plug SAS/SATA HDDs or
8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA HDDs or SATA SSDs +
2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA HDDs or SATA SSDs
C8220X GPU:
2 x 2.5” non-hot-plug SATA HDDs or SSDs
2.5” SAS 6Gb (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
2.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 146GB, 300GB
2.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 800GB
2.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
3.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 300GB, 600GB
3.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
3.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
ConnectivityIntel Ethernet Controller I350, 2 x 1Gb Ethernet; 1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port
USB ports2 USB ports external (front)
I/O slotsCompute configuration
2 x8 PCIe 3.0 low-profile slots
1 x8 PCIe 3.0 mezzanine slot
GPGPU configuration
2 x16 PCIe 3.0 GPGPU slots
1Gb Ethernet (optional)
• Intel I350 quad-port controller adapter
10Gb Ethernet (optional)
• Intel 82599 10GbE controller dual-port mezz
• Intel X520-DA dual-port 10GbE SFP+ adapter
• Intel X540 DP 10GbE Base-T adapter adapter
Infiniband (optional)
• Mellanox® ConnectX®-2 dual-port quad data rate (QDR) Infini-
Band® Mezzanine Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-3 single-port full data rate (FDR) InfiniBand
Mezzanine Adapter
• QLogic single-port QDR QLE7340 adapter
Drive controllerIntel C602: SATA or SSD drives only
LSI® 2008 6Gb SAS mezzanine (optional)
RAID controller• LSI 9211-8i add-in RAID controller (optional)
• LSI 9265-8i add-in RAID controller (optional)
• LSI 9285CV-8e add-in RAID controller (optional)
Operating systemsMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1
(includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Server managementEmbedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support with 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector
Intel Node Manager 2.0 compliant
Hypervisors (optional)Citrix® XenServer® 5.6 SP2
VMware® vSphere® ESXi™ 5.0