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The Trenton Rugged ELITE 5U Rackmount Computer

The Trenton Rugged ELITE 5U Rackmount Computer

This system configuration features a dual-processor HDEC Series System Host Board. The HDEC Series of host boards and backplanes are designed and manufactured in the United States with performance and longevity in mind.  

The Rugged ELITE configuration utilizes a HDB8259 HDEC Series PCI Express Backplane which utilizes the PCIe 3.0 complex from the Host Board's processors to drive 14 PCIe slots.  

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Processor Cores


PCIe 3.0 Slots


DDR4-2133 Memory


Chassis Depth

Key Features

  • Rugged, lightweight industrial-grade aluminum chassis
  • Efficient chassis cooling for long-term system reliability
  • Dual-processor HDEC Series Host Board
  • Up to 14 PCIe cards on a HDB8229 backplane
  • Front-access drive bays
  • N+1 redudundant hot-swap PSUs

Tech Specs

Model Number

Trenton Rugged ELITE


The Trenton Rugged ELITE is a 5U rackmount computer system with a depth dimension of 23" (58.42cm)  This lightweight aluminum chassis weighs 51lbs/23.13kg and features a 14 slot PCIe Gen3 backplane and a HDEC Series host board.  The HDEC Series offers long-life embedded components to provide a 7+ year product availability timeline.

The Trenton Rugged ELITE provides a 1TB Solid State disk in a front-access hot-swap carrier and a slim-line DVD optical drive.  The system also features two front panel USB 3.0 ports, various rear panel I/O ports including 10/100/1000 and 10GbE Ethernet and 8 USB 3.0 ports.



Chassis Standard



Lightweight Rugged Aluminum Enclosure



Drive Bays

  • 4 - 3.5" front access drive bays
    • 1 bay contains the 2.5" SSD in a hot-swap front-access carrier
    • 3 bays are empty
  • 1 - Slim-line optical DVD drive

Power Supply

2430W N+1 redundant, rear-access

Card Slots

4 – x16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0/1.1 electrical / x16 mech. connectors
10 – x8 PCI Express 3.0/2.0/1.1 electrical / x16 mech. connectors


4 – 92mm Fans (mid-mounted), 175.03 CFM each,


Front LEDs for HDD activity, power status and fan fail 

Air Filter

Front access system filter for cleaning and maintenance

Metric Dimensions

48.3cm(W) x 22.23cm(H) x 58.42cm(D)

English Dimensions

19″(W) x 8.75″(H) x 23″(D)

Chassis Net Weight

51lbs/23.13kg.  Includes chassis, dual-processor host board, backplane and power supplies only.  Final system weight is a function of your specific configuration. 

Compatible Components

  • Processor Boards
  • Backplanes

SEP8253 HDEC Host Board


  • Dual Xeon® Gold 6100 Series CPU
  • PCIe Gen3 - 88 lanes
  • 8 DDR4-2666 Memory Slots (1TB max)
  • 2, 10GbE & 2, GbE Interfaces
Product Details

HDB8259 HDEC Series Large Format Backplane


  • Large Format Backplane
  • All PCIe Gen3 Design
  • 14 PCIe x16 Slots (4x16,10x8 elec.)
  • Direct PCIe Lanes
Product Details
U.S. Design & Assembly

U.S. Design & Assembly

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The Trenton Difference

Trenton Systems designs, manufactures and integrates rugged computers and long-life components such as single board computers and PCI Express backplanes to create application-ready computing solutions that satisfy our customers' unique requirements for functionality, performance and reliability.