PowerEdge R920

PowerEdge R920


Figure 1: PowerEdge R 920

Dell's newest 4-socket 4U server

Empower your business to quickly make the best decisions, even using real time data. The PowerEdge R920, Dell’s highest performance server, is designed to handle extremely demanding, mission critical workloads like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), e-commerce, and very large databases – including in-memory databases. It can run large virtualized corporate applications or be the backbone supporting a multi-tiered infrastructure.

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  • Scale to match the challenge – 96 DIMMs, 24 drives, 8Express Flash, 10 PCIe Gen3/Gen2* slots
  • Get results faster – 60 cores of processing and extensive high speed I/O for quicker data access
  • Run without disruption – more built-in RAS features for high reliability like Fault Resilient Memory and Intel Run Sure technology

  • 96 DIMMs of memory (max.) – massive memory enables in-memory databases, large scale virtualization, enterprise-wide application implementations (CRM,ERP, etc)
  • 10 PCIe Gen3/Gen2* (max.) – extensive PCI slot expandability permits creation of large enterprise SAN environments and highly flexible infrastructure possibilities
  • 24 internal drives (max.) – extensive local storage capacity permits higher speed (multi spindle) data access and supports corporate-wide application storage requirements
  • 12Gb/s SAS drives – high speed drives double the previous performance available
  • 8 Express Flash drives (max.) – high performance solid state drives enable faster transaction rates and reduce IO bottlenecks through innovative caching
  • Dual PERC option - maximizes IO performance and throughput for mission critical applications while protecting data integrity (supports 24 drives)
  • PERC9 (H730P) - delivers unmatched I/O performance for database and other critical business applications, providing up to 100% more bandwidth
  • Fluid Cache for SAN capability – innovative caching technology works with Express Flash drives to greatly accelerate IO writes – and ultimately application performance
  • Up to FOUR 15-core Intel XEON E7 8800/4800/2800 v2 family processor support (60 cores)
  • 8 front accessable PCIe FLASH SSDs
  • 96 DDR3 DIMM slots for up to 6TB of RAM
  • 12Gb/s SAS
  • PERC H730P
  • 10 PCIe Gen3/Gen2 slots
  • Dedicated RAID and NDC slots
  • Up to 24 2.5 drives with up to 8 PCIe Express Flash drives (optional)
  • Optional External PERC h810
  • Hot-plug SSD, or SAS hard drives
  • Hot Plug redundant PSU, HDD, Fans
  • Dual SD redundant hypervisor
  • New Intel Xeon E7 RAS Run Sure technology

  • Intelligent hardware-driven systems management
  • Extensive power management
  • Integration into virtual consoles
  • Automation for parts replacement
Internal Features

H730P High Performance PERC option: The H730P PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) is a high performance RAID controller for Direct Attached Storage. It supports 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s & 12Gb/s SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state devices (SSD) and leverages 2GB NV Cache for optimal RAID performance.

  • 12Gb/s SAS throughput
  • Up to 100% more IOPS performance than previous generation
  • Workload optimized performance
  • Agentless management through iDRAC7. Configure, deploy, update and monitor PERC via GUI or Command Line Interface (Racadm)
  • Premium RAID6 & RAID60 as standard features
  • Dual PERC option (*does not support redundant path failover)
  • Backplane support for 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s & 12Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs
Unprecedented Express Flash capacity
The R920 supports up to 8 (eight!) Express Flash PCIe-SSD Gen3 devices that greatly accelerate application performance and offers industry leading low latency in PCIe storage.* Our new NVME Express Flash devices give customers a choice of 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities. (*Awaiting test confirmation)
  • Unprecedented performance (IOPS)
  • Front loading, hot-swappable for maximum RAS
  • Standard - 2.5 form factor & NVM Express interface
  • Dell Fluid Cache ready

Article ID: SLN310666

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 05:33 AM

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