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Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 Server

Scale-up powerhouse for mission-critical workloads


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The PowerEdge R940 is designed to power your mission-critical applications and real-time decisions. With four sockets and up to 12 NMVe drives, the R940 provides scalable performance in just 3U.
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Breathtaking performance for mission-critical workloads

The scalable business architecture of the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 can deliver the most mission critical workloads. With automatic workload tuning for many workloads, configuration is quick. Combined with up to 6TB of memory and 13 PCIe Gen 3 slots the R940 has all the resources to maximise application performance and scale for future demands.

  • Maximise storage performance with up to 12 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales easily.
  • Optimised for software defined storage with a special 2-socket configuration delivering 50% more UPI bandwidth compared to a regular 2-socket server.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimised for boot.
  • Eliminate bottlenecks with up to 6TB of memory in 48 DIMMs, 12 of which can be NVDIMMs.

Automate maintenance with Dell EMC OpenManage

The Dell OpenManage portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the PowerEdge R940 is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Simplify management with the New OpenManage Enterprise console, with customised reporting and automatic discovery.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The R940 leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.

  • Rely on a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data centre.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Prevent unauthorised or malicious change with Server Lockdown.
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.
Part No. R940
Manufacturer Dell EMC
End of Life? No
Rack Units 3U
Depth 777.05
CPU Socket(s) Up to four Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores
Memory Slot(s) 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, up to 2666MT/s, 6TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Drive Bays Front drive bays: Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 12 NVMe PCIe SSD, max 122TB
Supported OS Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
USB Port(s) Front: 2x USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
Rear: 2x USB 3.0
PCI Slot(s) Up to 13 x Gen3 slots, (3 x8 + 10 x16)
Serial Ports Rear: 1x serial port