PowerEdge R960 Rack Server

    Dell PowerEdge R960 Rack Server

    Harnessing the power of up to 4x 5th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, each with up to 64 cores each and optional Intel QuickAssist Technology, the Dell PowerEdge R960 server features many scale-up capabilities.



    Accelerate compute-intensive, high-performance core workloads

    The R960 boosts business-critical operations with unprecedented scale-up capabilities in a 4U air-cooled form factor with four (4) Intel Xeon® Scalable Processors to empower business and drive data-driven initiatives.

    • With a maximum CPU core count of 60 cores and the ability to support 64 DDR5 DIMMs for a total of 16TB of memory, the R960 is positioned for the largest in-memory databases without the need for slower I/Odatabase access.
    • Scale up business needs with support for up to 24 NVMe drives, DDR5 DIMMs,12 PCIe Gen5 slots for I/O expansion, LOM, and industry standard OCP to enable customers flexible network connectivity.
    • Enable fast 1:1 CPU-I/O communications with PCIe Gen5 adaptor support.


    Business-critical performance, business-wide

    • Harness latest generation technologies to maximize data transformation, support large in-memory databases, and generate faster insights to drive the business forward.
    • Leverage new workload accelerators built into each Intel Xeon processor that are purpose-designed for peak performance in traditional and emerging business applications.
    • Install up to 4 GPU accelerators to boost AI-based business applications and rapidly transform real-time data and analytics into decision-based outcomes.
    • Increase power user and worker productivity with up to 4 VDI accelerators.

    PowerEdge R960 Specifications



    Technical Specifications


    Up to four 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor with up to 60 cores per processor and with optional Intel® QuickAssist Technology


    •   64 DDR5 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 16 TB max, speeds up to 4800 MT/s

    •   Supports registered ECC DDR5 DIMMs only

    Storage controllers

    •   Internal Controllers: PERC H965i, PERC H755, PERC H355, HBA355i

    •   External Controller: PERC H965e

    •   Internal Boot: Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-N1): HWRAID 2 x M.2 NVMe SSDs or USB

    •   External HBA (non-RAID): HBA355e

    •   Software RAID: S160

    Drive Bays

    Front bays:

    •   Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88 TB

    •   Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 245.76 TB

    •   Up to 24 x 2.5-inch NVMe (SSD) max 368.64 TB

    •   Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) + 8 x 2.5-inch NVMe (SSD) max 368.64 TB

    •   Up to 32 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 491.52 TB

    •   Up to 16 x EDSFF E3.S Gen5 NVMe (SSD) max 122.88 TB

    •   Up to 16 x EDSFF E3.S Gen5 NVMe (SSD) + 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 245.76 TB

    Power Supplies

    •   1100 W Titanium 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant

    •   1400 W Platinum 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant

    •   1800 W Titanium 200—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant

    •   2400 W Platinum 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant

    •   2800 W Titanium 200—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant

    Cooling Options

    •   Air cooling

    •   Optional Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)*

    Note: DLC is a rack solution and requires rack manifolds and a cooling distribution unit (CDU) to operate.


    •   Standard (STD) fans

    •   Up to 6 sets (dual fan module) hot plug fans


    •   Height – 174.3 mm (6.86 inches)

    •   Width – 482 mm (18.97 inches)

    •   Depth – 883.195 mm (34.77 inches) with bezel

    869.195 mm (34.22 inches) without bezel

    Form Factor

    4U rack server

    Embedded Management

    •   iDRAC9

    •   iDRAC Direct

    •   iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

    •   iDRAC Service Module

    •   Quick Sync 2 wireless module


    Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

    OpenManage Software*

    •   CloudIQ for PowerEdge plug in

    •   OpenManage Enterprise

    •   OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter

    •   OpenManage Integration for Microsoft System Center

    •   OpenManage Integration with Windows Admin Center

    •   OpenManage Power Manager plugin

    •   OpenManage Service plugin

    •   OpenManage Update Manager plugin


    OpenManage Mobile

    OpenManage Integrations*

    •   BMC Truesight

    •   Microsoft System Center

    •   OpenManage Integration with ServiceNow

    •   Red Hat Ansible Modules

    •   Terraform Providers

    •   VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager


    •   Cryptographically signed firmware

    •   Data at Rest Encryption (SEDs with local or external key mgmt)

    •   Secure Boot

    •   Secure Erase

    •   Secured Component Verification (Hardware integrity check)

    •   Silicon Root of Trust

    •   System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)

    •   TPM 2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ

    Embedded NIC

    2 x 1 GbE LOM card (optional)

    Network options

    1 x OCP card 3.0 (optional)

    Note: The system allows either LOM card or an OCP card or both to be installed in the system.

    GPU Options

    Up to 4 x 400 W DW


    Front Ports

    • 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x VGA

    Rear Ports

    • 1 xDedicated iDRAC Ethernet port
    • 1 xUSB 2.0
    • 1 xUSB 3.0
    • 1 x Serial(optional)
    • 1 x VGA (optional for DirectLiquid Cooling configuration)

    Internal Ports

    • 1 xUSB 3.0 (optional)


    Up to twelve PCIe slots:

    • Slot1:1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length.
    • Slot 2:1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length.
    • Slot 3:1 x16Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length (double width).
    • Slot 4:1 x16 Gen5 Low profile, Half length.
    • Slot 5:1 x16 Gen5 Low profile, Half length.
    • Slot 6:1 x16Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length (double width).
    • Slot 7:1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length.
    • Slot 8:1 x16Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length (double width).
    • Slot 9:1 x16 Gen5 Low profile, Half length.
    • Slot10:1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length.
    • Slot11:1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length or 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Full length (double width).
    • Slot12: 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length.

    Operating System and Hypervisors

    • CanonicalUbuntu Server LTS
    • Microsoft Windows Server withHyper-V
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux
    • SUSELinux Enterprise Server
    • VMwareESXi

    Cyber Resilient Architecture for Zero Trust IT environment & operations

    Security is integrated into every phase of the PowerEdge lifecycle, including protected supply chain and factory-to-site integrity assurance. Silicon-based root of trust anchors end-to-end boot resilience while Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA) and role-based access controls ensure trusted operations.

    Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous collaboration

    The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio delivers a secure, efficient, and comprehensive solution for PowerEdge servers. Simplify, automate and centralize one-to-many management with the OpenManage Enterprise console and iDRAC.

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