Gemini

Gemini

Features & Benefits

The Gemini series server board offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, optimized for efficient performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

Gemini

Product Overview

Gemini series motherboard offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, optimized for efficient performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

By implementing 45nm/32nm Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 platform architecture with AIC-patented MAX I/O™ technology, Gemini series motherboard delivers unmatched performance and capability to maximize all available I/O bandwidth, pushing the boundaries of Gen 2 PCI Express.

Featured with groundbreaking technologies like Intel® QuickPath architecture, SMT and Turbo mode, Intel® QuickPath Interconnect and DDR3 memory technology, Gemini series motherboard enables next generation server solutions with significant performance.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Supports 2 Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series for significantly
    increased server performance and improved power efficiency
  • Embedded components for 5+ year long life
  • Max I/O™ technology to support optimal number of PCI devices
    utilizing 68 lanes of PCIe Gen2 and 4 lanes of PCIe Gen1
  • Onboard Baseboard Management Controller for system management and IPMI control
  • 6 server class GbE ports
  • Rackmount Technology Extension (RTX) form factor utilizes
    full internal chassis volume for optimum I/O configurations

 

Specifications

System
Dimensions mm : 431.8 x 241.3
inches : 17 x 9.5
Processor Support Two Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series
System Bus 800/1066/1333 MHz
Socket Type FCLGA1366 (Socket B)
System Chipset • Dual Intel® 5520 Chipset
• Intel® 82801JR I/O Controller (ICH10R)
System Memory • 12 x DIMM slots support up to 192 GB of DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
Registered ECC memory (recommended) / Unbuffered ECC SDRAM
• Tri-channel, 2 DIMMs per channel
Expansion A) 1 x PCIe Gen2 X8 slot
• 1 x PCIe X8 (2U)
B) 1 x PCIe Gen2 X16 Gold-Finger + 6 x AIRMAX® Connectors provide 64 total lanes of PCIe available (60 lanes PCIe Gen2 + 4 lanes PCIe Gen1) (can be converted into various combination of slots to support full-length, full-height expansion cards)
Riser card options:
• 1 x PCIe X16 (X8 lane) (ext.) + 4 x PCIe X8 (ext.)
+ 2 x PCIe X8 (int.) + 1 x PCIe X8 (X4 lane) (int.) (2U)
• 2 x PCIe X16 (ext.) + 3 x PCIe X8 (ext.) +
2 x PCIe X8 (X4 lanes) (Horizontal Riser, 3U)
• 2 x PCIe X16 + 3 x PCIe X8 + 2 x PCIe X8
(X4 lanes) or 2 x PCIe X16 (X8 lanes) + 5 x
PCIe X8+ 2 x PCIe X8 (X4 lanes) (Vertical Riser, 3U)
System BIOS
BIOS Type • AMI BIOS
• SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) FLASH Interface
BIOS Features • ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0
• PXE 2.0
• WOL
• AC loss recovery
• IPMI KCS interface
• SMBIOS 2.0
• Serial console redirection
On-board Devices
SATA Built-in Intel® ICH10R SATA2 controller with RAID support
BMC Aspeed AST2050 Mainstream PCI Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
- IPMI 2.0 spec
- iKVM, Media redirection, SMASH support
- KCS (Keyboard Controller Style), IOL (IPMI Over LAN), SOL (Serial Over LAN) interface
- Temp, voltage and fan speed monitoring
- Smart fan speed control
- System identity, fan fail alarm, system status alarm LED
- Remote power ON/OFF/RESET
- RMCP+, SNMP, DHCP in IOL support
- AES-128 encryption in RMCP+
Network Controller • 2 Intel® 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, dual port, PCIe v1.0a
• Intel® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controller, single port, PCIe v1.1 (shared with BMC)
• Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY, single port, 1 Gbps
Graphics Aspeed AST2050 Mainstream PCI Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• 2D Video Graphic Adapter w/ PCI bus interface
• 8 MB of system memory
• 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Super I/O Winbond W83627DHG
Input/Output
Serial ATA 6 x SATA2 ports
LAN 6 x External RJ-45 ports
USB • 2 x External USB ports
• 4 x Internal USB pin-headers
VGA • 1 x External VGA port
• 1 x Internal VGA pin-header
Serial Port • 1 x External DB-9 serial port
• 1 x Internal DB-9 serial pin-header
Others • 1 x Keyboard + 1 x Mouse via pin-header
• On-board debug display, GPIO port

* All specifications are subject to change without notice.

DatasheetGemini MB Datasheet
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Reference GuideGemini and Castor Compatibility List
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