The Dell PowerEdge c1100 belongs to Dell’s hyperscale-inspired PowerEdge C server line, which delivers the most computer power in the least amount of space with minimal energy consumption. Servers within the PowerEdge C line are excellent for high performance computing, Web 2.0, data analytics, and cloud building.

Able to meet the demands of data center environments, the Dell PowerEdge c1100 boasts the maximum number of memory slots available in an Intel Xeon 5500/5600 series architecture, delivering up to 18 DDR3 DIMM sockets for a maximum of 192GB.

The PowerEdge c1100 gives you the choice between high-capacity 3.5” SATA, high-performance 2.5” SAS or enterprise-class single-level cell (SLC) solid-state drives (SSDs) to support your applications.

Dell PowerEdge C1100 Features:


2-socket, 4 or 6 cores per processor

Intel Xeon 5500/5600 processors with L2/L3 cache: 4MB/8MB/12MB


2GB/4GB/8GB DDR3 (1333 MT/s), 16GB DDR3 (1066 MT/s), 18 DIMM slots for up to 192GB SDDC, ECC 4GB/8GB/16GB low-volt DDR3 Samsung Green Memory available


Intel 5500

Operating System

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x64; Red Hat Enterprise Linux, MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 and HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1

Video Card

Integrated AST2050 with 8MB VGA memory


Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 650W power supplies or single high-efficiency 650W power


1U Rack mount

Rack Support

4-post (Dell rack), sliding rails

Dell PowerEdge C1100 Extended Description: In an attempt to grab a bigger slice of the server market, Dell introduces the all new PowerEdge c1100. The c1100 offers nothing you don’t need, and is the only Intel Xeon in the 5500/5600 lineup offers the maximum number of memory slots.

For starters, the PowerEdge 31100 is equipped with two Quad Core Intel Xenon L5520 2.26 GHz processors and a powerful 72 GB of DDR3 RAM, making it easy to multitask in any network environment.

Adding to this is the storage capacity of 250 GB hard drive, which allows you to install the operating system of your choice.

From the front, the Dell PowerEdge c1100 is similar in design to a pizza box, but can pack up to ten 2.5 inch drives or four 3.5 inch drives. For higher memory, you can opt for 18 DIMM sticks for a grand total of 144 GB RAM.

The PowerEdge c1100 can be had with either Intel’s Westmere or Nehalem processors, and is compatible with the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud and Joyent Solution.

With the PowerEdge c1100, Dell has capitalized on its expertise in providing high performance, hyperscale computing to homogenous cloud application environments.

This is by far one of the best value products for those looking to put together mini-clusters or install multiple clusters into limited space.

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Dell PowerEdge C1100 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.