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Castor

Features & Benefits
The Castor series motherboard offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, optimized for efficient performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

Product Overview

Castor series motherboard offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, optimized for efficient performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

By implementing 45nm/32nm Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 platform architecture with AIC-patented MAX I/O™ technology, Castor series motherboard delivers unmatched performance and capability to maximize all available I/O bandwidth, pushing the boundaries of Gen 2 PCI Express. In a 2U space, the Castor can support up to 9 x PCIe X4 Gen 2 slots.

Featured with groundbreaking technologies like Intel® QuickPath Interconnect architecture, SMT and Turbo mode, and DDR3 memory technology, Castor series motherboard enables next generation server solutions with superb performance density.


Features & Benefits
  • Supports 2 Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series for significantly
    increased server performance and improved power efficiency
  • Embedded components for 5+ year long life
  • Max I/O™ technology to support optimal number of PCI devices
    utilizing 36 lanes of PCIe Gen2 and one PCIe Gen2 x8 slot
  • Onboard Baseboard Management Controller for system management and IPMI control
  • 4 server class GbE ports
  • Rackmount Technology Extension (RTX) form factor utilizes
    full internal chassis volume for optimum I/O configurations
  • Dual power connector locations to minimize power harness lengths in dual server board systems

 

Specifications

System
Dimensions mm : 431.8 x 160
inches : 17 x 6.3
Processor Support Two Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series
System Bus 800/1066/1333 MHz
Socket Type FCLGA1366 (Socket B)
System Chipset • Intel® 5520
• Intel® 82801JIR (ICH10R)
System Memory 12 x DIMM slots support up to 192 GB of DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
Registered ECC memory (recommended) / Unbuffered ECC SDRAM
Expansion A) 1 x Gen2 PCIe X8 slot
Riser card options:
• 1 x PCIe X8 (low-profile)
• 1 x PCIe X8 (low-profile, shifted)
• 2 x PCIe X8 (X4 lanes, 2U)
B) 2 x PCIe Gen2 X16 Gold-Fingers provide 28 lanes of PCIe Gen2 (can be converted into various combination of slots to support full-length, full-height expansion cards)
Riser card options:
• 2 x PCIe X8
• 1 x PCIe X16 + 1 x PCIe X8
• 2 x PCIe X8 (ext.) + 1 x PCIe X8 (int.) +
1 x PCIe X8 (X4 lane) (int.)
• 1 x PCIe X16 + 1 x PCIe X8 + 1 x PCIe X8 (X4 lane)
or 1 x PCIe X16 (X8 lane) + 2 x PCIe X8 + 1 PCIe X8 (X4 lane) (2U)
• 5 x PCIe X8 + 1 x PCIe X4 (2U)
System BIOS
BIOS Type • AMI BIOS
• SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) FLASH Interface
BIOS Features • ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0
• PXE 2.0
• WOL
• AC loss recovery
• IPMI KCS interface
• SMBIOS 2.0
• Serial console redirection
On-board Devices
SATA Built-in Intel® ICH10R SATA2 controller with RAID support
BMC Aspeed AST2050 Mainstream PCI Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
- IPMI 2.0 spec
- iKVM, Media redirection, SMASH support
- KCS (Keyboard Controller Style), IOL (IPMI Over LAN), SOL (Serial Over LAN) interface
- Temp, voltage and fan speed monitoring
- Smart fan speed control
- System identity, fan fail alarm, system status alarm LED
- Remote power ON/OFF/RESET
- RMCP+, SNMP, DHCP in IOL support
- AES-128 encryption in RMCP+
Network Controller • Intel® 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, dual port, PCIe v1.0a
• Intel® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controller, single port, PCIe v1.1 (shared with BMC)
• Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY, single port, 1 Gbps
Graphics Aspeed AST2050 Mainstream PCI Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• 2D Video Graphic Adapter wi/ PCI bus interface
• 8 MB of system memory
• 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Super I/O Winbond W83627DHG
Input/Output
Serial ATA 4 x SATA2 ports
LAN 4 x External RJ-45 ports
USB • 2 x External USB ports
• 2 x Internal USB pin-headers
VGA
• 1 x External VGA port
• 1 x Internal VGA pin-header
Serial Port • 1 x External DB-9 serial port
• 1 x Internal DB-9 serial pin-header
Others • 1 x Keyboard + 1 x Mouse via pin-header
• Debug port, GPIO port

* All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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3.5"
3.5" hot-swap
2.5" hot-swap
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Slim CD-Rom/DVD-Rom
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Reference Container Loading: 20'
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40' H


SKU Numbers
  • PSG-M-CTDP036D-110