i48M6

Delivering advanced compute and storage capabilities in a high-density 4U.

Extreme, modular density for high-intensity compute and storage workloads.

i48M6 is a multi-node modular server optimized for high-density data centers. Based on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable, it can deploy 2 to 8x dual-socket computing/storage nodes in a standard 4U rack, providing flexible scalability and meeting requirements for various applications. It is suitable for highly demanding scenarios like HPC, cloud computing, big data analysis, and mass storage.

Extreme Compute and Storage Density

8x compute nodes (NS5480M6) can be deployed in the 4U space, which is 4 times the deployment density of a standard 2U rackmount server. Storage nodes (NS5486M6) can also be deployed in 72 x 3.5-inch drives in the same space.


I/O Balance, Enhanced Performance

I/O is evenly distributed on two CPUs to maximize the application efficiency of the NUMA architecture and reduce response delay. Thus, the overall performance is improved by over 20%. 4U space supports up to 48 x I/O expansions to satisfy the data transmission in large-scale applications.


Modular Design for Flexible Expansion

Adopt full modular design and flexible expansion of different modules, such as chassis, node, front and rear I/O, management module, and integrated network. Unified architecture and flexible design ensure the smooth expansion of data centers from small to large scale, saving the initial infrastructure investment to the greatest extent.


Secure and Reliable Operation

Redundant power supplies and cooling fans are shared by the system. Inspur’s unique control technologies and advanced air-cooling solution enable the optimal working condition to save energy and allow stable operation at the system level. Unique drive drawer tray and advanced slide rail design greatly improve maintenance convenience and data security.

i48M6 Node and Chassis Specs

NS5480M6: High-Density Computing Node
Processor 2x Intel ® Xeon ® Scalable processors
Memory 16x DDR4 DIMM, up to 3200Mhz, Intel® Optane™ PMem
Storage Up to 4 x 2.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSD/NVMe SSDs (hot-plug), 2 x M.2 SSDs
PCIe Expansion Up to 4 x standard PCIe slots, 1 x OCP slot, 1 x RAID card slot
NS5484M6: Storage / Compute-Balanced Node
Processor 2x Intel ® Xeon ® Scalable processors
Memory 16x DDR4 DIMM, up to 3200Mhz, Intel® Optane™ PMem
Storage Up to 2 x 2.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSD/NVMe SSDs (hot-plug), 12 x 3.5/2.5-inch drives (hot-plug)
2 x M.2 SSDs
PCIe Expansion Up to 3 x standard PCIe slots, 1 x OCP slot, 1 x RAID card slot
NS5486M6: Mass Storage Node
Processor 2x Intel ® Xeon ® Scalable processors
Memory 16x DDR4 DIMM, up to 3200Mhz, Intel® Optane™ PMem
Storage Up to 2 x 2.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSD/NVMe SSDs (hot-plug), 36 x 3.5/2.5-inch drives (hot-plug)
2 x M.2 SSDs
PCIe Expansion Up to 3 x standard PCIe slots, 1 x OCP slot, 1 x RAID card slot
NS5486JD: Storage Expansion Module
Storage Built-in: 1 x PCIe SAS/RAID daughter card
Drive tray: 36 x 3.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSDs (hot-plug and 2.5-inch available)
Chassis
PSU 2+2 / 3+1 redundant power supplies
1300W/1600W/2000W Platinum
100V-240V AC, 240V HVDC
Fan 5 x fan modules, N+1 redundancy, backflow preventer design
PCIe Expansion 8 x PCIe slots (hot-plug) at the rear
Management / Network Rear: 2 x redundant CMC modules for centralized management of the entire chassis
Rear: aggregation switch module