The Oracle Exadata Database Server X8-8 chassis features include:
One 5U chassis with central mid-plane.
One Front Indicator Module (FIM) with controls and indicators.
Eight front-loaded CMOD assemblies (behind fan module assemblies FM0-7 and fan frame assemblies). Four CMODs are supported per SMOD.
Two rear-loaded system module assemblies (SMODs).
Four front-loaded hot-swap power supply units (PSUs) in a two per SMOD 1+1 configuration.
Expandable IO: Eight 16-lane and eight 8-lane PCIe Gen3 chassis slots. One x8 PCIe Gen 3 HBA SMOD slot.
Eight rear-loaded DPCC slots (each DPCC provides one 16 lane PCIe expansion slot and one eight lane PCIe expansion slot).
Eight hot-swap redundant 100 watt cooling fan modules.
Cooling is front to back, using eight variable-speed, dual counter-rotating fan modules FM0-7 mounted in the front of the server.