Today we have another R940 system but it’s little different than the last one. This is the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa server. This new one also supports up to 6TB of memory and has expanded again to a 4U height on the xa version, basically like the older R930. It supports up to four full-height, full-length GPUS from Nvidia instead of just two, like on the other four-socket platform, the 2U R840. Dell says this system accelerates applications to deliver real-time decisions, which basically means this system is really fast. What is this system good for? artificial intelligence, machine learning, online transaction processing and other high-performance computing applications.
As an alternative to those four GPUs you could also install up to eight Field Programable Gate Arrays or FPGAs. FPGAs simply put, allow you to program a specific function or functions into an FPGA unit, which is kind of like… Watch the video!!
Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa Server — PRICING
Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa Server — SPEC SHEET