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Dell PowerEdge C6520
15th Generation 2U 4 Node Rackmount Servers
Dell PowerEdge C6525 Servers

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520, powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is the ideal compute-dense server designed to support dynamic compute-at-scale business requirements in a dense form factor. The PowerEdge C6520 maximizes performance per U by supporting 4 dual-socket compute nodes in a 2U chassis with Air and Direct Liquid Cooling options to power the highest performing processors. It supports 8 memory channels/CPU, up to 16 DDR4 DIMMs @ 3200 MT/s DIMM speed. In addition, to address substantial throughput improvements the PowerEdge C6520 supports PCIe Gen 4 and up to 6 NVMe drives per node.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520 offers compelling compute-density, improved performance and value for:

  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Web Tech
  • XaaS Service Providers
Dell PowerEdge C6525
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:
2U Rack Server
4 hot-swappable dual-socket compute nodes in a 2U chassis
Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors per node, with up to 40 cores per processor
16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM of 1 TB max or LRDIMM of 2 TB max, speeds up to 3200 MT/s
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Hot-plug redundant drives and PSUs
Storage Controllers:
Internal controllers: PERC H745, HBA345, S150, H345
Internal Boot: Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S1): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs, uSD card
Drive Bays:
Front bays:
 - Up to 12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) drives max 92.16 TB
 - Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD)/NVMe drives max 368.64 TB
Power Supplies:
Dual hot-plug redundant 100 - 240 V AC Platinum (2600 W, 2400 W, 2000 W, 1600 W) Power supply units
Cooling Options:
Air cooling, optional processor liquid cooling
Non-Hot plug fans
Height: 40.1 mm (1.58 inches)
Width: 174.4 mm (6.86 inches)
Depth: 570.34 mm (22.45 inches)
 - 45.6 kg (100.53 lb) for 12 x 3.5-inch direct backplane chassis
 - 41.4 kg (91.27 lb) for 24 x 2.5-inch direct/NVMe backplane chassis
 - 35 kg (77.16 lb) for system with no backplane
Sled Height (U):
Embedded/At the Server :
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Manager plugin
OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
OpenManage Update Manager plugin
OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections:
OpenManage Integrations: 
 - VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager
 - Microsoft System Center I
 - Red Hat Ansible Modules
 - BMC Truesight
OpenManage Connections:
 - IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
 - IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
 - Micro Focus Operations Manager I
 - Nagios Core
 - Nagios XI
TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ
Digitally Signed Firmware
Chassis Intrusion Alert
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
Embedded NIC:
1 x 1GbE LOM riser
Network Options:
1 x OCP 3.0 x16 Gen4 (for network controller)
GPU Options:
Low-profile (Half-height) 70 W GPU
Rear Ports: 
 - 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
 - 1 x Mini-DisplayPort
 - 1 x iDRAC or NIC port or RJ45
 - 1 x USB 3.0
Up to 4 x PCIe Gen4 slots (3 x16, 1 x8) with support for SNAP I/O modules
Operating Systems & Hypervisors:
Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
Citrix Hypervisor
Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
VMware ESXi/vSAN
Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) 64-bit drivers

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge C6520 Specs PDF.

PowerEdge C6520

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