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Dell PowerEdge R820 Rack Server


Dell PowerEdge R820 Rack Server


The Dell PowerEdge R820 is a 4-socket, 2u rack server that is designed for dense virtualization and scalable database applications for mid-size to large enterprises. The R820 scales up to 1.5TB of memory while utilizing four Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, giving it high-performance computing power and impressive I/O capabilities with 16 internal hard drives. The R820 can readily handle very demanding and mission critical workloads, like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), data warehousing, e-commerce, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), databases, and data node High Performance Computing (HPC).

Dell PowerEdge R820 Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications for Dell PowerEdge R820
Form Factor 2U Rack
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 Processor Family
Processor Sockets 4
Internal Interconnect 2x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links; 6.4 GT/s, 7.2 GT/s, 8.0 GT/s
Cache 2.5MB per core
Core Options: 4, 6, 8
Chipset Intel® C600
Memory Up to 1.5TB (48 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MHz
I/O Slots 7 PCIe slots:
Two x16 half-length, full-height
One x8 half-length, full height
Three x8 half-length, half-height
One x8 half-length, full-height for the RAID controller
RAID Controller Internal:

External HBAs (RAID):
External HBAs (non-RAID):
Drive Bays Up to sixteen 2.5" hot-plug SAS, SATA, or SSD
Maximum Internal Storage Up to 16TB
Hard Drives Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5" PCIe SSD, SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), NL-SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
Self-encrypting drives available
Embedded NIC Broadcom® Quad Port 1GbE BASE-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
Intel Quad Port 1GbE BASE-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
Intel Dual Port 10GbE BASE-T with 2x 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)
Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ with 2x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
Power Supply Platinum efficiency 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies
Availability high-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies
Hot-plug drive bays
Dual internal SD support
Hot-plug redundant fans
Optional bezel
ECC memory
Interactive LCD screen
Extended thermal support
ENERGY STAR® compliant
Extended power range
Switch Agnostic Partitioning (SWAP)
Remote Management iDRAC7 Express (default) with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option) with Lifecycle Controller
8GB vFlash media (upgrade option)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade option)
Systems Management Dell™ OpenManage™
IPMI 2.0 Compliant
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux

Optional Embedded Hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer™
VMware® vSphere™
Rack Support ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks)