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RES HD XR6 Rugged Blades

The growth of big data, 5G networks, and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to increase compute and data storage demands on edge systems. IT administrators and systems architects must consider trade-offs between performance, bandwidth, latency and cost. Our capability-dense "plug-and-pull" RES HD blades feature the latest Intel Xeon scalable processors and are purpose-built to deliver cost savings, keep pace with growing edge workloads and drastically reduce your overall server footprint.

Rapidly Launch the Latest Technology

Rack server refreshes are difficult and costly endeavors that require “rip and replace” when an entire server must be taken offline, removed from the rack, then upgraded or replaced. Mercury’s hot swappable “plug-and-pull” blades can be individually replaced while the server remains in the rack and stays operational to maximize uptime and cost-effectively refresh technology as your application evolves.

Repurpose to Maximize Investment

Blades can be reconfigured or repurposed across multiple applications and platforms, minimizing the need for spares, streamlining serviceability and maximizing investment. With per-blade weights low as 5lbs, they are easy to store, ship, carry and replace.


Ensure Uptime with Highly Available Solutions

Mix and match blades in edge-ready 2U, 3U or 4U slim chassis options to construct granulate architectures and achieve precise functionality for any platform. Minimize the need for backup or spare servers by building in local level blade redundancy or virtualizing nodes. Our edge-ready blades incorporate advanced thermal and mechanical design features to accelerate performance in any environment. 


RES HD XR6 Blade Specifications

The following specifications apply to select compute (HDC, HDC-U.2), expansion (HDP) and storage (HDS4, HDS8, HDS8R) blades.

Specifications

2 Intel® Xeon® scalable processors with 22 cores, 44 threads*
Up to 1TB DDR4 ECC 2666MHz, 16 DIMM memory
2 Disks on module (up to 128GB per DOM)

I/O Options

2 USB 3.0 ports
1 VGA port
4 Ethernet ports (RJ45) with multiple Ethernet options:

  • Single port: 100Gbps (QSFP28)
  • 2 ports: (2)1GBaseT, (2) 25Gbps SFP28, (2) 10GBaseT, or (1) 1GBaseT + (1) 100Gbps (QSFP28)
  • 3 ports: (2) 1GBaseT + (1) 56Gbps (QSFP)
  • 4 ports: (4) 1GBaseT, (4) 10GBaseT, (4) 10G Eth / SFP+, (2) 1GBaseT + (2) SFP28 (25/10Gbps), or (2) 1GBaseT + (2) 56Gbps (QSFP)

1 Serial port


Mechanical

Height: 1.6" (41 mm, single slot) or 3.35” (85 mm, double slot)
Width: 7” (177 mm)
Depth: 20.3” (515 mm)
Weight: See individual blade specifications

*Typical customer specifications. Specifications are configuration dependent. Up to 20 cores per processor for 0-50C thermal profiles. 
**Typical customer specifications. Actual weights are configuration dependent. 

Compute Blade (HDC)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 10.5lbs (4.76kg)

Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16
    low profile, half length cards

 

Compute Blade with U.2 NVME Storage (HDC-U.2)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 10.5lbs (4.76kg)

Expansion

  • Up to 1 PCIe 3.0x16
    low profile, half length card
    (in lieu of U.2 SSD)

Storage

  • 2 NVMe U.2 drives for up to 64TB

Expansion/Storage Combined

  • Storage: 1NVMe U.2 drives for up to 32TB
  • Expansion: Up to 1 PCIe 3.0x16
    low profile, half length cards
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Reduce Data-Storage Bottlenecks at the Edge

Gain faster insights, support larger data sets required for machine learning and collect more or higher-resolution data from multiple edge devices. Our newest blades pack multiple processors and high-capacity, high-performance NVMe storage so you can accelerate decision-making by capturing, storing and analyzing data at the edge in real time instead of discarding information or sending it to the cloud for processing.

Storage Blade With 8 Front-Access EDSFF-based Intel E.1L Drives (HDS8R)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 18lbs (8.16kg) with drives

Storage

  • 8 EDSFF E1.L drives
    for up to 256TB of storage

Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16, low profile, half length cards

Front I/O Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16 low profile

Rear I/O Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16 low profile

 

Storage Blade With 4 Front Access SATA, SAS3 or U.2 Drives (HDS4)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 15lbs (6.80kg) with drives

Storage

  • 4 front-access SATA, SAS3 or U.2 storage drives
    for up to 120TB of storage

Expansion

  • low/high profile, half length cards

Front I/O Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16 + 1 PCIe 3.0x8

Rear I/O Expansion

  • 2 PCIe 3.0x16 + 1 PCIe 3.0x8 or 1 PCIe 3.0x16 + 3 PCIe 3.0x8

 

Storage Blade With 8 SATA or SAS3 Drives (HDS8)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 18lbs (8.16kg) with drives

Storage

  • 8 SATA or SAS3 drives
    for up to 240TB of storage

Expansion

  • low profile, half length cards

Front I/O Expansion

  • up to 2 PCIe 3.0x16

Rear I/O Expansion

  • up to 1 PCIe 3.0x16 + 2 PCIe 3.0x8

 

Storage Blade With 8 SATA or SAS3 Drives (HDSE)

Weight**

  • 8lbs (3.63kg) with drives

Requirements

  • special rear I/O configurations

Expansion

  • low profile, half length cards

Storage

  • 8 SATA or SAS3 drives
    for up to 240TB of storage
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Optimize Big Data Workloads with Parallel Computing

Harness parallel processing to maximize throughput, boost productivity and push the boundaries of compute-heavy AI, machine learning, and sensor fusion applications. Our HDP blades tackle demanding workloads with the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU or multiple T4 GPUs.

PCIe Expansion Blade supporting NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU (HDP)

See Common Blade Technical Specifications

Weight**

  • 12.5lbs (5.67kg), 15lbs (6.80kg) with NVIDIA card

Expansion

  • up to 5 PCIe Cards
    • 1 double wide PCIe 3.0x16 (eg. NVIDIA GPU)
      2 PCIe 3.0x16, low profile, half length cards
    • 1 PCIe 3.0 x 8, 1 PCIe 3.0
      low profile, half length cards
    • 2 PCIe 3.0x16 low profile, half length cards and
      2 PCIe 3.0x8 full height, full length cards

Efficiently Move Data in Real-Time

Streamline demanding edge workloads with high-speed, low-latency and bottleneck-free networking through our 1GbE or 100GbE blade switches that integrate data center-proven Mellanox technologies.  

 

 

 

1GbE Networking Blade (HDN1)

Weight*

  • 3.08 lbs (1.4 kg)

Ethernet Ports (RJ45)

  • 16 1GbE

Other Ports (RJ45)

  • 2 (serial, ethernet management)

Network

  • Layer 2/3 Marvell Prestera®-DX PonCat3

Processor

  • Intel® i5-5300U vPro Processor

Routing

  • IPv4/IPv6 - IP multicast, VLANs, IETF, IEEE, DSL Forum

Quality of Service

  • QoS IEEE 802.1 priority tagging, DSCP, traffic queues

Management

  • Ethernet (http, telnet, SNMP, and RS232 (CLI)

Functionality

  • 48Gbps performance switching capacity
  • 35.71 Mpps maximum forwarding rate
  • 8K entries MAC address table size, 3.5Mbits Packet Buffer
  • Forwarding mode: store and forward
  • Supports half/full duplex operation at 10/100Mbps
  • Supports port auto-negotiation

 

100GbE Networking Blades (HDN100)

Weight*

  • 4 lbs (1.81 kg)

Switch

  • Integrated Netgear M4300-8X8F

Ethernet Ports

  • 16 10GbE Ports that include:
    8 10GBASE-T (Fast Ethernet, 1G and 10G speeds)
    8 x SFP+ (1G and 10G speeds)

Network

  • Layer 3 static, policy-based
    RIP OSPF VRRP PIM dynamic routing

Other Ports (RJ45)

  • 1GbE port for out-of-band management (OOB, RJ45)
    RS232 for local management

Other Ports

  • Mini-USB port for local management
    USB for storage, logs, configuration or images

Performance

  • Mini-USB port for local management

Compatible with Previous-Generation Blades

Mercury’s blade chassis have a typical 15-year lifespan and accommodate current, previous and future-generation RES HD blades.

See our previous generation XR5 blades featuring Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 series processors.