PowerEdge FC640 Server

Flexibility and performance with best-in-class density

Product Message

Optimize for workloads with ultimate dense scale-out server

Positioning: A powerful half-width, 2S/1U modular compute sled provides resource-rich foundation for data center workloads, SDS and XaaS.

Key Fact: An FX2 chassis loaded with four FC640 sleds has up to 224 physical cores, up to 64 DDR4 DIMMs with 8TB max memory, and up to 12.8TB max storage with NVMe PCIe SSDs.

PowerEdge FC640

Product Positioning

Target Customers

• Enterprise and midsize data centers that need a compact customizable configuration that’s highly scalable
• Customers who want easy/flexible rack deployment of 2U chassis with compact performance/agility of server blades
• Perfect for dense virtualization, server consolidation, software defined storage databases, HPC, big data analytics, scaleout private and hybrid cloud environments


IT organizations that desire maximum flexibility in their on-premises data centers. Organizations that need:
• Scale-out compute, large memory footprint, highly scalable I/O capability, rich set of storage options
• Workload centric approach to resource allocation
• Common infrastructure that optimizes delivery of both traditional and emerging applications
• SDS including vSAN with FD332 and new HBA330 support

Customer Challenges / Pain Points

• Reduce over-provisioning, scale out quickly, reduce time of deployment of new workloads
• Control capital expenditures, operational costs and data center sprawl and expansion
• Simplify administration, streamline the day-to-day operations

Product Advantages

• Up to 2 processors with up to 28 cores per processor, up to 224 cores per FX2 chassis
• 10% improved memory bandwidth to 2933MT/s1;
• 16 DDR4 DIMM slots for up to 2TB per sled2
• Universal mixed use storage backplane for SAS/SATA and NVMe; 12.8TB maximum capacity
• Innovative iDRAC9 agent-free management capability with OpenManage™ RESTfulAPI

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