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PowerEdge C1100 Rack Server

Intel® Xeon™
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2-socket high-memory rack server

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The PowerEdge™ C1100 server offers massive memory and storage support in a 1U form-factor to meet the demands of the densest data center environments.

PowerEdge C1100 Rack Server





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Maximize Your Memory
Maximize your memory
The PowerEdge™ C1100 has the maximum number of memory slots available in an Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 series architecture, providing up to 18 DDR3 DIMM sockets for a maximum of 192GB. 

In addition to supporting extremely large memory capacity, the PowerEdge C1100 supports low-cost memory solutions by allowing for the use of smaller DIMMs in optimal configurations.
More Flexibility in Just 1.7
More flexibility in just 1.7" space
Choose from high-capacity 3.5" SATA, high-performance 2.5" serial attached SCSI (SAS) or enterprise-class single-level cell (SLC) solid-state drives (SSDs) for the optimal storage solution (up to 12TB) to support your applications.

Drive-configuration options include 10 of 2.5" or 4 of 3.5" drives.
Everything you need, nothing you don't
With 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 HPC, Web 2.0, cloud builders, telcos/hosting and big data applications.

We've designed PowerEdge C servers for large, homogenous cloud/cluster application environments where the software stack predominantly provides platform availability and resiliency. We haven't added the extra features you don't need to get the job done, such as extensive systems management or broad enterprise storage.


  • 2-socket, 4 or 6 cores per processor
    Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 product family with L2/L3 cache: 4MB/8MB/12MB

Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro.)

  • 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 DDR3 (1333 MT/s), 16GB DDR3 (1066 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®


  • 10 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5” hot-plug hard drive options
    2.5” 6Gb SAS (15K): 146GB
    2.5” 6Gb SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
    2.5” NL SAS (7.2K) 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SATA (7.2K) : 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SSD (SLC NAND): 50GB, 100GB
    3.5” SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
    3.5” 6Gb SAS (15K): 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
    3.5” 6Gb NL SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    10TB SATA (2.5”) or 12TB NL 6Gb SAS (3.5”)

Drive Bays

  • 10 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5” hot-plug hard drive options

    2.5” 6Gb SAS (15K): 146GB
    2.5” 6Gb SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
    2.5” NL SAS (7.2K) 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SATA (7.2K) : 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SSD (SLC NAND): 50GB, 100GB  

    3.5” SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
    3.5” 6Gb SAS (15K): 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
    3.5” 6Gb NL SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB


  • 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 650W power supplies or single high-efficiency 650W power supply

    Auto-switching universal 110/220 volts

Graphics Card

  • Integrated AST2050 with 8MB VGA memory


  • C1100 physical dimensions:

    1U Rack-mountable chassis
    Height 43.2mm (1.70”)
    Width 434.0mm (17.09” – does not include rack latches)
    Depth 706mm (27.8” – does not include PSU handles)
    Weight (maximum config) 18.5kg (40.7 lbs)

    Rack Support

    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)
    Onsite Deployment
    Basic Support, ProSupport for IT
    4-Hour Support
    Keep Your Hard Drive
    Enterprise Wide Contract
    Specialized Onsite Services

    Server Management

    Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support
    Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager compliant

    Hypervisors (Optional)

    Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® ESXi™
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V®


  • 3 PCIe G2 slots:

    1 x 16 PCI Express Gen2 slot
    1 proprietary mezzanine for dual port 10GbE daughtercard
    1 proprietary mezzanine for LSI® 2008 SAS daughtercard
Support Services

Dell ProSupport — Faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.

Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support with Fast-Track Dispatch, along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.

 Dell ProSupport Service Model 
Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport for IT

Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.

Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal Service Desks or helpdesks.


  • 7x24 direct break-fix hardware support for your employees
  • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton AntiVirus, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less


  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology – rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to help reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis* or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive
  • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data
Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options
— Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, virus remediation and more.

Basic Hardware Support

Ideal for non-essential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service* following completion of phone-based troubleshooting

Customization and Set-Up

Go from factory to deployment with Dell server installation services. Our modular suite of installation services allows you to customize the right package of services needed to rapidly implement your new system.


Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training and certification courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems. 

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