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Dell PowerEdge FC430 Gen13 Server Node - System Overview

Description

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.

Performance

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.

Memory

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.

Storage

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.

Expansion

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.

Management

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.

Summary

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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Dell PowerEdge FC430 Gen13 Server Node - Specifications

Form Factor
    Quarter-width - supports up to 8 sleds per PowerEdge FX2 enclosure
Processor
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
  • Processor sockets: 2
  • Cache: 2.5MB per core
  • Core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18
  • Chipset: Intel C610 series
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1,(includes Hyper-V)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Chipset
    Intel C610 series
Memory
  • Up to 256GB (8 DIMM slots):
  • 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2133MT/s
Hypervisor Support
  • Optional supported hypervisors:
  • VMWare® vSphere® ESXi™
Storage
  • Hot-plug hard drive options:
  • Up to 2 x 1.8" uSATA SSDs
Slots
    1 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) expansion slot
RAID Controllers
    Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID)
Communications
  • 2 x LOM options: 2 x 10GbE or 2 x 1GbE. In addition, they can support one of the PCIe slots, with the cards below.
  • NDC options: 2 x 10GbE, 4 x 10GbE, 4 x 1GbE NDC mezzanine cards supported in FX2s chassis configuration:
  • Broadcom® 4 x 1GbE, Intel 4 x 1GbE
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 2 x 10GbE
  • Emulex® 2 x 10GbE
  • Broadcom® 2 x 10GbE
  • Intel 2 x 10GbE
  • Qlogic® FC8
  • Emulex® FC8
  • The FC430 has a front-access mezzanine port Mellanox
  • InfiniBand® connection
Power
  • Chassis level - FX2 hot-plug PSUs:
  • 2000W or 1600W in 1+1 redundant, RAO (Redundancy Alerting Only)
  • or 2+0 non-redundant configurations
Chassis
  • The FC430 is a quarter-width server node;
  • PowerEdge FX2 enclosure supports up to 8 x FC430 server nodes

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