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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Product Overview
The Acer AB2x280 F1 twin node server blade intelligently works together with Acer blade
enclosures to meet the growing demands of expanding large-enterprise data centers, cluster
computing applications, or heavy and diverse workloads. The Acer AB2x280 F1 offers optimized
density, availability, highest computing power, and manageability by sharing the same power
supplies, cooling fans, manageability utilities, and network switches, while delivering outstanding
energy efficiency in a dense environment.
AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Front View
Product Inside View (per node)
1. Up to Two Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors
2. Up to Eight ECC DDR3 1333 MHz registered or unbuffered memory slots
Support for up to two hot-plug 2.5" SATA hard drives or solid state drives with software RAID 0 and 1
3
support
4. PCI Express® 2.0 x16 mezzanine card slot
5. Mid-plane connectors
6. Intel ICH10R
7 Intel 5500 Chipset
8 Battery
9 Front I/O module
10 BIOS Chip
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Front Indicator Overview
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Power button
KVM button (local KVM support with CMM)
Power LED
KVM/ID LED
Network/InfiniBand LED
Status/fault indicator
KVM connector
2.5” Hot-plug SATA HDD or SSD
What's New
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New Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series processors
InfiniBand with QDR connection
Hot-plug and high-efficiency 94%+ power supply module
Two nodes in one server blade
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AB2x280 F1 Blade Specifications (per node)1
Processors and Chipset
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Up to two Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors
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(up to four processors per AB2x280 F1 server blade)
DDR3 memory
Memory2
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Memory capacity:
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Registered DIMM: 2, 4, 8, 16 GB3
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Unbuffered DIMM: 2, 4 GB
Up to 128 GB registered memory when fully populated with 2 DIMMs per channel in 8 slots
Up to 32 GB unbuffered memory when fully populated with 2 DIMMs per channel in 8 slots
Network Controllers
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Integrated dual ports Intel® 82576EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Graphics controller
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iBMC controller embedded
16 MB video memory
1280x 1024 with 16 M colors resolution supported
Storage
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Hard disk form factor: 2.5”
Type: SATA/SSD with hot plug capability
HDD Capacity (enterprise level):
2.5” SATA HDD capacity: 150 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB
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2.5” SSD capacity: 32 GB and 64 GB
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2.5” Maximum capacity:
Up to 1 TB SATA HDD (500 GB 2.5" x 16 HDDs)
Up to 128 GB SSD (64 GB 2.5” x 2 HDDs)
Storage Controllers
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Integrated Intel® ICH10R I/O controller (six 3 Gb/s SATA ports) with RAID 0 and 1 support
Expansion slots
 One PCIe 2.0 x 16 mezzanine card slot
Management
 Acer Smart Blade Manager for all Acer server blades within the managed network
 Acer Smart Blade Console for server blades within Acer Blade Enclosure
 Acer Smart Console for components within Acer server blade
Security
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Administrator/User password
Setup password
Removable device boot control
Serial interface control
One system may have up to 2 nodes.
Mixed use of registered memory and unbuffered ECC memory not supported.
16 GB memory modules available by special request only.
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Deployment/Serviceability
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Tool-less chassis entry and component
Tool-less rackmount kit
Acer Smart Setup
BIOS update tool, supporting DOS and Windows OS
IPMI Firmware update tool, supporting DOS and Windows OS
Operating Systems
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Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Windows Server® 2003
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.4
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11
VMware ESXi™ 4
VMware ESX™ 4
Input/output interface
Front
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KVM button
KVM/ ID LED
KVM connector
Two USB ports
One VGA port
One Power/off button
LED indicators: power, HDD activity, LAN port 1 through 4, Infiniband and ID
Rear
 Two proprietary connectors to connect to mid-plane
Chassis/Form Factor
 Proprietary
Power Supply
 Please refer to the AB7000 blade enclosure power specifications
Regulatory Compliant Standards
EMC
 FCC (Class A)
 CE (Class A)
Safety
 UL
 CB
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Technical Specifications
Dimensions
11.32" (H) x 1.67" (W) x 20.5" (D)
Form factor
Proprietary. Up to 10 blades per 7U Acer blade enclosure rack mountable
Weight
Maximum 15.6 kg approximately with full configuration (2 processors, 4 memory
modules, and 1 HDD)
Minimum 10.6 kg approximately with standard configuration (1 processor, 1 memory
module, and one HDD)
Power
Specifications
Listed in the AB7000 Enclosure power specification
System Inlet
Temperature
Operating
Relative Humidity Operating
(non-condensing)
Non-operating
Acoustic Noise
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at sea level, no direct sustained
sunlight. Maximum rate of change is 10°C/hr (18°F/hr).
The upper limit may be limited by the type and number of
options installed.
System performance may be reduced if operating with a
fan fault or above 30°C (86°F).
10 to 90% relative humidity (Rh), 28°C (82.4°F) maximum
wet bulb temperature, non-condensing.
5 to 95% relative humidity (Rh), 38.7°C (101.7°F)
maximum wet bulb temperature, non-condensing.
Listed in the AB7000 Enclosure Acoustic Specifications.
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Standard Features (per node)
Processors
Intel® Xeon® Six-Core processor
X5675 (12 MB L3 cache, 3.06 GHz, 6.4 GT/s, DDR3-1333 MHz, 95 W)
X5650 (12 MB L3 cache, 2.66 GHz, 6.4 GT/s, DDR3-1333 MHz, 95 W)
Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core processor
E5620 (12 MB L3 cache, 2.40 GHz, 5.86 GT/s, DDR3-1066 MHz, 80 W)
L5630 (12 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, 5.86 GT/s, DDR3-1066 MHz, 40 W)
E5606 (8 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, 4.8 GT/s, DDR3-1066 MHz, 80 W)
Chipset
Intel® 5500 Chipset
Memory4
Type
DIMM sockets
Capacity
Maximum capacity
DDR3 1333 MHz Registered memory
DDR3 1333 MHz Unbuffered memory
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Registered DIMM: 2 / 4 / 8 /165 GB
Unbuffered DIMM: 2 / 4 GB
Registered DIMM: 128 GB
Unbuffered DIMM: 32 GB
Memory protection
ECC, Mirroring, Lockstep Mode, x8 SDDC
Network controller
Integrated Intel® 82576EB dual port Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Expansion slot
One PCIe® Generation 2 x16 mezzanine card slot
InfiniBand
4x QDR (40 Gb/s) infiniband HCS (single & dual-port)
(select models)
Internal Ports
External Uplink Ports
Bandwidth
Management
OS
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Twenty internal 4x QDR ports
Sixteen 4x QDR external uplink ports (QSFP connectors)
4xQDR (40Gbps) non-blocking architecture, 2.88Tbps
total switch bandwidth (36-port)
In-band infiniband IBML/CLI
Firmware upgradeable
Mixed use of registered memory and unbuffered ECC memory not supported.
8 and 16 GB memory module support is available upon request.
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Storage controller
(per node)
Integrated ICH10R SATA controller (six 3 GB/s SATA ports) support
Integrated Serial ATA Simultaneous drive
6 channels
controller
transfer channels
Transfer rate
3 GB/s per channel
synchronous
(maximum theoretical)
Data transfer method non-RAID mode
RAID mode
Drive support
Serial ATA
Data transfer modes
Legacy mode
Combined mode
Protocol
Serial ATA
Feature
NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface)
RAID levels supported 0, 1
RAID features
 Supports multiple logical volumes
 Setup through ROM based Array Configuration Utility
Installation scripting support
NOTE: This controller requires the software RAID driver
to support hot-plug functions.
RAID OS support
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.4
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11
Integrated Gigabit
LAN Controller
Intel® 82576EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Dual Port 10/100/1000)
Optical drive
 Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology
 Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq)
 PCI-SIG® SR-IOV implementation
 NC-SI, SMBus
 PXE, iSCSI boot
N/A
Hard disk drive
Up to 2 hot-pluggable 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD
Virtualization
acceleration
Manageability
Storage
2.5” Maximum capacity  Up to 1 TB SATA
 Up to 128GB SSD
Graphics
iBMC embedded
Video Memory
Supported resolution
16 MB
 1280 x 1024
 16 M colors
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Industry standard
compliance
IPMI 2.0 Compliant
SMBIOS 2.5 Compliant
ACPI v3.0b Compliant
PCI 2.2 Compliant
PXE support
WOL support
Microsoft Windows® Hardware Logo Program Requirements
Security
 Administrator password
 Power-on password
System cooling
 Two CPU heat sinks supporting Intel® Xeon® processors with up to TDP 95 W
 Four 90 mm fans integrated in each power supply module
Operating systems  Windows Server® 2008
and virtualization
 Windows Server® 2008 R2
software support
 Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.4
 SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11
 VMware ESXi™ 4
 VMware ESX™ 4
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Server Management Utilities and Applications
Comprehensive management solutions deliver powerful and intuitive management features to
simplify server set ups, configuration, management, monitoring, and reporting for the entire
lifecycle of servers. Centralized administration and automatic management with remote access
control free the IT resources and meet the complex business environment. Proactive monitoring
and notification lead higher customers’ satisfaction and higher levels of operational efficiency.
Acer Smart Setup 2.0 Easy deployment via the latest version of Acer’s Smart Setup. Smart Setup is
available both in box as a driver packed installation DVD or a downloadable file to
be put into a USB 2.0 device, and eases the deployment of Acer servers for any
certified OS. Through its unique interface, users may select to have all the correct
drivers be pre-deployed for the OS of their choosing, as well as setup hardware
RAID devices, BMC settings (where available), and even clone the pre-settings to
a bootable USB device to ease mass server deployments.
Acer Smart Console
A default build web-based management utility to simplify system management with
embedded in iBMC, system monitoring and alerting, event handling, remote power
control and KVM-over-IP. It is OS independent and offers virtual media through
floppy, ODD, and removable disk
Acer Smart Blade
Console
A default bundle built-in web-based management console designed for all Acer
server blades in the Acer Blade Enclosure offering health monitoring, alert
notification, and KVM-over-IP remote management.
Acer Smart Blade
Manager
A default bundle management tool offering remote management for system health
and performance for the entire Acer server blades within the managed network.
 Delivering proactive event management features including system event
logging, and setting SNMP Trap (PET) alerting.
 Allowing remote control from KVM and Power control
Intelligent
manageability
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Automatic Server Recovery (ASR)
Integrated Management Log
Front and Rear ID button/LED
BIOS Update tool for DOS
IPMI Firmware Update tool supporting DOS and Windows® OS and Linux
Environment-friendly Acer offers end-of-life product return, trade-in, and recycling programs in many
products and
geographic areas. Products returned to will be recycled, recovered or disposed of
approach
in a responsible manner.
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Memory Population
Each node has eight DIMM slots. Each CPU controls four DIMM slots. The DIMM slots support
three channel DDR3-1333 registered/unbuffered ECC memory modules. For the system to function,
DIMM modules must be installed following the slot sequence listed below. DIMM module of the
same type, size and manufacturer must be installed in the same colored DIMM slots.
Independent mode:
Single processor configuration
Total
Capacity
2GB
4GB
6GB
8GB
4GB
8GB
12GB
16GB
8GB
16GB
24GB
32GB
48GB
16GB*
32GB*
48GB*
64GB*
DIMM
1B
2GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
DIMM
1A
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
DIMM
2A
DIMM
3A
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
*16 GB memory modules available by special request only.
Dual processor configuration
Total
Capacity
4GB
8GB
12GB
16GB
8GB
16GB
24GB
32GB
16GB
32GB
48GB
64GB
32GB*
64GB*
96GB*
128GB*
DIMM 1B
2GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
CPU1
DIMM 1A
DIMM 2A
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
DIMM 3A
DIMM 1B
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
CPU2
DIMM 1A
DIMM 2A
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
DIMM 3A
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
16GB
*16 GB memory modules available by special request only.
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Mirroring mode:
• In mirroring mode, the memory contains a primary image and a copy of the primary image therefore the
effective size of memory is reduced by one half.
• Channel 3 has no function in these modes.
• Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
• Mirroring mode needs the channel 1 & channel 2 DIMMs to be identical. DIMM slot populations within a
channel do not have to be identical but the same DIMM slot location across channel 1 and channel 2
must be the same. DIMM1A and DIMM2A should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1B
and DIMM2B memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1C and DIMM2C memory
should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
• Same rules apply to CPU2.
• Please refer to the User Guide for complete population rules for both single and dual processor
configurations.
Lockstep mode:
• In Lockstep Channel Mode, each memory access is 128-bit data access that spans Channel 1 and
Channel 2. This is done to support SDDC for DRAM devices with 8-bit wide data ports. The same
address is used on both channels such that an address error on any channel is detectable.
• Lockstep Channel mode is the only RAS mode that supports x8 SDDC.
• Channel 3 has no function in these modes.
• Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
• Lockstep mode needs the channel 1 & channel 2 DIMMs to be identical. DIMM slot populations within a
channel do not have to be identical but the same DIMM slot location across channel 1 and channel 2
must be the same. DIMM1A and DIMM2A should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1B
and DIMM2B memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1C and DIMM2C memory
should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
• Same rules apply to CPU2.
• Please refer to the User Guide for complete population rules for both single and dual processor
configurations.
Sparing mode:
• In sparing mode, if the system detects degrading memory, the data in the failed channel will be copied to
the spare channel. The failed channel is then isolated and the spare channel becomes active. Any
uncorrectable error detected before the isolation will cause the system to stop normal operation.
• Channel 3 is the spare channel. Therefore, the effective size will be reduced by one-third.
• Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
• Sparing mode needs all three channels to utilize identical DIMMs. 1A, 2A and 3A should be the same type,
size and manufacturer. 1B, 2B and 3B memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer. 1C, 2C
and 3C memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
• Same rule is applied to CPU2.
• Please refer to the User Guide for complete population rules for both single and dual processor
configurations.
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Memory Identification
Generally, there is memory information printed on the label of the DIMM, but different vendors may have
different formats. For example:
4GB 2Rx4 PC3-10600R xx xx xxx
1. Density
 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
 Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors support DIMMs organized by 1Gb, 2Gb or 4Gb DRAM chips
2. Rank
 1R = Single Rank
 2R = Dual Rank
 4R = Quad Rank
3. Bit Organization
 This platform supports x4 and x8
 Note: It is not recommended to mix DIMMs with different bit organizations in one system
4. Speed
 PC3 – 6400 => DDR3- 800
 PC3 – 8500 => DDR3- 1066
 PC3 – 10600 => DDR3- 1333
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Hardware Key Options/Components
CPU
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HDD
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SATA 2.5”: 150 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB
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SATA SSD 2.5”: 32GB, 64GB
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DDR3 1333 MHz Unbuffered ECC 2/ 4 GB
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DDR3 1333 MHz Registered ECC 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB
Rack kit
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Tool-less sliding rails for blade server
Backplane
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AB7000 Enclosure Mid-plane
Networking
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Mezzanine card – 40 GB IB, single port
(Select Models)
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Mezzanine card – 40 GB IB, dual port
Enclosure
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Stand-alone CMM (Component Management Module)
components
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1/10Gb L2/3 Ethernet Switch
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QDR IB Switch, 20 internal and 16 external connectors
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QDR IB Switch, int. 20/ext. 16, with built-in mini CMM for IB redundancy
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PDU (Power Distribution Unit) with NEMA L6 plug
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Power cord from Blade PSU to outlet, 2.5M, NEMA L6-20 or equivalent,
Memory
Intel® Xeon® 5600 series
IEC-60320-C19, 20A, 250V for US
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AB7000 Enclosure
AB7000 Enclosure intelligently works with Acer Server Blades. Up to 10 server blades power speed up
with infiniband together sharing same power source, management module, thermal solution, and switch
module in data center and high performance computing environments.
AB7000 Enclosure Front view
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Up to 10 server blades
2.
Front enclosure LED
2
 Power LED (left)
 Status LED (right)
AB7000 Enclosure Rear (Enclosure)
1. Up to two hot-plug one Gb / ten Gb L2/L3 Ethernet switches in Bay 1
2. Up to two hot-plug 40 Gb QDR InfiniBand™ switch modules (optional built-in mCMM) in Bays 2 and 3
3. Up to two hot-plug Component Management Modules (CMM) in Bay 3
4. Up to four hot-plug, high-efficiency (94%+) 2500 W power supply module with integrated system
cooling fan (200 - 240 V only) in Bay 4
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Technical Specifications (Enclosure)
Dimensions
7 U form factor with 17.6" x 29" x 12.2"
(WxDxH)
(447mm x 737mm x 310 mm)
Enclosure
• Up to 10 hot pluggable server blades
Modules
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AB460 F1 server blade
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AB2x280 F1 server blade
• System management
• 1 Gb / 10 Gb Ethernet switch
• QDR InfiniBand switch
• 10 GB Ethernet switch
• Power supply
Weight
100.2 kg approximately (standard configuration with one server blade, one CMM, one
ethernet switch, and four power supplies
250.5 kg approximately (maximum configuration with full modules and 10 server blades
installed)
Power supply
Up to four 2500 watts power supply 3+1 redundant modules with cooling fan integrated,
(per power
94% efficiency
supply)
Redundancy
3+1
Range line voltage
200-240 VAC
Rated input current
208A
Rated input frequency
50-60 Hz
Rated Input power
2500 Watts
Rated output power
2500 Watts
(steady-state)
Maximum Peak Power (output) 2500 Watts
BTU
8532.5 (maximum per power supply)
System inlet
Operating
10° - 35° C (50° - 95° F) at sea level
Temperature
Non-operating
-40° - 70° C (-40° - 158° F)
Relative
Operating
8 - 90 % relative humidity
humidity
Non-operating
5 - 95 % relative humidity (Rh)
(non-condensing)
Acoustic noise
Listed are the declared A-Weighted sound power levels (LWAd) and declared average
(per power
bystander position A-Weighted sound pressure levels (LpAm) when the product is
supply)
operating in a 25°C ambient environment. Noise emissions were measured in
accordance with ISO 7779
Idle:
LWAd: 7.5B
LpAm: 57 dB
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Emissions
FCC rating
Class A
classification
Normative standards
EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22
(EMC)
Class A
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN
61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11), EN 60950/IEC
60950-Compliant
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Power Supply Module Specifications
This 94% high efficiency 80PLUS Platinum level power supply module comes with intelligent power
infrastructure monitors the power supplies and the power enclosure that connects to the blade
management. Snap-in installation from the back of the chassis and hot-pluggable make it easy to service
and maintain.
Category
Specification
Output
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2500W
Type
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Redundant Module (3+1)
+12V
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208A
5VSB
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16A
PFC
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Yes
Peak Efficiency
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94%
Input AC Range
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200-240V
Operating
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Temp: -5 to 50°C
Conditions
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Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
Fan Type
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4 x 90mm fans
1 KW = 3412 BTU/hr
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1GB/10GB Ethernet Switch Module Specifications
The 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet layer 2/3 Switch module offers advanced switching features and connection to
10-Gigabit Ethernet networks. Offering two internal Ethernet paths to the CMM(s) allows better
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.
Items
Function
1
RS-232 (COM) Serial Port
2
Module Fault Indicator
3
“Initiation OK” Indicator
4
Stack ID Indicators
5
10-Gbps Uplink Port Status Indicators
6
1-Gbps RJ45 Uplink Port Status Indicators
7
1Gbps RJ-45 Uplink Ports
8
CX4 10-Gbps Uplink Ports
9
SPF+ 10-Gbps Uplink Port
10
Module Release Handle
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Category
Specification
Chipset
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Broadcom® BCM56313
Internal Ports
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Twenty 1-Gbps downlink ports for LAN interfaces of the server blades
External Uplink
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Three 10-Gbps uplink ports (Two CX4, stackable & One SFP+)
Ports
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Two 1-Gbps RJ-45 uplink ports
Type
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Layer- 2 / 3 Switch
Bandwidth
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Up to 46Gbps non-blocking
Trunking
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Link aggregation support (802.3ad-full)
Jumbo Frame
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Up to 9k bytes
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Browser-based management / CLI
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STP, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP snooping, 802.1x
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BGP, DVMRP, IGMP, IPv6, OSPF, PIM, RIP
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Firmware upgradeable
Support
Remote
Management
Layer 2
Capabilities
Layer 3
Capabilities
OS
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40 GB QDR Infiniband Switch Module Specifications
This switched based, point-to-point bi-directional serial link systems Switch module provides high-speed
interconnectivity among the blade module and to external InfiniBand peripherals and are especially useful
in supporting clustered High-Performance-Computing.
Category
Specification
Chipset
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Mellanox® InfiniScale® IV
Internal Ports
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Twenty internal 4x QDR ports
External Uplink
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Sixteen 4x QDR external uplink ports (QSFP connectors)
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4xQDR (40Gbps) non-blocking architecture, 2.88Tbps total switch
Ports
Bandwidth
bandwidth (36-port)
Management

In-band Infiniband IBML/ CLI
OS
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Firmware upgradeable
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Chassis Management Module (CMM) Specifications
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. This controller is a separate processor, all monitoring and control
functions operate flawlessly regardless of blade CPU operation or system power-on status.
Items
Function
1
Power LED
2
Activity LED
3
Fault LED
4
Ethernet Port
5
VGA port
6
USB ports
7
Reset Button
8
Module Release Handle
9
USB 2.0/1.1 Switch (accessed as back of module, see
below illustration)
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Category
Specification
Management
Capabilities

Manage up to 10 server blades (w/ 20 nodes), switch modules
and power supply modules
Ports

One Ethernet port, one VGA port and two USB ports
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)
Media Redirection
LAN Alert-SNMP Trap
Event Log





OS Independent
Hardware Health Monitor
Remote Power Control
Management Tools – Acer Smart Blade Manager , CLI

(Command Line Interface)
Supports RMCP & RMCP + Protocols



System
Management

System management interface provided via dedicated LAN
OS

Firmware upgradeable
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
40 GB QDR Infiniband Switch Module with miniCMM Specifications
● Internal ports
♦ Twenty 4X QDR downlink ports
● External uplink ports
♦ Sixteen 4X QDR QSFP uplink ports
♦ One management Ethernet port
♦ One KVM cable port
● Type
♦ 4XQDR In
♦ infiniband Switch
♦ MiniCMM
No.#
Items
1
Fault LED
2
Status LED
3
External Ports (QSFP)
4
Port LED
5
Module Released Handle
6
MiniCMM Ethernet Port
7
Port Numbers
8
Reset Button
9
KVM cable connector
10
MiniCMM activity LED
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Infiniband Mezzanine HCA Module Specifications
With low-latency and high-bandwidth for performance-driven server and storage applications in enterprise
data centers and high-performance computing, Acer Infiniband Mezzanine HCA module simplifies
network deployment by consolidating clustering, communications, storage, and management I/O and by
providing enhanced performance in virtualization server environments.
Category
Specification
Chipset

Mellanox® ConnectX®
Port

Single or Dual QDR port (40Gb/s)

1.2us MPI ping latency

PCI Express 2.0 (up to 5GT/s)

CPU offload of transport operations

End-to-end QoS and congestion control

Hardware-based I/O virtualization

TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload
Key Features
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Service and Support
Acer Servers offers a comprehensive service suite to take care of your hardware investment. Users can
select the 3-year standard warranty or choose extended warranties and services6.
The standard warranty for the AB2x280 F1 includes three years Parts coverage with all three years
including Labor and On-Site coverage.
Warranty repairs may be accomplished through the use of Customer Replacement Unit (CRU) parts.
CRU parts include: Hot Plug Hard Drives and Hot Plug Power Supplies.
These parts are designed for
easy replacement without tools. Travel and labor charges may apply if customers decline to replace a
CRU part.
In a continuing effort to improve the quality of our products, information in this document is subject to change without
notice. Images shown are only representations of some of the configurations available for this model. Availability
may vary depending on region.
© 2010. All rights reserved.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, Pentium, Xeon and
Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
6
Extension warranty services vary by country. Please contact Acer authorized resellers for more information.
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Acer Standard Server Models
Part Number
Acer AB2x280 SFF Models
Acer AB2x280 F1 Blade Server, Two Nodes each with: 1x Xeon E5606, 2x4GB DDR3 Reg, no HDD,
2x2,5"HDD bay, Onboard SATA, 2x GBit LAN onboard
TX.R6500.006
Acer AB2x280 F1 Blade Server, Two Nodes each with: 1x Xeon E5620, 2x4GB DDR3 Reg, no HDD,
2x2,5"HDD bay, Onboard SATA, 2x GBit LAN onboard
TX.R6500.002
Acer AB2x280 F1 Blade Server, Two Nodes each with: 1x Xeon X5650, 2x4GB DDR3 Reg, no HDD,
2x2,5"HDD bay, Onboard SATA, 2x GBit LAN onboard
TX.R6500.003
Acer AB2x280 F1 Blade Server, Two Nodes each with: 1x Xeon L5630, 2x4GB DDR3 Reg, no HDD,
2x2,5"HDD bay, Onboard SATA, 2x GBit LAN onboard
TX.R6500.005
Acer AB2x280 F1 Blade Server, Two Nodes each with: 1x Xeon X5675, 2x4GB DDR3 Reg, no HDD,
2x2,5"HDD bay, Onboard SATA, 2x GBit LAN onboard
TX.R6500.007
Acer Blade Enclosures
Acer AB7000 F1 Blade Enclosure. 7U Rack, up to 10 blades (no Blades included), Chassis Management
Module (CMM), 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (20x 1Gbps ports for blades, 3x 10Gbps external
ports), 4x 2500W 80+ Gold PSU (94% peak efficiency) w/ UPS Power Cord, Rack Rail Kit.
TE.R6T00.002
Acer Key Options
Part Number
Acer CPU Heatsink
Note: one heatsink required for each processor option kit
Acer Intel CPU heat-sink (TDP 95W supported) for 1U rack, Gemini, and blade server
TC.34900.005
Acer Processor upgrade kits
Note: one heatsink required for each processor option kit
Note: all processors in a system must match
Acer Intel® Xeon® processor E5606 (B-1) Kit
TC.32500.041
Acer Intel® Xeon® processor E5620 (B-1) Kit
TC.32500.024
Acer Intel® Xeon® processor L5630 (B-1) Kit
TC.32500.026
Acer Intel® Xeon® processor X5650 (B-1) Kit
TC.32500.022
Acer Intel® Xeon® processor X5675 (B-1) Kit
TC.32500.039
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Acer AB2x280 F1 Server Blade Specifications
Acer Memory
Note: cannot mix Unbuffered memory with Registered memory
Note: please refer to "Memory Support" Section for details on configuring memory
Acer Unbuffered Memory
Acer 2GB DDR3-1333 Unbuffered Memory Kit (1 pc.)
TC.33100.035
Acer 4GB DDR3-1333 Unbuffered Memory Kit (1 pc.)
TC.33100.037
Acer Registered Memory
Acer 2GB DDR3-1333 Registered Memory Kit (1 pc.)
TC.33100.029
Acer 4GB DDR3-1333 Registered Memory Kit (1 pc.)
TC.33100.031
Acer 8GB DDR3-1333 Registered Memory Kit (1 pc.)
TC.33100.042
Acer Storage
Acer SATA Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Midline (MDL) Drives
Acer 150GB 3Gb/s 10K 2.5-inch Enterprise SATA HDD Kit
TC.32700.090
Acer 300GB 3Gb/s 10K 2.5-inch Enterprise SATA HDD Kit
TC.32700.088
Acer 500GB 3Gb/s 7.2K 2.5-inch Enterprise SATA HDD Kit
TC.32700.046
Acer SATA Hot Plug SFF (2.5-inch) Enterprise SSD Drives
Acer 32GB SLC SATA 2.5-inch Enterprise SSD Kit
TC.33900.003
Acer 64GB SLC SATA 2.5-inch Enterprise SSD Kit
TC.33900.004
Acer Additional Upgrades
Acer 1/10Gb L2/3 Ethernet Switch Module for Blade Enclosure
TC.35900.007
Acer 4X QDR Infiniband Switch for Blade Enclosure
TC.35900.008
Acer 4X QDR Infiniband Switch w/ miniCMM Kit for Blade Enclosure
TC.35900.009
Acer Operating Systems
Windows Server Enterprise 2008
Acer ROK Windows SVR 2008 R2 Enterprise (64bit,25Clt,EN)
TC.34400.035
Acer ROK MICROSOFT Win SVR 2008 64bit Ent R2 10 Clt EN W/COA W/CD/DVD ACER 1-8CPU
TC.34400.034
Windows Server Standard 2008
Acer ROK MICROSOFT Win SVR 2008 64bit Std R2 5 Clt EN W/COA W/CD/DVD ACER 1-4CPU
TC.34400.033
Microsoft CAL's
Acer Windows Server 2008 CAL EN (5 Device)
TC.34400.061
Acer Windows Server 2008 CAL EN (5 User)
TC.34400.063
Acer Services
Acer Upgrade from 3 year Parts/3 years Labor/3 years On-Site to 3 years Parts/Labor/On-site service
w/4hr response (AB2x280/AB460)
146.AD316.003
Acer Upgrade from 3 year Parts/3 years Labor/3 years On-Site to 5 years Parts/Labor/On-site service
w/4hr response (AB2x280/AB460)
146.AD317.003
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