Dell R740 Servers vs. Servers of HPE, Lenovo, Huawei, Inspur and Others

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Dell R740 Servers vs. Servers of HPE, Lenovo, Huawei, Inspur and Others

As a popular series of Dell servers, the PowerEdge R740 servers provide high-performance and good quality for customers. However, we couldn’t ignore there are other same level servers in the market, especially the HPE.

To help customers select the true servers for their business, we provide this comparison, Dell R740 Servers vs. Servers of HPE, Lenovo, Huawei, Inspur and others. Hope them helpful.

Table 1. Dell R740 vs. Dell R740xd vs. HPE DL380 Gen10

Server model Dell PowerEdge R740 Dell PowerEdge R740xd HPE ProLiant DL380 G10
Dell Advantage Overview 1. Support NVDIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Micro-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC
2. Powerful management function, with life cycle management
3. Consistent security features of 14th generation server, Root Trust;
1. Support NVDIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Micro-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC
2. Powerful management function, with life cycle management
3. Consistent security features of 14th generation server, Root Trust;
R740 (xd) supports higher CPU, 8G Raid cache, supports up to 6 single-width GPUs,
R740xd supports more hard drives
Dell Disadvantage Overview NVMe is not supported No 3.5” HDD + NVMe Supports more 3.5” disks compared to R740
CPU Model (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (1st and 2nd Generation) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (1st and 2nd Generation) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum 1-2 Intel Xeon processors
8100/6100/5100/4100/3100 series
CPU model Platinum 8180M (205W) Platinum 8180M (205W) 8080 / 8010M
Chipset Intel C621 Intel C621 Intel C621
RAM Model 24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMMs
starting April 2019 support 2933MHz RDIMMs
24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMMs
starting April 2019 support 2933MHz RDIMMs
24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMM
32GB / 2667MHZ / RDIMM
Total capacity 3TB 3TB 3.0TB
Persistent memory 12 NVDIMMs, up to 192GB 12 NVDIMMs, up to 192GB 12 16GB NVDIMMs, up to 192GB
Storage controller Model 6Gbps SATA controller: onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb / s SAS , 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, support SAS / SATA / SSD, no cache, PCIe
internal controller : HBA330
12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
external PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
external HBA (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
6Gbps SATA controller: onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb / s SAS , 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, support SAS / SATA / SSD, no cache, PCIe
internal controller : HBA330
12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
external PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
external HBA (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
1 S100i
1 E208i-a / E208e-p
1 P408i-a / P408e-p
1 P816i-a
Cache size / maximum 8GB 8GB 4GB
Cache protection type / / /
Battery or capacitor Battery Battery Battery
Main technical characteristics Controller chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6 / 10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
Controller chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6 / 10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
12Gb SAS, up to 240
SD card Number of SD cards 2 2 1 (optional 2)
SD card capacity 64GB 64GB 8GB dual MicroSD card kit or 32GB single MicroSD card kit
SD cards can form RAID levels 1 1 N/A
M.2 M.2 quantity 2 2 2
M. 2 single chip capacity 240GB 240GB 1.92TB
M.2 RAID levels 1 1 RAID 1
Network card Daughter card (NDC card type) Four 1GE interfaces, or two 10GE plus two 1GE interfaces, or four 10GE interfaces, or two 25GE interfaces Four 1GE interfaces, or two 10GE plus two 1GE interfaces, or four 10GE interfaces, or two 25GE interfaces Default 4x1Gb (FlexibleLOM)
optional 2x10Gb / 4x10Gb / 2x25Gb
PCIe (occupies a standard slot) Yes Yes No (embedded, not occupying slots)
GPU GPU Max Supported Blocks 3 full-width 300W or 6 single-width 150W 3 full-width 300W or 6 single-width 150W 3 full widths or 5 single widths
GPU model Nvidia Tesla V100 / P100, K80, K40, Grid M60, M10, P4, Quadro P4000. Nvidia Tesla V100 / P100, K80, K40, Grid M60, M10, P4, Quadro P4000. Nvidia Tesla P4 / P40 / P100 / V100 / M60
Quadro P2000 / P4000 / P6000
AMD Radeon Instinct MI25
FPGA FPGA Maximum Supported Blocks N/A N/A /
FPGA model POST RTS POST RTS /
Hard drive backplane Type (including the maximum number of supported hard disks) Supports up to 16 x 2.5” hard drives
a. 16 x 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
supports up to 8 x 3.5″ hard drives
a. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
does not support rear or internal hard drives
Supports up to 32 x 2.5” hard drives
a. 24×2.5″ front + 4×2.5” internal (3.5″ bay) + 4×2.5” rear
b. 24×2.5″ front + 4×2.5” rear
b 24×2.5” front
c. 24×2.5″, including 12xNVMe

support up to 18x 3.5” hard drive
a. 12×3.5″ front + 4×3.5” built-in + 2×3.5″ rear hard drive
b. 12×3.5”  Front + 4×3.5” built-in + 4×2.5″ rear hard drive
b. 12 front

supports up to 24x 2.5” NVMe disks

Up to 24 + 6×2.5” , up to 12 + 4 + 3×3.5″ and 2×2.5” ;
up to 20 front NVMe
Whether to support hard disk hot swap Yes Yes Yes
Hard disk configuration Model and quantity SAS / SATA / SSD; 16 * 2.5“ / 8 * 3.5 ” SAS / SATA / SSD / NVMe; 32 * 2.5“ / 18 * 3.5 ” / 24 * NVMe SATA / SAS HDD / SSD
Hot-swappable power supplies Nominal power of single power supply (W) Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W and 2000W

240V HVDC 750W
336V HVDC 1100W
-48V DC 1100W

Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W and 2000W

240V HVDC 750W
336V HVDC 1100W
-48V DC 1100W

HPE universal slot redundant power module 550W / 800W / 1600W, up to 96% energy efficiency conversion rate
Quantity 2 2 1-2
Dual power mode Redundancy Redundancy Redundancy
Input method 220V AC / 48VDC / 380HVDC / 240HVDC 220V AC / 48VDC / 380HVDC / 240HVDC 240VAC / 48VDC / 380VDC
PCI-E (I/O) Quantity Up to 8 Gen3 slots (4 x 16) Up to 8 Gen3 slots (4 x 16) Up to 8 standard PCI-E 3.0 slots, 1 array card proprietary slot, 1 FlexLOM network card slot
USB port Quantity 5 5 Standard 5 USB 3.0 (front 1, rear 1, internal 2), 2 additional USB ports can be added through Universal Media Bay (standard in 8×3.5” case)

Table 2. Dell R740 vs.H3C R4900 vs. Lenovo SR650

Server model Dell PowerEdge R740 H3C UniServer R4900 G3 Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650
Dell Advantage Overview 1. Support NVDIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Micro-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC
2. Powerful management function, with life cycle management
3. Consistent security features of 14th generation server, Root Trust;
R740 (xd) supports NV DIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Mirco-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC / larger capacity memory
8G Raid cache / 6 single wide GPU
R740XD supports up to 32 hard drives
R740Xd supports more hard disks, supports 8GB cache RAID card, supports built-in redundant SD modules, supports NVDIMM
R740Xd supports more GPUs; R740Xd supports more PCIE slots; supports Quick Sync wireless management
Dell Disadvantage Overview NVMe is not supported The R4900 supports up to 40 2.5” disks and supports 10 PCIe slots. The R740 does not support NVMe /
CPU Model (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (1st and 2nd Generation) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family, 4/8/12/16/18/20/22/24/26/28 cores, maximum support power 205W Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors
CPU model Platinum 8180M (205W) Platinum 8180M Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 28C
Chipset Intel C621 Intel C621 Intel C624
RAM Model 24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMMs
starting April 2019 support 2933MHz RDIMMs
24 DDR4 memory modules, supporting a maximum speed of 2666MT / s, supporting RDIMM or LRDIMM 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, up to 2666MT / s
Total capacity 3TB 1.5TB 3TB
Persistent memory 12 NVDIMMs, up to 192GB No No
Storage controller Model 6Gbps SATA controller: onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb / s SAS , 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, support SAS / SATA / SSD, no cache, PCIe
internal controller : HBA330
12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
external PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
external HBA (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
Standard 9-port onboard array controller RSTe, support SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
optional 8-port HBA card based on the dedicated slot of the array card, support SATA / SAS RAID 0/1/10
optional array-based card 8-port array card with proprietary slot, support RAID0 / 1/10/5/6/50/60 / 1E / Simple Volume
Optional 8-port HBA and smart array card option based on standard PCI-E 3.0 slot
8/16 / 24-port 12Gbps array card option
12Gbps RAID controller:
ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-24i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

12Gbps non-RAID HBA card:
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS / SATA 12Gb HBA
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS / SATA 12Gb HBA

NVMe PCIe interfaces (non-RAID)
Onboard NVMe interface (4-port)
ThinkSystem 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter

Cache size / maximum 8GB 2G None, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
Cahce protection type / flash None (530-8i, 730-8i), Flash backup (930-8i, 930-16i, 930-24i)
Battery or capacitor Battery Capacitor Capacitor
Main technical characteristics Controller chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6 / 10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
Supports up to 2GB DDR3-1, 866 MHz, 72-bit wide bus, 14.9 GB / s IO performance Controller chip: SAS3408 (530-8i), SAS3108 (730-8i), SAS3508 (930-8i, 930-24i), SAS3516 (930-16i), SAS3408 (430-8i), SAS3416 (430-16i)
the RAID Support: 530-8i (0 \ 1 \ 10 \ 5 \ 50), 730-8i (0 \ 1 \ 10 \ 5 \ 50), 930-8i (0 \ 1 \ 10 \ 5 \ 50 \ 6 \ 60) , 930-16i (0 \ 1 \ 10 \ 5 \ 50 \ 6 \ 60), 930-24i (0 \ 1 \ 10 \ 5 \ 50 \ 6 \ 60)
SD card Number of SD cards 2 2 Does not support SD
SD card capacity 64GB 32GB Dual MicroSD Card Kit N/A
SD cards can form RAID levels 1 N/A N/A
M.2 M.2 quantity 2 2 1 or 2
M. 2 single chip capacity 240GB 256G ThinkSystem M.2 CV1 32GB
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB
M.2 RAID levels 1 N/A RAID0, RAID1
Network card Daughter card (NDC card type) Four 1GE interfaces, or two 10GE plus two 1GE interfaces, or four 10GE interfaces, or two 25GE interfaces One onboard 1Gbps HDM management network port
supports expansion of 4xGE electrical ports, 2x10GE electrical ports, and 2x10GE optical ports through mLOM, mLOM supports NCSI function, and supports standard PCI-E 3.0 network adapter options
No onboard, 1 LOM slot, LOM cards (Intel X722, not compatible with 10 / 100MB speed)
ThinkSystem 1Gb 2-port RJ45 LOM
ThinkSystem 1Gb 4-port RJ45 LOM
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM
ThinkSystem 10Gb 2- port SFP + LOM
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM
ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP + LOM
PCIe (occupies a standard slot) Yes Yes Yes
GPU GPU Max Supported Blocks 3 full-width 300W or 6 single-width 150W Up to 3 double-wide GPUs Up to 2 double widths
GPU model Nvidia Tesla V100 / P100, K80, K40, Grid M60, M10, P4, Quadro P4000. M4000, K80, M60, M4 NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU, PCIe (Passive)
NVIDIA Tesla P100 16GB PCIe Passive GPU
FPGA FPGA Maximum Supported Blocks N/A N/A N/A
FPGA model POST RTS N/A N/A
Hard drive backplane Type (including the maximum number of supported hard disks) Supports up to 16 x 2.5” hard drives
a. 16 x 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
supports up to 8 x 3.5″ hard drives
a. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
does not support rear or internal hard drives
Supports SAS / SATA HDD / SSD hard disks; up to 12×3.5” on the front, 4×3.5″ on the inside, and 4×3.5” on the rear plus 4×2.5″ on the
front, up to 25×2.5” on the front, and 8×2 on the inside. 5 “, rear expansion 3×3.5” plus 4×2.5” *
supports front / built-in NVMe hard drives, supports up to 24 front NVMe hard drives,
supports 256GB SATA M.2 option
16 2.5-inch SAS / SATA hot-swap hard drives
a. 8 2.5” SAS / SATA + 8 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 4 2.5” SAS / SATA & 4 2.5″ AnyBay + 8 2.5” SAS / SATA
c. 4 x 2.5” SAS / SATA & 4 x 2.5″ AnyBay + 4 x 2.5” SAS / SATA & 4 x 2.5″ AnyBay
24 x 2.5” SAS / SATA hot-swap hard drives
a. 8 x 2.5″ SAS / SATA + 8 2.5” SAS / SATA + 8 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 4 2.5” SAS / SATA & 4 2.5″ AnyBay + 8 2.5” SAS / SATA + 8 2.5″ SAS / SATA
8 3.5 inch SAS / SATA hard disk hot plug
14 3.5 inches SAS / SATA hot plug hard
a. 12 th 3.5” SAS / SATA (front) + 2 3.5″ SAS / SATA (REAR)
B.. 8 th 3.5” SAS / SATA & 4x 3.5” AnyBay (front) + 2 3.5″ SAS / SATA (rear)
Whether to support hard disk hot swap Yes Yes Yes
Hard disk configuration Model and quantity SAS / SATA / SSD; 16 * 2.5“ / 8 * 3.5 ” Up to 31 hard drives, supporting SAS / SATA HDD / SSD hard drives; up to 12×3.5” in the front, 4×3.5″ in the internal extension, 4×3.5” in the rear and 4×2.5″ in the
front, up to 25×2.5” in the front , Internal expansion 8×2.5” , rear expansion 3×3.5″ plus 4×2.5” *
support front / built-in NVMe hard drive, support up to 24 front NVMe hard drives
support 256GB SATA M.2 option
2.5 inch 12Gbps SAS hard drive:
3.5 inch 12Gbps SAS hard drive:
2.5 inch 12Gbps NL-SAS hard drive:
3.5 inch 12Gbps NL-SAS hard drive:
3.5 inch 6Gbps SATA hard drive:
2.5 inch 6Gbps SATA hard drive:
2.5 inch SSD hard drive:
NVMe PCIe interface: U .2 PX04PMB 800GB, U.2 PX04PMB 1.6TB, U.2 PX04PMB 960GB, U.2 PX04PMB 1.92TB, U.2 PM963 1.92TB, U.2 PM963 3.84TB
Case Dimensions (cm) 86.5mm (height) * 482mm (width) * 751.34mm (depth) (including safety panel)
28.6kg
87.5mm (height) x 445.5mm (width) x 748mm (depth) (without security panel)
87.5mm (height) x 445.5mm (width) x 769mm (depth) (without security panel)
2U height

Height: 87 mm (3.4 in)
Width: 445 mm (17.5 in)
Depth: 720 mm (28.3 in)

Ventilation method Air-cooled Forward wind Front and rear ventilation
Hot-swappable power supplies Nominal power of single power supply (W) Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W and 2000W

240V HVDC 750W
336V HVDC 1100W
-48V DC 1100W

Optional up to two 550W / 800W / 1200W efficient redundant power supplies, 80Plus certification, up to 96% energy efficiency conversion rate (supported in the first half of 2018)
Supports up to 6 N + 1 redundant hot-swappable fans
550W / 750W / 1100W / 1600W, optional Platinum, Titanium power supply
ThinkSystem 550W (230V / 115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply
ThinkSystem 750W (230 / 115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply
ThinkSystem 750W (230V) Titanium Hot-Swap Power Supply
ThinkSystem 1100W (230V / 115V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply
ThinkSystem 1600W (230V) Platinum Hot-Swap Power Supply
Quantity 2 2 2
Dual power mode Redundancy Redundancy N + N
Input method 220V AC / 48VDC / 380HVDC / 240HVDC Up to two redundant hot-swap 550 W, 750 W, or 1100 W (100-240 V), or 1600 W (200-240 V) High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies, or 750 W (200-240 V) High Efficiency Titanium AC power supplies.
PCI-E (I/O) Quantity Up to 8 Gen3 slots (4 x 16) Up to 10 available PCIe 3.0 slots (8 standard slots, 1 array card dedicated slot, 1 mLOM network card dedicated slot) Supports up to 7 PCIE 3.0 slots (including 1 dedicated RAID adapter PCIE)
LOM card slot
Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (PCIe x16 slot is double-wide)
Slot 2 : PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not present if the slot 1 is PCIe x16 or slot 3 is ML2 x16)
Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8, or ML2 x8, or ML2 x16; full-height, half- length
Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (vertical slot on system planar)
Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (dedicated to an internal storage controller)
USB port Quantity 5 Up to 6 USB 3.0 (1 standard on the front, optional 1, rear 2, internal 2); Total 4 USB
ports

Front panel: 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access, 1x USB 3.0 port

Rear panel: 2x USB 3.0 ports

Table 3. Dell R740 vs. Huawei RH2288H vs. Inspur NF5280

Server model Dell PowerEdge R740 Huawei RH2288H v5 Inspur NF5280 M5
Dell Advantage Overview 1. Support NVDIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Micro-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC
2. Powerful management function, with life cycle management
3. Consistent security features of 14th generation server, Root Trust;
Security features; more choices on SDS boot media; network daughter card supports 25Gb; H740P can be configured with up to 8GB cache capacity; DELL supports dual SD cards;
Quick Sync 2 intelligent management panel; supports NVDIMM, supports more GPU; supports more power options
Security features; support for more GPU cards; more choices in SDS boot media; network daughter card supports 25Gb; (Inspur NF5280M5 supports 1 OCP network card and 4 GPU cards)
Dell disadvantage Overview NVMe is not supported RAID card does not support super capacitors /
CPU Model (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (1st and 2nd Generation) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Supports 1 to 2 Intel® Xeon® 3100, 4100, 5100, 6100, 8100 series scalable processors Intel Skylake 3/4/5/6/8
High-level CPU model Platinum 8180M (205W) 8180 (28c / 2.5GHz) NA
Chipset Intel C621 Lewisburg LBG-2 (Intel C622) NA
RAM Model 24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMMs
starting April 2019 support 2933MHz RDIMMs
24 DDR4 DIMM slots, up to 2666MT / s. 24 memory slots, supporting up to DDR4-2666 memory
Total capacity 3TB RDIMM supports up to 1.5TB, LRDIMM supports up to 3TB Single 128G support up to 3TB
Persistent memory 12 NVDIMMs, up to 192GB No /
Storage controller Model 6Gbps SATA controller: onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb / s SAS , 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, support SAS / SATA / SSD, no cache, PCIe
internal controller : HBA330
12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
external PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
external HBA (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
Supports 8-port 12Gbps pass-through cards and array cards:

SR130-M (LSI SAS3008) does not support RAID, supports IT work mode, and supports iBMC out-of-band management.
SR430C-M (LSI SAS3108) can support RAID 0/1/10/5/50/6/60, support super capacitor protection, and support iBMC out-of-band management.

NA
Cache size / maximum 8GB 0 / 4GB NA
Cahce protection type / capacitance NA
Battery or capacitor Battery Capacitor NA
Main technical characteristics Controller chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6 / 10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
Support RAID 0/1/00/5/6/10/50/60, hard disk hot backup, read and write cache, data power-down protection, CacheCade, disk inspection, automatic SMART scan, hard disk energy saving, hard disk roaming, etc. Configurable storage controller with cache, support for power failure protection module
SD card Number of SD cards 2 Does not support SD cards NA
SD card capacity 64GB N/A NA
SD cards can form RAID levels 1 N/A NA
M.2 M.2 quantity 2 2 2
M. 2 single chip capacity 240GB N/A NA
M.2 RAID levels 1 N/A NA
Network card Daughter card (NDC card type) Four 1GE interfaces, or two 10GE plus two 1GE interfaces, or four 10GE interfaces, or two 25GE interfaces 2 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit interfaces on board;
2 Gigabit / 4 Gigabit / 2 Gigabit / 1 or two 56G FDR IB interfaces can be selected through LOM slot 2 ports of

SM211-2 * GE Intel i350 chip 1Gb Base-T
SM212-4 * GE Intel i350 chip 4-port 1Gb Base-T
SM233 2 * 10GE Intel X540 chip 2-port 10Gb Base-T
SM210 4 * GE Qlogic Broadcom 5719 chip 4-port 1Gb Base-T

Support 1 OCP network card slot
PCIe (occupies a standard slot) Yes Intel I350 4-port 1Gb Base-T network card
Intel I350 2-port 1Gb Base-T network card
Intel X540 2-port 10Gb Base-T network card
Intel X710 2-port 10Gb SFP + network card
Intel X710 4-port 10Gb SFP + network card
single or dual port Emulex / Qlogic 16Gb / 8Gb FC HBA card
Supports up to 10 standard PCIE expansions, including 8 full height + 2 half height and half length
GPU GPU Max Supported Blocks 3 full-width 300W or 6 single-width 150W Supports up to 2 double-width GPUs 4 pieces
GPU model Nvidia Tesla V100 / P100, K80, K40, Grid M60, M10, P4, Quadro P4000. nVidia Tesla M60
nVidia Tesla M10
nVidia Tesla P4
nVidia Tesla P40
nVidia Tesla P100
NA
FPGA FPGA Maximum Supported Blocks N/A / NA
FPGA model POST RTS / NA
Hard drive backplane Type (including the maximum number of supported hard disks) Supports up to 16 x 2.5″ hard drives
a. 16 x 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
supports up to 8 x 3.5″ hard drives
a. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
does not support rear or internal hard drives
 8 * 2.5-inch hard disk configuration — 1 * RAID control card
16 * 3.5-inch EXP hard disk configuration (front 12 + back 4) — 1 * RAID control card
24 * 2.5-inch straight hard disk configuration — 3 * RAID control Card (Each 8 hard drives requires a RAID card)
27 * 2.5-inch EXP hard drive configuration — the first 25 and the next 2 — 1 * RAID control card
can be configured with 8 2.5-inch SAS / SATA / SSD hard drives
can be configured 12/16/20 3.5-inch SAS / SATA hard disks
can be configured 4/8/12/24/28 NVMe SSD disks
can be configured with 31 2.5-inch SAS / SATA / SSD hard disks
28 2.5-inch / 20 3.5-inch

fronts: Supports up to 24 front 2.5-inch hard drives, or 12 3.5-inch hard drives Support 24 NVMe SSD full flash configurations.
Built-in: Supports up to 4 3.5-inch hard drives and 2 M.2 SSDs
Rear: Supports up to 4 3.5-inch hard drives and 4 2.5-inch hard drives

Whether to support hard disk hot swap Yes Yes Yes
Hard disk configuration Model and quantity SAS / SATA / SSD; 16 * 2.5“ / 8 * 3.5 ” 300GB / 600GB / 900GB / 1.2TB 10K to SAS
300GB / 600GB 15K to SAS
2TB / 3TB / 4TB 7.2K to NL-SAS
1TB / 3TB / 4TB 7.2K to SATA
1.2TB / 1.6TB / 1.92TB / 240GB / 3.84TB / 480GB / 800GB / 960GB SSD
supports NVMe 1.2TB / 2TB / 3.2TB / 1.6TB / 800GB SSD
Front: Supports up to 24 front 2.5-inch hard drives, or 12 3.5-inch hard drives. Support 24 NVMe SSD full flash configurations.
Built-in: Supports up to 4 3.5-inch hard drives and 2 M.2 SSDs
Rear: Supports up to 4 3.5-inch hard drives and 4 2.5-inch hard drives
Case Dimensions (cm) 86.5mm (height) * 482mm (width) * 751.34mm (depth) (including safety panel)
28.6kg
3.5-inch hard disk case: 86.1mm × 447mm × 748mm (3.39in. × 17.60in. × 29.45in.)
2.5-inch hard disk case: 86.1mm × 447mm × 708mm (3.39in. × 17.60in. × 27.87in.)
NA
Ventilation method Air-cooled Wind after wind NA
Hot-swappable power supplies Nominal power of single power supply (W) Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W and 2000W

240V HVDC 750W
336V HVDC 1100W
-48V DC 1100W

500W / 900W / 1200W / 1500W, titanium / platinum power supply Single / dual power 550W / 800W / 1300W / 1600W and above
1 + 1 redundant power supply, can support high-voltage DC and titanium power supply
Quantity 2 2 2
Dual power mode Redundancy 1 + 1 Redundancy Redundancy
input method 220V AC / 48VDC / 380HVDC / 240HVDC 110V / 220V AC or 240V / 380V DC or -48v–60v DC power supply Support HVDC
PCI-E (I / O) Quantity Up to 8 Gen3 slots (4 x 16) Up to 9 PCIe expansion slots
IO module 1 and IO module 2 support the following PCIe specifications:
support 2 full-height full-length PCIe3.0 x16 standard cards (signals are PCIe3.0 x8) and 1 full-height half-length PCIe3 .0 x16 standard card (signal is PCIe3.0 x8).
Supports one full-height full-length PCIe3.0 x16 standard card and one full-height half-length PCIe3.0 x16 standard card (the signal is PCIe3.0 x8).
IO module 3 supports the following specifications:
1 full-height half-length PCIe3.0 x16 standard card (signal is PCIe3.0 x8) and 1 full-height half-length PCIe3.0 x8 standard card.
Supports one full-height half-length PCIe3.0 x16 standard card.
The PCIe expansion slot supports Huawei’s independent development of PCIe SSD memory cards, which can greatly improve I / O performance in application areas such as search, cache, and download.
Supports up to 10 standard PCIe slots
USB port Quantity 5 Front panel provides 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port
Rear panel provides 2 USB 3.0 ports
Built-in 1 USB 3.0 port
2 rear USB 3.0 ports, 2 built-in USB 3.0 ports, 2 front USB ports

Table 4. Dell R740 vs. Inspur SA5212M5 vs. Sugon Tiankuo I620-G30

Server model Dell PowerEdge R740 Inspur SA5212M5 Sugon Tiankuo I620-G30
Dell Advantage Overview 1. Support NVDIMM / Quick Sync / 750W Titanium power supply / Micro-B iDrac / 25GbE NDC
2. Powerful management function, with life cycle management
3. Consistent security features of 14th generation server, Root Trust;
Support high TDP CPU (higher than 165W); Inspur does not support Omni Path, does not support CPU + FPGA, does not support QAT, does not support IDSDM NVDIMM,
more hard drive support, support 24x NVMe
Dell disadvantage Overview NVMe is not supported 8 PCIe slots (9 Inspur) No 25GbE NDC / LOM
CPU Model (2) Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (1st and 2nd Generation) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Intel® Xeon® processor purley series with a maximum TDP of 165W Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor
High-level CPU model Platinum 8180M (205W) / N/A
Chipset Intel C621 / /
RAM Model 24 128GB / 2667MHz / LRDIMMs
starting April 2019 support 2933MHz RDIMMs
24 DIMM DDR4, support RDIMM / LRDIMM, maximum memory working frequency 2666MHz 24 memory slots, up to 3T
Total capacity 3TB / RDIMM
LRDIMM
NVDIMMM
NVDIMM-N
Persistent memory 12 NVDIMMs, up to 192GB Which supports 12 AEP memory modules (requires Cascade CPU) Stand by
Storage controller Model 6Gbps SATA controller: onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb / s SAS , 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, support SAS / SATA / SSD, no cache, PCIe
internal controller : HBA330
12Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
external PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb / s SAS, 6Gb / s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS / SATA / SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
external HBA (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
/ Integrated 12-port SATA hard disk controller; can be flexibly configured with SAS cards, support RAID0 / 1/10
SAS RAID cards, support RAID 0/1/5/6/50/60,
support cache super capacitor protection, provide RAID state migration, RAID configuration Memory and other functions
Cache size / maximum 8GB / N/A
Cahce protection type / / /
Battery or capacitor Battery / Capacitor
Main technical characteristics Controller chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6 / 10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
/ /
SD card Number of SD cards 2 / 2
SD card capacity 64GB / /
SD cards can form RAID levels 1 / /
M.2 M.2 quantity 2 2 SATA M.2 SSDs 2
M. 2 single chip capacity 240GB / /
M.2 RAID levels 1 / /
Network card Daughter card (NDC card type) Four 1GE interfaces, or two 10GE plus two 1GE interfaces, or four 10GE interfaces, or two 25GE interfaces Optional external plug-in OCP-C dual 10 Gigabit optical network card, 40 Gigabit optical network card, dual 10 Gigabit electrical port network card, four Gigabit electrical port network

card 25G dual port network card

Optional integration of 2/4 1GE interfaces, or 2 10GE (optical or electrical)
PCIe (occupies a standard slot) Yes / Yes
GPU GPU Max Supported Blocks 3 full-width 300W or 6 single-width 150W 4 pieces 0
GPU model Nvidia Tesla V100 / P100, K80, K40, Grid M60, M10, P4, Quadro P4000. / /
FPGA FPGA Maximum Supported Blocks N/A / N/A
FPGA model POST RTS / N/A
Hard drive backplane Type (including the maximum number of supported hard disks) Supports up to 16 x 2.5″ hard drives
a. 16 x 2.5″ SAS / SATA
b. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
supports up to 8 x 3.5″ hard drives
a. 8 x 2.5” SAS / SATA
does not support rear or internal hard drives
Supports up to 3.5 * 12 + 3.5” * 4 + 2.5 * 4, including 8 front NVMe,

up to 32 2.5” (24 + 4 + 4), including 6 front NVMe
-Support 24SAS / SSD, 6NVMe or 24 NVMe

4GPU models with 4 GPUs supporting 8 hard drives

8-bay models: up to 8 LFFLFF / SFF / SFF / SFF, which can support 8 U.2 SSDs12-bay
models:
up to 12 LFF12 LFF12 LFF12 LFF12 LFF / SFF / SFF / SFF, of which, Among them, it can support 8 U.2 SSDs.
24 disk models:
up to 24 SFF
25 disk models:
up to 25 SFF
All models support optional hard disk mixing and optional 2 or 4 LFF / SFF
Whether to support hard disk hot swap Yes / Yes
Hard disk configuration Model and quantity SAS / SATA / SSD; 16 * 2.5“ / 8 * 3.5 ” / SAS / SATA / NVMe; 29 * 2.5” / 8 * 3.5 ”
Case Dimensions (cm) 86.5mm (height) * 482mm (width) * 751.34mm (depth) (including safety panel)
28.6kg
/ 87.8mm (height) x 448 mm (width) x 794.4mm (depth)
87.8mm (height) x 482 (including box ears) mm (width) x 801.2 (including thumb screws) mm (depth)
Ventilation method Air-cooled / Air-cooled
Hot-swappable power supplies Nominal power of single power supply (W) Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W and 2000W

240V HVDC 750W
336V HVDC 1100W
-48V DC 1100W

Platinum redundant dual power, can support Active-Standby, high voltage DC and other functions, can support single and dual power; support PMbus, Ruineng Smart Power power management technology Platinum standard as standard, support titanium grade
optional 550W or 1200W CRPS CRPSCRPS high-efficiency platinum power supply, can be increased to 1 + 1 redundancy
Quantity 2 2 2
Dual power mode Redundancy / Redundancy
input method 220V AC / 48VDC / 380HVDC / 240HVDC / N/A
PCI-E (I / O) Quantity Up to 8 Gen3 slots (4 x 16) Supports up to 9 PCIE, one of which is dedicated slot for OCP network card Supports up to 10 PCIe 3.0 slots
USB port Quantity 5 / N/A

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