S5X 2.5'' | D53X-1U

System Overview The S5X 2.5'' (D53X-1U) based on PCIe Gen 4.0 and Intel's 3rd Generation Processor Family (Ice lake) offers: Two (2) CPU Sockets for up to 80 cores using Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 Processor 40core

System Overview 

The S5X 2.5'' (D53X-1U) based on PCIe Gen 4.0 and Intel's 3rd Generation Processor Family (Ice lake) offers: Two (2) CPU Sockets for up to 80 cores using Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 Processor 40cores each. 32 Memory slots for  up to 8TB DIMM or Up to 12TB DIMM+DCPM (PMEM 200 series). 12 Front Storage drive bays 2.5" hot-plug U.2 NVMe or SATA/SAS.  Five (5) x PCIe 4.0 expansions slots for Network Interface Cards NIC. Two (2) M.2 onboard storage. Three (3) accelerators like NVIDIA T4 GPU.  

Configure to Meet Your Workload Demand 

The S5X 2.5'' can be configured by simply selecting required: CPU, memory, storage controller, SSD, HDD, NVMe, Network Interface Card to meet wide range of workload applications. Everything from Tier 2 workloads all the way Tier 0 workloads including: 

Tier-2 workloads include: 5G, vRAN, ORAN, content hosting, IoT, SaaS, containers, IaaS VMs, CRM, warm storage and Tier 2-performing – block, object and file storage 

Tier-1 workloads include: HD video streaming, analytics, Kafka, high frequency trading, real time decision support, SAP and Big Data Tier 1 performing– block, object and file storage.

Tier-0 workloads include: HPC, deep learning, big data, AI, machine learning, neural networks, inference training as well as fast perform the fastest possible– block, object and file storage.

Secure Architecture with Ultimate System Performance 

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor Ice Lake dual socket platform. 

Up to 3x UPI at 11.2 GT/sec CPU interconnect speed.

Advance system cooling support up to 270W CPU TDP per socket

Memory capacity up to 8TB with 8 channel DDR4 memory and 12TB with 2nd Gen Intel® Optane™ PMem 200 (DCPM) Series Barlow Pass.

Capability, Scalability and Flexibility in 1RU

  • Industry most expansions in 1U system with up to 5x PCIe Gen 4 slots, supporting 200GbE networking bandwidth in x16 PCIe Gen 4 slots.
  • Flexible I/O options with a variety of SAS mezzanine and OCP mezzanine options for diverse configurations. 
  • Vast variety of storage configurations, supporting All Flash, Tiered and Hybrid SKUs.
  • 2x onboard PCIe M.2 2230 slot.

Qualified Operating Systems

The following operating are qualified or under qualification: Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 x86_64 including KVM.  Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x86_64 including Hyper-V.  Microsoft Windows Server 2019 x86_64 including Hyper-V. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 x86_64 including KVM. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 x86_64 including KVM. VMware vSphere 7.0 U1. VMware vSphere 7.0 U2. Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS. Microsoft Windows Server 2022.

Enhanced Security 

Chassis intrusion triggered when top cover removed while AC/DC on, to alter and log any possible breach to your servers.

Ease of Deployment with Great Serviceability

Upgrade with Higher Computing Performance

Tool-less, hot-swap designs for drive trays, riser brackets and fan modules.

Auto back-up BMC event logs in microSD without opening chassis.

Easy service with OCP3.0 pull-tab & ejector without opening chassis.

Seamless Management 

Secure and dynamic data administration of data center resources with Orqestra (QCT System Manager).

Monitor up to 5000 devices per Orqestra module. 


S5XQ competition to compare include: HPE ProLiant DL360, HPE Proiant DL380, Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 Rack Server and Dell EMC PowerEdge R750 Rack Server


Processor Type

3rd gen Intel® Xeon Scalable processor

Max. TDP Support


Number of Processors

(2) per node

Internal Interconnect


L3 Cache

Up to 57MB

Form Factor



W x H x D (inch)

17.3 x 1.7 x 30.7

W x H x D (mm)

440 x 43.2 x 780


C621A Series


Default Configuration

2.5" Hot-plug

3.5" Hot-plug

SATA/ SAS/ NVME support

SKU - #1

[All Flash SKU]:

(12) 2.5" hot-plug SATA/ NVMe SSD

SKU - #2

[SFF Tiered SKU]:

(4) 2.5" hot-plug SATA/SAS drives + (8) 2.5" hot-plug NVMe/SATA/SAS drives

SKU - #3

[Hybrid SKU]:

(4) 3.5"/2.5" hot-plug SATA/SAS drives, (4) 7mm NVMe/SATA/SAS drives (optional)


Total Slots



Up to 8TB DIMM

Up to 12TB DIMM+PMEM (200 series)

Memory Type



- Intel® Optane™ PMem 200 series (BPS) 128, 256, 512GB supported on selected CPU SKUs

Memory Size

16G, 32G, 64G, 128G, 256G RDIMM/LRDIMM/3DS DIMM

Expansion Slot

SKU - #1

Option 1

(1) PCIe 4.0 x8 OCP 3.0 mezzanine slot SFF

(1) PCIe 4.0 x8 Internal SAS Mezzanine slot

(2) PCIe 4.0 x16 FHHL

SKU - #2

Option 2

(1) PCIe 4.0 x8 OCP 3.0 mezzanine slot SFF

(1) PCIe 4.0 x8 Internal SAS Mezzanine slot

(3) PCIe 4.0 x16 HHHL

Network Controller


Dedicated (1) GbE management port

Optional NIC

Please refer to our Compatible Component List for more information*

Front I/O

(2) USB 3.0, (1) PWR BTN/LED, (1) ID BTN/LED, (1) Reset BTN, (1) Status LED, (1) PFR LED

Storage Controller


Intel® 621A

14x SATA3 6Gb/s ports


Optional Controller

Quanta LSI® PCIe Gen4 3816 12Gb/s SAS mezzanine

Quanta LSI® PCIe Gen4 3916 12Gb/s SAS mezzanine (RAID 0,1,5,6,10,50,60)

Intel® VROC Upgrade Module for PCIe SSD

(Please refer to the CCL for more options)

Power Supply

1+1 High efficiency redundant hot-plug Platinum/Titanium 800W/1200W/1600W AC PSU, Gold 1200W/1600W -48V DC PSU

Onboard Storage

(2) 2230 PCIE M.2 on board for Booting OS


8x dual rotor fans (15+1 redundant)

System Management

Redfish v1.9

IPMI v2.0 Compliant, on board "KVM over IP" support

Orqestra (QCT System Manager) (Optional)

Rear I/O

(2) USB 3.0, (1)RS232 serial port, (1) VGA port, (1)Micro USB (COM port), (1) ID LED, (1)PFR LED, (1) MicroSD

Operating Environment

Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C

Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 70°C

Operating relative humidity: 20% to 85%RH

Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 95%RH


TPM 1.2/2.0 SPI module

Datasheet 1
Title Version Date Size
S5X-1U DS 1 3/8/20 454KB
Title Version Date Size
HS Product Catalog 1 3-8-20 6371KB

S5X 2.5'' | D53X-1U

  • 2 CPU Sockets for up to 80 cores using Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 Processor 40cores each    
  • 32 Memory slots for up to 8TB DIMM or Up to 12TB DIMM+PMEM (200 series)
  • 12 Front Storage drive bays /2.5" hot-plug U.2 NVME SATA/SAS
  • 5 PCIe 4.0 Expansion Slots for Network Interface Cards 
  • 3 accelerators (NVIDIA T4 GPU) 

  • $USD $3,690.00

    *RRP Pricing*

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