Dell Poweredge R930 Server Most Highly Scalable Processing

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The Dell PowerEdge R930 rack server offers high reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for mission critical services and provides high-level support for High-Performance Computing (HPC), ERP, CRM, accounting, sales and HR. With the dense memory offered by this server, in-memory database applications like SAP HANA are easily supported providing real-time in-memory analytics for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), and Online Analytical Processing. The R930 rack server is also an excellent choice for high performance computing (HPC).


Dell Poweredge R930 Server Most Highly Scalable Processing


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The Dell PowerEdge R930 Gen13 server is Dell’s most powerful 4u rack server to date. With four CPUs, up to 12TB of available memory and storage options that include up to 24 hot-swap 2.5-inch drives, and a tiered storage solution, this server is an excellent choice for extreme virtualization and applications that require low latency and in-memory processing.

Up to ten PCIe 3.0 slots are available with all four processors active and optional left and right PCIe risers installed. The PCIe slots offer options for more NICs, HD controllers or converged network adapters for increased I/O or direct attached storage. The PowerEdge R930 also supports two daughter cards which can be used for additional HD/RAID controllers as described above or for a flexible LOM, and they won’t take away any of the PCIe slots. If setting up virtual machines, an optional internal Dual SD module provides redundant failover for the hypervisor when used in mirror mode.

The Dell R930 rack server comes standard with iDRAC8 Express for out of band and remote management without the need to install additional software. OpenManage Essentials leverages the embedded iDRAC8 module with Lifecycle controller to simplify and automate common server lifecycle management tasks. OpenManage also includes Server Configuration Management capabilities to automate configuration and deployment of bare metal servers. Administrators can easily upgrade to Enterprise by purchasing an upgrade license key. Upgrading to Enterprise provides additional management features and will also activate the front-mounted iDRAC SD card slot and the dedicated iDRAC port.

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Eight memory card riser books are located behind the drive bays. Each riser holds twelve DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules, either registered DIMMs (RDIMM) or load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMM). DDR3 memory modules have a maximum transfer speed of 2133MHz, while DDR4 modules can increase the speed to 2400MT/s. Transfer speeds are also dependent on CPU choice and memory configuration. In a four processor configuration with all 96 slots loaded with 64GB DDR4 memory modules, up to 6TB of memory is available. Using 128GB modules 12TB of memory is supported

There are three basic chassis configurations with the R930 rack server. One that supports up to 24 front-mounted 2.5-inch drives. Another with four 2.5-inch drives, and another that supports tiered storage with a combination of up to sixteen 2.5-inch drives paired with 8 NVMe PCIe 2.5-inch SSDs. The various configurations support SAS, SATA, or Nearline SAS 2.5-inch HDDs and SSDs. NAND SSDs offer a significant improvement over standard hard drives. With two daughter cards installed on the system, two PERC 9 RAID controllers can be installed maximizing I/O.

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This PowerEdge R930 server features the C602J chipset, which is capable of supporting up to four Intel Xeon E7-8800 or E7-4800 v4 processors offering more cores and greater memory bandwidth when compared to v3 CPUs. Four to 24 cores of processing power are available depending on the choice of processor, with up to 96 total cores available when paired with four top-end processors installed. More cores means more processing power and support for more virtual partitions.


The Dell PowerEdge R930 server is the flagship of Dell’s rack server line. This server excels at high performance computing, featuring accessible high-density memory for virtualization and demanding applications. With support for up to 24 SFF hard drives and 12TB of memory this server is also a natural choice for hosting in-memory storage and data base applications like SAP HANA. Additional uses include Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Customer Relationship management (CRM), Enterprise resource Planning (ERP), and many others.

If you are looking for another alternative for in-memory processing of high-performance computing, check out the Dell PowerEdge R830 rack server or the Dell PowerEdge R730xd, also part of the Gen13 line-up.

Technical Specification

FORM FACTORRack Server – 4U


PROCESSOR·         Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800 v4 Product Family

·         Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 v4 Product Family


OPERATING SYSTEM·         Microsoft Windows Server 2012

·         Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

·         Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server

·         Red Hat® Enterprise Linux

·         VMware® ESX®




MEMORY(96 DIMMS): 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB RDIMM, LRDIMM up to 2400 MT/s


STORAGE·         2.5″ SATA/SAS SSD, SAS HDD (15K, 10K), nearline SAS HDD (7.2K)

·         2.5″ Dell PowerEdge NVMe Express Flash PCIe SSD


DRIVE BAYS·         Up to 24 x 2.5″ hot-plug 12Gb/6Gb SAS HDD or SAS/SATA SSD

·         Up to 8 front-accessible Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD (PCIe 3.0)


SLOTSUp to 10 PCIe 3.0 slots

·         1 RAID slot

·         1 NDC slot


RAID CONTROLLERS·         Internal controllers: PERC H330, PERC H730P

·         External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830

·         External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA



·         Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1Gb NDC

·         Broadcom® 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT NDC

·         Broadcom® 57800 2x10Gb BT + 2x1Gb BT NDC

·         Broadcom® 57840S quad-port 10Gb SFP+ Direct Attach Rack NDC

·         Intel® I350 quad-port 1GbE NDC

·         Intel® X520 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+, + I350 DP 1GbE, NDC

·         Intel® X540 10GbE BT dual-port + I350 1Gb BT DP NDC


POWERHot-plug redundant PSUs: 750W AC, 1100W AC


AVAILABILITYHot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant power, hot-plug redundant fans, ECC memory, internal dual SD module




Matrox® G200 with 8MB memory


MANAGEMENT·         iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

·         iDRAC8 Express (default)

·         iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade option)

·         8GB or 16GB vFlash media (upgrade options)

·         IPMI 2.0 compliant

·         Dell OpenManage Essentials

·         Dell OpenManage Mobile

·         Dell OpenManage Power Center

Dell OpenManage Integrations:

·         Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center

·         Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter

Dell OpenManage Connections:

·         HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management

·         Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle Database Manager


DIMENSIONS·         H: 6.8″ (172.6mm)

·         W: 18.99″ (482.4mm)

·         D: 31.59″ (802.3mm) with PSU and bezel

·         D: 31.01″ (787.7mm) with PSU and without bezel


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