The Intel Xeon Scalable launch was about two months ago, and Dell EMC released several PowerEdge 14th generation servers at that time. Now Dell EMC is launching its “wave 2” servers for this generation, two rackmounts, and a new tower server.
Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 2U Rack Server
Based on dual Intel Xeon Scalable (Skylake-SP) CPUs, the PowerEdge R540 is a 2U rack server. In the 2U design, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 provides up to 140 TBs of storage capacity and can handle up to 512GB of RAM.
Dell EMC PowerEdge R440
The Dell EMC PowerEdge R440 is a 1U server optimized for density. You can get up to two 22 core Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. The server can handle up to 16x DDR4 slots for up to 512GB of memory. The R440 can be configured with either four 3.5” or 10 2.5” drives to help increase storage density.
Dell EMC PowerEdge T640
The Dell EMC PowerEdge T640 is a new tower offering from the company. We reviewed the Dell PowerEdge T630, the previous generation, and it received extremely high marks. With this generation, the new tower can handle up to four 300W GPUs for training AI models desk side. The new PowerEdge T640 has dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Storage is another highlight of the system. You can utilize eight 3.5” large capacity drives and add up to 10 more drives later. You can also decide to configure the T640 with 16 2.5” drives plus either eight NVMe drives or 16 more 2.5”drives for a total of 32x 2.5″ drive bays.
Dell EMC is using the extended footprint of the tower form factor to pack in an extreme amount of networking, GPUs and storage all into a system. Dell EMC is also touting the fact that these systems are field upgradable so you can expand post-deployment.