RES-XR6 Alliance Servers

Field-proven, reliable rugged servers scaling HPE’s infrastructure from hyperscale data centers to the edge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise + Mercury Systems

Watch Sam Ceccola, HPE's DoD CTO, who speaks about how Mercury Systems' RES-XR6 Alliance rugged, high-performance servers bring the performance of HPE server platforms to the harshest military environments.

RES-XR6 Alliance 2U RIO Rugged Server

World-class performance 

Integrating components from one of the most widely deployed server platforms in the world, RES-XR6 Alliance servers leverage technology proven in hyperscale data centers to accelerate naval, airborne and ground mission-critical applications. Maximize resources and optimize AI workloads with multiple PCIe expansion slots that accommodate seven full-height, half-length, single-width accelerators or GPUs including NVIDIA T4. Support a range of networking bandwidth (1GbE to 40GbE) with embedded 4x1GbE and choice of HPE FlexibleLOM or PCIe stand-up adapters.


  • Dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with 28 cores
  • Up to 6TB DDR4 ECC Memory
  • Up to 5 PCIe 3.0 cards
  • MIL-STD: 810G, 901D, 167-1
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable 8100/8200, 6100/6200, 5100/5200, 100/4200, and 3100/3200 series processors
  • Up to 6TB addressable memory per processor socket
  • 24 DIMM slots

Management and Operating System

  • iLO 5 Management Port
  • Windows® Server 2019: Essentials, Standard, Data Center
  • Windows® Server 2016: Essentials, Standard, Data Center
  • Windows® Server 2012 R2: Essentials, Standard
  • Data Center Microsoft Hyper-V Server: 2012 R2, 2016 & 2019
  • VMware® vSphere 6.0 U3, 6.5 U2 and 6.7 U1
  • ClearVM: 7.6 & 8.0
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 7.6 w/ Kbase
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP4 and 15 SP1 (includes Xen)

Expansion and Modular Maintainability

  • Up to 5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Full Length Full Height (FLFH)
  • Redundant Hot Pluggable Power Supplies

Power Supply Options

  • Single or Redundant 100/240 VAC, 800W
  • Single or Redundant 48 VDC, 800W

Input/Output Versatility

Front Access

  • 8 Removable, hot pluggable, 2.5” SATA/SAS3 drives, U.2 NVME option available
  • 1 Power switch
  • 1 Health LED
  • 1 NIC status
  • 1 UID button
  • 1 iLO front service port
  • 1 USB 3.0

Rear Access

  • 2 Flexible LOM Ports (optional)
  • 4 1GbE Ports (RJ45)
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 VGA Display Port
  • 1 Unit ID LED
  • 1 Dedicated iLO Management Port

Additional Options

  • Slide Rails
  • Air Filters


Environmental & Mechanical



  • Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • Extended temperature: 5°C to 95°C
  • Humidity: 8% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Shock: 3 axis, 35g, 25ms
  • Vibration: 4.76Grms, 10Hz to 2000 Hz (SSD)


  • Temperature: -30°C to 60°C
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)


  • Height: 2U or 3.5” inches (88.9mm)
  • Width: 17 inches (431.8mm)
  • Depth: 21.5 inches (546.1mm)
  • Weight (Typical)*: 18 pounds (8.16kg)
  • 19” rackmountable

* Mercury Systems designs all products to meet or exceed listed data sheet specifications. Some specifications including I/O profiles, weight, and thermal profiles are configuration dependent. Contact Mercury for information specific to your desired configuration requirements.

Bringing Data Center Capabilities to the Edge

Mercury Systems leverages components from HP Enterprise’s mature ProLiant platform and incorporates trusted innovative technologies and thermal and mechanical design features, packaging them into a rugged field-deployable solution for the acceleration of mission-critical defense and tactical edge applications. With threat protection enhancements such as HPE’s silicon root of trust and an embedded management system (iLO 5),  RES-XR6 Alliance servers deliver reliability along with performance. 

To ensure availability, avoid a single point of failure, and sustain optimal performance in almost any environment, our 2U servers feature redundant processors and memory, and are certified to MIL-STD 810G, 901D, 167-1 and 461F.


Heightened Reliability for Tactical Edge Operations

Designed and built to solve challenges previously reserved for the hyperscale data center environment, field-deployable RES-XR6 Alliance servers incorporate TAA-compliant components, threat-protection technologies and thermal and mechanical design features to withstand shock, vibration, dust, sand and temperature extremes. To ensure uptime, availability, and sustained optimal performance in any environment, servers are certified to multiple military (MIL-STD) specifications. Partnered with technology leaders such as HPE, Intel, NVIDIA and Mellanox, Mercury maximizes system longevity to support long-term land, naval and airborne operations.

A Trusted Platform Provider

Mercury servers are designed in the U.S. and manufactured in AS9100D and ISO9001 facilities to maintain stringent quality standards. Committed to protecting information and safeguarding against potential cyberattacks, Mercury complies with DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171A. With over 30 years of technical expertise, we work closely with customers to design computing solutions that are easy to integrate, affordable and reliable for years to come. 


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