by Lyle Smith

GIGABYTE S451-3R0 Storage Server Now Available

GIGABYTE has released the new S451-3R0 storage server, featuring a dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors and configurations up to 36 x 3.5” + 2 x 2.5” SSDs/HDDs. As a result, the S451-3R0  provides businesses with performance, capacity and flexibility it needs to excel for block or object storage, streaming media, big data use cases, and when high performance during heavy workloads is required.

Each CPU socket of the Intel Xeon Scalable processors supports the highest CPU thermal design power requirement of 205W, while Intel's Omni-Path connection technology works to eliminate CPU to network latency. Moreover, the six memory channels per CPU with two DIMM slots per channel support DDR4 memory and, depending on the CPU model, can handle a maximum of 1.5TB per CPU.

The S451-3R0 also has a pretty impressive storage capacity via its front-loaded 24 x 3.5” hot-swappable HDD/SSDs and 12 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5” hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays located on the back of the server (the rear bays can be used as an OS boot device). Users can also attach a storage adapter via the 4 x PCIe (Gen3 x 16) slots and 1 x OCP (Gen3 x16) mezzanine slot. GIGABYTE gives you the option of using one of their storage adaptors or your own legacy storage adaptors or RAID cards. As far as networking goes, the S451-3R0 comes equipped with standard dual 10Gb/s SFP+ LAN ports, an additional 2 x 1Gb/s LAN ports and a dedicated management LAN port. The S451-3R0 also features a chassis design that uses a standard E-ATX form factor motherboard, giving users the option to choose an alternative motherboard solution instead (e.g., Intel Xeon D or AMD EPYC based solutions) for further customization needs.

GIGABYTE has implemented some pretty useful high-availability features as well, including easy-swap fans and hot-swap redundant power supply units. Additionally, its tool-less drive bays and rail kits help lower the overall cost of maintenance.

GIGABYTE S451-3R0 Specifications

  • System Form Factor
    • 4U
    • 482.6 x 177 x 625
  • Motherboard: MD61-SC2
  • CPU
    • Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family
    • Intel Xeon Platinum Processor, Intel® Xeon® Gold Processor, Intel® Xeon® Silver Processor and
    • Intel Xeon Bronze Processor
  • Socket
    • 2 x LGA 3647
    • Socket P0
    • Mounting pitch: Narrow ILM
    • CPU TDP up to 205W
  • Chipset: Intel C621 Express Chipset
  • Memory
  • 16 x DIMM slots
  • DDR4 memory supported only
  • 6-channel memory architecture
  • RDIMM modules up to 64GB supported
  • LRDIMM modules up to 64GB supported
  • 1.2V modules: 2666/2400/2133 MHz
  • LAN
    • 2 x 10Gb/s SFP+ LAN ports (QLogic QL41102)
    • 2 x 1Gb/s LAN ports
    • 1 x 10/100/1000 management LAN
  • Video
    • Integrated in Aspeed AST2500
    • 2D Video Graphic Adapter with PCIe bus interface
    • 1920x1200@60Hz 32bpp, DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage
    • Front side: 24 x 3.5" SATA/SAS hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
    • Rear side: 12 x 3.5" SATA/SAS and 2 x 2.5" hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
      2.5" SATA HDD/SSD supported
    • 2 x Broadcom SAS3x36R expanders
    • Bandwidth: SATAIII 6Gb/s or SAS 12Gb/s per port
    • Default configuration supports:
      • 0 x SAS/SATA drives
      • SAS card is required to enable the drive bays

        SATA: 2 x 7-pin SATA III 6Gb/s with SATA DOM supported
  • SAS: Depends on SAS add-on Card
  • RAID: Depends on SAS add-on Card
  • Expansion Slots
    • Slot_7: 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) slot from CPU_1
    • Slot_6: 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) slot from CPU_1
    • Slot_5: 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) slot from CPU_1
    • Slot_4: 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) slot from CPU_0
    • 1 x Mezzanine card slot:
      • PCIe Gen3 x16 (x8+x8)
      • From CPU_0
      • Optional for OCP mezzanine card with low profile type
  • Internal I/O
    • 2 x SATA 7-pin connectors
    • 1 x TPM header
    • 1 x VROC connector
  • Front I/O
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 1 x Power button with LED
    • 1 x ID button with LED
    • 1 x NMI button
    • 1 x System status LED
    • 4 x LAN activity LEDs
  • Rear I/O
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 1 x VGA
    • 2 x SFP+
    • 2 x RJ45
    • 1 x MLAN
    • 1 x ID button with LED
    • 2 x LAN activity LEDs
  • Backplane I/O
    • Bandwidth: SATAIII 6Gb/s or SAS 12Gb/s per port
  • Power Supply
  • 2 x 1200W redundant PSUs
  • 80 PLUS Platinum
    AC Input: - 100-240V~/ 12-7A, 50-60Hz
  • DC Input: - 240Vdc/ 6A
    DC Output:
    • - Max 1000W/ 100-240V~
    • +12V/ 80.5A
    • +12Vsb/ 3A
    • - Max 1200W/ 200-240V~ or 240Vdc input
    • +12V/ 97A
    • +12Vsb/ 3A
  • System Management
    • Aspeed AST2500 management controller
    • Avocent MergePoint IPMI 2.0 web interface:
      • Network settings
      • Network security settings
      • Hardware information
      • Users control
      • Services settings
      • IPMI settings
      • Sessions control
      • LDAP settings
      • Power control
      • Fan profiles
      • Voltages, fans and temperatures monitoring
      • System event log
      • Events management (platform events, trap settings, email settings)
      • Serial Over LAN
      • vKVM & vMedia (HTML5)
  • OS Compatibility
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) Update1
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (x64)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (x64)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.4 (x64)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.2 (x64)
    • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (x64)
    • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • Weight: 53 kg
  • System Fans: 7 x 8cm Easy-swap counter-rotating FAN
  • Operating Properties
    • Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C
    • Operating humidity: 8-80% (non-condensing)
    • Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C
    • Non-operating humidity: 20%-95% (non-condensing)


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