Intel S5000PAL and S5000PALR Motherboards

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In this article you will find detailed information about the Intel S5000PAL and S5000PALR Motherboards.

Motherboard Data

Intel S5000PAL Motherboard (supports only 65nm Xeon 51xx/53xx CPUs)
Intel S5000PALR Motherboard (supports 65nm Xeon 51xx/53xx CPUs und 45nm Xeon 52xx/54xx CPUs (see SR2500 45nm CPUs require S5000PALR Motherboard))


  • Differences between the Motherboard variants:
  • Motherboard form factor: SSI TEB 2.1 12" x 13" (305mm x 330mm)
  • CPU socket: LGA-771 (Dual CPU)
  • RAM:
    • Number of DIMM slots: 8
    • Memory type: ECC Fully Buffered DDR2
    • Possible sizes of Memory Modules: 1GiB, 2GiB, 4GiB
    • Maximum Memory Capacity: 32GB
  • SATA chip: ESB-2 SATA
    • 6 Ports
    • Das Chassis and the specific configuration of your server will determine the number of disks that can be connected to the board.
  • Expansion slots:
    • Depends on the Riser Card (1U or 2U Chassis)
  • Graphics chip: ATI ES1000 with 16 MB DDR SDRAM
  • IPMI chip: IPMI Chip onboard

Hardware Revisions


BIOS Versions

Recommendation: After a BIOS update load the default settings of the BIOS, and adjust the configuration as suggested below at BIOS Configuration.

  • BIOS 101, BMC 68, FRU 48
  • BIOS 99, BMC 68, FRU 48
  • BIOS 98, BMC 65, FRU 48
  • BIOS 85, BMC 62, FRU 47

BIOS Settings

At Thomas Krenn, after loading the default settings the following BIOS configuration adjustments are applied before a server with this motherboard gets its test installation and gets shipped:

"Quiet Boot" -> "Disabled"


IPMI Versions

  • See BMC versions in the BIOS versions

Servers with Intel S5000PAL und S5000PALR


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Author: Werner Fischer

Werner Fischer, working in the Web Operations & Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.

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