Dell R740 Specification

The Dell R740 was designed to accelerate application performance leveraging accelerator cards and storage scalability. The 2-socket, 2U platform has the optimum balance of resources to power the most demanding environments.

Expand and optimize application performance

The scalable business architecture of the Dell R740 can scale up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs. With up to 16 2.5” drives or 8 3.5” drives the Dell R740 provides the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the perfect platform for VDI deployments.
• Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.
• Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
• Scale compute resources with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements

Automate systems management with OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R740 is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.
• Simplify management with the New OpenManage Enterprise console, with customized reporting and automatic discovery.
• Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server lifecycle. The Dell R740 Server leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.
• Rely on a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data center.
• Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
• Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode
(requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
• Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

featuresTechnical Specification
ProcessorUp to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Up to 12 Intel® Optane DC persistent memory PMem, 6.14TB max (7.68TB max with PMem + LRDIMM)
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllersInternal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
External Controllers: H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
StorageFront drive bays: Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88TB or up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 128TB
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Power suppliesTitanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W,
750W 240VDC,2
1100W,
1100W 380VDC2
1600W, 2000W and 2400W, Gold 1100W -48VDC
DimensionsForm factor: Rack (2U)
Embedded managementiDRAC9, iDRAC Direct, iDRAC RESTful with Redfish, Quick Sync 2 wireless module (optional)
OpenManage SoftwareOpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Manager
Integrations and
connections
Integrations:
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC Truesight
Red Hat® Ansible® Modules
Connections:
Nagios® Core & Nagios® XI
Micro Focus Operations Manager I
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
BezelOptional LCD Bezel or Security bezel
Accelerator optionsUp to three 300W or six 150W GPUs,
or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs.
I/O & PortsNetwork daughter card options
4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE
Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (optional), 1 x VGA
Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA
Video card: 2 x VGA
Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots

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