Hitachi Compute Blade Server 2000

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Hitachi Compute Blade 2000

Enterprise Reliability, Scalability, Virtualization

Hitachi Compute Blade Server 2000
  • Enterprise-class platform for mission critical workloads
Overview

Mission-critical Blade Technology

Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 platform combines the traditional benefits of blade technology with the high-end features demanded by managers of today’s mission critical data centers and cloud applications – especially for consolidation at the application and data tiers. Its flexible I/O and LPAR virtualization allows tailored configurations matched to application needs, with the ability to dynamically adapt to changing workload demands.

  • 10U chassis houses up to 8 server blade modules.
  • Enterprise class high availability features (hot-swap, redundant components, automated failover).
  • Latest Intel Xeon processors for state-of-the-art performance.
  • Multiple blade options for workload flexibility.
  • Large maximum memory configurations (Up to 384GB per blade with 16GB DIMMS).
  • Multi-blade SMP interconnect technology allows large applications to be supported by combining up to four blades to create a single system.
  • Hardware based logical partition (LPAR) capability for robust, secure, high performance virtualization.
  • Ultimate IO flexibility by mixing integrated switched fabric and direct access to I/O slots.
  • Chassis expansion capability for increased IO and internal storage capacity.

Build Solutions with Compute Blade 2000 and Hitachi storage

Features and Benefits

Scalability

  • Scale out: to 8 x dual-socket blades
  • Scale-up: to 4-blade (8-socket, 80-core) SMP
  • Scale Blade performance: 1 or 2 CPUs, up to 24 cores per blade

Flexibility

  • Hybrid I/O model: mix direct and shared I/O
  • High bandwidth, configurable connectivity
  • PCI connectivity expansion

Efficiency

  • Embedded LPAR logical partitioning
  • Dynamic partitions in shared mode
  • Large physical memory capability

Availability

  • Automated N+M blade detection and failover
  • Redundant and hot-swap power and cooling
  • Redundant I/O switch modules

Why Hitachi Compute Blade 2000?

  • Enjoy the high reliability, scalability and flexibility typically associated with high-end UNIX systems – without the high cost. Compute Blade 2000 supports a wide range of high performance mission critical applications.
  • Incrementally expand from a single blade to an eight socket, 4 blade system with up to 1.5TB addressable memory using symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) – simply add additional blades and SMP connectors to scale up your server environment to satisfy future growth.
  • Achieve the right balance of throughput and connectivity with a mix of both integrated switched fabric and direct access to PCIe I/O slots provided by the Hitachi Blade Server 2000 hybrid I/O design.
  • Improve efficiency, performance and virtual server isolation with Hitachi logical partitions (LPAR).
  • Reduce dependency on proprietary UNIX server environments and switched only I/O fabrics with blade flexibility and hybrid I/O.
  • Add server management and system monitoring at no cost with Hitachi Compute Systems Manager (HCSM) which can seamlessly integrate with Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) in IT environments using Hitachi storage.
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Specifications

Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 Chassis Specifications

Chassis
Size 10U (rack mountable)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 447mm x 820mm x 441mm
Operating Temperature 5°C ~ 35°C
Humidity 20% - 80%
Server Blade Modules Up to 8 server blade modules
Management Modules 1 standard, 2 maximum (redundant)
Management LAN Interface 2 Ethernet ports
Maintenance LAN Interface 1 Ethernet port
Maintenance Serial Interface 1 serial interface
Cooling Fans 8 standard
Switch Modules 2 standard, 6 maximum
Hitachi 1Gb LAN Switch Module
Internal Ports 20 ports
External Ports 4 ports
Hitachi 1Gb or 10Gb LAN Switch Module
Internal Ports 20 ports
External Ports Four 1GbE ports
Two 10GbE ports
PCIe IO Modules Up to 16 modules
AC Input Module 1 standard, 2 maximum
Power Supplies Up to 4 power supply modules
(N+1 Fully redundant)
Input Voltage 200 - 240VAC, Single Phase
Frequency 50/60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 9.6kW

Hitachi Compute Blade2000 Server Blades

Item
Description
AX57A2 Server Blade (x1)
AX57A2 Server Blade (x2 SMP)
AX57A2 Server Blade (x4 SMP)
CPU
CPU
Intel Xeon E7-8800
Intel Xeon E7-8800
Intel Xeon E7-8800
Number of sockets
248
Number of cores204080
Memory
DIMM type
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Number of slots
32
64
128
Maximum memory capacity
1024 (32GB DIMM)
1536 (32GB DIMM)
4096 (32GB DIMM)
Management Interface
BMC/rKVM
SH core based
SH core basedSH core based
Management LAN
1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet
PCIe I/O
NIC
2x I/O Expansion ports
4x I/O Expansion ports
8x I/O Expansion ports
Mezzanine
Number of slots
2x mezzanine card slots
4x mezzanine card slots
8x mezzanine card slots
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
Operating System
Hitachi Compute Blade logical partitioning feature
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Item
Description
AX55S3 Server Blade
AX55R3 Server Blade
AX55R4 Server Blade
CPU
CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2600
Intel Xeon E5-2600
Intel Xeon E5-2600v2
Number of sockets
222
Memory
DIMM type
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Registered ECC DDR3
Number of slots
24
24
24
Maximum memory capacity
768GB (32GB DIMM)
768GB (32GB DIMM)
768GB (32GB DIMM)
1536GB (64GB LRDIMM)*
Management Interface
BMC/rKVM
SH core based
SH core basedSH core based
Management LAN
1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet1Gbit Ethernet
PCIe I/O
NIC
2x I/O Expansion ports
2x I/O Expansion ports
2x I/O Expansion ports
Mezzanine
Host bus
PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8PCIe (Gen. 3.0) x8
Number of slots2x mezzanine card slots2x mezzanine card slots4x mezzanine card slots
HDD
RAID
N/AHardware RAIDHardware RAID
HDD bayN/AHot-swappable 6x 2.5" SAS HDD/SSDHot-swappable 6x 2.5" SAS HDD/SSD
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, VMware ESX 5.1
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* 64GB LRDIMM support date TBD, subject to customer demand

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