PowerEdge R940xa Rack Server

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Extreme acceleration for business insights

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

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


Optional LCD bezel or security bezel


Form factor: Rack (4U)
Chassis length: 482mm
Chassis weight: 56kg
Chassis depth: 812mm

Drive Bays

Front drive bays: Up to 8 2.5” SAS SATA (HDD/SSD) max 30TB, or up 24 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


Up to 4 doublewide GPUs or up to 8 full-height FPGAs

Nvidia Tesla P100, P40, V100

I/O and Ports

Network Daughter Card Options:
4 x 1GE, 4 x 10GE, 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE, or 2 x 25GE

Front ports:
Video, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 , dedicated IDRAC Direct Micro-USB
(Optional 1 x USB 3.0 only offered on the 8-drive configuration)

Rear ports:
Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0

Internal ports:
1 x USB 3.0

Video card:

Up to 12 Gen3 slots, (6 x 16 slots or 2 x 16 + 10 x 8 slots)


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


Embedded / At-the-Server:
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Power Center

OpenManage Mobile

iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations:
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC software (available from BMC)
Ansible by RedHat

OpenManage Connections:
Nagios Core & Nagios XI
Oracle Enterprise Manager
MicroFocus (formerly HPE Software) Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli Netcool/Omnibus


Platinum: 1100W, 1600W, 2000W, 2400W
DC: 1100W
Mix Mode/HVDC: 1100W*
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
6 hot plugs fans with N +1 redundancy

Supported Operating Systems

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers:
PERC H730P, H740P, H330, software RAID (SWRAID) S140

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB or 240GB

External PERC (RAID):

12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
External:12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID)
Internal: HBA330 (non-RAID)


TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Silicon Root of Trust
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure Erase

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