Technical specifications and compliance for Azure Stack Edge Pro with GPU

The hardware components of your Azure Stack Edge Pro with an onboard Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) adhere to the technical specifications and regulatory standards outlined in this article. The technical specifications describe hardware, power supply units (PSUs), storage capacity, enclosures, and environmental standards.

Compute and memory specifications

The Azure Stack Edge Pro device has the following specifications for compute and memory:

Specification Value
CPU type Dual Intel Xeon Silver 4214 (Cascade Lake) CPU
CPU: raw 24 total cores, 48 total vCPUs
CPU: usable 40 vCPUs
Memory type Dell Compatible 16 GB PC4-23400 DDR4-2933Mhz 2Rx8 1.2v ECC Registered RDIMM
Memory: raw 128 GB RAM (8 x 16 GB)
Memory: usable 96 GB RAM

Compute acceleration specifications

A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is included on every Azure Stack Edge Pro device that enables Kubernetes, deep learning, and machine learning scenarios.

Specification Value
GPU One or two nVidia T4 GPUs
For more information, see NVIDIA T4.

Power supply unit specifications

The Azure Stack Edge Pro device has two 100-240 V power supply units (PSUs) with high-performance fans. The two PSUs provide a redundant power configuration. If a PSU fails, the device continues to operate normally on the other PSU until the failed module is replaced. The following table lists the technical specifications of the PSUs.

Specification 750 W PSU
Maximum output power 750 W
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Voltage range selection Auto ranging: 100-240 V AC
Hot pluggable Yes

Network interface specifications

Your Azure Stack Edge Pro device has six network interfaces, PORT1- PORT6.

Specification Description
Network interfaces 2 X 1 GbE interfaces – 1 management interface Port 1 is used for initial setup and is static by default. After the initial setup is complete, you can use the interface for data with any IP address. However, on reset, the interface reverts back to static IP.
The other interface Port 2 is user configurable, can be used for data transfer, and is DHCP by default.
4 X 25-GbE interfaces – These data interfaces, Port 3 through Port 6, can be configured by user as DHCP (default) or static. They can also operate as 10-GbE interfaces.

Your Azure Stack Edge Pro device has the following network hardware:

  • Custom Microsoft Qlogic Cavium 25G NDC adapter - Port 1 through port 4.
  • Mellanox dual port 25G ConnectX-4 channel network adapter - Port 5 and port 6.

Here are the details for the Mellanox card:

Parameter Description
Model ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card
Model Description 25 GbE dual-port SFP28; PCIe3.0 x8; ROHS R6
Device Part Number (R640) MCX4121A-ACAT
PSID (R640) MT_2420110034

For a full list of supported cables, switches, and transceivers for these network cards, go to:

Storage specifications

The Azure Stack Edge Pro devices have five 2.5" NVMe DC P4610 SSDs, each with a capacity of 1.6 TB. The boot drive is a 240 GB SATA SSD. The total usable capacity for the device is roughly 4.19 TB. The following table lists the storage capacity of the device.

Specification Value
Number of NVMe SSDs 5
Single NVMe SSD capacity 1.6 TB
Boot SATA solid-state drives (SSD) 1
Boot SSD capacity 240 GB
Total capacity 8.0 TB
Total usable capacity ~ 4.19 TB
RAID configuration Storage Spaces Direct with a combination of mirroring and parity
SAS controller HBA330 12 Gbps

Enclosure dimensions and weight specifications

The following tables list the various enclosure specifications for dimensions and weight.

Enclosure dimensions

The following table lists the dimensions of the 1U device enclosure in millimeters and inches.

Enclosure Millimeters Inches
Height 44.45 1.75"
Width 434.1 17.09"
Length 740.4 29.15"

The following table lists the dimensions of the shipping package in millimeters and inches.

Package Millimeters Inches
Height 311.2 12.25"
Width 642.8 25.31"
Length 1,051.1 41.38"

Enclosure weight

The device package weighs 66 lbs. and requires two persons to handle it. The weight of the device depends on the configuration of the enclosure.

Enclosure Weight
Total weight including the packaging 61 lbs.
Weight of the device 35 lbs.

Enclosure environment specifications

This section lists the specifications related to the enclosure environment such as temperature, humidity, and altitude.

Temperature and humidity

Enclosure Ambient temperature range Ambient relative humidity Maximum dew point
Operational 10°C - 35°C (50°F - 86°F) 10% - 80% non-condensing. 29°C (84°F)
Non-operational -40°C to 65°C (-40°F - 149°F) 5% - 95% non-condensing. 33°C (91°F)

Airflow, altitude, shock, vibration, orientation, safety, and EMC

Enclosure Operational specifications
Airflow System airflow is front to rear. System must be operated with a low-pressure, rear-exhaust installation.
Ingress protection (IP) This type of rack-mounted equipment for indoor use typically isn't tested for ingress protection (protection against solids and liquids for an electrical enclosure). Manufacturer's safety assessment shows IPXO (no ingress protection).
Maximum altitude, operational 3048 meters (10,000 feet) with maximum operating temperature de-rated determined by Operating temperature de-rating specifications.
Maximum altitude, non-operational 12,000 meters (39,370 feet)
Shock, operational 6 G for 11 milliseconds in 6 orientations
Shock, non-operational 71 G for 2 milliseconds in 6 orientations
Vibration, operational 0.26 GRMS 5 Hz to 350 Hz random
Vibration, non-operational 1.88 GRMS 10 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 minutes (all six sides tested.)
Orientation and mounting Standard 19" rack mount (1U)
Safety and approvals EN 60950-1:2006 +A1:2010 +A2:2013 +A11:2009 +A12:2011/IEC 60950-1:2005 ed2 +A1:2009 +A2:2013 EN 62311:2008
EN 55032:2012/CISPR 32:2012
EN 55032:2015/CISPR 32:2015
EN 55024:2010 +A1:2015/CISPR 24:2010 +A1:2015
EN 61000-3-2:2014/IEC 61000-3-2:2014 (Class D)
EN 61000-3-3:2013/IEC 61000-3-3:2013
Energy Commission Regulation (EU) No. 617/2013
RoHS EN 50581:2012

Operating temperature de-rating specifications

Operating temperature de-rating Ambient temperature range
Up to 35°C (95°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
35°C to 40°C (95°F to 104°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/175 m (1°F/319 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
40°C to 45°C (104°F to 113°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/125 m (1°F/228 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).

Next steps

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