Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis At-a-Glance

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The Cisco UCS® X-Series Modular System begins with the Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis engineered to be adaptable and future ready. It is a standard, open system, designed to deploy and automate faster in concert with your hybrid-cloud environment.

With a midplane-free design, the X9508 chassis achieves I/O connectivity using frontloading, vertically oriented compute and accelerator nodes that intersect with horizontally oriented I/O connectivity modules in the rear of the chassis. A unified Ethernet fabric is supplied with UCS® 9108 Intelligent Fabric Modules.

UCS X9416 X-Fabric Module, part of the UCS X-Fabric Technology, supply PCIe Gen 4 industry-standard protocols for GPU accelerators. Interconnections can be easily updated with new modules supporting faster Ethernet, PCIe Gen 5, and CXL.

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Eight flexible front-facing slots can house a combination of compute nodes and resource nodes such as GPUs. There are three compute nodes: Cisco UCS X210c M7 and Cisco UCS X410c M7 compute nodes based on 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, and the Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node based on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. One resource node – the Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Node – can accommodate up to four GPUs and is always paired with a compute node.

The Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System was designed to be managed with Cisco Intersight. Intersight is a cloud-operations, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that uses analytics to deliver proactive monitoring, automation, and optimization of workloads across hybrid-cloud environments. Cisco Intersight Managed Mode (IMM) delivers policy-based configurations and accelerates the deployment of both physical and virtual workloads.

Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Custom Quick Start Solutions help you implement your Cisco UCS X-Series technology successfully, faster, and with less risk. CX experts assist with design development, validation of your deployment prerequisites, and configuration of your workloads. We also work with you to establish a system health baseline. Then, our experts train your team to use the new solution. With expertise, best practices, and insights developed from more than 35 years of leading large-scale technology implementations, you can trust us to help you get your Cisco UCS solution up and running the right way, the first time.


Computing for the next decade

      Simplify with cloud-operated infrastructure

      Simplify with an adaptable system designed for modern applications

      Simplify with a system engineered for the future

What it does

What the Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis provides:

      7-Rack-Unit (7RU) chassis

      8x front-facing flexible slots, which can contain a mix-and-match combination of:

    Up to eight Cisco UCS X210c Compute Nodes

    Up to four Cisco UCS X410c Compute Nodes

    Up to four Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Nodes with UCS X-Fabric Technology with a PCIe Gen 4 fabric

      2x Cisco UCS 9108 Intelligent Fabric Modules (IFMs)

    Combines Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and management traffic

    Both 25Gbps and 100Gbps versions are available

      Optional Cisco UCS X9416 X-Fabric Modules for use with the Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Nodes

      6x 2800W PSUs

      54V power distribution

      4x 100mm dual rotor fans

For more information

For more information about the Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis, refer to the data sheet, spec sheet, and the solution overview.

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