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x Deliver velocity with two
4-socket AMD Opteron
6200 and 6300 series
processors in 2U space
x Shared infrastructure can
use less floor space, power
and cooling
x Mix, match, and maximize
connections; 5 PCIe
slots/server node, 10 total
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Table of contents
System overview ..................................................................................................................................................................5
New technologies ..............................................................................................................................................................5
Product comparison ......................................................................................................................................................... 6
Specifications ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Chassis views and features ............................................................................................................................................... 9
Front views .......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Back view ............................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Internal view ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Chassis features ............................................................................................................................................................... 10
Processor ............................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Processor features ............................................................................................................................................................ 12
Supported processors ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Processor configurations ................................................................................................................................................14
Processor installation .......................................................................................................................................................14
Chipset ................................................................................................................................................................................14
Memory ............................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Supported memory .......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Memory configurations ................................................................................................................................................... 15
Memory speed ..................................................................................................................................................................16
Storage ................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Internal storage ................................................................................................................................................................. 17
RAID configurations .........................................................................................................................................................18
Storage controllers ...........................................................................................................................................................18
Optical drive ......................................................................................................................................................................19
Tape drive ...........................................................................................................................................................................19
Networking and I/O ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM) ........................................................................................................... 20
I/O slots ............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
NIC cards............................................................................................................................................................................ 21
PCI card dimensions ....................................................................................................................................................... 22
Power ................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Power consumption and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................ 23
Power supplies ................................................................................................................................................................. 24
System power supply throttling feature ...................................................................................................................... 24
Rack information .............................................................................................................................................................. 25
Rails .................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 26
Supported operating systems ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Supported virtualization ................................................................................................................................................. 26
Systems management ..................................................................................................................................................... 27
Embedded server management .................................................................................................................................... 27
Additional specifications and options ................................................................................................... 28
System dimensions .......................................................................................................................................................... 28
System weight .................................................................................................................................................................. 28
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 28
Video specifications ........................................................................................................................................................ 29
Power supply specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 29
USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................ 30
Standards compliance .............................................................................................................................. 31
Additional resources................................................................................................................................. 32
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Table 1.
Table 2.
Table 3.
Table 4.
Table 5.
Table 6.
Table 7.
Table 8.
Table 9.
Table 10.
Table 11.
Table 12.
Table 13.
Table 14.
Table 15.
Table 16.
Table 17.
Table 18.
Table 19.
Table 20.
Comparison of PowerEdge C6145, R815, and C6105 ................................................................................... 6
Technical specifications ....................................................................................................................................... 7
PowerEdge C6145 features .............................................................................................................................. 10
AMD Opteron 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processor features ................................................................ 12
Supported processors ........................................................................................................................................ 13
DIMMs supported ................................................................................................................................................ 15
Memory speed capabilities ................................................................................................................................16
Supported hard drives on the C6145 ............................................................................................................... 17
RAID support ........................................................................................................................................................18
Detailed RAID support ........................................................................................................................................19
Supported mezzanine and add-in cards ......................................................................................................... 21
Supported NIC add-in cards ............................................................................................................................. 21
Power tools and technologies ......................................................................................................................... 23
Power supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 24
System weight ..................................................................................................................................................... 28
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................... 28
Supported video modes .................................................................................................................................... 29
Power supply specifications ............................................................................................................................. 30
Industry standard documents ........................................................................................................................... 31
Additional resources .......................................................................................................................................... 32
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Figure 5.
PowerEdge C6145 front view with 2.5-inch hard drives .............................................................................. 9
PowerEdge C6145 front view with 3.5-inch hard drives .............................................................................. 9
PowerEdge C6145 back view ............................................................................................................................. 9
PowerEdge C6145 internal view ...................................................................................................................... 10
C6145 chassis dimensions ................................................................................................................................ 28
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The Dell PowerEdge C6145 is an ultra-dense 2U, shared infrastructure server that can support up to
two four-socket servers featuring the AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors. Each
independent server features dual or quad AMD Opteron 6000 series 8-core, 12-core, or 16-core
processors, SR56x0 chipset with SP5100 for I/O connectivity, DDR3 memory, DIMM thermal sensors,
PCI Express Generation 2 (PCIe 2.0), dual-port embedded gigabit Ethernet controllers, and the
integrated Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 baseboard management controller
(BMC) with a dedicated RJ45 connection.
The PowerEdge C6145 is primarily used in high performance computing (HPC) environments, but
has many applications for other uses including:
x
HPC (large compute, graphics processing unit (GPU) compute)
— Oil and gas
— Life sciences
— Computational/fluid dynamics
x
Online gaming
x
Engineering design assessment (EDA—large memory)
x
Film/entertainment
x
Dense, HPC cluster environment
x
Core, memory, and I/O constrained applications
x
I/O constrained GPU farm
— PCIe 2.0 x16 delivers the maximum in the industry
x
Large memory footprint
— 32 DIMMs per server in 2U
New technologies
The PowerEdge C6145 is designed to provide the highest performance—it is a perfect match for
applications that take advantage of large core counts and large memory capacities, and have high
I/O needs. The PowerEdge C6145 is the first PowerEdge C driven platform based on direct customer
feedback. It is the premier dense server for high performance cluster computation, massive I/O
expansion, and very large memory capacity in a flexible shared infrastructure chassis. Other features
include:
x
Best in class density
— 96 cores and 64 DIMMs in 2U
— 128 cores and 64 DIMMs in 2U
x
2 x 4-socket servers in 2U
x
6 x 3.5-inch or 12 x 2.5-inch hard drives for 2-node configuration
x
12 x 3.5-inch or 24 x 2.5-inch hard drives for 1-node configuration
x
3 x PCIe x16 slots, 1 x PCIe x8 mezzanine slot, 1 dedicated host interface card (HIC) slots
x
Ideal platform for the C410x
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Product comparison
Table 1 compares the features of the PowerEdge C6145 to the PowerEdge R815 and C6105.
Specification
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge C6105
Processors
AMD Opteron 6100, 6200,
and 6300 series
AMD Opteron 6100,
6200, and 6300 series
AMD Opteron 4100,
4200, and 4300 series
Front side bus
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sockets
4
4
2
Cores
8, 12, 16
8, 12, 16
4, 6, 8
L2/L3 cache
L1 128K/core
L2 512K/core
L3 16MB (shared)
L1 128K/core
L2 512K/core
L3 16MB (shared)
L1 128K/core
L2 256K/core
L3 8MB (shared)
Chipset
AMD SR5690
AMD SR5690
AMD SR5670
DIMMs
32 x DDR3 RDIMM
4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB LV at
1333MT/s;
4GB/8GB/16GB at 1600MT/s;
4GB/8GB LV at 1600MT/s
32 x DDR3 RDIMM,
UDIMM
1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB at
1333/1600MT/s;
16GB QR at 1066MT/s
12 x DDR3 RDIMM
2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB LV
at 1333MT/s
Min/Max RAM
4GB/512GB
8GB/256GB
2GB/192GB
Hard drive bays
24 x 2.5-inch or
12 x 3.5-inch
24 x 2.5-inch or
12 x 3.5-inch
24 x 2.5-inch or
12 x 3.5-inch
Hard drive types
SAS, SATA, SAS SSD
SAS, SATA, SAS SSD
SAS, NLSAS, SATA,
SATA SSD
External drive
bay
None
1
None
Embedded hard
drive controller
AMD SP5100
Dell H700
AMD SP5100
Optional storage
controller
N/A
Dell H800
N/A
Systems
management
BMC, IPMI 2,0 compliant
iDRAC, Express,
Enterprise
BMC, IPMI 2,0 compliant
I/O slots
5
6
2
RAID
LSI 2008 or LSI9265-8i
Dell H700
LSI 2008 or LSI9260-8i
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Specification
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge C6105
NIC/LOM
2 x 1Gb LOMs
4 x 1Gb LOMs
2 x 1Gb LOMs
Power supplies
Hot-plug redundant 1100W
(80+ Gold)
Auto Ranging
(100V-240V)
Redundant, 1400W
(80+ Platinum) (240V)
Hot-plug redundant
1100W (80+ Gold)
Auto Ranging
(90V-264V)
Hot-plug redundant
1100W (80+ Gold)
Auto Ranging
(100V-240V)
Redundant, 1400W (80+
Platinum) (240V)
USB
3
3
2
Form factor
1 or 2 nodes in
30-inch 2U
24-inch 2U
2 or 4 nodes in
30-inch 2U
Dimension
W: 44.8 cm (17.6 in)
D: 79 cm (31.1 in)
W: 48.2 cm (18.97in)
D: 74.4 cm (29.29in)
W: 44.8 cm (17.6 in)
D: 79 cm (31.1 in)
Weight
Min: 16.5 kg (36.38 lb)
Max: 42 kg (92.61 lb)
Max: 24.1kg (53.13lb)
Max: 33.67kg (74.2lb)
Min: 15.11kg (33.32lb)
Specifications
Table 2 summarizes the product features for the PowerEdge C6145 rack server. For the latest
information on supported features, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Feature
PowerEdge C6145 technical specifications
Chassis
2U rack mount
Processor
AMD Opteron 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors
Processor sockets
Up to two 4-socket servers
Front side bus
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Number of cores
2, 4, 6, or 8
L2/L3 cache
5MB, 10MB, 15MB, or 20MB
Chipset
AMD SR5670+SR5690
Memory
Up to 512GB (32 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB LV DDR3 (1333MT/s),
4GB/8GB/16GB (1600MT/s), 4GB/8GB LV (1600MT/s)
Video
Integrated AST2050 with 64MB RAM
Maximum internal
storage
48TB SATA or 48TB Nearline SAS
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Feature
PowerEdge C6145 technical specifications
I/O slots
1 PCIe x 8 mezzanine slot
3 x PCIe x16 riser slot
1 dedicated HIC card
®
®
Mellanox ConnectX -2 40Gb/sec dual-port QDR InfiniBand adapter (optional)
Intel 82559 dual-port 10GbE adapter (optional)
Drive controller
LSI 2008 6Gb SAS mezzanine (optional)
RAID controller
LSI 9265-8i add-in RAID controller
Drive bays and
hard drives
Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS, SATA, or SSD drives or 12 x 3.5-inch SAS or SATA drives
Connectivity
Embedded Intel 82576 gigabit Ethernet controller
1Gb Ethernet network interface card (NIC)
Power supply
Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 1100W/1400W power supplies
Fans
Shared redundant cooling with 4 x 80mm speed fans detectable with PWM
USB
2 external ports
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core R2 (64-bit)
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit)
®
®
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
®
®
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
®
®
Optional embedded hypervisors:
®
®
Citrix XenServer
®
®
VMware vSphere ESXi™
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Services
(Availability varies by
region. Please contact
your sales
representative for
details.)
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Infrastructure consulting services
Rack integration (U.S. only, not available in China)
Onsite deployment
Basic support
ProSupport for IT
Keep your hard drive
Enterprise wide contract
Specialized onsite services
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Front views
The PowerEdge C6145 is a 2U rack-mount server that can support up to two four-socket server
nodes. The PowerEdge C6145 chassis supports up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS, SATA, or SSD drives,
or twelve 3.5-inch SAS or SATA drives.
Back view
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Internal view
Chassis features
Table 3 lists the features on the C6145 rack server. For additional information on the C6145 features,
see the Dell PowerEdge C6145 Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Feature
Description
Power indicator
Indicates the system power is on
System identification
indicator
Used to locate a particular system within a chassis
Hard drives
Up to 12 hot-plug 3.5-inch hard drives
Up to 24 hot-plug 2.5-inch hard drives
Drive cover
Covers the system’s front-loading hard drives
Power supplies
1100W or 1400W
Thermal sensor
Monitors the inlet ambient temperature
NIC connectors
Embedded 10/100/1000 NIC connectors
NIC link/activity indicator
Indicates network activity and status
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Feature
Description
Serial port
Connects a serial device to the system
VGA port
Connects a VGA display to the system
BMC management port
Dedicated management port
USB ports
Connects USB devices to the system; ports are USB 2.0-compliant
iPASS connector
Connects to external PCIe devices or a PCIe bus extender port
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Dell PowerEdge servers featuring AMD Opteron 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors are
designed to handle the increasing complexity and demands of today’s real-world workloads. The
AMD Opteron 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors deliver the world’s first x86 16-core
processor, delivering a rich mix of performance, scalability, and efficiency for today’s highly threaded
computing environments.
Processor features
Table 4 highlights the features of the AMD Opteron 6100, 6200, and 6300 series processors.
Feature
Function
Benefits
Advanced
Platform
Management Link
(APML)
Provides an interface for
processor and systems
management monitoring
and controlling of system
resources (in APML-enabled
platforms); comprised of the
Remote Power Management
Interface (RPMI) and the
precision thermal monitor.
RPMI in APML enabled platforms:
x Ability to monitor and control platform
power consumption through p-state limits
x Access to processor identification and
health
Precision thermal monitor:
x Provides accurate information about
x
Link Width
PowerCap
Power efficiency capability
(manually enabled thru
BIOS) that changes all 16-bit
links to 8-bit links
Helps improve performance-per-watt
AMD CoolSpeed
Technology
Reduces p-states when a
temperature limit is reached
x Server can continue to operate if processor’s
AMD-P 2.0
x
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processor thermals to closely monitor
power/cooling and proactively alert the
BMC
Early notification helps save time and money
by providing intelligence that can be used to
more effectively monitor power and
thermals to optimize cooling solutions in an
IT data center
thermal environment exceeds safe
operational limits
Offers platform providers the ability to safely
reduce system fan speeds, which helps
deliver greater platform efficiency
C1E
An active sleep state invoked
when all processor cores are
idle
Delivers additional power savings (up to 10W for
2-processor servers) depending on system
configuration, such as when the Northbridge
and HyperTransport technology links are
powered down and cores are at idle
LV-DDR3 support
Lower memory voltage of
1.35V versus standard
voltage memory of 1.5V
Helps reduce overall memory power
consumption
Ultra-low power
platform
Specialized ultra-low power
platforms are great for
cloud/dense environments
Cooperative designs for specialized and
ultra-low power platform provide power
efficiency beyond just the processor
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Direct Connect
Architecture
2.0
AMD
Virtualization™
(AMD-V™)
technology
Features
Feature
Function
Benefits
Up to DDR3-1333
(1.333GHz)
memory support
Provides higher peak
throughput than earlier
memory technologies
Enables improved overall system performance
and investment protection compared to earlier
technologies
HyperTransport™
technology HT
Assist
Helps increase coherent
memory bandwidth and
reduce latency in
multi-node systems by
reducing cache probe traffic
between cores
Reduces the amount of cache probe bus traffic,
enhancing a server’s efficiency and scalability
HyperTransport
3.0 technology
(HT3)
Provides superior system
bandwidth between
processors and I/O,
increasing interconnect rate
from 2GT/s with HT1 in
previous generations up to a
maximum 6.4GT/s with HT3
Helps improves overall system balance and
scalability
Cache and core
count
Choice of 4- or 6-core
processors, with each core
having its own L1 and L2
caches, and a shared 6MB
L3 cache
Infrastructure designed to accommodate either
single- or dual-socket servers providing server
scalability from 4 cores to 12 cores per server
platform
I/O Virtualization
Supports I/O level
virtualization, which
provides direct control of
devices by a VM (enabled by
the SR5690/SR5670/SR5650
chipsets)
x Improved I/O performance within a virtual
AMD Extended Migration
allows you to safely migrate
a VM between various
AMD64 processor revisions
Provides unprecedented flexibility in deploying,
maintaining, and upgrading servers in live
migration environments based on AMD64
processors
AMD Extended
Migration
machine
x Enables an I/O device to be directly assigned
to a virtual machine (VM)
x Improved security through VM address
isolation
Supported processors
The PowerEdge C6145 rack server supports up to two four-socket servers featuring the AMD
Opteron 6100, 6200, or 6300 series processors. The C6145 supports the processors listed in Table 5.
For the latest information on supported processors, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
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Model
Speed
Power
Cache
Core
6180SE
2.5 GHz
140W
6M L2, 12MB L3
12
6176
2.3GHz
115W
6M L2, 12MB L3
12
6172
2.1GHz
115W
6M L2, 12MB L3
12
6164HE
1.7GHz
85W
6M L2, 12MB L3
12
6128HE
2.0GHz
85W
6M L2, 12MB L3
8
6136
2.4GHz
115W
6M L2, 12MB L3
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Model
Speed
Power
Cache
Core
6132HE
2.2GHz
85W
6M L2, 12MB L3
8
6280
2.6GHz
140W
8M L2, 16MB L3
16
6276
2.3GHz
115W
8M L2, 16MB L3
16
6274
2.2GHz
115W
8M L2, 16MB L3
16
6234
2.4GHz
115W
8M L2, 16MB L3
12
6212
2.6GHz
85W
8M L2, 16MB L3
8
6262HE
1.6GHz
85W
8M L2, 16MB L3
16
6386SE
2.8GHz
140W
8x2M L2, 16MB L3
16
6380
2.5GHz
115W
8x2M L2, 16MB L3
16
6378
2.4GHz
115W
8x2M L2, 16MB L3
16
6376
2.3GHz
115W
8x2M L2, 16MB L3
16
6348
2.8GHz
115W
6x2M L2, 16MB L3
12
6344
2.6GHz
115W
6x2M L2, 16MB L3
12
6328
3.2GHz
115W
4x2M L2, 16MB L3
8
6320
2.8GHz
115W
4x2M L2, 16MB L3
8
6366HE
1.8GHz
85W
8x2M L2, 16MB L3
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Processor configurations
The PowerEdge C6145 supports dual and quad processor configurations. All processors must match
in all configurations.
The PowerEdge C6145 uses only 3.5-inch hard drives with limited configurations and 140W AMD
Opteron processors.
Processor installation
For information on processor installation, see the Dell PowerEdge C6145 Systems Hardware
Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Chipset
The PowerEdge C6145 uses the AMD SR5690 and SR5670 chipsets. For more information, visit
AMD.com.
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The PowerEdge C6145 uses DDR3 memory to provide a high-performance, high-speed memory
interface capable of low latency response and high throughput. The PowerEdge C6145 supports
registered ECC DDR3 DIMMs (RDIMMs); standard-voltage and low-voltage RDIMMs are available.
The PowerEdge C6145 has 32 memory sockets split into 4 sets of 8 sockets with one set of memory
sockets per processor. Each 8-socket set is organized into 4 channels, with 2 memory sockets per
channel.
Supported memory
The DDR3 memory interface consists of 4 channels, with up to 2 RDIMMs per channel for dual rank
(DR). The PowerEdge C6145 supports 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB low-voltage RDIMMs at
1066/1333/1600MT/s DDR3 frequencies.
The PowerEdge C6145 supports the DIMMs listed in Table 6. For the latest information on supported
memory, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Capacity
(GB)
Speed
(MT/s)
Type
Ranks per
DIMM
Data
width
SDDC support
Voltage
4
1333
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1600
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.5
4
1600
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
8
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
8
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.5
8
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1066
RDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
32
1333
RDIMM
4
X4
All modes
1.35
1
LRDIMM memory offered late CY2013.
Memory configurations
The C6145 server supports flexible memory configurations ranging from capacities of 4GB to
512GB (or 1TB per chassis). The C6145 supports a flexible memory configuration according to these
basic rules:
x
x
Speed: If DIMMs of different speeds are mixed, all channels across all processors operate at the
slowest DIMM’s common frequency.
DIMM type: Only one type of DIMM is allowed per system. RDIMM and LRDIMM cannot be mixed.
For more information on memory configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge C6145 Systems Hardware
Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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Memory speed
The PowerEdge C6145 supports up to 1600MT/s memory performance with all channels and DIMMs
fully populated as long as the memory speed is 1600MT/s.
The memory frequency is determined by a variety of inputs, including the speed of the DIMMs. The
configuration of the DIMMs affects the speed of the processor.
Table 7 lists memory configuration and performance details for the C6145 based on the population
of the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
Maximum speed (MT/s)
DIMM type
UDIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM
1
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
Maximum
GB/channel
SR or DR
Empty
SR
1.5V
DIMMs
1.35V
DIMMs
1.25V
DIMMs
8GB
1600
1333
1333
SR
8GB
1600
1333
1333
SR or DR
SR or DR
16GB
1333
1333
10662
SR or DR
Empty
16GB
1600
1333
1333
SR
SR
16GB
1600
1333
1333
SR or DR
DR
32GB
1600
1333
10662
QR
Empty
32GB
1333
10662
10662
QR
SR, DR, or QR
64GB
10662
8002
8002
QR
Empty
32GB
1333
1333
QR
QR
64GB
1333
10662
1
LRDIMM memory offered late CY2013.
Although the C6145 supports DIMM speeds of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can only purchase these systems with
DIMM speeds of 1333MT/s and 1600MT/s on Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
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Each server node can have up to a maximum of 12 hard drives, depending on the number of
independent server nodes and drive type (3.5-inch or 2.5-inch) that are installed in each PowerEdge
C6145 chassis. To accommodate the supported drive options, the PowerEdge C6145 has one
backplane type for 12 x 3.5-inch drives, and one for 24 x 2.5-inch drives. These drive slots are
divided equally across two independent midplanes with dedicated power and controller
connections for each of the two nodes. All drive slots can be hot-swapped, and each Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) slot has an LED indicator to indicate drive status and health.
Note: Mixing SAS and SATA drives is not supported.
Internal storage
The PowerEdge C6145 system supports up to 12 hard disk drives per server node, depending on the
number of installed nodes (1-2) and drive type (2.5-inch or 3.5-inch). The number of drives that can
be installed depends on the processor TDP wattage. Hard drives must use the PowerEdge C6145
specific drive carrier.
The PowerEdge 6145 supports the following hard drive types:
x
7.2K, 10K and 15K RPM 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SAS drives
x
7.2K RPM Enterprise 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA
x
The following hard disk drive configurations are for a two-node solution:
— Up to 6 x 3.5-inch SATA (6 HD-85W, 4 HD–115W, 4HD-140W)
— Up to 6 x 3.5-inch SAS (6 HD-85W, 4 HD–115W, 4HD-140W)
— Up to 12 x 2.5-inch SATA (12 HD-85W, 9 HD-115W, no 140W processor support)
— Up to 12 x 2.5-inch SAS (12 HD-85W, 9 HD-115W, no 140W processor support)
— Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SSD
x
The following hard disk drive configurations are for a single-node solution:
— Up to 12 x 3.5-inch SATA (12 HD-85W, 8 HD–115W, 8HD-140W)
— Up to 12 x 3.5-inch SAS (12 HD-85W, 8 HD–115W, 8HD-140W)
— Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SATA (12 HD-85W, 9 HD-115W, no 140W processor support)
— Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS (12 HD-85W, 9 HD-115W, no 140W processor support)
— Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SSD
Supported hard drives
Table 8 lists the hard drive options for the C6145 rack server. For additional information, see
Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Form
factor
3.5”
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Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
SATA
7.2K
200GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
1TB, 2TB, 3TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
300GB, 600GB
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Form
factor
2.5”
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
1TB
SAS (6Gb)
10K
300GB, 600GB, 900GB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
146GB, 300GB
SATA SSD (MLC)
NA
300GB, 600GB
SATA SSD (eMLC)
NA
100GB, 200GB
RAID configurations
The PowerEdge C6145 supports RAID configurations, but only as a user-configurable option. See
the available RAID options in Table 9.
Controller
Supported RAID levels
Embedded SP5100 SATA Controller
RAID 0, 1, 10
LSI 2008 mezzanine
RAID 0,1, 10
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i SGL PCIe card
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Storage controllers
LSI 9265-8i PCIe card
The PowerEdge C6145 supports a SAS daughtercard option if you need high performance SAS drives
but do not require higher-end resiliency features such as battery backup for NVRAM. Other features
include:
x
Storage controller: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i
x
Maximum quantity of storage devices: 6 hard drives
x
RAID level: RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6
x
RAID spans: 10, 50, and 60
x
Device type: PCIe add-in controller
x
PCI interface: PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes
x
SAS interface type: 2 MiniSAS SFF-8087 x4 connectors
x
SAS interfaces transfer rate: Up to 6 Gb/second per port
x
Max ambient when this card is installed is 30°C
Table 10 lists the features for the RAID support.
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Usage
Slot
PCI
PCI
I/O
RAID
connector bracket connector
LSI 9265-8i
SGL
Internal
backplane
storage
RAID
(HDD,
SDD)
PCIe slot
x8
Yes
2 mini-SAS
x4
RAID 0, 1,
5, 6, 10,
50, 60
Yes
LSI 2008
mezzanine
card
Internal
backplane
storage
(HDD,
SDD)
Mezzanine
connector
x8
N/A
1 mini-SAS
x4 + 2 SAS
RAID 0, 1,
10
N/A
On planar
through
chipset
Internal
SATA
HDDs only
N/A
N/A
N/A
6x internal
N/A
N/A
SAS HBA
SAS/SATA
SP5100
Battery
backup
unit
Product
Optical drive
The PowerEdge C6145 chassis does not support optical drives. If needed, any external USB 2.0
compliant drive can be used, although no specific vendors have been qualified.
Tape drive
The PowerEdge C6145 chassis does not support an internal tape drive. External storage peripherals
are not directly validated with PowerEdge C6145, but customers can use any supported
network-based storage options validated with our network and fabric card matrix.
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For the latest information on C6145 supported cards, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
The PowerEdge C6145 has a single Intel 82576 dual-port Gigabit Ethernet controller installed on its
system board as an independent Ethernet interface device. From a board perspective, the LOM
refers to this controller. Other features include:
x
x4 PCIe 2.0 capable interface
x
2.8W maximum power
x
64KB packet buffer
x
NC-SI (network controller-sideband interface) connection for shared manageability connection
with the BMC
x
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
x
PXE 2.0 remote boot
x
iSCSI boot
x
IPv4 and IPv6 support
x
VMDq support (8 VMs)
x
PCI-SIG single root I/O virtualization (direct assignment)
x
Queues per port: 16 TX queues and 16 RX queues
x
Supports teaming
I/O slots
The PowerEdge C6145 supports up to three add-in cards and one mezzanine card, as well as one
iPASS cable connector (dedicated HIC).
x
The three x16 PCIe 2.0 slots are used as follows:
— PCIe x16 Slot 1: for low-profile card on riser card
— PCIe x16 Slot 2: for half-length/half-height card on riser card
— PCIe x16 Slot 3: for half-length/half-height card on microSD riser card
x
One x16 mezzanine slot
x
One x16 iPASS external port
x
Onboard PLX PEX8647
Three expansion slots are supported by two kinds of riser cards, including:
x
Standard riser card
x
MicroSD riser card
For information on card installation, requirements, and slot priorities, see the Dell PowerEdge C6145
Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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Table 11 lists the supported mezzanine and add-in cards.
Card type
Interface
LSI 2008 6-port SAS
Mezzanine slot
Intel 82559 dual-port 10GbE (SFP+)
Mezzanine slot
Mellanox ConnectX-2 dual-port QDR InfiniBand
Mezzanine slot
Intel X520 DA dual-port 10GbE SFP+, PCIe-8 NIC
Riser slot
®
QLogic single-port QDR InfiniBand QLE7340
Riser slot
LSI 9265-8i
Riser slot
Intel 1Gb ET quad-port
Riser slot
Mellanox QDR dual-port (QSFP)
Riser slot
QLogic QDR single-port (QSFP)
Riser slot
Dell HIC (PLX)
Riser slot
®
NVIDIA HIC
Riser slot
NIC cards
Table 12 lists the supported NIC add-in cards.
Card type
Interface
Intel 82559 dual-port 10GbE, PCIe x8
PCIe 8x mezzanine slot
Intel Gb ET quad-port 1GbE
Add-in x16 riser
Intel 82559 dual-port 10GbE NIC card
The Intel 82559 (SFP+) fast Ethernet controller with an integrated 10/100 Mbps physical layer device
is Intel’s leading solution for PCI board LAN designs. The Intel 82559 is designed to use in NICs, LOM
designs, embedded systems, and networking system products. The Intel 82559 combines a
low-power, small package design, which is ideal for environments with power and space constraints.
Intel Gb ET quad-port 1GbE NIC card
The Intel Gb ET quad-port 1GbE NIC card has the following features:
x
Two Intel NH82546GB Gigabit controllers
x
Remote management support
x
IEEE 802.3ab compatibility
x
Support for most network operating systems
x
Auto-sensing self-configuring 10/100/1000 Mbps performance
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PCI card dimensions
The PowerEdge C6145 server nodes accept half-height/half-length and low-profile PCIe add-in
card options.
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Lower overall system-level power draw is a result of Dell’s breakthrough system design. PowerEdge
servers maximize performance per watt through a combination of power and cooling, energy
efficient technologies, and tools. Additionally, PowerEdge servers have an extensive collection of
sensors that automatically track thermal activity, which helps regulate temperature thereby reducing
server noise and power consumption.
Power consumption and energy efficiency
With the rise in the cost of energy coupled with increasing data center density, Dell provides tools
and technologies to help you realize greater performance with less energy cost and waste. More
efficient data center usage can reduce costs by slowing the need for additional data center space.
Table 13 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by
lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
Feature
Description
Tools for right-sizing
Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) is a tool that can help you determine
the most efficient configuration possible. With Dell’s ESSA, you can calculate
the power consumption of your hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
ESSA can help you determine exactly how much power your server will use
at a given workload, and the PSU Advisor can help you choose the best,
most efficient PSU for your workload. Learn more at Dell.com/calc.
Energy Smart Data Center Assessment is a Dell Services offering that uses
infrastructure and thermal analysis to help maximize system efficiency. Learn
more at Dell.com/EnergySmart.
Industry compliance
The C6145 is compliant with industry certification 80 PLUS.
Power monitoring
accuracy
PSU power monitoring improvements include:
x Dell’s power monitoring accuracy is currently 1%, whereas the industry
standard is 5%
x More accurate reporting of power
x Better performance under a power cap
Power capping
Use Dell’s systems management to set the power cap limit for your systems
to limit the output of a PSU and reduce system power consumption. Dell is
the first hardware vendor to leverage Intel Node Manager for
circuit-breaker fast capping.
Active power management
Intel Node Manager is an embedded technology that provides individual
server-level power reporting and power limiting functionality. Dell offers a
complete power management solution comprised of Intel Node Manager
accessed through Dell iDRAC Enterprise and OpenManage™ Power Center
that allows policy-based management of power and thermals at the
individual server, rack, and data center level.
Hot spare reduces power consumption of redundant power supplies.
Thermal control of fan speed optimizes the thermal settings for your
environment to reduce fan consumption and lower system power
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Feature
Description
consumption.
Idle power enables Dell servers to run as efficiently when idle as when at full
workload.
With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the
capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures beyond the industry
standard of 35°C (95°F) without impacting your availability model. This
solution takes into account servers, networking, storage, and other
infrastructure. Find additional information at Dell.com/FreshAir.
Fresh air cooling
Find additional information at Dell.com/PowerAndCooling and Power.com/PowerCenter.
Power supplies
The base redundant system consists of two hot-plug power supplies in a 1+1 configuration available
at 1100W and 1400W. Dell PSUs have achieved Platinum efficiency levels as shown in Table 14.
Efficiency targets by load
Form factor
Redundant 86mm
Output
Class
10%
20%
50%
100%
1400W AC
Platinum+
89.0%
93.0%
94.5%
92.0%
1100W AC
Gold
89.0%
93.0%
94.5%
92.0%
System power supply throttling feature
The PSUs in the PowerEdge C6145 have a throttle feature that protects the system if power
consumption exceeds the maximum for the supply (either 1400W or 1100W). In configurations
where power consumption is greater than the maximum, redundancy will be lost, and the
PowerEdge C6145 will throttle power consumption of the two- or four-independent nodes to stay
within the power budget. Performance will degrade in this mode, but the system will continue to
operate. After you replace the failed power supply, redundancy will be restored and all nodes will
resume normal operation.
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Rack installation components such as rails are provided with the PowerEdge C6145 rack kit. The
components consist of a static rail system; there is no support for cable management arms.
Rails
The static rails allow for tool-less installation in 19-inch EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded
round hole four-post racks. These include all Dell 42xx and 24xx racks. (Note: APC racks are also
supported.) Other specifications include:
x
Rail depth: 602mm
x
Square-hole and round-hole rack adjustment range: 582-822mm
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The Dell PowerEdge C6145 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and
virtualization software.
Supported operating systems
The PowerEdge C6145 supports the following operating systems:
x
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
x
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core R2 (64-bit)
x
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
x
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit)
x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
Supported virtualization
The PowerEdge C6145 supports the following virtualization hypervisors:
x
VMware vSphere ESXi
x
Citrix XenServer
x
Microsoft Hyper-V
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Systems management for the PowerEdge C6145 is through third-party solutions only. There is no
Dell OpenManage support for server management at this time.
Embedded server management
The PowerEdge C6145 supports BMCs that comply with IPMI v2.0. The PowerEdge C6145 BMC
provides the following features for managing the server remotely or in data center lights-out
environments:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Views of hardware sensors (temperature, voltage, presence, error)
Error alerts (server reset, critical sensor values, and others) using email traps, paging, and
more.
Option to share embedded NIC Ethernet ports
WSMan CLI/SMASH CLP
IPMI 2.0 monitoring and management functionality
Server reset, reboot, and power-on/off/cycle
Remote KVM-over-IP console support for up to three simultaneous users
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System dimensions
Figure 5 detail the dimensions of the PowerEdge C6145.
Xa
Xb
Xa without
bezel
Y
Zb
Zc
48.23cm
44.8cm
48.16cm
8.68cm
75.94cm
78.42cm
System weight
Table 15 lists the weight of the C6145 rack server at minimum and maximum configuration.
42Kg (92.61lb)
16.5Kg (36.38lb)
Environmental specifications
Table 16 details the environmental specifications for the C6145 rack server. For the most up-to-date
information, see the Dell PowerEdge C6145 Getting Started With Your System on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals. For additional information about environmental measurements for
specific system configurations, see Dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Temperature
Operating
10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10° C per hour. Note:
For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft
Storage
-40° to 65° C (-40° to 149° F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20° C per hour
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Relative humidity
Operating
20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage
5% to 95% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Maximum vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5Hz to 350Hz for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Storage
1.88 Grms at 10Hz to 500Hz for 15 minutes in all orientations
Maximum shock
Operating
One shock pulse in the positive z-axis (one pulse on each side of the system) of 31G for
2.6ms in the operational orientation
Storage
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one
pulse on each side of the system) of 71G for up to 2ms.
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one
pulse on each of the system) of 27G faired square wave pulse with velocity change at
235in/second (597cm/sec)
Altitude
Operating
-16 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft) Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum
operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft
Storage
-16 to 10,600 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)
Airborne contaminant level
Class G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Video specifications
The baseboard management controller (BMC) for the PowerEdge C6145 incorporates an integrated
video subsystem that is connected to the 32-bit PCI interface of the ICH10R. The logic is based on
the ATS2050 and supports 2D graphics only. The video device output is available only as a rear video
port. The integrated video core shares its video memory with the BMC’s 64 MB DDR2 application
space memory. This memory is also used for the KVM buffer. Table 17 lists the supported video
modes.
Resolution
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Color Depth (bit)
640 x 480
60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
800 x 600
56, 60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
1024 x 768
60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
1152 x 864
75
8, 16, 32
1280 x 1024
60, 75, 85
8, 16
1280 x 1024
60
32
1600 x 1200
60
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Power supply specifications
Table 18 lists power supply specifications for the PowerEdge C6145.
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Specification
1400W AC power supply
1100W AC power supply
Current consumption
9.6A
12.0-6.7A
Supply voltage
200–240VAC
100–240VAC (auto ranging)
Frequency
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
Heat dissipation
5432 BTU/hour maximum
4575 BTU/hour maximum
Maximum inrush current
Initial in-rush current cannot
exceed 55A (peak). Secondary
inrush current cannot exceed
35A (peak).
Initial in-rush current cannot
exceed 55A (peak). Secondary
inrush current cannot exceed
35A (peak).
USB peripherals
The PowerEdge C6145 supports the following USB 2.0 compliant devices through the two front
ports:
x
DVD (bootable)
x
USB key (bootable)
x
Keyboard (only one USB keyboard is supported)
x
Mouse (only one USB mouse is supported)
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The C6145 rack server conforms to the industry standards listed in Table 19.
Standard
URL for information and specifications
ACPI
Advance Configuration and Power
Interface Specification, v2.0c
www.acpi.info
Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2005
standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html
HDG
Hardware Design Guide Version 3.0
for Microsoft Windows Server
www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/pcdesign/desguide/serv
erdg.mspx
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 SDRAM Specification,
Rev. 3A
www.jedec.org/download/search/JESD79-3C.pdf
PCI Express
PCI Express Base Specification Rev.
2.0 and 3.0
www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress
PMBus
Power System Management
Protocol Specification, v1.2
pmbus.info/specs.html
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, v1.1
www.t10.org
SATA
Serial ATA Rev. 2.6; SATA II, SATA
1.0a Extensions, Rev. 1.2
www.sata-io.org
SMBIOS
System Management BIOS
Reference Specification, v2.7
www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
Specification, v1.2
www.trustedcomputinggroup.org
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface Specification, v2.1
www.uefi.org/specs
USB
Universal Serial Bus Specification,
Rev. 2.0
www.usb.org/developers/docs
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System
and Device Requirements, v3.10
www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx
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Table 20 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell
PowerEdge C6145 rack server.
Resource
Description of contents
Location
This manual, available in PDF format, provides the
following information:
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Chassis features
System Setup program
System messages
System codes and indicators
System BIOS
Remove and replace procedures
Troubleshooting
Diagnostics
Jumpers and connectors
This guide is printed and shipped with the system, and
is also available in PDF format on the Dell support site.
This guide provides information on the following:
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
x Initial setup steps
x Key system features
x Technical specifications
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This document provides details about the PowerEdge
rack enclosures.
Dell.com
This printed document is provided with the rack kits.
The document provides the instructions for installing
the server in a rack.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
This document is available in PDF format on the Dell
support site. This document provides information on
the BMC.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
This document is printed and shipped with the system,
and is also available in PDF format on the Dell support
site. This document provides information on system
updates.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
The Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) enables
easier and more meaningful estimates to help you
determine the most efficient configuration possible.
Use ESSA to calculate the power consumption of your
hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
Dell.com/ESSA
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Description of contents
Location
Provides details for improving energy efficiency in the
data center.
Dell.com/PNC
Provides information on Dell’s Fresh Air cooling
solutions.
Dell.com/FreshAir
Provides more information about the C6145 processors
and chipset.
AMD.com
Provides help selecting a rack-based power distribution
unit.
DellPDU.com
Provides help selecting an uninterruptible power supply
model.
DellUPS.com
Contact your Dell sales representative.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
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