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Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 is a 1U rack server designed for use in large organizations with a high level of IT infrastructure load. This server solution is meant for completing various complex tasks that require computational operations, large data storage, and high efficiency in database and application processing.

DELL R650 server is equipped with Intel Xeon Scalable Generation 3 processors (up to 40 cores), has 32 memory slots and supports up to 4 TB of DDR4 RAM with an LR-DIMM module package.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 employs RAID technology with a PERC controller, additional network controllers, and features such as virtualization and resource management.

Dell EMC PowerEdge R650

Up to 10 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe (HDD/SSD) hard drives or up to 4 3.5” SAS/SATA hard drives (HDD/SSD) can be installed on the front panel. Up to 2x 2.5” SAS/SATA/NVMe drive cage can be installed on the rear compartment, reducing the number of I/O slots.

The DELL PowerEdge R650 rack server can also accommodate up to 3 NVIDIA Tesla video cards or other accelerators, making it an ideal choice for technical and scientific computations.

Moreover, the server can be integrated into the IT infrastructure seamlessly due to its compatibility with various operating systems and application software.

Security and management

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 server is developed with a cyber-resilient architecture that provides 100% security of all life cycle phases. Using the iDRAC9 function (Enterprise or Datacenter license), you can prevent any unauthorized access. By the way, data security is provided by a cryptographic signature and the Secure Boot protocol.

The server is managed using Dell EMC OpenManage software, which provides monitoring for various processes of this hardware and enables remote maintenance.

Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 server


Following table presents the technical description of the Dell EMC PowerEdge R650:

CPU Up to two 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 40 cores per processor.
Accelerators Up to 3 single generation processors, 75W.
Chipset Intel® C620 Series Chipset.
DELL R650 memory configuration

DIMM speed: up to 3200 million transactions per second.

Memory type:
Intel® Persistent Memory 200 Series (BPS)

Memory slots: 32 DDR4 DIMM slots.

Maximum RAM:

Intel® Persistent Memory 200 Series (BPS): 8TB.
Storage device controllers

External controllers: PERC H840, HBA355E.

Internal controllers: PERC H745, H345, HBA355I, H755, H755N.

Internal Boot: Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2) supports hardware RAID and includes 2x M.2 SSDs with either 240GB or 480GB capacity, as well as an internal module for two SD cards.

Software RAID: S150.

Front compartments:
Up to 10 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe HDD/SSD, 153TB maximum capacity.
Up to 8 x 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe HDD/SSD, maximum capacity 122.8TB.
Up to 4 x 3.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD, 64TB maximum capacity.

Rear compartments:
Up to 2 x 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe HDD/SSD, 30.7TB maximum capacity.

Embedded or on the server:
Wireless module Quick Sync 2
iDRAC Service Module

OpenManage Power Manager Plugin
OpenManage Update Manager Plugin
OpenManage SupportAssist Plugin
OpenManage Enterprise

Mobility: OpenManage Mobile.

RACADM Command Line Interface
iDRAC REST API with Redfish
System Update Utility

Update Catalogs Open Manage Integrations:
BMC® TrueSight
Microsoft® System Center
Red Hat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

OpenManage Connections:
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus® Operations Manager Nagios Core
Nagios® XI

Up to 3 low profile PCIe Gen 4 slots (all x16 except one x8 slot with optional SNAPI I/O modules) or up to 2 full height PCIe slots (Gen 4).

Video Card: 1 x VGA (optional for liquid-cooled configuration).

Network connection options: 2x 1GbE LOM and 1x OCP 3.0 interface (8 PCIe lanes) (optional).

Ports on the front panel:
1 dedicated Micro-USB port for iDRAC Direct
1 USB 2.0 port
1 x VGA connector

Ports on the rear panel:
1 USB 2.0 port
1 serial port (optional)
1 USB 3.0 port
1 VGA connector (optional for liquid-cooled configuration)
2 RJ-45 connectors

Internal ports: 1 USB 3.0 port.
Security Firmware with cryptographic signature
Secure Boot
Reliable removal
System Lockout (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter) TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS
CC-TCG Certificate, TPM 2.0 NationZ for China.
Dell r650 power consumption and power supplies Platinum 800W AC/240VDC High Voltage
Platinum 1400W AC/240VDC HV
Titanium 1100W AC/240VDC High Voltage
Hot-pluggable power supplies with optional full redundancy.
Front panel Optional LCD front panel or security front panel.

What is it suitable for and areas of exploitation

R650 DELL server will be a perfect option for organizations that need a high and reliable level of computing capability as well as scaling in the future. Thus, the Dell PowerEdge R650 is suitable for both large and smaller, advanced organizations that offer their services to hundreds or thousands of users.

Dell PowerEdge R650 has a wide range of application in various areas:

  • Business: the server is powerful enough to be used as a main resource center in large companies. It can help in orders processing, accounting operations, storing a large amount of data, etc.
  • Internet business: Dell PowerEdge R650 can be also used for hosting websites.
  • Data centers: This server is ideal for high-load data centers that work with a substantial amount of data.
  • Education: Dell PowerEdge R650 can be a good solution for educational organizations (universities, libraries, schools) to store and process educational programs and all the necessary information.
  • Healthcare and science: this model is suitable for these areas, as it can be used as a tool for storing and processing electronic medical records and scientific researches.

Comparing Dell PowerEdge R650 with previous model

Comparison the the previous model

Comparing Dell PowerEdge R650 with previous model from Dell reveals the following changes:

  • The number of DIMM memory slots has been increased to 32.
  • PCIe Gen4 technology.
  • Dell R650 equipped with 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
  • The server is equipped with the latest generation iDRAC 9 and new RAID controllers.
  • The cooling system has been improved and power supplies have been placed on both sides of the case, reducing the number of hot spots.

Dell PowerEdge R650 server


Thus, the Dell PowerEdge R650 server is a powerful and reliable tool for storing large amounts of information and carrying out large scale calculations, which can be useful in many areas of business. The main advantage of this server solution is its scalability, which allows companies to manage their IT infrastructure in accordance with their growing business needs.

  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon Scalable
  • up to 2048 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 4LFF Bay 3.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon Scalable
  • up to 2048 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 8SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon Scalable
  • up to 2048 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 10SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon Scalable
  • up to 2048 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 10SFF (4x NVME) Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon Scalable
  • up to 2048 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 10SFF (8x NVME) Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)