The Dell PowerEdge FC430 server node, is a powerful two-socket, quarter-width compute module designed for the FX2 converged architecture platform. The FC430 can be combined with other storage and compute modules to suit the needs of medium to large-scale enterprise businesses.
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The Dell PowerEdge FC430 is a quarter-width, two-socket compute node designed for the FX2 converged architecture platform.
The Dell PowerEdge FC430 for the FX2 offers an ultra-compact, quarter-width compute node supporting Xeon E5 v4 processors, DDR4 memory and substantial throughput.
The FC430 relies on Intel’s Xeon E5 processors, and supports either two multi-core E5-2600 v4’s or a single socket E5-1600 v3 processor. DDR4 memory and SSD storage offer high availability and reliability when running multiple apps in virtualized environments or encompassing different clients as a host. With discrete separation, a server failure will never disrupt your operations and there are several ways to configure the FC430 for optimal workload performance.
Eight DIMM slots supply up to 256MB with all eight slots loaded with 32GB DDR4 memory. Depending on your choice of processor, the DDR4 memory can achieve transfer rates of up to 2400 mega transfers per second providing industry leading memory capacity and speed in an ultra-compact quarter-width form factor. Up to eight FC430s can be installed in a single 2U FX2 chassis for up to 224 processing cores and 2TB of storage with all 64 DIMM slots loaded with 32GB DDR4 modules. It can also be paired with either the half-width 2-socket FC630 or the full-width, 4 socket FC830 compute modules for more processing power and virtualization.
There are two 1.8" HD bays up front that can support two hot-swappable 1.8’’ uSATA SSDs. For faster throughput and lower latency, an optional configuration features a 1.8’’ drive combines with two QSFP+ compact, hot-pluggable transceiver connectors for Ethernet or Infiniband connectivity. The FC430 can also be paired with the FD332 storage module to provide Direct Attached Storage that includes 16 additional SFF HDs per half-width node. For RAID, the FC430 uses the PERC S130 (SW RAID) internal controller.
Each FC430 has access to one of the eight PCIe express modules located on the FX2s chassis to support additional components, including the FD323 storage module. Gen3 PCI Express slots support double the speed of the PCIe Gen 2 and offer several ways to add additional NICs and HBAs.
Dell’s FC430 server nodes use Dell’s iDRAC 8 with LifeCycle controller and OpenManage Essentials portfolio of tools provide remote access from a standard browser. Deployments, configurations, and diagnostics can also be automated using the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC). Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC8) with Lifecycle Controller is embedded in every Gen13 PowerEdge server and provides agent-free automated systems management. Upgrading to an Express or Enterprise license offers more functionality to best suit specific management needs.
The FC430 is designed for the FX2 converged infrastructure platform. Up to eight FC430s can be installed in the FX2s providing a superb compute solution that blends high speed throughput, memory, and performance all in a 2U chassis. With two 1.8-inch SSDs the system is an excellent choice for mainstream enterprise workloads including web serving, dedicated hosting, virtualization, and analytics. With the infiniband option it excels at High Performance Computing, high-Frequency Trading and other tasks that require extra-low latency.
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