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Colfax CX7200-BX5 Blade Server

 
 

  • Up to 10 hot-plug twin processor blades (20 nodes)
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 V2 series / node
  • Up to 256GB memory / node
  • 2x 2.5" SATA / node
  • Mellanox 40Gb/s IB / 10GbE support

Overview

A Flexible System That Provides Exceptional Performance-per-Watt

The Colfax CX7200-BX5 Blade Server is built from the ground up to combat IT sprawl and complexity. Housed within a 19" industry-standard rack, CX7200-BX5 reduces server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are aggregated in the rear of the chassis which optimizes the required amount of space.

Up to 10 TwinBlade (20 nodes) can be installed in a 7U chassis. Compared to the 20U of rack space that twenty 1U servers would normally require as individual servers, the CX7200-BX5 provides more than 50% density savings with 120 nodes and 24 switches in a 42U rack.

Features

Highest Computing Density

Up to 40 8-core Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 V2 product family and 5120GB DDR3 memory per enclosure

Fastest and Most Cost-Effective Networking

1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module
Gigabit Ethernet Pass-through Module
InfiniBand Switch Module

Storage

Hot-plug SATA / SSD
4x 2.5” hard drives per blade

Peace of Mind via Remote Management

The chassis management module (CMM) provides total control of individual server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches remotely.

High Efficiency Power

94% power efficiency with highly effective cooling subsystem design. Non-stop power with 3+1 redundant power supply modules

Unsurpassed TCO

Easy to own, deploy, and manage. High compute density reduces facility costs, saving space and money. Shared system components improve asset utilization, and redundant components improve uptime.

Benefits

  • Quiet operation for low noise office environments
  • Low power consumption - Green Computing
  • Low TCO - lower than rackmount server systems
  • Industry-leading performance/watt
  • Industry-leading price/performance



CX7200-BX5 Enclosure

Space Optimization

Housed within a 19" industry-standard rack, CX7200-BX5 servers reduce server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are aggregated in the rear of the chassis which optimizes the required amount of space.

Up to 10 TwinBlade (20 nodes) can be installed in a 7U chassis. Compared to the 20U of rack space that twenty 1U servers would normally require as individual servers, the CX7200-BX5 provides more than 50% density savings with 120 nodes and 24 switches in a 42U rack.

Cable Reduction

The CX7200-BX5 server chassis enclosure greatly simplifies the cabling process by aggregating cabling of ten servers at once. Up to 90% of network, power, and KVM cabling required for ten 1U servers are reduced by moving to blade servers in a single chassis. These cabling reductions continue across networking, SAN connectivity, and management controllers.

Reducing the number of cables speeds up the deployment of servers and helps reduce troubleshooting issues by presenting fewer physical connections to the servers.

Enclosure SBE-720E

Processor Blade • Up to 10 hot-plug Twin processor blades
Module Support • Supports Intel based Twinblade
LED • Power LED, Fault LED
InfiniBand Switch • Supports up to two hot-plug IB QDR switches
Gigabit Ethernet Switch / Pass-Through Module • Supports up to two hot-plug 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2/3 switch modules
Management Module • Supports one hot-plug management module providing remote KVM and IPMI 2.0 functionalities
Power Supply • Up to four hot-swap 2500W power supplies, N+1 redundant
Cooling Design • Up to 16 cooling fans
Dimensions (HxWxD) • 12.1" x 18.5" x 29"
Available Models • SBE-720E-R75 - Enclosure chassis with four 2500W power supplies
• SBE-720E-R90 - Enclosure chassis with four 3000W power supplies

CX7200-BX5 Server Blades

The CX7200-BX5 offers enhanced system computing density, and unmatched flexibility. Each CX7200-BX5 blade module delivers true server functionality including 2 nodes, optional QDR InfiniBand / 10GbE, and supports SATA hard drives or SSDs.

Available CX7200-BX5 Server Blades

Server Blade
CPU
Chipset
Memory
HDD
Infiniband / 10GbE
SBI-7227R-T2 Dual Xeon E5-2600 V2 / Node Intel C602 256GB DDR3 / Node 2x 2.5" SATA / Node Yes (Optional)

CX7200-BX5 Server Blades Detailed Info

Key Features

Two nodes in a Processor Blade. Each node supports the following:

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600 V2 Product Family
  • Up to 256GB DDR3 1600/1333 MHz ECC Registered DIMM
  • 2 x 2.5" Hot-Plug SATA Drive Trays
  • Integrated IPMI2.0 w/ Remote KVM and Virtual Media
  • Mellanox ConnectX QDR InfiniBand/10GbE Option

Technical Specifications

Specifications / node
Processor/Chipset CPU
• Dual Socket R (LGA 2011)
• Supports up to two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 V2 product family
QPI
• up to 8 GT/s
Chipset
• Intel® C602
System Memory Memory Capacity
• 8x 240-pin DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 256 GB 1600 / 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC Registered memory
Memory Type
• 1600 / 1333 MHz ECC Registered DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
• 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Memory Voltage
• 1.5 V and 1.35 V
Error Detection
• Corrects single-bit errors
• Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
• Supports Intel® x4 and x8 Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
On-Board Devices InfiniBand (Option)
• 4x QDR (40Gb/s) InfiniBand or 10GbE mezzanine HCA (Optional)
SATA
• Intel C602 SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
• RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support (Windows)
• RAID 0, 1, 10 support (Linux)
IPMI
• Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v.2.0 via Chassis Management Module (CMM)
Network Controllers
• Intel® i350 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet
• Intel® I/OAT 3 support for fast, scaleable, and reliable networking
• VMDq support for better performance of virtualization
Super I/O
• Nuvoton W83527
VGA
• Matrox G200eW Graphics
Hard Drive Support • 2x 2.5" hot-swap SATA drive bays
Input / Output KVM
• 1 Front Connector for Supermicro KVM Card
Front Panel Buttons
• Power On/Off button
• KVM button
LEDs
• Power LED
• UID / KVM LED
• Network Activity LED
• Fault LED
Connector
• SUV (Serial/USB/Video) & KVM Connector
Operating Environment / Compliance Environmental Spec.
• Operating Temperature: 10°to 35°C (50°to 95°F)
• Non-operating Temperature: -40°to 70°C (-40°to 158°F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
• Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) United States / Canada
• FCC- Emissions (US) Verification
Europe
• EN55022 - Emissions
• EN55024 - Immunity
• EN61000-3-2 - Harmonics
• EN61000-3-3 - Voltage Flicker
• CE - EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Safety Compliance United States / Canada
• UL60950-1 - CSA/CUL 60950-1
Europe
• EN60950-1, CE - Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEE
Germany
• TUV
System BIOS BIOS Type
• 64Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
BIOS Features
• Plug and Play (PnP)
• PCI 2.2
• ACPI up to 3.0
• USB Keyboard support
Dimensions • Height 11.32" (288 mm)
• Width 1.67" (42.4 mm)
• Depth 20.5" (520.7mm)

CX7200-BX5 Networking

Gigabit Ethernet Modules

Switches

The 10-Gigabit Ethernet Layer2/3 Switch Module (part ID SBM-XEM-X10SM) connects internally to an optional 10-Gigabit mezzanine card on the blade (either AOC- XEH-iN2, AOC-IBH-XDS or AOC-IBH-XDD). External 10-Gigabit SFP+ connectors are provided for uplinks. In TwinBlade systems, there are four.

SBM-XEM-X10SM Switch

Internal Ports • Ten (Ten-Blade) or 20 (TwinBlade) internal 10-Gigabit connections to Blades
External Uplink Ports • Four (Twin Blade) or Ten (Ten-Blade) external 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports (SFP+)
• One external 1GE port (RJ45)
Type • Layer-3 10G switch
Switching Capacity • 480 Gbps
Trunking • Link Aggregation - 8 groups with 8 members per group
Jumbo Frame Support • Up to 9k bytes
Remote Management • Browser-based management / CLI
Protocols • STP, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP snooping, 802.1x, LACP, DHCP, RIP/OSPF, ACL, QoS
OS • Firmware upgradeable

The 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet layer 2/3 Switch modules (part ID SBM-GEM-X2C+ and SBM-GEM-X3S+) offer advanced switching features and connection to 10-Gigabit Ethernet networks. Internally they use the same 1-Gb/s downlink ports as the SBM-GEM-001 for connection to the SuperBlade® LAN interfaces. Externally SBM-GEM-X2C+ provides up to three 10-Gb/s uplink connections (two with a CX4 connector which are stackable and one SFP+) and two 1Gb/s uplink connections (RJ45). SBM-GEM-X3S+ provides up to three 10-Gb/s SFP+ uplink connections and four 1Gb/s uplink connections (RJ45). Both switches also have two internal Ethernet paths to the CMM(s) to allow configuration, management, and control of the switch and its ports through a browser-based management interface. In addition to the Web-based GUI, it offers a CLI for flexibility in management and control of single or multiple switch networks. Both SBM-GEM-X2C+ and SBM-GEM-X3S+ support up to 20 Blades.

SBM-GEM-X3S+ Switch

Internal Ports • Up to twenty 1-Gbps downlink ports for LAN interfaces of the server blades
External Uplink Ports • Three 10-Gbps SFP+ uplink ports
• Four 1-Gbps RJ-45 uplink ports
Type • Layer-2 / 3 switch
Switching Capacity • 104 Gbps
Trunking • Link aggregation support (802.3ad-full)
Jumbo Frame Support • Up to 9k bytes
Remote Management • Browser-based management / CLI
Protocols • STP, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP snooping, 802.1x, LACP, DHCP, RIP/OSPF, ACL, QoS
OS • Firmware upgradeable

SBM-GEM-X2C+ Switch

Internal Ports • Up to twenty 1-Gbps downlink ports for LAN interfaces of the server blades
External Uplink Ports • Three 10-Gbps uplink ports (Two CX4, stackable & One SFP+)
• Two 1-Gbps RJ-45 uplink ports
Type • Layer-2 / 3 switch
Switching Capacity • 112 Gbps
Trunking • Link aggregation support (802.3ad-full)
Jumbo Frame Support • Up to 9k bytes
Remote Management • Browser-based management / CLI
Protocols • STP, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP snooping, 802.1x, LACP, DHCP, RIP/OSPF, ACL, QoS
OS • Firmware upgradeable

Gigabit Pass-Through

The TwinBlade 1-Gigabit Ethernet Pass-through Module (part ID SBM-GEP-T20) is a non-configurable pass- through module that includes twenty 1-Gb/s external uplink (RJ45) ports and twenty internal 1-Gb/s downlink ports for the TwinBlade's LAN interfaces. This module also has an internal I2C path to the CMM for viewing module temperature and voltage (but not for configuration since all connections are fixed).

SBM-GEP-T20

Internal Ports • Twenty 1-Gbps downlink ports for LAN interfaces of the server blades
External Uplink Ports • Twenty 1-Gbps uplink RJ-45 ports fixed at 1-Gbp (no auto-negotiation)
Type • Ethernet pass-through module
Protocols • N/A

InfiniBand Modules

InfiniBand Switch Module

The InfiniBand Switch Modules are switch-based, point-to-point bi-directional serial link systems. They provide high-speed interconnectivity among the blade modules and to external InfiiniBand peripherals and are especially useful in supporting clustered High-Performance-Computing. The SBM-IBS-Q3616 InfiniBand Switch Module supports up to 20 internal and up to 16 external 4X QDR connections (40 Gbps). The SBM-IBS-Q3616M InfiniBand Switch Module adds the capability for installation of a BMB-CMM-002 mini-CMM, thus allowing dual/redundant links from each Blade (requires AOM- IBH-QDD) to redundant switches.

SBM-IBS-Q3616 / SBM-IBS-Q3616M

Switch Chip • Mellanox InfiniScale IV
Internal Ports • Twenty (SBM-IBS-Q3616/M)
External Uplink Ports • Sixteen 4X QDR with QSFP connectors (SBM-IBS-Q3616/M)
Bandwidth • 4x QDR (40-Gbps) non-blocking architecture 2.88Tbps total switch bandwidth (36-Port)

Mezzanine HCA Cards

For any blade to access the InfiniBand module, it must have an InfiniBand mezzanine HCA card installed on its mainboard. AOC-IBH-XQS and AOC-IBH-XQD mezzanine cards provide this connectivity at the QDR (40Gbps) rate when used with the QDR InfiniBand switch. The AOC-IBH-XQS, and AOC-IBH-XQD can alternatively be used for 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity when used in concert with the SBM-XEM-002M 10Gbps Pass-through module or the SBM-XEM-X10SM 10Gbps switch. The AOC-XEH-iN2 is also available for 10Gbps connectivity.

AOC-IBH-XQS

Chipset • Mellanox ConnectX
InfiniBand Port • One 4x QDR 40-Gbps port
Ethernet Port • One 10-Gbps port
Power Consumption • 10.4W typical/ 11W max

AOC-IBH-XQD

Chipset • Mellanox ConnectX
InfiniBand Port • Two 4x QDR 40-Gbps port
Ethernet Port • One or two 10-Gbps port
Power Consumption • 10.4W typical/ 11W max

AOC-XEH-iN2

Chipset • Intel 82599 Niantic chip
Ethernet Port • Dual 10-Gbps Ethernet ports
Power Consumption • 6.25W max

CX7200-BX5 Power Supply and Cooling

One of the biggest benefits of moving to a blade environment is the relocation of power supplies and fans into a single chassis versus an individual set in each server. This greatly helps reduce the power requirements on a per server basis.

Underlining earth-friendly, high-efficiency power philosophy into the CX7200-BX5 blade server technology, Colfax uses the best in power supply design to produce high-quality, high-performance solutions with peak efficiency ratings of 90% or higher.

Key Advantages of High-Efficiency Blade Power Supply

  • Availability - Non-stop power with 3+1 redundant power supply modules
  • Cost Saving - At 90%+ peak efficiency, power consumption is significantly reduced, resulting in lower energy bills
  • Investment Protection - Power capacity headroom for future generation processors
  • Easy Installation - Snap-in installation from the back of the chassis; hot-swappable in operation
  • Intelligent Power Infrastructure - Each power enclosure includes a power management module that monitors the power supplies and the power enclosure that connects to the blade management

PWS-2K53-BR Power Supply

Output • 2500W
Type • Redundant Module (3+1)
+12V • 208A
5VSB • 16A
PFC • Yes
Peak Efficiency • 94%
Input AC Range • 200~240VAC
Operating Conditions • Temperature: -5 to 50°C
• Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
Fan Type • 4x 90mm fans
• PFC0912DE-9E69 (8000 RPM with PWM)
• QFR0912UHE-9E70 (8800 RPM with PWM)

PWS-3K01-BR Power Supply

Output • 3000W
Type • Redundant Module (3+1)
+12V • 250A
5VSB • 16A
PFC • Yes
Peak Efficiency • 94%
Input AC Range • 200~240VAC
Operating Conditions • Temperature: -5 to 50°C
• Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
Fan Type • 4x 90mm fans
• PFC0912DE-9E69 (8000 RPM with PWM)
• QFR0912UHE-9E70 (8800 RPM with PWM)

CX7200-BX5 Management

The CX7200-BX5 chassis management module (CMM) provides total remote control of individual server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches remotely. System administrators enjoy the management ease and reassurance of continuous onboard instrumentation monitoring (temperature sensors, power status, voltages and fan speed). Remote power control capabilities to reboot and/or reset the server are available as well as remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system console information vial SOL (Serial over LAN) or embedded KVM capabilities. Because the controller is a separate processor, all monitoring and control functions operate flawlessly regardless of CPU operation or system power-on status.

SBM-CMM-001/SBM-CMM-002(mini-CMM)/SBM-CMM-003

Key Features • Remotely manage and monitor server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches
• IPMI 2.0 compliant, with KVM over LAN / KVM over IP
• Serial over LAN (SOL)
• Virtual Media Over LAN (Virtual USB Floppy/CD and Drive Redirection)
• LAN Alert-SNMP Trap
• Event Log
• OS Independent
• Hardware Health Monitor
• Remote Power Control
• Management Tools - IPMIView, CLI (Command Line Interface)
• Supports RMCP & RMCP + Protocols
Specifications • VGA Port, 2x USB Ports
• Remote Management Processor and sub-system
• 1x LAN port
• Video ADC, Video Compress FPGA
• I2C, IPMI Management
• 12V Hot-swap Controller
• GBX Backplane Connector

CX7200-BX5 Images

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Rear View

TwinBlade

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$8,815.68
 

  Qty.Colfax CX7200-BX5 Blade Server, Cost As Configured $5,462.38
Base Platform 1
Management Module 1
Pri Ethernet Connectivity 1
Sec Ethernet Connectivity 1
Pri Infiniband Connectivity 1
Sec Infiniband Connectivity 1
   Colfax CX7200-BX5 Blade Server, Cost As Configured $5,462.38