Micro Modular Server
Concentrated Versatile Platform for Data Center Solutions
Extremely Dense and Flexible
The DX1000, an innovative micro modular server system,incorporates
outstanding performance, performance per watt, flexibility, and
enterprise-class reliability in an extremely dense design. With over
700 nodes per rack* and shared power, cooling, and networking
resources, the DX1000 system provides maximum efficiency and
availability. The DX1000 system operates in a 40 degree Celsius (104
degree Fahrenheit) environment, and accommodates flexible network
and storage solutions in accordance with your system requirements.
Perfect for Datacenter Solutions
The DX1000, a 2U enclosure system with 46 Intel® processorbased micro modular servers, is designed for lightweight scale-out
computing such as web hosting and big data analytics, as well as
cloud services providers. The DX1000 is perfect as a concentrated
versatile platform for data center solutions.
* Nearly 1000 (966) nodes in a 42U rack is physically possible. However, maximum server nodes for actual solutions will vary
depending on the facility conditions and also other equipment mounted in the rack. (up to 700 server nodes in NEC solutions)
Extreme Density
Exceptional Energy Efficiency
••Incorporates up to 46 single-processor
••NEC’s optimized cooling technology
server modules in a 2U enclosure.
supports operation in a 40 degree
Celsius (104 degree Fahrenheit)
environment which minimizes cooling
••Ultra-High Density compute node with
the latest Intel® Atom® C2000 series
8-core processor, 4 DIMM slots, and 1
SSD slot.
••Shared fan and power supply design
with 80 PLUS® Platinum certified power
supply maximizes power efficiency.
Outstanding Manageability
••Extensive remote management capabilities
for chassis and modules including out-ofband management of each server.
••All modules and shared components
including fans, power supply units,
Chassis Management Modules and switch
modules are hot-swappable and easy to
Hardware Specification
Server Module*1
Form factor
Server module that plugs into the Module Enclosure
Number of Processors
Intel® Atom™ Processor C2750 (2.40 GHz/8-core/4 MB)
Intel® Atom™ Processor C2730 (1.70 GHz/8-core/4 MB)
Memory Type
Memory Slots
Maximum memory
32 GB
Storage type
Non-hot plug mSATA SSD
Maximum internal storage
128 GB
2 2.5 GbE links to switch modules
Systems management
Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0
Operating systems and
virtualization software
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2
VMware® ESXi™ 5.5
HDD Module*1
Form factor
HDD module that plugs into the Module Enclosure
* HDD module can be connected to a server module with Intel® Atom™ Processor C2750 only
Number of HDDs
Storage type
2.5-inch SATA 1 TB
Module Enclosure*1
Form factor / height
Rack mount 2U
Server module slots
46 (16 slots can be used for HDD modules)
Network interconnects
Up to 2 switch modules and each has the following:
2 40GbE QSFP+ uplinks, 1 1000BASE-T for management, and 46 2.5GbE down links to server modules
Redundant cooling fan
Standard, hot plug
Power supplies
2 1,600 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum certified hot plug power supply units
200-240 VAC ± 10% 50 / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
Redundant power supply
Standard, hot plug
* Not redundant in some configurations
Temperature and humidity conditions
Operating: 10 to 40* °C/ 50 to 104* °F, 20 to 80%
Non-operating: -10 to 55 °C/14 to 131 °F, 20 to 80%
* In specific configurations, the operable ambient temperature is up to 35°C/95°F or 25°C/77°F
Dimensions (W x D x H) and
maximum weight
448.0 x 777.9 x 86.5 mm / 17.6 x 30.6 x 3.4 in
34 kg / 74.96 lbs.
*1 Modules and enclosures are to be included in a rack as a solution and not sold separately.
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Cat. No. E02-15040011E
DX1000 April 2015
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