2-socket high-memory rack server
With the PowerEdge™ C2100, you don’t have to choose memory over disk capacity. You get both so you can get results faster. Dell designed the PowerEdge C2100 to maximize space, power and cost efficiency in data centers where memory and storage density are critical: MapReduce, web analytics, database and cloud computing.
- High Memory Density — Get up to 18 double data rate 3 (DDR3) memory slots in a 2U form factor for a maximum of 144GB.
- The Right Mix of Disks — Choose between two backplane options for ultimate performance or ultimate flexibility with 12x3.5" or 24x2.5" front-loaded hard drive slots, as well as two internal 2.5" cabled hard drives.
- Focused Feature Set — Purpose-built design, optimized to provide only the features you need.
- 2-socket, 4 or 6 cores per processor
Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 product family with L2/L3 cache: 4MB/8MB/12MB
- Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x64
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 and HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
- Intel® 5500
- 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 (1333 MT/s), 18 DIMM slots for up to 192GB SDDC, ECC
4GB/8GB/16GB low-volt DDR3 Samsung® Green Memory available
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® ESXi ™
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V®
- 12 x 3.5” or 24 x 2.5” hot-plug hard drives
2 additional internal 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD (optional)
2.5” 6GB SAS (15K): 146GB, 300GB
2.5” 6GB SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
2.5” NL SAS (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
2.5” SATA (7.2K RPM): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
2.5” SSD (MLC NAND): 100GB, 200GB
3.5” SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
3.5” SAS (15K): 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
3.5” NL SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB
Maximum Internal Storage:
26TB SATA or 38TB NL SAS
- 4 PCIe G2 slots:
2 x 8 PCI Express Gen2 slot
1 proprietary mezzanine for dual port 10GbE daughtercard
1 proprietary mezzanine for LSI 2008 SAS daughtercard
- Internal Controllers:
LSI® 2008 SAS daughtercard
LSI MegaRAID® SAS 9260-8i
- Onboard: Intel 82576 – 2 x Gb Ethernet and 1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port
Add-in: 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet card options
QDR InfiniBand card options
- Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 750W power supplies or single high-efficiency 750W power supply
Auto-switching universal 110/220 volts
- Hot-plug hard drives
Hot-plug redundant power
Single device data correction (SDDC)
- Integrated AST2050 with 8MB VGA memory
- C2100 physical dimensions:
2U Rack-mountable chassis
Height 87.5 cm (3.44")
Width 43.74 cm (17.22")
Depth 72.2 cm (28.42")
Weight (maximum configuration) 28.5 kg (62.8 lb)
Weight (empty) 12 kg (26.5 lb)
4-post (Dell rack), sliding rails
- Services (Availability varies by region. Please contact your sales representative for details.)
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Rack Integration (U.S. only)
Basic Support, ProSupport for IT 4-Hour Support
Keep Your Hard Drive
Enterprise Wide Contract
Specialized Onsite Services
Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager compliant
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V®
Maximum flexibility and throughputThe Dell™ PowerEdge C2100 gives you a purpose-built, cost-efficient solution for managing the volume and frequency of data generated in scale-out environments.
- Choose from high-capacity 3.5" or 2.5" SATA, or high-performance serial attached SCSI (SAS), or solid-state drives (SSDs) on the front loaded drives and, 2.5" SATA or enterprise-class single-level cell (SLC) SSDs on the internal drives for the optimal storage solution (up to 38TB) to support your applications.
- Drive configuration options include 12 hot-plug 3.5" or 24 hot-plug 2.5" front-loaded hard drive slots, plus two internal 2.5" hard disk (HDDs) for added storage.
- Support for 6Gb/s SAS gives you the future-ready scalability and performance needed in high-performance file operations.
In addition to supporting extremely large memory capacity, the PowerEdge C2100 supports a wide variety of memory configurations.
Everything you need, nothing you don'tWith the PowerEdge C line of servers, Dell has leveraged its expertise in custom-built hyperscale computing and high-volume production to bring ultradense, high-performance, efficient solutions to high performance computing, web 2.0, big data, hosting and cloud builders.
We've designed PowerEdge C servers for rack deployments in large, homogenous cloud/cluster environments where the software stack predominantly provides platform availability and resiliency. We didn't add the extra features you don't need to get the job done, such as extensive systems management or broad enterprise storage.
Dell is dedicated to simplifying IT, and Dell™ Services can help you manage the complexities of growing and maintaining your hyperscale, high-performance and cloud computing data center environments. Dell’s broad portfolio of planning, implementation and support services can help accelerate your IT initiatives, so you can grow your business.
PowerEdge™ C Services are tailored to complement how you manage your data center. Options include:
- Infrastructure Consulting Services — helping you optimize your data center.
- Custom Rack Integration Services — helping to quickly add to your compute capacity.
- Support Services — helping to ensure your data center stays running at the highest efficiency.
- Expert-level Tech Support — providing fast and comprehensive troubleshooting and dispatch.
Whatever the situation, Dell can help you break through complexity by providing services and solutions to meet your exact data center needs.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Dell's global infrastructure consulting services utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give you rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes.
Available Dell consulting services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
- DC Planning and Management
- Cloud Consulting
- High-Performance and Cloud Computing Strategy
- IT Strategy and Planning
- Facilities Efficiency
- Server Virtualization and Platform Optimization
- Data Management
- Supply Chain
Dell configuration and deployment services don't follow the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. They're modular, so you get to choose what you need for your business. Through features such as flexible deployment options, configuration services and recycling services, we've got what you need, when you need it.
Our factory, remote and on-site installation services make efficient use of time by speeding up activities such as configuration and deployment, allowing you to focus more on improving your business.
Dell’s recycling service helps you dispose of computer equipment and materials in a manner that follows EPA guidelines, and keeps your data center environment clean.
Suggested Dell configuration and deployment services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
- Hardware Configuration Services
- Custom BIOS Setting
- Rack Design Validation
- Rack Integration and Deployment
- On-site Installation
- Asset Recovery
Dell support services are a comprehensive, configurable suite of service solutions designed to simplify and optimize your data center environment. Data center support services address everyday and unique IT challenges through options that maximize system uptime and are backed by global command centers and expert centers around the world.
Suggested Dell support services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
- Basic Support (Next Business Day)
- ProSupport™ for IT (Next Business Day or Same Day)
- IT Advisory Services
- Multivendor Hardware Support
- On-site Parts
- Dell Online Self Dispatch
- Keep Your Hard Drive
- Specialized On-site Services
- Remote Advisory Services for Virtualization
Dell™ PowerEdge C servers are available with certified software from Dell partners to create optimized, fully-supported solutions that include hardware, software, service and support. These offerings include powerful solutions for new big data and cloud computing instances.
Dell Apache Hadoop Solution
Leverage Hadoop to process massive application datasets. The Dell | Cloudera® solution combines Dell servers, Crowbar software framework and networking components with Cloudera’s Distribution, including Apache Hadoop (CDH) as well as management tools, training, technology support and professional services. This Dell Apache Hadoop Solution gives you a one-stop shop for deploying, managing and scaling a Hadoop cluster.
The Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution
Stand up an OpenStack cloud in hours instead of days. This massively scalable open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud solution leverages OpenStack™ cloud software on Dell PowerEdge C servers and switches, Crowbar software framework, Dell OpenStack expertise, service and support. It’s open, compatible with other systems and gives you the freedom to build the cloud of your dreams.
The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications
Take the guesswork out of building and running efficient public and private clouds with a turnkey cloud solution. The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications brings together optimized Dell hardware, Joyent software and joint services, so you can easily and quickly deploy and manage an elastic, on-demand cloud infrastructure with confidence, with as little or as much outside support as you want along the way.
Dell Solution Services
Whether you need help with strategy and deployment, require IT or business consulting, or want to explore managed services that take the load off your IT staff, turn to Dell services for expert advice and world-class support for your data center environment.