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4U8 Platinum Servers Print
August 2012

Key Features 

8 Hot-plug system Nodes in 4U
Each node supports:
  • Intel® processor E5-2600
    family; QPI up to 8GT/s
  • Up to 512GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC
    Registered DIMM; 16x DIMM Sockets
  • Expansion slots; 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP)
    1 PCI-E 3.0 x8(Micro LP)
  • I/O ports: 2GbE ports, 1 Built-in video,
    1 COM/Serial port, 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Built-in Server management tool
    (IPMI 2.0,KVM/media over LAN) with
    dedicated LAN port
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5” SATA HDD Bays
  • 3 heavy duty internal fans
  • 1620W Redundant

The release of 4U8 in August 2012 is a reinforcement of the cost benefits of Optimized Rack Servers.  Previous models include 2U4, 2U8, and 3U8.  The first two digits indicate the height of the enclosure on a standard 19" computer cabinet, and the third digit indicates the number of computing notes inside the enclosure.

4U8 is a good compromise between 2U4 and 7U20.  We did not mention 7U20 before because it is in fact a blade server with a cabinet height of 7U containing 20 blades.  Blades and nodes are not the same or the terms are not interchangeable.  We mention 7U20 for the first time for the sake of making comparisons.