The Dell PowerEdge R840 is a powerful and scalable enterprise server designed to handle demanding workloads in data centers and enterprise environments. Here's an overview of its key features and specifications based on information available up to my last training cut-off in September 2021:
Scalability and Performance:
- The PowerEdge R840 is designed to deliver high performance and scalability, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and workloads.
- Supports up to four Intel Xeon Scalable processors, providing a substantial amount of computing power.
- Supports up to 48 DIMM slots, allowing for a maximum memory capacity of several terabytes (TB) of RAM, depending on the configuration and memory type.
- Offers various storage configurations, including support for SAS, SATA, and NVMe drives for both hot-plug and non-hot-plug options. The server is capable of accommodating a significant amount of storage.
- Supports RAID configurations for data redundancy and improved performance.
Redundancy and Reliability:
- Features redundant power supplies and hot-plug, redundant cooling fans for increased system reliability and uptime.
- Offers multiple PCIe expansion slots for additional connectivity and expansion options.
Management and Monitoring:
- Equipped with comprehensive management tools and remote management capabilities, such as Dell's integrated Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) for monitoring and managing the server remotely.
- Provides multiple networking options, including integrated Gigabit Ethernet and support for additional network cards for increased bandwidth and network connectivity.
- The PowerEdge R840 is a 2U rack-mounted server, allowing for efficient space utilization in data center environments.
- The R840 can be used for virtualization purposes, consolidating multiple virtual machines on a single server to optimize resources and improve efficiency.
- Ideal for running demanding database applications and data analytics, given its high processing power and memory capacity.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
- Suitable for running ERP applications that require a combination of processing power and memory.
Business Intelligence and Analytics:
- Capable of handling complex analytics workloads, making it suitable for business intelligence and analytics applications.
High-Performance Computing (HPC):
- The R840 can be configured for HPC workloads, leveraging its powerful processing capabilities.