New High-Performance PowerEdge Servers Now Ready to Ship

Introduce customers to products specifically designed to drive data analytics and AI workloads

Are your prospects and customers running high-performance computing (HPC), virtualization, database analytics and machine learning workloads? If so, it’s time to start speaking to those businesses about the latest product launches from Dell EMC, the world’s leading server provider.1


Award-winning2 Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, featuring Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, are built from the ground up with a no-compromise approach to deliver a real difference to all sizes of organizations.

That’s even more the case now that we’ve added two brand new high-performance server solutions to the already comprehensive PowerEdge portfolio.

The exciting new PowerEdge R840 and R940xa servers were first revealed at the Dell Technologies World conference in Las Vegas earlier this month – and now they’re ready to ship.3

When businesses are running complex and demanding workloads, they need robust and reliable server technology that can cope with tasks effortlessly and keep operations running seamlessly. These new PowerEdge servers provide high-performance and high-margin 2U and 4U 4-socket alternative offerings to HPE’s ProLiant solutions.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge R840: Turbocharged data analytics

The new Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 server is ideal for customers with in-database analytics workloads. This powerhouse is coupled with extensive resources to maximize performance for the most demanding applications, such as analytics, in-memory databases and dense virtualization.

The PowerEdge R840 delivers unprecedented performance density enabling customers to benefit from turbocharged in-database analytics:

  • Drive 4S performance in a 2U dense form factor.
  • Minimize latency with a direct-attached NVMe drive (up to 24) configuration.
  • Accelerate critical workloads with GPUs or FPGAs.
  • Add capacity with up to 26 internal drives and expand with up to 6 PCIe slots.
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 112 cores.
  • 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, up to 6TB of memory.

Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa: Extreme acceleration for business

The high-performance PowerEdge R940xa is expressly designed to help accelerate database applications, to quickly scale capacity and capability, and to drive data center efficiency.

This high-end 4U 4S rack solution gives customers the ability to drive GPU database acceleration for business-critical applications, with dynamic scalability that’s ideal for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning workloads:

  • Accelerate workloads with up to 4 GPUs in a 1:1 CPU/GPU ratio or up to 8 FPGAs.
  • Scale on-premise capacity with up to 32 drives (including up to 4 NVMes) and 12 PCIe slots for expansion.
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 112 cores.
  • 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, up to 6TB of memory.

Promote these new PowerEdge servers to analytics and AI customers

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 and R940xa servers are ready to ship right now.3 So this is the perfect time to call existing and prospective data analytics and AI customers to discuss new roadmap opportunities and plan future investments.

Everything you need to start the conversation about the benefits of these all-new, high-performance, 4-socket servers is available on your dedicated Partner Portal Page.

> Explore all the educational and marketing resources available to you (Partner Portal login required)

1  Dell Inc. and HPE/New H3C Group were statistically tied in worldwide server revenue and worldwide x86 server revenue due to a difference of one percent or less in the share of revenue. Source: IDC Quarterly Server Tracker, Q4 2017

2 Channel Pro Reader’s Choice Award Gold Winner: Dell EMC for ‘Which vendor offers the best Server Hardware?’ and CRN Winner 2017 for Industry Standard Servers: Dell EMC.

3 New Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 and R940xa servers available in selected countries only, please contact you Dell EMC account manager for details.


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