PowerEdge R640

Dense general-purpose scale-out compute node

Product Message

Tremendous density and flexibility

Positioning: Ideal mix of density, performance and storage capacity in a 1U/2S platform

Key Fact: With up to 10 NVMe drives, 3TB of memory and the ability to mix 2.5” and 3.5” drives the R640 can easily adapt to application demands

PowerEdge R640

Product Positioning

Target Customers

• Superior density for cloud applications, virtualization environments and Web tech
• Optimized platforms for OLTP and Decision Support Systems
• Dense software defined storage mixing NVMe and 2.5” or 3/5” drives to tier storage
• Excellent high performance computing (HPC) platform


• Oracle RAC and SQL database users
• Transactional processing (OLTP)
• Mid-range collaboration applications
(Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint)
• Dense virtualization and Software defined storage
• Service providers: Application tier

Customer Challenges / Pain Points

• Want faster, denser database solution
• Want a dense software defined storage node
• Want to expand concurrent users without increasing datacenter footprint.
• Want an SQL server with NVMe, NVDIMM,
Intel® OptaneTM DC persistent memory
(DCPMM) capability

Product Advantages

  • Up to 12 2.5” drives or up 4 x 3.5”
  • Up to 10 NVMe PCIe drives, 2.5X more than R630
  • Scale compute resources with up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • Accelerate workloads with up to 3 SW GPUs (NVIDIA T4) or 1 FPGA
  • Embedded SupportAssist for faster, automated issue diagnosis and remediation
  • Eliminate bottlenecks with up to 7.68TB memory
  • Cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot ensures data safety
  • Security lockdown that protects your server configuration and firmware from malicious changes

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