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Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa Server

Extreme acceleration for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


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Rapidly transform data insights into business outcomes with the PowerEdge R940xa. The R940xa accelerates applications with powerful four-socket performance in a scalable 4U design.

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Maximise application performance and density

The PowerEdge R940xa drives GPU database acceleration to deliver real-time decisions for compute-intensive applications. By combining four CPUs with four GPUs, the R940xa delivers consistent high performance for demanding applications. The R940xa allows you to dynamically scale capacity and performance as your business-critical workloads evolve including:

  • Maximising performance with Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 112 cores.
  • Choosing up to 4 double-wide GPUs or up to 8 FPGAs for application acceleration.
  • Supporting large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (12 of which can be NVDIMMs) and up to 6TB of memory.
  • Scaling on-premise capacity with up to 32 x 2.5" HDDs/SSDs and up to 4 direct-attached NVMe drives.
  • Expanding quickly with up to 12 PCIe slots for external device connections.

Automate maintenance with Dell EMC OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps simplify IT operations across your data centre, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R940xa is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Utilise a variety of OpenManage integrations and connections to take advantage of your existing IT management platform.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Guard your data centre with built in security

Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber resilient architecture, delivering security into all parts of a server's life cycle. The R940xa uses these new security features so you can reliably and securely deliver the right data to where your customers are, no matter where they are. Dell EMC considers each part of system security, from design to end of life, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free systems. 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. R940xa
Manufacturer Dell EMC
End of Life? No
Rack Units 4U
Weight [Kg] 56.00
CPU Socket(s) Up to four Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory Slot(s) 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM/LRDIMM, up to 2666MT/s, 6TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMMs, 384GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Drive Bays Front drive bays: Up to 8x 2.5" SAS SATA (HDD/SSD) max 30TB, or up to 24x 2.5" SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 92TB, or up to 32 SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 4 NVMe PCIe SSD max 132TB
Supported OS Canonical Ubuntu LTS
Citrix XenServer
Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
USB Port(s) Front: 2x USB 2.0, dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB
Rear: 2x USB 3.0
PCI Slot(s) Up to 12 x Gen3 slots, (6x16 slots or 2x16 + 10x8 slots)
Serial Ports Rear: 1x serial port