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The Trenton Rugged PERFORMANCE 4U Rackmount Computer

The Trenton Rugged PERFORMANCE 4U Rackmount Computer

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

The Rugged PERFORMANCE configuration utilizes a HDB8228 HDEC Series PCI Express Backplane which utilizes the PCIe 3.0 lanes from the Host Board's processors to drive 8 PCIe slots.  



Intel Xeon Processors


PCIe Slots


DDR4-2133 Memory


Chassis Depth

Key Features

Key Features

  • Rugged, lightweight industrial-grade aluminum chassis
  • Efficient chassis cooling for long-term system reliability
  • Dual-processor HEP8225 Single Board Computer with Intel® Xeon® E5-2620v4 processors
  • Up to 8 PCIe cards on a HDB8228 backplane
  • Front-access drive bays
  • Redundant power supplies

Tech Specs

Model Number

Trenton Rugged PERFORMANCE


The Trenton Rugged PERFORMANCE is a 4U rackmount computer system with a depth dimension of 16.5" (41.9cm).  This lightweight aluminum chassis weighs 34.5lbs (15.7 kg) and features a HDB8228 backplane and a HDEC Series system host board.  The HDEC Series offers long-life embedded components to provide a 7+ year product availability timeline.

The system is supported by our latest midsize form factor backplane, the HDB8228, enabling support for up to 8 PCIe 3.0 cards (all x16 mechanical). 

The Trenton Rugged PRO provides a 256GB 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 10/100/1000/10000 Ethernet and 8 USB 3.0 ports.


16.5" (41.9cm).

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

800W redundant, rear access

Option Card Slot Details

Four x16 PCI Express and four x4 PCIe (all x16 mechanical) slots, and all card slots are PCIe Gen3 capable

Note 1:  All backplane slots are driven with native PCIe 3.0 links direct from the two processors on a compatible, dual-processor HDEC Series system host board such as Trenton’s HEP8225.

Note 2:  Backplane slots PCIe2, PCIe4, PCIe6 and PCIe8 are each driven with a dedicated x16 PCIe Gen3 link from one of the SHB’s processors.

Note 3:  Backplane slots PCIe1, PCIe3, PCIe5 and PCIe7 are each driven with a dedicated x4 PCIe Gen3 link from one of the SHB’s processors.

Note 4: The x16 PCIe interface card slots are placed in alternate backplane slot locations in order to accommodate double-wide PCIe plug-in cards such as the Telsa class of GPUs from NVIDIA.


2 -120mm Fans (front access/hot swap), 210 CFM each


Front LEDs for HDD activity and power status and rear LED for LAN activity.

Air Filter

Front access system filter for cleaning and maintenance

Metric Dimensions

48.3cm (W) x 17.8cm (H) x 41.9cm (D) (with 19″ rackmount handles installed)

English Dimensions

19.0″ (W) x 7.0” (H) x 16.5” (D) (with 19″ rackmount handles installed)

Chassis Net Weight

34.5 Lbs. (15.7 Kg.) – includes chassis + dual-processor HDEC Series SHB + midsize format backplane + power supply

Final system weight is a function of the specific system 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

HDB8228 HDEC Series Midsize Backplane


  • HDEC Series Midsize Backplane
  • Eight x16 PCI Express 3.0 Slots
  • One HDEC Series SHB
  • 5x Bandwidth Increase
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.