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Networking

1 x S3048-ON GbE switch, 1 x Mellanox SX6036 InfiniBand core, 2 x Mellanox SX6036 InfiniBand leaf, 1 x Dell Networking Z9100-ON

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S3048-ON

1GbE top-of-rack (TOR) switch with an industry-hardened operating system and support for open networking, providing freedom to run third-party operating systems.

  • Four SFP+ 10GbE ports for maximum flexibility and investment protection
  • I/O panel to PSU airflow or PSU to I/O panel airflow
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Supports ONIE for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems
  • Open networking offers choice of OS, such as Dell Networking OS9.X for inherent stability and feature richness, or the flexibility of a third-part OS (such as Cumulus Linux)
  • VRF-lite enables sharing of networking infrastructure and provides L3 traffic isolation across tenants (including support for multicast and IPv6 routing)
  • Enhanced automation capabilities (puppet agent, REST API extensions)
  • Supports jumbo frames for high-end performance in virtualized environments and IP storage/server communication
  • Increase VM Mobility region by stretching L2 VLAN within or across two DCs with unique VLT capabilities like Routed VLT, VLT Proxy Gateway
  • User port stacking support for up to six units managed as one logical device
  • Embedded Open Automation Framework adds VM awareness automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of virtual network environments
Tech Specs
FunctionalityS3048-ON

Line-rate ports

48 x 1000Base-T

40GbE ports

4 x 10GbE

Size

1RU, 1.71 h x 17.09 w x 12.6" d (4.4 h x 43.4 w x 32 cm d)

Weight

12.8 lbs (5.84 kg)

Power supply

90 - 264 VAC 50/60 Hz

Switch I/O bandwidth

260Gbps (full-duplex)

Forwarding rate

131 Mpps

Switching latency

3.7 microsec for 1000Base-T, 1.8 microsec for SFP+

Packet buffer memory

4MB

CPU memory

2GB

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Mellanox SX6036

SX6036 switch system provides the highest performing fabric solution in a 1U form factor by delivering up to 4Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth with 200ns port-to-port latency.

Benefits

  • Software Defined Network (SDN) support
  • Industry-leading, switch platform in performance, power, and density
  • Designed for energy and cost savings
  • Quick and easy setup and management
  • Maximizes performance by removing fabric congestions
  • Fabric Management for cluster and converged I/O applications

Key features

  • 36 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 1U switch
  • Up to 4Tb/s aggregate switching capacity
  • Compliant with IBTA 1.2.1 and 1.3
  • FDR/FDR10 support for Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • InfiniBand to Ethernet Bridging
  • Optional redundant power supplies and fan drawers
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Dell Networking Z9100-ON

High-performance 1/10/25/40/50/100GbE multi-rate open networking fixed switch featuring Dell Networking OS9

  • Active Fabric™ implementation using high-density multi rate 10/25/40/50/100GbE ToR server aggregation in high-performance data center environments at the desired fabric speed
  • Small-scale Active Fabric implementation via the Z9100-ON switch in leaf and spine along with S-Series 1/10/40GbE ToR switches enabling cost-effective aggregation of 10/40/50/100GbE uplinks
  • High-performance SDN/OpenFlow 1.3.1 enabled with ability to inter-operate with industry standard OpenFlow controllers*
  • Use as a high-speed VXLAN Layer 2 Gateway that connects the hypervisor based overlay networks with non-virtualized infrastructure
  • 1RU high-density 10/25/40/50/100GbE fixed switch with choice of up to 32 ports of 100GbE (QSFP28), 64 ports of 50GbE (QSFP+), 32 ports of 40GbE (QSFP+), 128 ports of 25GbE (QSFP+) or 128+2 ports of 10GbE (using breakout cable)
  • Up to 6.4Tbps of switching I/O bandwidth (full duplex) available and non-blocking switching fabric delivering line-rate performance under full load with sub usec latency
  • Scalable L2 and L3 Ethernet switching with QoS and a full complement of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 features, including OSPF and BGP routing support
  • L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multiple VLT (mVLT) multi-chassis link aggregation technology
  • VRF-lite enables sharing of networking infrastructure and provides L3 traffic isolation across tenants
  • Open Automation Framework adding automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of network environments
  • Jumbo frame support for large data transfers
  • 128 link aggregation groups with up to sixteen members per group, using enhanced hashing
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • I/O panel to power supply airflow or power supply to I/O panel airflow
  • Tool-less enterprise ReadyRails™ mounting kits reducing time and resources for switch rack installation
  • Power-efficient operation up to 45°C helping reduce cooling costs in temperature-constrained deployments
Features Description
Z9100-ON AC base normal airflow
32-port 100G QSFP28, 2 AC PS, 5 fan subsys w/ airflow from I/O PNL to PS
AC base reverse airflow
32-port 100G QSFP28, 2 AC PS, 5 fan subsys w/ airflow from PS to I/O PNL (TAA versions also available)
Fans Fan spare normal airflow
Fan with airflow from I/O PNL to PS
Fan spare reverse airflow
Fan with airflow from PS to I/O PNL
Power supplies AC PS spare normal airflow
AC power supply with airflow from I/O PNL to PS
AC PS spare reverse airflow
AC power supply with airflow from PS to I/O PNL
DC PSU spare normal airflow
DC PSU with airflow from I/O PNL to PSU
DC PSU spare reverse airflow
DC PSU with airflow from PSU to I/O PNL
Optics (optional) Transceiver, 100GbE, SR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, LR4 QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, LR4Lite QSFP28
Transceiver, 100GbE, PSM4 10Km QSFP28(*)
Transceiver, 100GbE, CWDM4 2Km QSFP28(*)
Transceiver, 100GbE, PSM4 500m QSFP28(*)
Transceiver, 40GbE, SR4 optic QSFP+ Transceiver, 40GbE, eSR4 optic QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, LR4 optic QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, ER4 optics QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, PSM4 10Km, QSFP+
Transceiver, 40GbE, PSM4-LR MPO 10Km QSFP+ to LC
Transceiver, 40GbE, LM4 / SM4 Duplex QSFP+
Cables (optional) 100GbE, 4x25GbE, QSFP28 to 4xSFP28, passive DAC
100GbE, QSFP28 to QSFP28, active optical
100GbE, QSFP28 to QSFP28, passive DAC
100GbE, 2x50GbE, QSFP28 to 2xQSFP28, passive DAC, breakout(*)
40GbE, QSFP+ to QSFP+, active optical
40GbE, QSFP+ to QSFP+, passive DAC
40GbE, MTP to 4xLC optical breakout
40GbE, 4x10GbE, QSFP+ to 4xSFP+, passive DAC
Cable management
Z9100 Cable Breakout Kit, MTP to LC (1RU 64-port LC over MMF)
Z9100 Cable Breakout Kit, MTP to LC (1RU 64-port LC over SMF)
Z9100 Cable Breakout Kit, MTP to LC (1RU 48-port LC over MMF)
Software L3 Dell Networking OS
Z9100 series: Dell Networking Software License operating system software license for advanced l3 features,
latest version
Dell Networking OS
Z9100 series: Dell Networking Software License operating system software license, latest version
Select third-party operating system offerings
Note: in-field change of airflow direction only supported when unit is powered down and all fan and power
supply units are replaced with airflow moving in a uniform direction.

CIFS Gateway

1 x PowerEdge R440 server

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PowerEdge R440

Peak 2-socket performance for HPC, web tech and infrastructure scale-out.

Feature Description
Form factor 1U rack server
Processor Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Memory DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2666MT/s, 16 DIMM slots: 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB

Lustre admin

1 x PowerEdge R640 server

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PowerEdge R640

Get scalable computing and storage in a 1U, 2-socket platform with an ideal mix of performance, cost and density for most data centers. Maximize datacenter efficiency with an ultra-dense virtualization or database engine that supports up to 10 flash SSDs in a 1U chassis.

Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 1U rack server
Processor Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory Up to 1.5TB
FeaturePowerEdge R640 Technical Specifications

Processor

Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server VMware® ESXi

Memory

24 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM/LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666, 1.5TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192GB max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Drive Bays

Front drive bays: Up to 10 x 2.5” with up to 8 NVMe, SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe, max 58TB; up to 4 x 3.5” SAS/SATA, max 40TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe, max 12TB

RAID Controllers

Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240GB
External PERC (RAID): H840
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Data Protection Features

TPM 1.2/2.0 optional Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase

Power

Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W
48VDC 1100W, 380HVDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W
Hot-plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 8 hot plug fans with full redundancy

Chassis

Optional LCD or security bezel

Management

IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise) Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center

Connectivity

OpenManage Integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
OpenManage Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI, Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli® Network Manager, CA Network and Systems Management

Dimensions

Form factor: Rack (1U)
Chassis depth: 705.5 mm

Ports

Network daughter card options: 4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE
Front ports: Video, 1 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC, Direct USB
Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA, NVIDIA NVS310 available as PCIe card Up to 3 x Gen3 slots, all x16

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Login node and Head node

2 x PowerEdge R440 servers for each node

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PowerEdge R440

Peak 2-socket performance for HPC, web tech and infrastructure scale-out.

Feature Description
Form factor 1U rack server
Processor Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Memory DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2666MT/s, 16 DIMM slots: 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB

Storage

2 x PowerEdge R640 servers (NFS storage), 1 x Isilon X410, 2 x PowerEdge R640 (Lustre Storage servers), 1 x PowerVault MD3420 array

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PowerEdge R640

The NFS Gateway server is the Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 running Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, with Red Hat’s XFS and Red Hat Cluster Suite packages, and it provides file access to user data.

The metadata server pair is comprised of two PowerEdge R640 servers configured as an active/passive highly available cluster.

Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 1U rack server
Processor Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Memory Up to 786GB
FeaturePowerEdge R640 Technical Specifications

Processor

Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server VMware® ESXi

Memory

24 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM/LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666, 1.5TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192GB max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Drive Bays

Front drive bays: Up to 10 x 2.5” with up to 8 NVMe, SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe, max 58TB; up to 4 x 3.5” SAS/SATA, max 40TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD/NVMe, max 12TB

RAID Controllers

Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240GB
External PERC (RAID): H840
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Data Protection Features

TPM 1.2/2.0 optional Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase

Power

Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W
48VDC 1100W, 380HVDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W
Hot-plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 8 hot plug fans with full redundancy

Chassis

Optional LCD or security bezel

Management

IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise) Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center

Connectivity

OpenManage Integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
OpenManage Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI, Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli® Network Manager, CA Network and Systems Management

Dimensions

Form factor: Rack (1U)
Chassis depth: 705.5 mm

Ports

Network daughter card options: 4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE
Front ports: Video, 1 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC, Direct USB
Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA, NVIDIA NVS310 available as PCIe card Up to 3 x Gen3 slots, all x16

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Dell EMC Isilon F800 All-Flash NAS Storage

Benefit from the efficiency, flexibility, and resiliency of Isilon, the industry’s #1 scale-out NAS platform.

  • Extreme performance and massive scalability
  • Up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/s bandwidth per chassis.
  • Choice of SSD drive capacities, all-flash storage ranges from 96 TB to 924 TB per chassis.
  • Scales easily and keeps management simple, no matter how large the data environment becomes.
  • Automated storage tiering
  • Supports up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/s bandwidth per chassis
  • Stores 96 TB to 924 TB capacity per chassis
  • Provides 60 SSDs per chassis
  • Cuts space needs up to 75% with dense system design
  • Offers robust data protection and security options
  • Protects investment with the Future-Proof Loyalty Program (support agreement required)
Feature Specs
CAPACITY 96 TB to 924 TB per chassis
STORAGE 60 SSDs (1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB or 15.36 TB) per chassis
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MD3420

  • 12Gb shared storage solution providing high availability data access
  • Four SAS ports per controller
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) firmware upgrade to boost performance
  • Dual 4GB or 8GB cache controllers
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Drives 24 x 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Connection 12Gb SAS
Controller 16GB (8GB per controller)
Product specificationsMD3420

Drives

24 x 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)

Dimension

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 50.8 cm (20 in)

Maximum weight

24.2 kg (53.35 lb)

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220

Management

2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP)***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HPT, HDD expansion option**

Controllers

Single 4GB cache; Dual 4GB or 8GB cache

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Maximum cache

4 x 12Gb SAS

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers

RAID

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP***

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

Power

Wattage: AC – 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 2047 BTU/hr
Voltage: 100 to 240V AC; 48V DC
Frequency: 50/60Hz

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -16 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Expansion beyond 120 drives is based on the purchase of a premium feature for additional drives
***MD34x0 arrays are limited to a maximum of 20 DDPs per array
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Accelerator nodes

1 x PowerEdge R740xd Rack server, 2 x PowerEdge C4140 servers

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Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd Rack Server

Increase storage scalability and performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and a total of 32 x 2.5” or 18 x 3.5”drives in a 2U dual-socket platform.

  • Transform your data center for modern applications and operations with the help of the R740xd. Storage performance and flexibility create the perfect balance for software-defined storage or data set processing and analytics.
  • Dell EMC automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.
  • Dell EMC provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.
Feature Description
Processor Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers Internal controllers: PERC H730P, H740P, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB or 240 GB
External PERC (RAID): H840
12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID): External-12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID): Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)
Drive bays Front bays: Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 153TB or up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 144TB
Mid bay: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 25TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 25TB or up to 4 x 3.5”, max 48TB
Rear bays: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 25TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD or up to 2 x 3.5” max 24TB AS/SATA HDD
Power supplies Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1 100W, 1600W, and 2000W 48VDC 1100W, 380HVDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy
Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
Dimensions Form factor: Rack (2U)
Max depth: 715.5 mm
Embedded management IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
Bezel Optional LCD Bezel or Security bezel
OpenManage™ Software OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center
Integrations and connections Integrations: Microsoft® System Center,
VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI,
Oracle Enterprise Manager,
HP Operations Manager,
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus,
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager,
CA Network and Systems Management
Security TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase
I/O & Ports Network daughter card options
4 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE or 4 x 10GE or 2 x 25GE
Front ports: VGA, 2 x USB 2.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct Micro-USB
Rear ports: VGA, Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA
Riser options with p to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
Accelerator options GPU and FPGA options are available only on 24 x 2.5”
drive chassis. Nvidia Tesla P100, K80, K40, Grid M60,
M10, P4, Quadro P4000, NVIDIA V100 or Intel Arria®
10 GX

See Dell.com/GPU for latest information.
Some configurations support up to 2 GPUs with NVMes.
Supported operating systems Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi

For specifications and interoperability details see Dell.com/OSsupport
OEM-ready version available From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you. For more
information, visit Dell.com/OEM.
Recommended support Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.
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PowerEdge C4140

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server lets you drive the most demanding HPC, data visualization and rendering workloads with a flexible, dense 1U rack server optimized for GPUs and co-processors. Supporting latest generation NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators with PCIe and NVLink high-speed interconnect technology.

Feature Description
Form factor 1U rack server
Processor 2 Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and 4 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs
Memory DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2400MT/s; 16 DIMM slots: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB

Compute nodes

16 x PowerEdge C6420

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PowerEdge C6420

Drive demanding HPC and scale-out workloads with a flexible platform that offers up to 4 dual-socket servers and high-capacity storage in a 2U rack. The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 server brings greater performance and improved energy efficiency with optimized compute, processors and memory. It features the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller.

Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 2U rack server
Processor Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory 16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB per sled, 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 2666MT/s RDIMMs
FeaturePowerEdge C6420 Technical Specifications

Processor

Up to two Intel® Xeon® scalable processors including integrated Omni-Path fabric processors; up to 205W processors and 28 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server VMware® ESXi

Memory

16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB per sled, 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 2666MT/s RDIMMs ECC registered DDR4

Drive Bays

HDD:
300GB, 600GB, 900GB 2.5" 15K 12Gb SAS
600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS
1TB, 2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS
1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB, 10TB 3.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS/6Gbps SATA
SSD:
120GB 2.5" 6Gbps SATA boot SSD
480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB 6Gbps SATA Read Intensive SSD
960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB 12Gbps SAS Read Intensive SSD
240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB 6Gbps SATA Mixed Use SSD
400GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.92TB 12Gbps SAS Mixed Used SSD
400GB, 800GB 12Gbps SAS Write Intensive SSD
FIPS-140 SED:
1.2TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS
2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS
4TB/8TB 12Gbps SAS
NVMe:
800GB/1.6TB Mixed Use 2.5” NVMe SSDs and PCIe adapter cards

RAID Controllers

S140 Software RAID with Intel C620 Chipset SATA controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
RAID using PERC H330 Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50)
PERC H730P Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
Non RAID: HBA330 Mezzanine, 12Gbps SAS LP PCIe HBA

Data Protection Features

Drift Detection, BIOS and OS Recovery, Active Directory/LDAP, two-factor authentication (TFA), SSH with Public Key Authentication (PKA), TLS 1.2, SNMP v3, Self-Encrypting and Instant Secure Erase (ISE) drives
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase

Power

Dual hot-plug redundant and non-redundant 1600W AC power supply
Dual hot-plug redundant 2000W and 2400W AC power supply
Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)

Chassis

Optional LCD or security bezel

Management

BMC with virtual Media and Console (default) iDRAC 9 Enterprise
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center

Connectivity

OpenManage Integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
OpenManage Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI, Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli® Network Manager, CA Network and Systems Management

Dimensions

2U (LxWxD): 86.8mm x 448mm x 790mm

Ports

Rear ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro USB port for iDRAC Direct
One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (low profile, half height and half length)
One x8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine (for storage controller)
One x16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine (for network controller)

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Object storage

2 x PowerVault MD3460 arrays

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MD3460

The MD3 dense SAS array has a 4U form factor that supports more drives than ever before within the MD3 product line, allowing you to save space, power and cooling while maintaining its ease-of-management. It uses 12Gb near-line SAS drives and DAS with dual active/active controllers, with a 60-drive capacity per enclosure. It can support 4GB or 8GB cache per controller.

Tech Specs
Feature Description
Drives 60 x 3.5" and 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SSD
Connection 12Gb SAS
Controller 16GB (8GB per controller)
MD3460 specifications

Drives

Mix and match up to 60 x 3.5” and 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

3.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
2.5” SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5” SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*
2.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

Dimensions (height x width x depth)

17.78 cm (7.0”) x 48.26 cm (19”) x 82.55 cm (19”)

Maximum weight

105.24 kg (232 lb)

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 180 drives using the MD3060e

Management

2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

DDP***, thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD cache, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HDD expansion option**

Controllers

Support up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switch, available with 4GB cache controllers

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP*** eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations
Dual controllers are required for the MD3460 dense array
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option

Cache

Dual 4GB or 8GB cache
Up to 16GB cache (8GB per controller)

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers

RAID

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks
DDP***

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.

Power

Wattage: AC – 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 5988 BTU/hr
Voltage: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz
Frequency: 50/60Hz

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -30.5 m to 3000 m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft) NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft

*Self-encrypting drives (SED) available
**Expansion beyond 120 drives is based on the purchase of a premium feature for additional drives
***MD34x0 arrays are limited to a maximum of 20 DDPs per array
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Software

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Bright Cluster Manager
  • Lab7 BioBuilds™ package – open source software pack of bundled genomic specific libraries
  • Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) from Broad Institute for genome testing
  • Benchmarking for molecular dynamic and Cryo-EM workloads
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Services and Financing

Dell EMC Professional Services

  • Dell EMC ProSupport
  • Remote HPC Cluster Management
  • Dell ProDeploy
  • Rack Integration, Data Center Deployment and HPC Cloud Bursting

Dell Financial Services

  • Leasing and financing solutions are available throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
  • Dell Financial Services can finance the total technology solution.
  • Efficient electronic quoting and online contracts offer the best customer experience.
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