Intel S5500BC Server Board Drivers

Date Added: Jun 2009 / Publisher: Intel


The Intel® Server Board S5500BC has flexible scalability and expandability in I/O, memory, LAN and storage which is designed for deploying web, email or print servers, business applications, or processor-intensive high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Ideal for remote or branch offices seeking enterprise class manageability, the Intel® Server Board S5500BC supports up to two Intel® Xeon® processors (5500 series), and can be used in rack or pedestal configurations providing world-class quality and reliability with faster implementation.

Features and benefits

Up to two Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series: Increase server performance with no increase in power consumption
Fast, scalable memory: Up to 8 DIMMS of registered or un-buffered DDR3 ensure ample capacity and energy-efficient performance for any application
High-performance I/O architecture: Expansion options include up to five slots, including two high-speed PCI Express* 2.0 x8 slots
Flexible storage configurations: Hard drive options ranging from two fixed SATA devices to six fixed or hot-swap SATA or SAS drives provide flexible, scalable storage
Supports server power capping via Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager: Reduce power and cooling costs while increasing rack density with policy-based power and thermal management

Product specifications

Form factor: SSI CEB-leveraged (12” x 10.5”)
Processor support: Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series
Chipset: Intel® 5500 chipset with Intel® I/O Controller Hub ICH10R
Thermal solutions: Intel® Thermal Solution STS100 series
Intel® QuickPath Technology: 4.8 GT/s, 5.8 GT/s, and 6.4 GT/s
Memory: 8 DDR3 DIMM sockets (registered or un-buffered) * 4 channel native (800/1066/1333 MHz)
Memory RAS features: Channel mirroring, demand scrubbing, patrol scrubbing and channel independent mode
Expansion slots: Pedestal: 2 half-length PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot, 1 half-length PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot (x8 mechanical), half-length PCI Express 1.0 x4 slot, 1 half-length PCI 32/33 5V slot
1U rack: 1 low profile half-length PCI Express 2.0 x8 riser in slot 6
Storage: 6 SATA ports (3 Gbps) via ICH10R with Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology
RAID support: Integrated SATA RAID levels 0/1/10
Optional SW RAID 5 with activation key
Optional validated Intel® RAID Controllers
Integrated LAN: Embedded dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
Integrated graphics: Server Engine LLC Pilot II Controller with 64 MB DDR2 memory, 8 MB allocated to graphics

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