Inspur Open19 Open Hardware Platforms

Data center operators looking to adopt open designs now have a new option from Inspur:

 the Open19 open server standard, the latest addition to the open hardware community, is aimed at providing a simplified open design standard for the construction of storage, network and server, which is applicable to data centers of any scale.

Inspur & Open19

As a member of the Open19 initiative, Inspur leverages its experience in all current open hardware standards to bring innovative open designs to the community. Inspur’s Open19 platforms offer further open hardware options to the traditional 19-inch data center form factor, serving a broader range of users and operators and helping them accelerate adoption of open designs with minimal disruption to their existing infrastructure.

Features and Benefits

  • Increases server and storage of the “mainstream 19-inch data center rack” and the density of equipment related to network
  • Reduces cost of rack equipment
  • Optimizes rack integration and deployment
  • Optimizes power utilization
  • Provides low cost open infrastructure solution for data centers in different environments

Open19 Hardware Standard

  • Standard 19-inch 4-zone rack
  • “Brick” cage
  • Support Brick (B), Double Brick (DB), Double High Brick (DHB)
  • Power rack: 12V distribution, OTS power modules
  • Optional Battery Backup Unit (BBU)
  • Optional switch for installation (ToR)
  • Detachable power cable / PCB: 200-250 watts per brick
  • Detachable data cable: up to 100G per brick
  • Provides power and bandwidth based on linear growth scale


    1U Half Brick: Compute OB5162M5  1U Full Brick: Storage OB5161M5  
  CPU Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processor TDP 165W Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processor TDP 165W  


Memory 16* DDR4 DIMM 16* DDR4 DIMM  
  Storage Support 4* 2.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe SSD
1* M.2
12* 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD
2* SATA M.2
  HDD Controller Onboard 6Gb PCH SATA controller    
  NIC 1* OCP NIC (support 10/25/50 GbE) Onboard 2*1GbE  
  PCI Expansion 1x FHHL x16 Gen3 PCI-E
1x NIC Mezz (OCP spec) Gen3 PCI-E
1* PCIE X8 for the Mezzanine NIC
1* PCIE X8 for the Mezzanine SAS/Raid card
  Power Support per Brick 12V DC 400W Node supports hot swap 12V DC 800W Node supports hot swap  
  Management IPMI 2.0 compliant with AST 2500 IPMI 2.0 compliant with AST 2400  
  Indicator Light Front: power button with LED, UID    
  TPM Support TPM 2.0    
  System Working Environmental Temperature 10 °C — 35 °C    

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