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HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 CTO System

Part#:  
6500G10
Brand:  
HPE
Type:  
CTO Servers
Condition:  
ECS Refurbished & Tested
Warranty:  
ECS 1 Year Hardware Warranty
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-SPARE PARTS AVAILABLE FOR EACH MODEL. PLEASE ASK FOR PRICING ON SPARE DISK, CONTROLLERS, POWER SUPPLIES, NICs, HBAs, SFPs, Cables, etc.

Apollo 6500 Gen10 System Product Description

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System is an ideal HPC and deep learning platform providing unprecedented performance with industry leading [1] GPUs, fast GPU interconnect, high bandwidth fabric and a configurable GPU topology to match your workloads. The ability of computers to autonomously learn, predict, and adapt using massive data sets is driving innovation and competitive advantage across many industries and applications are driving these requirements.

The system with rock-solid reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features includes up to eight GPUs per server, NVLink for fast GPU-to-GPU communication, Intel Xeon Scalable processors support, choice of high-speed / low latency fabric, and is workload enhanced using flexible configuration capabilities. While aimed at deep learning workloads, the system is suitable for complex simulation and modeling workloads.

Eight GPU per server for faster and more economical deep learning system training compared to more servers with fewer GPU each. Keep your researchers productive as they iterate on a model more rapidly for a better solution, in less time. Now available with NVLink to connect GPUs at up to 300 GB/s for the world’s most powerful computing servers. HPC and AI models that would consume days or weeks can now be trained in a few hours or minutes.

What's New for Apollo 6500 Gen10 System

  • Eight GPUs per server for faster and more economical deep learning system training compared to more servers with fewer GPUs each. Get more done, in less time.
  • NVLink connects GPUs at up to 300 GB/s for one of the world's most powerful computing servers. AI models that would consume days or weeks can now be trained in a few hours or minutes.
  • Enterprise RAS with HPE iLO 5, easy access modular design, and 2+2 power supplies.
  • Save system administration time and cost with HPE iLO 5 for a lower TCO.
  • The HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen10 Server, the latest in the popular HPE Apollo 6500 System family.
  • Designed for thermal excellence in the enterprise data center, with up to 205W Second Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family and a broad range of inlet air temperatures for easy deployment

Accelerated Performance for GPU Intensive Workloads

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System supports up to eight GPUs delivering up to 125 Tflops single precision compute performance.

A powerful server host having high speed / low latency network, NVMe drives, and high speed HPE DDR4 SmartMemory.

Includes a leading accelerator technology with NVLink that enables dedicated GPU-to-GPU communication for enhanced performance on deep learning and other HPC workloads.

Designed for reliability with today's most demanding accelerators. Dependable performance, with power and cooling designed around 350W accelerators and consistent signal integrity for reliable operations.

exibility for HPC and Deep Learning Environments

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System offers a choice of NVLink for increased bandwidth and a PCIe option for traditional GPU support.

Multiple accelerator topologies supported - Hybrid Cube Mesh for NVLink, 4:1 or 8:1 GPU:CPU flexibility in PCIe.

Extensive storage options, with up to 16 front-accessible storage devices, SAS/SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) with up to four NVMe drives. Note: Embedded SATA SSD or M.2 for boot and NVME for high speed cache enabled for early shipments. Smart Array SAS, SAS SSD will be enabled in future release.

Comprehensive choice of enterprise options, Ubuntu and Enterprise Linux operating system choices from Red Hat , SUSE , CentOS, and HPE Pointnext support flexibility.

Resilient, Advance Security, and Simple for Lower TCO

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System delivers resilient power with 2+2 power redundancy.

Efficient system management and security. HPE iLO 5 enables saving time and cost, while providing enterprise grade security for an industry standard server using HPE iLO 5.

Easy to service and upgrade with its easy access modular design and rear cabled fabrics.

All-in-one design with integrated power supplies simplifies deployment in a standard 1075 mm deep rack.

Product features

Feature
Description
Processors
Up to 2 of the following depending on model
Intel Xeon Models
CPU Frequency
Cores
L3 Cache
Power
Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI)
Dual-Data Rate (DDR4)
Memory Per Socket
1st Generation Intel Xeon scalable processor family platinum processors 1
Platinum 8176 processor
2.1 GHz
28
38.50MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Platinum 8160 processor
2.1 GHz
24
33.00MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
2nd Generation Intel Xeon scalable processor family platinum processors 2
Platinum 8276 processor
2.2 GHz
28
38.50MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Platinum 8270 processor
2.6 GHz
26
35.75MB
205 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Platinum 8268 processor
2.9 GHz
24
35.75MB
205 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Platinum 8260 processor
2.4 GHz
24
35.75MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Platinum 8260M processor
2.4 GHz
24
35.75MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
2TB
1st Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family gold processors 3
Gold 5120 processor
2.2 GHz
14
19.25MB
105 W
2 @ 10.4 GT/s
2400 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6154 processor
3.0 GHz
18
24.75MB
200 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6152 processor
2.1 GHz
22
30.25MB
140 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6150 processor
2.7 GHz
18
24.75MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6148 processor
2.4 GHz
20
27.50MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6146 processor
3.2 GHz
12
24.75MB
165 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6144 processor
3.5 GHz
8
24.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6142M processor
2.6 GHz
16
22.00MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
1.5TB
Gold 6142 processor
2.6 GHz
16
22.00MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6140M processor
2.3 GHz
18
24.75MB
140 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
1.5TB
Gold 6140 processor
2.3 GHz
18
24.75MB
140 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6136 processor
3.0 GHz
12
24.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6134 processor
3.2 GHz
8
24.75MB
130 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6130 processor
2.1 GHz
16
22.00MB
125 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
Gold 6126 processor
2.6 GHz
12
19.25MB
125 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
768GB
2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family gold processors 4
Gold 6254 processor
3.1 GHz
18
24.75MB
200 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6252 processor
2.1 GHz
24
35.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6248 processor
2.5 GHz
20
27.5MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6244 processor
3.6 GHz
8
24.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6242 processor
2.8 GHz
16
22MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6240 processor
2.6 GHz
18
24.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6240Y processor
2.6 GHz
18/14/ 8
24.75MB
150 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 6230 processor
2.1 GHz
20
27.5MB
125 W
3 @ 10.4 GT/s
2933 MT/s
1TB
Gold 5220 processor
2.2 GHz
18
24.75MB
125 W
2 @ 10.4 GT/s
2666 MT/s
1TB
Chipset 5
Intel C621 chipset
On system management chipset 6
HPE iLO 5 ASIC
Memory 7
One of the following depending on model
Type:
HPE DDR4 SmartMemory, Registered (RDIMM), Load Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM))
Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) slots available
24
12 DIMM Slots per processor, 6 channels per processor, 2 DIMMs Per channel
Maximum capacity (LRDIMM)
3.0TB
24 x 128GB LRDIMM @ 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz
Maximum capacity (RDIMM)
1.5TB
24 x 64GB RDIMM @ 2933 MHz
Memory protection
Expansion slots 8
System board
Slots #
Technology
Bus Width
Connector Width
Slot Form Factor
Notes
System board
21
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Full-Height, Half-Length slot
Proc 2
SXM-2 GPU Module
11
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Full-Height, Half-Length slot
Proc 1
12
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Full-Height, Half-Length slot
Proc 1
9
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Full-Height, Half-Length slot
Proc 2
10
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Full-Height, Half-Length slot
Proc 2
PCIe GPU Module
11
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Low profile slot
Dependent on topology selected in BIOS
12
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Low profile slot
9
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Low profile slot
10
PCIe 3.0
X16
X16
Low profile slot
Internal storage devices
Hard drives: None ship standard, up to 16 max using two HPE DL38X Gen10 premium 6 Small Form Factor (SFF) SAS/SATA + 2 NVMe Drive cages
M.2: None ship standard
Form Factor
4U rack
Maximum internal storage 9
Type
Capacity
Configuration
Hot-Plug SFF SAS SSD
244TB
16 x 15.3TB
Hot-Plug SFF SATA SSD
122TB
16 x 7.68TB
Hot-Plug SFF NVMe SSD
30.7TB NVMe
4 x 7.68TB NVMe
Hot-Plug SFF Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
32TB
16 x 2TB
Power supply 10
HPE 2200 W platinum Hot-Plug power supply kit
Interfaces
Video Graphics Array (VGA)
1
Network ports
4 x 1Gb ports shipping standard with optional FlexibleLOM or stand up card
HPE iLO Remote management network port
1Gb dedicated
USB 3.0
2 rear, 1 internal
Industry standard compliance
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 6.1 compliant

  • PCIe 3.0 compliant

  • Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support

  • Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) support

  • VGA

  • USB 3.0 Compliant (External/internal)

  • System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) 3.1

  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.6

  • Redfish API

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0

  • Secure digital 2.0

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

  • Triple Data Encrytion Standard (3DES)

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2

  • Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP)

  • Active directory v1.0

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) A311

  • UEFI12

Graphics
Integrated video standard
  • Video modes up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (32 bpp)

  • 16MB video memory

  • HPE iLO 5 on system management memory

  • 32MB flash

  • 4Gb DDR3 with ECC Protection

UEFI
Configure and boot users servers securely with industry standard UEFI.
HPE Server UEFI/legacy ROM 13
UEFI is an industry standard that provides better manageability and more secured configuration than the legacy ROM while interacting with the server at boot time. HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers have a UEFI Class 2 implementation and support both UEFI Mode (Default) and Legacy BIOS Mode.
  • UEFI Enables numerous new capabilities specific to HPE ProLiant servers such as:

  • Secure boot and secure start enable for enhanced security

  • Operating System (OS) specific functionality

  • Support for > 2.2TB (Using GUID Partition Table (GPT)) boot drives

  • USB 3.0 Stack

  • Embedded UEFI Shell

  • Mass configuration deployment tool using iLO RESTful API that is Redfish API Conformant

  • PXE Boot support for IPv6 Networks

  • Workload profiles for simple performance optimization

UEFI Boot mode only:
  • TPM 2.0 support

  • NVMe Boot support

  • Platform Trust Technology (PTT) can be enabled

  • iSCSI Software initiator support

  • HTTP/HTTPs Boot support as a PXE alternative

  • Boot support for option cards that only support a UEFI Option ROM

Embedded management
  • HPE Integrated Lights-Out (HPE iLO)

  • UEFI

  • iLO RESTful API

Performance RAID Controller 14
A performance array is recommended for the Apollo 6500 Gen10
  • HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 controller

  • HPE Smart Array P408i-p SR Gen10 controller

  • HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10 controller

  • HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 controller

Server utilities
  • Active Health System (AHS)

  • AHS Viewer

  • Smart update

  • iLO Amplifier pack

  • HPE iLO Mobile application

  • RESTful interface tool

  • Scripting tools

  • HPE Systems Insight Manager (HPE SIM)

Server management
  • HPE iLO Advanced

  • HPE iLO Advanced premium security edition

  • HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU)

Security
  • UEFI Secure boot and secure start support

  • Immutable silicon root of trust

  • FIPS 140-2 validation (iLO 5 certification in progress)

  • Common criteria certification (iLO 5 certification in progress)

  • Configurable for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) on browser

  • Support for Commercial National Security Algorithms (CNSA)

  • Tamper-Free updates - Components digitally signed and verified

  • Secure recovery - Recover critical firmware to known good state on detection of compromised firmware

  • Ability to rollback firmware

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 option

  • Secure erase of NAND/user data

Embedded SATA 15
Embedded Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller for SATA or m.2
Chassis types 16
HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen10 Configure to order Server
  • Standard features:

    • 2 HPE 2200 W Platinum Hot-Plug power supply

    • HPE XL270d Gen10 rail kit

System fans 17
Standard - Five Hot-Plug fan modules per server. Each module includes one 80 mm dual rotor fan on top, one 60 mm single rotor fan on bottom.
NOTE:

    • 6-channel DIMM Per Channel (1DPC) DDR4 @ 2666 MT/s.
    • 768GB max memory capacity (1.5TB on select skus).
    • 2 and 4 socket capable, 2S - 2UPI, 4S - 3UPI, 8S - 3UPI @ 10.4 GT/s.
    • Intel turbo boost technology, Intel Hyper-Threading technology Intel AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit Fused Multiply-Accumulate (FMA)).
    • 48 lanes PCIe 3.0, advanced RAS.

    • 6-Channel DDR4 @ 2933 MT/s.
    • 6TB max RAM (Larger than 2TB memory per socket on select SKUs).
    • Support for: Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI) for inference acceleration.
    • 2 and 4 socket capable, 2S - 2UPI, 2S - 3UPI, 4S - 3UPI @ 10.4 GT/s.
    • Intel turbo boost technology, Intel Hyper-Threading technology Intel AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMA).
    • 48 lanes PCIe 3.0, advanced RAS.

    • 6-Channel 1DPC DDR4 @ 2400 MT/s (SKU 5122 - Supports 2666 MT/s).
    • 768GB max memory capacity (1.5TB on select skus).
    • 2 and 4 socket capable, 2S - 2UPI, 4S - 3UPI @ 10.4 GT/s.
    • Intel turbo boost technology, Intel Hyper-Threading technology, Intel AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMA) (SKU 5122 - Supports 2 x 512 bit FMA).
    • 48 lanes PCIe 3.0, advanced RAS.

    • 6-Channel DDR4 @ 2933 MT/s (Gold 6200 and 5222 skus only), 2666 MT/s on all gold 5200 skus (Except 5222 @ 2933 MT/s).
    • 6TB max RAM (Larger than 2TB memory per socket on select SKUs).
    • Support for: Intel VNNI for inference acceleration.
    • 2 and 4 socket capable, 2S - 2UPI, 2S - 3UPI, 4S - 3UPI @ 10.4 GT/s.
    • Intel turbo boost technology, Intel Hyper-Threading technology Intel AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMA).
    • 48 lanes PCIe 3.0, advanced RAS.
  1. Click here to access the webpage for Intel Server Chipsets Non-HPE site .

  2. Click here to access the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) QuickSpecs page .


  3. Bus width indicates the number of physical electrical lanes running to the connector.
  4. 2 x m.2 drives are supported.
  5. 80-Plus platinum efficiency.
  6. Click here to access the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library for ASHRAE .

  7. UEFI is the default for the Apollo 6500 Gen10. Legacy mode can be selected in the field or as a Configure-To-Order (CTO) option (758959-B22).

    • The UEFI System utilities tool is analogous to the HPE ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) of legacy BIOS

      Click here to view more information on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) .

    • For UEFI Boot mode, boot environment and OS image installations should be configured properly to support UEFI.
    • UEFI Factory Installed Options (FIO) setting (758959-B22) can be selected to configure the system in legacy mode in the factory for the HPE ProLiant Gen10 Server. A performance RAID Controller will be required for legacy mode.
  8. Performance RAID Controllers require the HPE Smart storage battery (P01367-B21) which is sold separately.
  9. For Linux users, HPE offers a solution that uses In-Distro Open-Source software to create a Two-Disk RAID 1 boot volume.

    Click here to access the Software Delivery Repository for Implementing Linux Software RAID1 on HPE ProLiant Servers .

  10. Comes with the AHCI for embedded SATA support of up to 12 SATA Drives. The embedded SATA supports a total of 14 SATA Ports, but only 12 ports are accessible as 2 are leveraged to support the M.2 options.
  11. Hot-Plug fan functionality requires the use of the cable management feature of the rail kit, which will require the use of 1200 mm deep racks.

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Software overview

Feature
Description
OS and virtualization software support for ProLiant Servers 1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (64-bit) (Includes KVM) - 7.3 w/ Errata 3.10.0-514.6.1, 7.4

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) (64-bit) (Includes KVM) - 12SP3, 15

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04.3 - HWE kernel 4.10

  • CentOS 7.4

  • Windows Server 2016 (Most recent version)

Software RAID 2
HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 software RAID
NOTE:
  1. Windows Server support will be available in future releases

    Click here to view more information on Server OS and Virtualisation Software .

    Click here to access HPE Servers Support & Certification Matrices for latest information .


    • HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 software RAID will operate in UEFI mode only. For legacy support an additional controller will be needed, and for CTO orders please also select the legacy mode settings part, 758959-B22.
    • HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID is OFF by default and must be enabled.
    • The S100i uses 14 embedded SATA ports, but only 12 ports are accessible as 2 are leveraged to support the 2 M.2 options on the primary riser.
    • The S100i supports windows only.
    • For Linux users, HPE offers a solution that uses In-Distro Open-Source software to create a Two-Disk RAID 1 boot volume:

      Click here to access the Software Delivery Repository for Implementing Linux Software RAID1 on HPE ProLiant Servers .

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Physical specifications

Specifications
Description
Dimensions (L x W x D)
  • 17.5 x 43.9 x 85.1 cm (6.9 x 17.3 x 33.5 in)

  • 4U Form factor

Weight (Approximate)
Maximum: 59.0 kg (130.0 lb)
Minimum: 25 kg (55 lb)

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Electrical specifications

Specifications
Description
Rated line voltage
200 - 240 V ac
Rated Steady-State power (Per power supply)
For 2200 W power supply: 2200 W (At 230 V ac / 240 V dc and 115 V ac)
BTU Rating (Maximum)
For 2200 W power supply:  7507 BTU/hr (At 200 - 240 V ac)

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Environmental specifications

Specifications
Description
System inlet temperature
Standard operating temperature
  • 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) At sea level with an altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 305 m (1.8°F per every 1000 ft)

  • Above sea level to a maximum of 3050 m (10,000 ft), no direct sustained sunlight

  • Maximum rate of change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr)

  • The upper limit and rate of change may be limited by the type and number of options installed

  • System performance during standard operating support may be reduced if operating with a fan fault or above 30°C (86°F)

Extended ambient operating temperature
  • For approved hardware configurations, the supported system inlet range is extended to be: 5° to 10°C (41° to 50°F) and 35° to 40°C (95° to 104°F) at sea level with an altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 175 m (1.8°F per every 574 ft) above 900 m (2953 ft) to a maximum of 3050 m (10,000 ft)

  • System performance may be reduced if operating in the extended ambient operating range or with a fan fault

Non-Operating:
  • (-30°) to 60°C ((-22°) to 140°F)

  • Maximum rate of change is 20°C/hr (36°F/hr)

Relative humidity (Rh) (Non-Condensing)
Operating:
  • 8% to 90% - Rh

  • 28°C (82°F) Maximum wet bulb temperature

Non-Operating:
  • 5% to 95% Rh

  • 38.7°C (101.7°F) Maximum wet bulb temperature

Altitude
Operating:
  • 3050 m (10,000 ft)

  • This value may be limited by the type and number of options installed

  • Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1500 ft/min)

Non-Operating:
  • 9144 m (30,000 ft)

  • Maximum allowable altitude change rate is 457 m/min (1500 ft/min)

Acoustic noise
-
Entry
Typical
LWAd - Idle
7.2 B
7.8 B
LpAM - Idle
57 dBA
62 dBA
LWAd - Operating
8.5 B
8.6 B
LpAM - Operating
70 dBA
71 dBA

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