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HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System
A Gen10 enterprise deep learning platform with industry-leading accelerators, delivering exceptional performance for faster intelligence

HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System

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Do you need increased computing performance for high performance computing (HPC) and deep learning?

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System is an ideal HPC and deep learning platform providing unprecedented performance with industry-leading1 GPUs, fast GPU interconnect, high bandwidth fabric, and a configurable GPU topology to match your workloads. The ability of computers to autonomously learn, predict, and adapt using massive data sets is driving innovation and competitive advantage across many industries and applications are driving these requirements. The system with rock-solid reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features includes up to eight GPUs per server, NVLink for fast GPU-to-GPU communication, Intel Xeon Scalable processors support, choice of high-speed / low latency fabric, and is workload enhanced using flexible configuration capabilities. While aimed at deep learning workloads, the system is suitable for complex simulation and modeling workloads.

Eight GPU per server for faster and more economical deep learning system training compared to more servers with fewer GPU each. Keep your researchers productive as they iterate on a model more rapidly for a better solution, in less time. Now available with NVLink to connect GPUs at up to 300 GB/s for the world’s most powerful computing servers. HPC and AI models that would consume days or weeks can now be trained in a few hours or minutes.

  • HPE XL270d Gen10 8 PCie GPU Module v.2 adds extended support for accelerators with rear I/O such as the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU for advanced rendering and deep learning training
  • New second generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors in 2020
  • Adding support for up to eight HPE NVIDIA Quadro RTX6000, RTX8000 and up to 12 HPE NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU Modules
  • Extensive support for a wide variety of Fiber Channel Adapters +
  • Four topologies to choose from in NVLink from 4 to 8 GPU
  • Up to 205W processors for higher frequency options or larger core count
  • Support for NVLink with the latest NVIDIA GPU
  • Choose PCIe GPU topologies of 4:1 or 8:1 topology in BIOS (PCIe GPU Module only)
  • Up to 4 high speed fabric adapters
  • Traditional rack mount server design fits in standard racks
  • Broad storage options, with up to 16 front-accessible storage devices-SAS or SATA solid-state drives (SSDs)-with up to 4 NVMe drives
  • New NVIDIA Graphics card options
  • Tested with the NVIDIA GPU Cloud containers, which were successfully installed on the server
  • Support for HPE FlexibleLOM and HPE Modular Smart Arrays


Accelerated Performance for GPU Intensive Workloads

HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System supports up to eight GPUs delivering up to 125 Tflops single precision compute performance.

A powerful server host having high speed / low latency network, NVMe drives, and high speed 2933 MT/s HPE DDR4 SmartMemory.

Includes a leading accelerator technology with NVLink that enables dedicated GPU-to-GPU communication for enhanced performance on deep learning and other HPC workloads.

Designed for reliability with today's most demanding accelerators. Dependable performance, with power and cooling designed around 350W accelerators and consistent signal integrity for reliable operations.

Flexibility for HPC and Deep Learning Environments

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System offers a choice of NVLink for increased bandwidth and a PCIe option for traditional GPU support.

Multiple accelerator topologies supported - Hybrid Cube Mesh for NVLink, 4:1 or 8:1 GPU:CPU flexibility in PCIe.

Extensive storage options, with up to 16 front-accessible storage devices, SAS/SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) with up to four NVMe drives.

Comprehensive choice of enterprise options, Ubuntu and Enterprise Linux operating system choices from Red Hat, SUSE, CentOS, and HPE Pointnext support flexibility.

Resilient, Advance Security, and Simple for Lower TCO

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System delivers resilient power with 2+2 power redundancy.

Efficient system management and security built-in. HPE iLO 5 enables saving time and cost, while providing enterprise-grade security for an industry-standard server using HPE iLO 5.

Easy to service and upgrade with its easy access modular design and rear cabled fabrics.

All-in-one design with integrated power supplies simplifies deployment in a standard 1075 mm deep rack.


HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System Specifications
Processor family Intel Xeon Scalable 8100 series and Intel Xeon Scalable 6100 series
Expansion slots 4 x16 PCIe Gen3 slots from GPU Module for high speed fabrics, and 1 x16 PCIe Gen3 FHHL slot on Motherboard
Memory 24 DIMM slots, HPE DDR4 SmartMemory
Power Up to four 2200W Platinum power supplies, two included in standard configuration
Management features Included: HPE iLO Standard (embedded) Optional: HPE iLO Advanced, HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition
Network Embedded Ethernet adapter with 4-ports and/or optional HPE FlexibleLOM and PCIe adapters for high speed networking. Additionally, 4 x16 PCIe Gen3 on GPU module for high speed fabrics such as InfiniBand and Intel® Omni-Path Architecture
Storage 1 HPE Smart Array S100i or 1 HPE Smart Array P408i-a or 1 HPE Smart Array P816i-a Note: Embedded SATA SSD or M.2 for boot and NVME for high speed cache enabled for early shipments. Smart Array SAS and SAS SSD will be enabled in a future release.
Form factor Standard rack mount 4U, can fit into standard 1075 mm rack
System fan features 5 dual fan modules per server
Warranty 3/3/3 - Server Warranty includes three years of parts, three years of labor, three years of onsite support coverage. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at: Additional HPE support and service coverage for your product can be purchased locally. For information on availability of service upgrades and the cost for these service upgrades, refer to the HPE website at

Hardware Specs:

HPE DL38X Gen10 Premium 6 SFF SAS/SATA + 2 NVMe drive cages shown- Front View -with two

  1. Drive Bay (2 optional 6SFF+2NVMe cages shown)
  2. Power On/Standby button and system power LED button
  3. Health LED
  4. NIC status
  5. UID button Drive
  6. Serial label pull tag
  7. 4 HPE 2200W Platinum Hot Plug Power Supply (2 standard)

HPE XL270d Gen10 8 SXM2 GPU Module- Rear View

  1. Four Full Height Half Length PCIe Gen3 (shown with optional adapters)
  2. Pass through power cords
  3. Full Height Half Length PCIe Gen3
  4. System board module latches
  5. Dedicated iLO management port
  6. Embedded 4 x 1GbE Network Adapter
  7. VGA connector
  8. USB connectors 3.0 (2)
  9. GPU Module latches
  10. Optional FlexibleLOM ports (Shown: 4 x 1GbE)

HPE XL270d Gen10 8 PCie GPU Module v.2- Rear View

  1. Pass through power cords
  2. Four Low Profile PCIe Gen3 (shown with optional adapters)
  3. GPU Module latches
  4. Full Height Half Length PCIe Gen3
  5. System board module latches
  6. Dedicated iLO management port
  7. Embedded 4 x 1GbE Network Adapter
  8. VGA connector
  9. USB connectors 3.0 (2)
  10. Optional FlexibleLOM ports (Shown: 4 x 1GbE)

Notes: The HPE XL270d Gen10 8 PCie GPU Module v.2 adds extended support for accelerators with rear I/O such as the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU for advanced rendering and deep learning training.

System Board Module view - with optional 2nd CPU, FlexLOM, Smart Array shown

  1. Midplane connections
  2. NVME drive ports
  3. Full Height Half Length PCIe Gen3 x16 (shown with Optional NVME card)
  4. System Battery
  5. Optional type-a modular Smart Array controller 1
  6. m.2 riser connector
  7. Optional FlexibleLOM adapter
  8. Internal USB 3.0
  9. X4 SATA ports (1, 2 and 3)
  10. Platform Controller Hub
  11. Processors
  12. DDR4 DIMM slots. Shown fully populated in 24 slots (12 per processor)
  13. Storage connector


Front View
Angle View
Front View
Rear View
Rack View
Rack View

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