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PowerEdge C6525 Server

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Ideal for high-performance dense computing environments

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of high-performance computing (HPC) workload and applications like digital manufacturing, research and web tech.

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Up to two 2nd or 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors per node configurations with up to 64 cores per processor and up to 280W (cTDP)

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
CentOS based on RHEL 8.0 Kernel
Citrix® HypervisorTM 
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®

OEM-ready version available
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Up to 16 x DDR4
Bandwidth up to 3200 MT/S

Hot plug redundant Hard drives, Fans, PSUs


Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME)
AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV)


Embedded Management
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct

OpenManage™ SW
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager
OpenManage Mobile
Integrations & Connections
OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
Microsoft® System Center
Redhat® Andible® Modules
VMware® vCenter™
OpenManage Connections
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus® Operations Manager I
Nagios® Core
Nagios® XI

Embedded NIC
Single port 1GbE LOM

Networking Options (NDC)
1x OCP 3.0

GPU Options
1x Single-Wide GPU

Power Supplies

Dual Hot-plug redundant 1600W and 2400W AC Power Supply
Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W AC/DC Mixmode Power Supply
Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)


Network Options
Single port 1GbE LOM

Rear Ports
1 x iDRAC Direct micro-USB port
1 x Mini-display port
1 x iDRAC or NIC port
1 x USB 3.0 port


2 x PCIe x16 Gen4 Risers
1 x OCP 3.0 x16 Gen4
1 x PCIe x8 Gen3 M.2 Riser

Form Factor

Up to 4 independent hot-swappable
2-socket C6525 sleds in a 2U C6400 chassis

Dimensions & Weight

3.4" (86.8mm) 

17.6" (448.0mm)
31.1" (790.0mm)

100.3lbs (45.53kg) 3.5” direct backplane chassis
91.4lbs (41.5kg) 2.5” direct/NVMe backplane chassis
77.4lbs (35.15kg) no backplane chassis

Recommended Support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit

Recommended Services
ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist provides proactive and predictive support for critical systems. ProSupport provides comprehensive hardware and software support. Get more from your technology starting on day one with ProDeploy Enterprise Suite deployment offers. For more information, visit .

Create HPC infrastructure with validated configurations

Create HPC infrastructure with validated configurations

The C6525 is built to be an HPC powerhouse with 2x AMD EPYC™ CPUs, 2TB of 3200 MT/s memory, and the option for liquid cooling. The C6525 has Ready Solutions for digital manufacturing, life sciences, and research. Also, the C6525 is the engine behind Dell's Minerva cluster and other super computing platforms.
Deliver breakthrough performance, innovation and density

Deliver breakthrough performance, innovation and density

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of high-performance computing (HPC) workload and applications like digital manufacturing, research and web tech.

  • Up to 512 processing cores in a 2U dense server
  • Optimized IO performance with 3200MT/s memory speed, PCIe Gen4, and accelerator enabled
  • Low latency and flexible high speed fabric for high performance clusters

Systems Management and Security Solutions

OpenManage systems management
OpenManage systems management
The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.
Intelligent Automation
Intelligent Automation
PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.
Built-in security
Built-in security
Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.
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