Dell PowerEdge EMC R940xa Rack Server

    Dell PowerEdge EMC R940xa Rack Server

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

    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:


    1, Maximizing performance with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 112 cores.

    2, Choosing up to 4 double-width GPUs or up to 4 double-width or 8 single-width FPGAs for application acceleration.

    3, Supporting large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be PMems) and up to 15.36TB of memory.

    4, Scaling on-premise capacity with up to 32 x. 2.5” HDDs/SSDs and up to 4 direct-attached NVMe drives.

    5, 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.


    1, Utilize a variety of OpenManage integrations and connections to take advantage of your existing IT management platform.

    2, 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.


    1, Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.

    2, Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode(requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)

    3, Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

    R940xa Spec Sheet



    Up to four 2nd  Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores each


    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 Boot

    Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330

    External Controllers: H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA, HBA355e

    Software RAID:S140

    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

    Titanium: 1600W HLAC, 2600W HLAC

    Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option

    6 hot plugs fans with N +1 redundancy


    Form factor: Rack (4U)

    Height: 174.3 mm (6.87”)

    Width: 441.16 mm (17.37”)

    Depth: 835.9mm (32.9”)

    Weight: 56.0kg (123.5lbs.)

    *Dimensions do not include bezel

    Embedded management


    iDRAC Direct

    Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless


    Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

    OpenManage™ Software

    OpenManage Enterprise

    OpenManage Mobile

    OpenManage Power Center

    Integrations and


    Integrations: Microsoft®  System Center,

    VMware® vCenter™,

    BMC Truesight,

    Red Hat® Ansible®  Modules

    Connections: Nagios®  Core & Nagios® XI,

    Microfocus Operations Manager I,

    IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus


    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


    TPM 1.2/2.0 optional

    Cryptographically signed firmware

    Secure Boot

    Secure Boot

    System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter) Silicon Root of Trust Secure 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 systems


    Canonical®  Ubuntu®  LTS

    Citrix®  Hypervisor

    Microsoft Windows Server®  LTSC with Hyper-V

    Red Hat®  Enterprise Linux

    SUSE®  Linux Enterprise Server

    VMware®  ESXi

    OEM-ready version


    From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

    Recommended support

    Dell EMC ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell EMC ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your           PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell EMC representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell EMC Services vary by region.

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