* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (WxHxD, mm)
2U
448 x 87.5 x 800
Motherboard
MG51-G21
CPU
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processor, Intel® Xeon® Gold Processor, Intel® Xeon® Silver Processor and Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processor
NOTE: If only 1 CPU is installed, some PCIe or memory functions might be unavailable
Socket
2 x LGA 3647
Socket P
TDP up to 205W
Chipset
Intel® C621 Express Chipset
Memory
24 x DIMM slots
DDR4 memory supported only
6-channel memory architecture
RDIMM modules up to 64GB supported
LRDIMM modules up to 128GB supported
Supports Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory (DCPMM)
1.2V modules: 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz

Maximum verified DCPMM configuration:

* Ambient temperature 35°C
* 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor 205W (Max.)
* DCPMM 128GB x6 pcs

DCPMM installation locations:
DIMM_P1_( G1, H1, I1)
DIMM_P1_( J1, K1, L1)

NOTE:
1. 2933MHz for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors only
2. Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors only
3. The maximum number of DCPMM that can be installed is based on a maximum operating (ambient) temperature of 35°C
4. To enquire about installing a greater number of DCPMM, please consult with your GIGABYTE technical or sales representative
LAN
2 x 10Gb/s BASE-T LAN ports (Intel® X550-AT2)
1 x 10/100/1000 management LAN
Video
Integrated in Aspeed® AST2500
2D Video Graphic Adapter with PCIe bus interface
1920x1200@60Hz 32bpp, DDR4 SDRAM
Storage
8 x 2.5" hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
SAS card is required for SAS devices support
SATA
1 x 7-pin SATA III 6Gb/s with SATA DOM supported
By using pin_8 or external cable for power function
SAS
Supported via add-on SAS Card
RAID
Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Peripheral Drives
-
Expansion Slots
16 x PCIe x16 slots (Gen3 x16 bus) for GPUs
2 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) Half-length low-profile slots
OCP type add-on card as an option

- Maximum limitation of GPU card: 285mm (L) x 111.5mm (W) x 39.5mm (H)
- System is validated for population with a uniform GPU model
- Support is not provided for mixed GPU populations
Internal I/O
1 x 18-pin power connector
1 x 14-pin power connector
2 x 8-pin power connectors
2 x 4-pin power connectors
1 x USB 3.0 header
1 x TPM header
1 x VROC connector
1 x HDD back plane board header
1 x 12-pin front panel header
1 x 23-pin front panel header
1 x JTAG header
2 x SATA SGPIO headers
1 x Front VGA header
1 x Serial header
1 x IPMB connector
1 x P12V standby connector
1 x PMBus selection jumper
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x LT debug jumper
Front I/O
1 x Power button with LED
1 x ID button with LED
2 x LAN activity LEDs
1 x HDD activity LED
1 x System status LED
1 x Reset button
Rear I/O
2 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA
2 x RJ45
1 x MLAN
1 x Power button with LED
1 x ID button with LED
1 x Reset button
1 x NMI button
1 x System status LED
Backplane I/O
8 x SAS/SATA ports
Bandwidth: SATAIII 6Gb/s or SAS 12Gb/s per port
SAS card is required for SAS devices support
TPM
1 x TPM header with SPI interface
Optional TPM2.0 kit: CTM010
Power Supply
2 x 2200W redundant PSUs
80 PLUS Platinum

AC Input:
- 100-127V~/ 14A, 47-63Hz
- 200-240V~/ 12.6A, 47-63Hz

DC Output:
- Max 1200W/ 100-127V~
+12.12V/ 95.6A
+12Vsb/ 3.5A
- Max 2200W/ 200-240V
+12.12V/ 178.1A
+12Vsb/ 3.5A

NOTE: The system power supply requires C19 type power cord
System Management
Aspeed® AST2500 management controller
Avocent® MergePoint IPMI 2.0 web interface:
  • Network settings
  • Network security settings
  • Hardware information
  • Users control
  • Services settings
  • IPMI settings
  • Sessions control
  • LDAP settings
  • Power control
  • Fan profiles
  • Voltages, fans and temperatures monitoring
  • System event log
  • Events management (platform events, trap settings, email settings)
  • Serial Over LAN
  • vKVM & vMedia (HTML5)
OS Compatibility
For Skylake processors:

Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (x64) or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (x64) or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 (x64) or later

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.4 (x64) or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.2 (x64) or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (x64) or later

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (x64) or later
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (x64) or later
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (x64) or later

VMware ESXi 6.0 Update3 or later
VMware ESXi 6.5 or later
VMware ESXi 6.7 or later
VMware ESXi 7.0 or later

Citrix Xenserver 7.1.0 CU2 or later
Citrix Xenserver 7.4.0 or later
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.0

For Cascade Lake processors:

Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 (x64) or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 (x64) or later

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.3 (x64) or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (x64) or later

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (x64) or later
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (x64) or later

VMware ESXi 6.0 Update3 or later
VMware ESXi 6.5 Update2 or later
VMware ESXi 6.7 Update1 or later
VMware ESXi 7.0 or later

Citrix Xenserver 7.1.0 CU2 or later
Citrix Xenserver 7.5.0 or later
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.0
Weight
Net Weight: 30 kg
Gross Weight: 36 kg
System Fans
8 x 80x80x38mm (16300rpm)
Operating Properties
Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C
Operating humidity: 8%-80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C
Non-operating humidity: 20%-95% (non-condensing)

NOTE: Please contact Technical Support for more information about optimized GPU system operating temperature
Packaging Content
1 x G291-2G0
2 x CPU heatsinks
1 x Rail kit
2 x Non-Fabric CPU carrier
Part Numbers
- Barebone with rail kit: 6NG2912G0MR-00
- Motherboard: 9MG51G21NR-00
- Tool-less rail kit: 25HB2-A86102-K0R
- Power supply: 25EP0-222001-D0S
- 2 x NVMe cable kits: 6N0ASP035PR-W6 (optional)
- 2 x 7mm internal SSD cable kit: 6NG291281SR-00-100 (optional)
- C19 type power cord 125V/15A (US): 25CP1-018000-Q0R (optional)
- C19 type power cord 250V/16A (EU): 25CP3-01830H-Q0R (optional)
- C19 type power cord 250V/15A (US): 25CP1-018300-Q0R (optional)
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

SUPPORT

  • Choose your OS
  • Choose your OS
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016 64bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit
  • Linux
LAN
LAN
Version
Size
Date
SATA RAID/AHCI
SATA RAID/AHCI
Version
Size
Date
Intel® SATA Preinstall driver
(For AHCI / RAID Mode)
Note: Windows setup to read from USB devices
Version : 6.0.0.1357
6.54 MB
2019/04/19
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit,Windows Server 2016 64bit,Windows Server 2019
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
Version : 6.0.0.1357
265.09 MB
2019/04/21
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit,Windows Server 2016 64bit,Windows Server 2019
BIOS
Description
Version
Size
Date
1. Updated RC 0610.D02 (2020.2 IPU PV)
2. Updated microcode: SKX-H0: MB750654_02006A08, CLX-B0: MBF50656_04003003, CLX-B1: MBF50657_05003003
Version : R14
19.48 MB
2021/01/25
Warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

What is a BETA?
BETA describes a new version that is reliable yet may not include all the features of the final product. During this phase we are previewing new features and gathering customer input to insure our product provides the best experience possible.

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  • Choose your OS
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016 R2 64bit
  • Windows Server 2016 64bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit
  • Windows Server 2012 64bit
  • Windows 10 64bit
  • VMware
  • Ubuntu
  • Linux CentOS
  • Linux
Utility
Description
Version
Size
Date
GSM CLI
Version : 2.1.50
110.55 MB
2021/03/06
OS: Windows Server 2012 64bit,Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit,Linux CentOS,Windows 10 64bit,Ubuntu,Windows Server 2016 R2 64bit,Windows Server 2019
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