DELL PowerEdge R730 server

2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 (30M Cache, 2.20 GHz), 32GB DDR4, 300GB HDD, 8 x 2.5" HotPlug, PERC H730, DVD-RW, Broadcom 5720, 750W, iDRAC8 Express
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Tackle almost any workload
The incredible versatility of the PowerEdge R730 server delivers outstanding functionality in just 2U of rack space. With the combination of powerful processors, large memory, fast storage options and GPU accelerator support, the R730 performs exceptionally well in a number of demanding environments.

Virtualization and cloud applications
With the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family and up to 24 DIMMs of DDR4 RAM, the R730 has the processing cycles and threads and large memory footprint necessary to deliver more, larger and higher-performing virtual machines for data centers and cloud platforms.

Highly scalable storage, with up to sixteen 12Gb SAS drives and the high-performance 12Gb PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC9), can greatly accelerate data access for your virtualized environment. In addition, the R730 can take advantage of optional Dell Fluid Cache for SAN and SanDisk DAS Cache application acceleration technology for even faster data access.

The option for up to two 300W dual-width accelerators/GPUs (choose from Intel® Xeon Phi™, NVIDIA® Tesla® and AMD FirePro™) supports environments that require processing acceleration, including graphics-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementations, such as CAD/CAM and other research and development applications. Seven PCIe Gen3 expansion slots plus a dedicated slot for a RAID controller further enhance IO flexibility to help make the R730 an ideal compute node for IT as a service (XaaS) providers as well as high-performance computing (HPC) and medical-imaging solutions.

Reliable business processing and decision support
The popular-sized 2S/2U R730 can be easily configured as a reliable, general-purpose server for business-critical applications, with scale-out storage, automated management and high-availability features, such as:
- Redundant power supply units (PSUs);
- Hot-plug and swappable PSUs, HDDs and fans;
- Dual SD card option for failsafe hypervisors.

Simplify and automate your IT management tasks
Manage your data center servers the way you want: individually, collectively, in-person, remotely or with your smartphone — it’s your choice. Consistent administration and 3rd-party integration ensure seamless management of PowerEdge servers.

Simplify administration
of PowerEdge servers with the embedded intelligence of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller and with the robust, timesaving management features of the entire Dell OpenManage portfolio.

Agent-free management
from iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller offers real-time monitoring for the server and internal storage devices. It also monitors server health, multiple internal parameters and system performance without requiring agents to be installed in the server operating system — agents which could require additional upkeep and consume valuable CPU time.

Lifecycle Controller
provides deployment, update and support automation on demand to maximize data center efficiency and can automatically inventory, monitor and update any new Dell PowerEdge system added to the data center. It includes managed and persistent onboard storage that, when combined with its systems management capabilities, eliminates the need for traditional media-based system management tools and utilities.

Zero-touch automated deployment
discovers and auto-configures Dell servers by using configuration files stored in designated locations on an internal network, which can reduce setup time and manual entry errors. Administrators can simply rack, cable and walk away.

Automated server updates
synchronize servers to firmware baselines stored at designated locations on an internal network to simplify firmware updates.

The Tech Support Report
, automatically maintained by iDRAC, is a continuously updated health and status report that monitors over 5,000 key system parameters and can help cut time needed to identify and resolve server issues.

Monitor and manage from anywhere
Administer systems from your smartphone, laptop or at the system with both local and remote management options.
- Use your smartphone with the OpenManage Mobile app to securely monitor remote systems, or connect to a server via Near Field Communications (NFC) to access a status report and logs using the iDRAC Quick Sync feature.
- Use a USB memory stick to upload configurations files for BIOS, iDRAC, PERC, LAN on motherboard (LOM) and network interface card (NIC) updates with the iDRAC Direct feature.
- Connect a laptop via USB to a specific server’s embedded iDRAC8 management-console interface for robust "at the system" management.

Accelerate IT service deployment
Streamline infrastructure provisioning, speed up workload deployment and simplify IT service delivery through the unified console and highly intuitive user interface of Active System Manager. Enhanced for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers, it features:
- Template-based server and IO configurations, identity management and service migration capabilities;
- Fast workload deployment with an expanding out-of-box template library;
- Cloud enablement with support for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), including Red Hat and VMware solutions.

Stocking the future-ready data center
With high-performance processing, large memory capacity and innovative local storage options offering greater scalability throughout the portfolio, the latest generation of PowerEdge servers meets your needs today, with the hardware, headroom and simplified management to adapt as your workloads demand.

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Manufacturer Dell EMC
Manufacturer Part Number R730-0756
SKU R730-0756
EAN 5397063830756
Condition: New
Form Factor Rack Mount (2U)
Hard Drive Form Factor 2.5" SFF
Hard Drives Installed 1x 300GB SAS
Hot-Swap Drive Bays 8
Power Supplies 2
Max Supported Memory 384 GB
Memory Installed 32 GB (2x16GB)
Memory Slots 24
Processors Installed 2
Processor Speed 2.2 GHz
Processor Cores 12
Processor Slots 2
Detailed Specification
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 W
Tcase 80 ô›C
Supported instruction sets AVX 2.0
Stepping M0
Scalability 2S
Processor threads 24
Processor package size 52.5 x 51
Processor operating modes 64-bit
Processor lithography 14 nm
Processor codename Broadwell
Processor code SR2N3
Physical Address Extension (PAE) 46 bit
Physical Address Extension (PAE) Yes
PCI Express configurations x4, x8, x16
Number of QPI links 2
Memory types supported by processor DDR4-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor 1600,1866,2133,2400 MHz
Memory channels supported by processor Quad
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) 76.8 GB/s
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes 40
Maximum internal memory supported by processor 1536 GB
Idle States Yes
FSB Parity No
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Embedded options available Yes
ECC supported by processor Yes
Bus type QPI
Processor cache type Smart Cache
Processor cache 30 MB
Conflict Free processor Yes
Processor series Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4
Processor frequency 2.2 GHz
Processor boost frequency 2.9 GHz
Number of processors installed 2
Processor model E5-2650V4
System bus rate 9.6 GT/s
Processor socket LGA 2011-v3
Processor cores 12
Processor manufacturer Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel C610
Maximum number of SMP processors 2
Compatible processor series Xeon
Processor family Intel Xeon E5 v4
Supported storage drive interfaces SAS, Serial ATA
Card reader integrated Yes
Compatible memory cards SD
Total storage capacity 300 GB
Number of hard drives installed 1
Hard drive capacity 300 GB
Supported hard disk drive sizes 2.5"
RAID support Yes
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Number of hard drives supported 8
Maximum storage capacity 14 TB
Hot-Plug support Yes
Hard drive size 2.5"
Hard drive interface Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Internal memory 32 GB
Memory slots 24
Memory clock speed 2133 MHz
Maximum internal memory 768 GB
Internal memory type DDR4-SDRAM
Optical drive
Optical drive type DVD-RW
Maximum graphics adapter memory 16 MB
Graphics adapter family Matrox
Graphics adapter G200eR2
LAN controller Broadcom 5720
Ethernet LAN Yes
Ethernet interface type Gigabit Ethernet
Cabling technology 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ports & interfaces
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity 2
Serial ports quantity 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots 1
PCI Express slots version 3.0
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots 6
Dell E-Value Code PER73005a
Compatible operating systems Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 SP2 (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows HPC Server 2008
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
VMware ESX
Operating system installed No
Rack mounting Yes
Optical drive type DVD-RW
Chassis type Rack (2U)
Built-in display Yes
Display LCD
Number of main power supplies 1
Number of redundant power supplies supported 1
Redundant power supply (RPS) support Yes
Power supply input frequency 50/60
Power supply 750 W
Technical details
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Supported hard disk drive sizes 2.5"
Rack mounting Yes
Hot-Plug support Yes
Ethernet interface type Gigabit Ethernet
CPU configuration (max) 2
Chassis type Rack (2U)
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots 6
Compatible operating systems Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 SP2 (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows HPC Server 2008
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
VMware ESX
Operating system installed No
Processor special features
Intelô¸ Identity Protection Technology (Intelô¸ IPT) No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intelô¸ OS Guard Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Yes
Intelô¸ vProŸ?« Technology Yes
Intelô¸ Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel TSX-NI Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology Yes
Intelô¸ Secure Key Yes
Intelô¸ Hyper Threading Technology (Intelô¸ HT Technology) Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access No
Intel Enhanced Halt State Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching Yes
Intelô¸ AES New Instructions (Intelô¸ AES-NI) Yes
Intel 64 Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Processor ARK ID 91767
CPU configuration (max) 2
Weight & dimensions
Width 444 mm
Weight 18.9 kg
Height 87.3 mm
Depth 684 mm
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T) -40 - 65 ô›C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 10 - 80%
Storage relative humidity (H-H) 5 - 95%
Operating temperature (T-T) 10 - 35 ô›C
Operating altitude 0 - 3048 m
Non-operating altitude 0 - 12000 m
Other features
Graphics adapter family Matrox
Graphics adapter G200eR2
CPU configuration (max) 2

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