PowerEdge C8220X Compute GPU Node

intel® xeon™
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Optimize data center space and performance.

Maximize data center computing density with up to four double-wide, hot-swap PowerEdge™ C8220X compute GPU nodes in one 4U C8000 Series chassis.





  • One 2-socket server, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1 (includes Hyper-V®)
    Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V)
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.4


  • Intel C602 chipset


  • 16 DIMM slots up to 512GB per node
    4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB LV DDR3 RDIMM (1333MT/s)
    4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 RDIMM (1866MT/s 1.5V or 1600MT/s 1.35V)

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • Citrix® XenServer® 5.6 SP2
    VMware® vSpherer® ESXi v5.0


  • Maximum internal storage: 2TB SATA II or 1.6TB SATA SSD

Drive Bays

  • 2 x 2.5” hot-plug hard drives + 8 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5" non-hot-plug hard drive options; 2 x 2.5” non-hot-plug hard drives, e.g. with GPUs
    Back: 8 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5” SATA, NLSAS, or SSD; Internal: 2 x 2.5” SATA or SSD; hot-plug: 2 x 2.5” SATA, NLSAS, or SSD

    2.5” SAS 6Gb (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
    2.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 146GB, 300GB
    2.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 800GB
    2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
    2.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB

    3.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 300GB, 600GB
    3.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
    3.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB

    Note: Only 2 x 2.5” SATA or SSD non-hot-plug hard drives with GPUs


  • I/O

    Compute configuration

    2 x8 PCIe 3.0 low-profile slots
    1 x8 PCIe 3.0 mezzanine slot

    GPGPU configuration
    2 x16 PCIe 3.0 GPGPU slots

    Infiniband (optional)
    QLogic single-port QDR QLE7340 adapter

    1Gb Ethernet (optional)
    Intel I350 quad-port controller adapter

    10Gb Ethernet (optional)
    Intel 82599 10Gb Ethernet controller dual-port mezz
    Intel X520-DA dual-port 10GbE SFP+ adapter
    Intel X540 DP 10GbE Base-T adapter adapter

Drive Controllers

  • Intel C600: SATA or SSD drives only
    LSI® 2008 6Gb SAS mezzanine (optional)

RAID Controllers

  • LSI 9211-8i add-in RAID controller (optional)
    LSI 9265-8i add-in RAID controller (optional)
    LSI 9285CV-8e add-in RAID controller (optional)
    PERC H710P (supported only with Intel Xeon E5‑2600 v2 product family processors)
    PERC H810 (supported only with Intel Xeon E5‑2600 v2 product family processors)

Network Controller

  • Intel Ethernet Controller i350 - 2 x 1Gb Ethernet


  • COM serial port
    2 x USB2.0

Video Card

  • Integrated AST2300 with up to 16MB video RAM

    GPU Accelerators

    2 GPU slots for up to 1024 cores with 12GB of GDDR5 on-board memory

    NVIDIA® GRID™ K2 GPU computing module
    NVIDIA Tesla® K10 GPU computing module
    NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU computing module
    Intel® Xeon® Phi™ coprocessor 5110P
    Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120


  • 4U rack mount chassis fits up to 4 double-wide sleds


  • Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support with 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector
    Intel Node Manager 2.0 compliant


  • LSI 9211- 8i (optional)
    LSI 9265-8i (optional)


  • Intel Ethernet Controller i350 - 2 x 1Gb Ethernet
    1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port

LED Indicators

  • Power/Status and Sled ID LED lights


  • Height: 85.9 mm (3.38 in.)
    Wide: 171.6 mm (6.76 in.)
    Depth: 682.5 mm (26.87 in.)
    Weight (maximum configuration): 8.62 kg (19 lb.)


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