by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC PowerEdge T640 Tower Server Released

Announced in May and then launched in July, the fourteenth generation (14G) of Dell EMC’s PowerEdge servers were completely redesigned with a focus on scalability, automation, and integrated security while providing the agility, flexibility, and efficiency companies need through their digital transformations. All of the servers announced were rackmount models aimed at the midrange and up. Recently the company announced yet another 14G PowerEdge server, this time in a tower form factor, the 14G PowerEdge T640.

While a tower form factor makes one think of a PC, the T640 packs the same performance punch one would expect out of any of the PowerEdge line. Its form factor makes it ideal for SMBs and remote offices that are looking for PowerEdge performance but either don’t have or see no need for rack infrastructure. This dual socket server is ideal for virtualization, consolidation, database/business analytics and intelligence, applications and imaging for medical, financing, education, and science, ERP, CRM, HPC, and software-defined technologies.

The T640 can bring the performance with up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors (bring up to 56 cores) up to 3TB of 2666MT/s DDR4 memory, and up to 12 NVDIMMs or 192GB. The T640 also can house up to 180TB of storage or users can configure it with higher performing storage (including up to 8 NVMe SSDs) while still packing in around 112TB. All in all, the T640 can do everything one would expect from the PowerEdge Line in a small tower form factor while still providing plenty of onboard storage.

T640 key specifications:

  • CPU: Up to 2 Intel Xeon Scalable (up to 28 cores/CPU)
  • Memory: 24 DDR4 DIMM slots (supporting RDIMMS/LRDIMMS, speeds up to 2666MT/) for a max of 3TB
  • Form Factor: Tower (5U rackmount)
  • Drive bays:
    • Up to 8 or 18 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 180TB
    • Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) 61TB max
    • Up to 32 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) 122TB max
    • Up to 16 x 2.5 SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) + 8x NVMe SSD max 112TB
  • Storage Controllers
    • Internal controllers: PERC H730p, H740p, HBA330, H330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
    • External PERC (RAID): H840
    • External HBAs (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
    • Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB or 240GB
  • GPU Options
    • 4 x DW or 8 x SW
    • NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40, K80M, M60, M10
    • AMD S7150, S7150X2
  • Supported OS
    • Canonical Ubuntu LTS
    • Citrix XenServer
    • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • VMware ESXi
  • Management
    • iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
    • iDRAC Direct
    • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
  • I/O and Ports
    • 2 x 10Gbe LOM
    • 8 x USB (1 x USB 2.0. 1 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0/3.0), dedicated
    • IDRAC Direct Micro-USB
    • Video card: VGA
    • Up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots
  • Power
    • Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W, 2000W and 2400W; 48VDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W
    • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy
    • Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy


The T640 is expected to be shipping by the end of this month.

Dell EMC 14G PowerEdge T640

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