Maximized PCI Express 2.0 Expansion Is Finally Realized Within a Blade
The PowerEdge™ M610x full-height two-socket blade server couples all the capabilities of the M610 blade with an expansion module containing x16 PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 expansion slots that can support up to two standard full-length/full-height PCIe cards.
- PowerEdge M610x gives you a proven, reliable blade server to host your full range of PCIe card-based solutions.
- PCIe expansion capabilities bring a new dimension of flexibility and performance to the Dell™ M-series.
- Supplemental power and modular cooling support up to two 250-Watt cards or one 300-Watt card.
Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable TimeWith the feature-rich Chassis Management Controller and flexible PCIe options, you can run business applications with efficient resources, consolidate your data center, ease data management and cut system maintenance times.
Unparalleled PowerEdge FlexibilityThe PowerEdge™ M610x with PCIe expansion module enables you to creatively incorporate a vast array of PCIe-based products into blade deployments, with enough power and cooling to efficiently deploy even the most feature-rich expansion card-based solutions.
- PCIe expansion module includes two full-length x16 PCIe Gen2 slots and two standard blade I/O (input/output) mezzanine cards.
- Supplemental power connectors enable maximum wattage for one 300 W dual-slot card or two 250 W single-slot cards.
- PCIe slots support everything from H-series external RAID controllers to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).
Communication between the host system and the Tesla processors is maximized by the x16 PCIe 2.0 bandwidth while the efficient Dell M1000e chassis powers and cools the solution to its maximum 247 W TDP.
Uncompromised PerformanceThe PowerEdge™ M610x is an energy-efficient, optimized full-height two-socket server for virtualization and database applications. Additional manageability features make it easy to use, manage and deploy.
- Ideal PCIe host server that features the reliability of two 2.5 inch serial attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drive (SSD) hot-swappable hard drives and the I/O (input/output) production of a dual-port embedded gigabit network interface card (NIC) and two additional network daughter cards.
Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series plus up to 192GB/s of Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offer high performance with low power consumption for a variety of dense-environment workloads.
Efficiently powered and modularly cooled PCIe expansion module delivers up to 8GB/s of application production.
With the addition of the PCIe expansion module, the PowerEdge™ M610x blade server is an ideal solution for organizations that need maximum flexibility, performance and reliability.
Simplified System ManagementThe Chassis Management Controller (CMC) and embedded-system management features on the PowerEdge M610x enable you to spend more time on your business and less on maintaining your IT.
- Automated discovery — CMC automates configuration of new hardware through a one-to-many relationship and enables pre-provisioning of local area network/storage area network (LAN/SAN) resources.
- One-to-many deploy and update — CMC and Virtual Media File Share enables customers to quickly and simply deploy OS images and updates to one or many blades in a chassis without agents, additional software or using Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
- Proactive management — CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues and alerts through a single, easy-to-use interface plus one-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve any issues.
Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.
Dell's fully modular PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™ switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect and Dell Force10 portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
For Cisco Catalyst customers, Dell provides models that span from simple, no frills GbE to more capable models with stacking or even 10GbE uplinks. The more advanced switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling you to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying data center management.
Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M5424 includes 16 internal and 8 external fabric port options as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated quad data rate (QDR) and fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.
FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it.
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