Rack R120a-1 (2-socket server)

NEC Express5800/100 Series
■ Slim, high-performance 2-socket rack server (1U)
The R120a-1 delivers uncompromising performance at an affordable
price for space-constrained environments.
Up to two Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 series
Up to 192GB of memory
Up to three 3.5-inch SAS/SATA or six 2.5-inch SAS/SATA disk drives,
with optional RAID 5 and 6 capability
PCI Express 2.0, with twice the bandwidth of the previous generation
80PLUS® energy efficient power supply for reduced AC/DC loss
A front display port, a pull-out tab, and tool-free guide rails to provide
ease of maintenance
■ Dynamic scalability
Powered by Intel® Xeon® 5500 series with QuickPath Interconnect
(QPI) technology, the R120a-1 achieves significant throughput
performance improvement. The latest processor features include:
Enhanced performance of individual processor cores to process more
instructions per clock cycle
Integrated Memory Controller to allow each processor to access its
own dedicated memory
High-speed QuickPath interconnects to link processors to memory and
I/O without the conflict between processors
■ Simplified deployment and management
The R120a-1 offers integrated setup and management tools.
The EXPRESSBUILDER setup support tool provides step-by-step
guides via intuitive graphic interface and automates the setup process
with the Express Setup function, dramatically reducing hands-on
management of the server.
The ESMPRO management software and the EXPRESSSCOPE
Engine 2 remote management controller interact to monitor, control
and troubleshoot from a remote console, with no need to travel for onsite operational tasks.
Ideal Environments and Applications
The R120a-1 is optimized for small to medium businesses needing high
compute performance and reliable data storage, along with
maintainability and space-efficiency.
File server to consolidate and centrally manage distributed files and
data, optimize IT resources and drive business efficiency
Application server to consolidate business-critical and general office
applications, and process high volumes of data in tandem with a
backend database
Web server to handle increasing user access requirements, while
enhancing business efficiency by interacting with groupware and an
application server
NEC Express5800/100 Series
Specification Overview
Quad-core processors
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570 (2.93GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5550 (2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5520 (2.26GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5504 (2GHz/4MB L3 Cache)
2 x 1000BASE-T (100BASE-TX is supported)
Power consumption
112VA/106W up to 710VA/700W
Dual-core processor
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5502 (1.86GHz/4MB L3 Cache)
Redundant power supply
Up to 192GB (12 x 16GB)
Supported (hot plug)
Maximum storage
3.5-inch SATA
3.5-inch SAS
2.5-inch SATA
2.5-inch SAS
Redundant cooling fan
: 3TB (3 x 1TB)
: 1.35TB (3 x 450GB)
: 3TB (6 x 500GB)*1
: 1.8TB (6 x 300GB)
Removable media
External interfaces
1 x DVD-ROM drive (CD: max. X24 DVD: max. X8)
1 x floppy disk drive (optional)
2 x VGA, 1 x keyboard, 1 x mouse, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial
2 x LAN, 1 x management LAN
Expansion slots
Dimensions (mm) and weight
Total: 3 slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 X16*2
1 x PCI Express 2.0 X8
1 x dedicated slot for a RAID controller
428W x 722D x 44H (1U)
Std: 16kg Max:21kg
Operating systems
Integrated in the Server Management Controller (32MB)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Standard/Enterprise Editions (SP1 or later)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2, Standard/Enterprise Editions (x64)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard/Enterprise (x64)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise
Red Hat® LinuxTM
VMware® ESXiTM 4
*1 300GB (6 x 50GB) with Solid State Drives (SATA)
*2 Becomes a 64bit/133MHz PCI-X slot by replacing the standard riser card witn an optional Riser Card [N8116-23].
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*485W x 823D x 44H (including front bezel, inner rails and protruding objects)
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