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Dell PowerEdge R940xa CTO Rack Server

CTO Servers
ECS Refurbished & Tested


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Server Chassis


Intel Xeon Platinum

Supports up to (4) processors

Intel Xeon Gold 6000

Supports up to (4) processors

Intel Xeon Gold 5000

Supports up to (4) processors

Intel Xeon Silver

Supports up to (4) processors


12 DIMMs per processor (up to 48 DIMMs in a 4-processor configuration)

RAID Controllers

Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS)

Supports up to (2) BOSS modules

SFF (2.5") SAS Drives

SFF (2.5") SATA Drives

Network Daughter Card

PCIe Riser Full Height

12 PCIe Slots (Full Height)

iDRAC Remote Options

Power Supplies

Supports up to (2) PSU's

Optical Drive


Rail Kits

ECS Warranty

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Dell PowerEdge R940xa CTO Rack Server Product Description

Rapidly transform data insights into business outcomes with the PowerEdge R940xa. The R940xa accelerates applications with powerful four-socket performance in a scalable 4U design.

Accelerate application performance

The PowerEdge R940xa drives GPU database acceleration to deliver real-time decisions for compute-intensive applications. By combining four CPUs with four GPUs, the R940xa delivers consistent high performance for demanding applications. The R940xa allows you to dynamically scale capacity and performance as your business-critical workloads evolve including:

  • Maximizing performance with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 112 cores.
  • Choosing up to 4 double-width GPUs or up to 4 double-width or 8 single-width FPGAs for application acceleration.
  • Supporting large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory.
  • Scaling on-premise capacity with up to 32 x. 2.5” HDDs/SSDs and up to 4 direct-attached NVMe drives.
  • Expanding quickly with up to 12 PCIe slots for external device connections.

Streamline operations with Dell EMC OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps simplify IT operations across your data center, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R940xa is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Utilize a variety of OpenManage integrations and connections to take advantage of your existing IT management platform.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

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    Rapidly transform data insights into business outcomes

    The PowerEdge R940xa accelerates applications to deliver real-time decisions. The R940xa combines four CPUs with four GPUs in a powerful 1:1 ratio to drive database acceleration. With up to 6TB of memory and four-socket performance, the R940xa delivers consistent and fast response times. Scale on-premises capacity to offset rising cloud fees and security risks. 

    Ideal workloads:

    • Compute intensive applications
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
    • GPU database acceleration

    Dynamically scale resources as your workloads evolve

    The 4U R940xa allows you to flexibly adapt to changing business demands. Large internal storage gives you the space to grow as your databases increase in complexity and size.

    • Increase performance with up to four 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 112 processing cores
    • Choose up to four double-width GPUs or up to four double-width or eight single-width FPGAs to accelerate workloads
    • Address large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory
    • Scale capacity with up to 32 2.5” HDDs/SSDs, including up to four NVME drives
    • Expand quickly with up to 12 PCIe slots for external connections
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      R940xa rear
        FeaturePowerEdge R940xa Technical specification
        ProcessorUp to four 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores each
        Memory48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, up to 2933MT/s, 6TB max
        Up to 12 NVDIMM, 384GB Max
        Up to 24 Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM, max 12.28TB, (15.36TB max with DCPMM and LRDIMM)
        Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
        Storage controllersInternal Controllers: PERC H730P, H740P, H330 Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
        Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB
        External PERC (RAID): H840
        12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID): External-12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID). Internal-HBA330 (non-RAID)
        Drive baysFront drive bays: Up to 8x 2.5” SAS SATA (HDD/SSD) max 61.44TB, or up 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 184.32TB,
        or up to 32 SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 4 NVME PCIe SSD max 245.76TB
        Power suppliesGold 1100W -48VDC
        Platinum: 1100W, 1100W 240VDC1
        1600W, 2000W, 2400W
        Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
        6 hot plugs fans with N +1 redundancy
        DimensionsForm factor: Rack (4U)Height: 174.3 mm (6.87”)
        Width: 441.16 mm (17.37”)
        Depth: 835.9mm (32.9”)
        Weight: 56.0kg (123.5lbs.)
        *Dimensions do not include bezel
        Embedded managementiDRAC9
        iDRAC Direct
        iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
        Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless
        BezelOptional LCD bezel or security bezel
        OpenManage SoftwareOpenManage Enterprise
        OpenManage Essentials
        OpenManage Mobile
        OpenManage Power Center
        Integrations and connectionsIntegrations: Microsoft® System Center,
        VMware® vCenter™,
        BMC Truesight,
        Red Hat® Ansible® Modules
        Connections: Nagios® Core & Nagios® XI,
        Microfocus Operations Manager I,
        IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
        ToolsDell EMC Repository Manager
        Dell EMC Update Package
        Dell EMC System Update
        Dell EMC Server Update Utility
        iDRAC Service Module
        OpenManage Server Administrator
        OpenManage Storage Services
        SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0 optional
        Cryptographically signed firmware
        Secure Boot
        Secure Boot
        System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
        Silicon Root of Trust Secure Erase
        I/O & PortsNetwork Daughter Card Options
        4 x 1GbE, 4 x 10GbE, 2 x 10GbE+2 x 1GbE, or 2 x 25GbE
        Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct
        Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA. (Optional 1 x USB 3.0 only
        offered on the 8-drive configuration)
        Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0,
        1 x VGA
        Internal port: 1 x USB 3.0
        Video card: 2 x VGA
        PCIe: Up to 12 x Gen3 slots, (6x16 slots or 2x16 + 10x8 slots)
        Accelerator OptionsUp to 4 doublewidth GPUs or up to 4 double-width
        or 8 single-width full-height FPGAs
        See for latest information.
        Supported operating systemsCanonical® Ubuntu® LTS
        Citrix® Hypervisor
        Oracle® Linux
        Microsoft Windows Server® LTSC with Hyper-V
        Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
        SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
        VMware® ESXi
        For specifications and interoperability details,
        OEM-ready version availableFrom bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.
        For more information, visit
        Recommended supportDell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge
        solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.
        Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit

        Shipping Information

        Express Computer Systems can ship to virtually any address in the world and provides you with the best shipping rates possible. Cost of shipping varies depending on what service you require, your destination and size of the shipment. Shipping costs will be calculated separately from your order and billed to you post purchase. In the notes section of your order please provide us with your preferred shipping method and we will get back to you.

        Custom configured orders ship within 2 business days after all required products are in stock.

        Please allow 3 business days for products that are not in stock to arrive to our facility in Irvine, California.

        Domestic Shipments

        Standard Ground Shipping time: 2-7 business days
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 2-10 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
        3 Business Days Shipping time: 3 business days
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 3-6 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
        2 Business Days Shipping time: 2 business days
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 2-5 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
        Overnight / Next Business Day Shipping time: 1 business day
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 1-4 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.

        International Shipments

        International Economy Shipping time: 4-6 business days
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 5-9 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.
        International Priority Shipping time: 1-3 business days
        Order processing time: 0-3 business days
        Delivery time after order is placed: 2-6 business days
        Excludes weekends, holidays or weather delays.


        For more information on shipping view our Shipping Information page or send us a message

        ECS Warranty Information

        Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

        What does our ECS warranty cover?
        We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

        What is not covered by our warranty?
        Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

        1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
        2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
        3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

        Important notes:

        • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
        • FREE technical support is provided on purchased items via phone, email, or live chat.

        About Express Computer Systems

        Express Computer Systems is committed to transforming our customers’ IT infrastructure with high quality products at affordable costs. Our sales reps and customer support engineers understand our customers rely heavily on advanced technology to run their business but need to do so without breaking the bank.

        We specialize in building custom server configurations, custom storage solutions, networking solutions, and components from top manufacturers including HPE, Dell, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE Nimble and many others.

        Same-Day Shipping
        At Express Computer Systems, we know hardware emergencies can happen at anytime. We also understand that you want to receive the best hardware as quickly as possible. At Express Computer Systems we'll ship the majority of our orders out the same day payment is made. Curious if the item you need will make it out on time? Feel free to contact us directly via the Contact Us link at the bottom, Live Chat feature or (800) 327-0730.

        Buy, Sell, Rent, Lease, Trade-In
        At Express Computer Systems we not only will sell you equipment at a great value, but we'll also purchase your used Dell, Cisco, NetApp or other networking equipment. Feel free to contact us with the model of the items you're looking to sell and we'll get you a quote ASAP. We also have flexible financing options for your purchasing needs.

        In-House Configuration and Testing Lab
        Every item we sell is tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. We use certified technicians to test every piece of equipment as well as updating all necessary firmware. The highest quality of testing and certification is guaranteed. We warranty all of our items we sell. Ask us today about warranty for a specific item.