Rackmount chassis

EN 8820-008 PC Blades / Render Nodes
8-Node Configuration

Designed for High Performance Clustering Applications


Featuring Dual (Quad-Core/Six-Core) Intel Xeon Processors

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Salient Features on Individual Blade

  • Supports two quad-core or six-core Intel® Xeon 5500/5600 series processors
  • Supports Intel® Virtualization Technology
  • 12MB* On-processor L3 cache memory per 5600 series processor
  • Eight individually powered PC Blade / Render Nodes decked in to an 8U form factor housing unit
  • Efficient cooling - each individual processor temperature is kept below 65° C / 149° F while running full (100%) CPU / IO utilization
  • Up to 64GB DDR3 DIMM 800/1066/1333Mhz memory capacity (Registered or Unbuffered Memory Modules)
  • One 500GB SATA harddisk (3Gb/s)
  • Two Intel I82576EB 100/1000Mbps (Gigabit) Ethernet LAN ports
  • Headless Operation via serial console redirect
  • Supports PXE via Ethernet, USB device boot
  • Server Engine LLC Pilot II integrated video port
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • One 16X PCI-Express 2.0 slot available

Salient Features on Blade Housing Unit

  • Supports six 120mm heat exhaust fans with removable fan trays
  • Supports 2-post and 4-post EIA racks
  • Specially designed top and bottom air ventilation openings for maximum blade cooling

Specifications on Individual Blade

Processor Intel Socket 1366 (LGA), Supports two quad-core or six-core Intel Xeon Processors (1.8GHz - 3.3GHz)
L3 Cache* 12MB on Intel 5600 series processors, 8MB on Intel 5500 series processors
Chipset Intel 5500 Chipset with I/O Controller Hub ICH10R, based on Intel S5500WB (Default) motherboard
PCI Slot 1 available 16x PCI-Express 2.0 slot
System Memory 8 x DDR3 sockets support maximum memory configuration of 64GB (DDR3 800/1066/1333Mz Registered or unbuffered Memory)
SATA Interface

6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s Ports

On-Board I/O 2 x front accessible USB 2.0 ports
Network Support 2 x Intel I82576EB 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet ports (RJ45),
BIOS 8Mb Flash ROM Phoenix/AMI Flash BIOS
Video Port Support Server Engine LLC Pilot II integrated video port, supports up to 1280 x 1024 resolutions with 8MB memory. DB15 Video Port
Keyboard / Mouse Interface Front accessible USB keyboard and mouse ports.
Hard Disk Drive 1 x 500GB SATA harddisk drive for operating system and booting
Power Supply ATX 400 watts power supply (Supports 100V/260V Auto-Switch)
Typical Power Consumption 320 watts with 100% CPU and IO utilization
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

Specifications on Blade Housing Unit

Cooling Fan 6 x 120mm DC Axial Fan (120CFM)
Standard 8U EIA 310-C (supports 2-post and 4-post EIA rack)
Dimensions 26" x 19" x 14" (DxWxH)
Weight 25 Lbs (without blade installed)
Power Supply 2 x 60 watt power supply (100V- 260V) Auto-Switch
Typical Power Consumption 85 watts
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty (parts & labor)



 Model: EN-8820-008

 Model: EN-8820-008 Front View

Rear View of EN-8820-008 Blade Housing Unit


Operating System Compatibility Listing (Optional)

  • Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server
  • CentOS Linux
  • RadHat Enterprise Linux

Typical Applications

  • ISP / ASP Web Server (Clustering)
  • Clustering Nodes
  • Graphic Render Nodes
  • PC blade running as remote terminal
  • Test & Measurement Station
Physical Characteristics
  • 8U Height.
  • Dimensions: 26" x 19" x 14" (DxWxH)
  • Chassis thickness: 1.2mm.
  • Weight:170 lbs (loaded with 8 blades)
Optional Items
  • Linksys SR2016 16-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch
  • NetGear GS116 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch (Low-Cost)
Application Notes
  • Installation Requirements - Electrical Power
  • Installation Requirements - Racks & Cooling




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  • EN8820-008 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (16) Quad-Core Intel Xeon (Intel E5530 2.4GHz, 8M L3) CPU, (8) x 500GB HD, (8) 32GB RAM
  • Availability: Usually ships within 14-21 Business Days


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  • EN8820-008 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (16) Six-Core Intel Xeon (Intel Xeon X5670 2.93GHz, 12M L3), (8) x 500GBI HD, (8) 32GB RAM
  • Availability: Usually ships within 14-21 Business Days


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