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Huawei Tecal CH242 Compute Node

With excellent computing capabilities and a ultra large memory capacity, the CH242 uses Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 series processors, provides 32 DDR3 DIMM slots, and supports eight hard disks and RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. It is suitable for high-end enterprise applications such as ERP and CRM.

Product Features

Excellent computing capabilities and ultra large memory

  • Supports up to four Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 series processors, with up to ten cores each, a L3 cache capacity of 30 MB, 6.4 GT/s QPI, hyper-threading, and Turbo acceleration technology.
  • Provides 32 DIMM slots, supporting a DDR3 memory capacity of up to 1 TB.
  • Supports up to 8 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDDs, or SSDs (twice as many disks as competitors' servers).
  • Provides one standard full-height, half-length PCIe x8 slot.

High efficiency and energy-saving

  • Adopts the dynamic energy-saving solution to greatly reduce power consumption in low-load operating.
  • Applies the carrier-class design, manufacturing process, and component selection to ensure high quality.

Easy management with the intelligent platform

  • Reduces O&M costs by using remote deployment and fault locating methods including SOL, KVM over IP, virtual CD-ROM drive, and WebUIs in compliance with IPMI 2.0.
  • Support the black box function to facilitate fault location, quickly recovering services.


Product Specification


CH242 Compute Node

Form factor

Full-width 4-socket compute node

Number of processors

2 or 4

Processor model

Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 series 6-core, 8-core and 10-core processors

Number of DIMMs

32 DDR3 DIMMs, up to 1 TB

Number of hard disks

8 x 2.5" SAS/SATA HDDs, or SSDs

RAID support

RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60 with a 1 GB RAID cache

PCIe expansion

4 PCIe x8 mezz modules
1 standard PCIe x8 full-height half-length card

Operating systems supported

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise/Standard Edition 32/64bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Citrix XenServer
VMware ESX

Operating temperature

5°C to 40°C


Height: 60.46 mm (2.38 in.)
Width: 423 mm (16.65 in.)
Depth: 525 mm (20.67 in.)

For more details, please refer to HUAWEI Tecal E9000 Blade Server Brochure_CH242 (PDF).