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Dell PowerEdge C6220 Rack Server - System Overview


dell C6220 server front of system with 24 x 2.5-inch drive bays

The Dell C6220 rack server is designed to make short work of high-performance computing tacks, web hosting, data analytics, and cloud building. This server platform delivers tremendous computing power in a 2U space supporting up to 24 hot swap hard drives, and four independent, rear mounted server sleds each of which features dual intel Xeon processors and 16 DIMM slots.


Intel's Xeon E5-2600 processors support Turbo Boost and deliver an 80% jump in performance compared to the previous generation Xeon 5600 processors. The new Xeons also offer better power consumption. This platform supports four server nodes that are housed in the rear of the chassis. Each server node supports a maximum of two E5-2600 family processors. With all four sleds outfitted with dual processors that adds up to eight CPUs in a 2U space! Each compute sled also supports up to 16 memory modules.


Each of the four supported compute sleds supports a maximum of sixteen registered (RDIMM) or low voltage registered DIMM modules. Each sled will support up to 512GB of memory with all 16 memory slots populated by 32GB memory modules. With four fully loaded compute sleds, each 2U chassis will support up to 2TB of memory. Supported memory speeds include 1066MHz, 1333MHz, or 1600MHz depending on supported processor speed, memory speed, and memory configuration.


Storage on this system is supported by the chassis. Administrators have two chassis options; one that supports 24 x front mounted, hot swap 2.5-inch drives, or one that supports 12 x front mounted, hot swap 3.5-inch drives. A maximum of 48TB of storage is provided using SATA or nearline SAS HDDs. SAS, SATA, and nealine SAS HDDs and SATA SSDs are supported, depending on the installed HD controller. Internally mounted optical drives are not supported.


Dell C6220 rack server detail back of system with redundant power supplies

The 2U chassis supports three PCIe expansion slots. The x8 expansion slot can be used to increase I/O with 10Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand, or a SAS HBA. The x16 slot can be used to connect to the PowerEdge C410x PCIe expansion chassis for even more expansion options. There is also an i350, 2 x 1GbE port and a dedicated 1 x 100Mb E dedicated management port.


Limited management of the system supports base management controllers (BMCs) that comply with IPMI v2.0 to manage the system remotely or within the data center in an out-of-ban mode.


Dell's PowerEdge C6220 rack server is an excellent choice for High-performance computing applications and data center deployments. This system can help you save on space and rack storage racks with four independent hot-swap server nodes and the innovative chassis design also helps save more than 100W per chassis. Each of the nodes can run independently or can be combined with nodes in other chassis.

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Dell PowerEdge C6220 Rack Server - Specifications

    Up to four 2-socket servers, 2, 4, 6, or 8 cores per processor
    Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, with L3 cache: up to 20MB
Operating System
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
    Intel C602 chipset
    16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB per node:

  • 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB LV DDR3 RDIMM (1333MT/s)
  • 4GB/8GB/16GB (1600MT/s 1.5v/1.35v) DDR3 RDIMM
    Maximum internal storage: 48TB SATA or NL 48TB SAS
Drive bays and hard drives
    24 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5” hard drive options

  • 2.5” SAS (15K): 146GB, 300GB
  • 2.5” SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
  • 2.5” SATA and NL SAS (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
  • 2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
  • 2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 160GB, 300GB, 600GB
  • 3.5” SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
  • 3.5” SAS (15K): 300GB, 600GB
  • 3.5” NL SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
    Intel Ethernet Controller i350, 2 x 1Gb Ethernet; 1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port
USB ports
    2 external ports (back)
I/O slots
  • 1U-node version: 1 x8 mezzanine, 1 x 16 half-height (low profile), half-length slot
  • 2U-node version: 1 x8 mezzanine slot; 1 x16 full-height, half-length slot; 1 x16 full-height, full-length slot
I/O adapter options
    1Gb Ethernet:

  • Intel i350 quad-port 1Gb adapter
  • Intel 82580 ET quad-port 1Gb mezz
  • 10Gb Ethernet:

  • Intel 82599 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ mezz
  • Intel X520 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ mezz
  • InfiniBand:

  • QLogic® QLE7340 QDR single-port adapter
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-2 QDR dual-port mezz
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR single-port mezz
  • Dell X410 host interface card (HIC) for connection to the C410x
Drive controller
    Intel C602: SATA or SSD drives only; LSI® 2008 3Gbs SAS mezzanine or LSI 9265-8i 3Gbs (optional)
RAID controller
  • LSI 2008 SAS mezzanine (optional)
  • LSI 9210-8i SAS add-in controller (optional)
  • LSI 9265-8i SAS add-in controller (optional)
Power supplies
    Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 1200W/1400W power supplies
    Shared cooling with quick-disconnect 4 x 60mm speed fans detectable with PWM control
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
  • Microsoft Hyper-V® Server 2008 R2 SP1
    Integrated AST2300 with up to 16MB video RAM
    Form factor:
    2U rack mount
    Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support with 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector
    Intel Node Manager 2.0 compliant

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