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Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa
Extreme acceleration for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Overview:

Ideal workloads:

  • Compute intensive applications
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • GPU database acceleration

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. Drive GPU database acceleration for business-critical applications with a powerful, four-socket server. Scale capacity with large internal storage.

Accelerate application performance

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:

  • Maximizing performance with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 112 cores.
  • Choosing up to 4 double-width GPUs or up to 4 double-width or 8 single-width FPGAs for application acceleration.
  • Supporting large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be PMems) and up to 15.36TB 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.

Streamline operations with Dell EMC OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps simplify IT operations across your data center, 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.

  • Utilize 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.

Deliver comprehensive data center protection 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 center.

  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

Features:

Rapidly transform data insights into business outcomes

The PowerEdge R940xa accelerates applications to deliver real-time decisions. The R940xa combines four CPUs with four GPUs in a powerful 1:1 ratio to drive database acceleration. With up to 6TB of memory and four-socket performance, the R940xa delivers consistent and fast response times. Scale on-premises capacity to offset rising cloud fees and security risks.

Ideal workloads:

  • Compute intensive applications
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • GPU database acceleration

Dynamically scale resources as your workloads evolve

The 4U R940xa allows you to flexibly adapt to changing business demands. Large internal storage gives you the space to grow as your databases increase in complexity and size.

  • Increase performance with up to four 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 112 processing cores
  • Choose up to four double-width GPUs or up to four double-width or eight single-width FPGAs to accelerate workloads
  • Address large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory
  • Scale capacity with up to 32 2.5” HDDs/SSDs, including up to four NVME drives
  • Expand quickly with up to 12 PCIe slots for external connections

Streamline IT operations across your datacenter

Reduce the time and effort required to manage IT environments with intelligent automation.

  • Automate efficiency with unified system management from OpenManage Enterprise, embedded iDRAC9, and SupportAssist
  • Leverage existing investments in management consoles with OpenManage Integrations for VMware vCenter, and Microsoft System Center, or Connections for Nagios
  • Simplify deployment utilizing server profile configuration to fully deploy and prep server
  • Resolve issues with up to 72% less IT effort using automated proactive and predictive technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.

Deliver comprehensive data center protection and maximum uptime

Dell EMC provides a cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data. High availability features help facilitate continuous operations.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with the Configuration Lock-down feature
  • Use System Erase for local storage devices to ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly signed updates to run
  • Help ensure uptime with hot-pluggable drives and power supplies

Systems Management and Security Solutions


OpenManage systems management

The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.

Built-in security

PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.


Technical Specifications:


Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa Specifications
Processors Up to four 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores each
Memory
  • 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, up to 2933MT/s, 6TB max
  • Up to 12 NVDIMM, 384GB Max
  • Up to 24 Intel Optane DC persistent memory PMem, max 12.28TB, (15.36TB max with PMem and LRDIMM)
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
  • External Controllers: H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA, HBA355e
  • Software RAID:S140
  • Internal Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module1
Drive bays Front drive bays: Up to 8x 2.5” SAS SATA (HDD/SSD) max 61.44TB, or up 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 184.32TB, or up to 32 SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 4 NVME PCIe SSD max 245.76TB
Power supplies
  • Gold: 1100W - 48VDC
  • Platinum: 1100W, 1100W 240VDC2, 1600W, 2000W, 2400W
  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
  • 6 hot plugs fans with N +1 redundancy
Dimension
  • Height: 174.3 mm (6.87”)
  • Width: 441.16 mm (17.37”)
  • Depth: 835.9mm (32.9”)
  • Weight: 56.0kg (123.5lbs.)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless
Bezel Optional bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Center
  • OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • Microsoft System Center
  • VMware vCenter
  • BMC Truesight
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules

Connections:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager I
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Tools
  • Dell EMC Repository Manager
  • Dell EMC Update Package
  • Dell EMC System Update
  • Dell EMC Server Update Utility
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
  • OpenManage Server Administrator
  • OpenManage Storage Services
Security
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • System Erase
I/O & Ports
  • Network Daughter Card Options: 4 x 1GbE, 4 x 10GbE, 2 x 10GbE+2 x 1GbE, or 2 x 25GbE
  • Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA. (Optional 1 x USB 3.0 only offered on the 8-drive configuration)
  • Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA
  • Internal port: 1 x USB 3.0
  • Video card: 2 x VGA
  • PCIe: Up to 12 x Gen3 slots, (6x16 slots or 2x16 + 10x8 slots)
Accelerator options Up to 4 doublewidth GPUs or up to 4 double-width or 8 single-width full-height FPGAs
Supported operating systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-ready version availabe From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

1 ESXi (only OS supported)
2 Available in China only.

Support & Services:

Dell Technologies offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.


Proactive Management and Monitoring (no charge)

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. Dell employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. Dell gives you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.


Support Services


Support

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.


Deployment Services


Deployment

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.


Training & Certification

Training & Certification

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.


Documentation:

Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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