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Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525
Ideal for High Performance Dense-Computing environments

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The new Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads and applications like:

  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Research
  • Web Tech

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads and applications.

Deliver breakthrough performance, innovations and density for traditional and emerging workloads

The Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) workload and applications. High-level features:

  • Up to 512 processing cores in a 2U/4N dense server - The most available processing cores of any 2U Dell EMC PowerEdge server
  • Up to 3200MT/s memory speed to reduce latency and deliver faster response
  • Faster data transfer speeds with PCIe Gen 4
  • Optimized core count and memory for large datasets
  • Low latency and flexible high speed fabric for highly performant clusters
  • Cost optimized design with rich single-socket configurations

Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with an automated infrastructure

The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio delivers an efficient and comprehensive solution for PowerEdge servers through tailored, automated, and repeatable processes.

  • Automate server life cycle management with scripting via the iDRAC Restful API with Redfish conformance.
  • Simplify and centralize one to many management with the OpenManage Enterprise console.
  • Utilize the OpenManage Mobile app to easily manage servers using a phone or tablet.
  • Resolve issues with up to 72% less IT effort using automated proactive and predictive technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.

Fortify your data center with integrated security

Every PowerEdge server is designed with a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security deeply into every phase in the lifecycle, from design to retirement.

  • Enhance security with platform enablement of AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).
  • Operate your workloads on a secure platform anchored by cryptographically trusted booting and silicon root of trust.
  • Maintain server firmware safety with digitally signed firmware packages.
  • Detect and remediate unauthorized or malicious change with drift detection and system lockdown.
  • Securely and quickly wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase.


Create HPC infrastructure with validated configurations

The C6525 is built to be an HPC powerhouse with 2x AMD EPYC CPUs, 2TB of 3200 MT/s memory, and the option for liquid cooling. The C6525 has Ready Solutions for digital manufacturing, life sciences, and research. Also, the C6525 is the engine behind Dell's Minerva cluster and other super computing platforms.

Deliver breakthrough performance, innovation and density

The Dell PowerEdge C6525 is a compute-dense server designed to boost data center performance to tackle a variety of high-performance computing (HPC) workload and applications like digital manufacturing, research and web tech.

  • Up to 512 processing cores in a 2U dense server
  • Optimized IO performance with 3200MT/s memory speed, PCIe Gen4, and accelerator enabled
  • Low latency and flexible high speed fabric for high performance clusters

Systems Management and Security Solutions

OpenManage systems management

The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.

Built-in security

PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.

Technical Specifications:

Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 Specifications
Processors One or two 2nd or 3rd Generation AMD EPYC Processors per node configurations with up to 64 cores per processor and up to 280W (TDP)
  • Up to 16 x DDR4
  • RDIMM 2TB Max
  • LRDIMM 2TB Max
  • Bandwidth up to 3200 MT/S
Availability Hot plug redundant Hard drives, Fans, PSUs
Storage controllers
  • HW RAID: PERC 10.4 port for H745, H345, HBA345 Chipset
  • SW RAID (S150): Yes
Drive bays
  • 2.5” Direct Backplane configuration with up to 6 SAS/SATA drives per node, up to 24 per chassis
  • 2.5” NVMe Backplane configuration with up to 2 NVMe drives and 4 SAS/SATA drives per node.
  • Up to 24 drives total per chassis
  • 3.5” Direct Backplane configuration with up to 3 SAS/SATA drives per node, up to 12 per chassis
  • Internal: uSD card | M.2 SATA BOSS 1.0
Power supplies
  • Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W and 2400W AC Power Supply
  • Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W AC/DC Mixmode Power Supply
Cooling options Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)
Fans Hot plug Fans
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
  • Width: 448.0mm (17.6”)
  • Depth: 790.0mm (31.1”)
  • Weight:
    • 45.53kg (100.3lbs) 3.5” direct backplane chassis
    • 41.5kg (91.4lbs) 2.5” direct/NVMe backplane chassis
    • 35.15kg (77.4lbs) no backplane chassis
Form Factor 12U/4N Rack Server
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
  • iDRAC Direct
OpenManage software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager
  • OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections OpenManage Integrations:
  • BMC Truesight
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Redhat Andible Modules
  • VMware vCenter

OpenManage Connections:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • BM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager I
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Integrated Security
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Erase
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • System Lockdown
  • TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
Embedded NIC Single port 1GbE LOM
Networking Options (NDC) 1x OCP 3.0
GPU options 1x Single-Wide GPU
Rear Ports
  • 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
  • 1 x Mini-DisplayPort
  • 1 x iDRAC or NIC port
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 2x PCIe x16 Gen4 Risers
  • 1x OCP 3.0 x16 Gen4
  • 1x PCIe x8 Gen3 M.2 Riser
Supported Operating Systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • CentOS based on RHEL 8.0 Kernel
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi/vSAN
OEM-enabled version available From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

Support & Services:

Dell Technologies offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.

Proactive Management and Monitoring (no charge)


Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. Dell employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. Dell gives you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.

Support Services


Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.

Deployment Services


ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.

Training & Certification

Training & Certification

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.


Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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