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May 23, 2012
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 23 -- Accommodating up to four processors for high end computing power, the RS926-E7/RS8 offers enhanced expandability with seven expansion slots. It supports two double-deck GPUs for equally potent graphics processing and genuine CPU/GPU hybrid computing, and can take up to 1TB in main memory. The system also uses 56Gb/s InfiniBand® interconnection alongside quad LAN to ensure the fastest available networking capabilities, making it an ideal choice fordata center, HPC, and enterprise applications, with particular emphasis on enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Wide range of models with Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 processor support
The RS500-E7/PS4 server offers users an optimized thermal design, employing a 1U rack front parallel processor and memory layout to improve air flow. Its 2+1 expansion logic consists of two PCI Express 3.0 slots plus an ASUS PIKE slot, and to ensure smooth networking and virtualization it offers quad LAN.
The Z9NH-D12 and Z9NH-D12/FDR server boards combine high density operation with considerable flexibility. They double the density of other half-board designs, supporting 12 DIMM slots for up to 384GB of LRDIMM (load-reducing) memory. ASUS Node Manager offers power monitoring and control, with extra features to support supervision of large server clusters. InfiniBand® FDR at up to 56Gb/s is included on the Z9NH-D12/FDR SKU. The Z9NR -D12 upgrades cooling with a lean rack design, integrating ASUS PIKE (6Gb/s), an Intel® Platform Controller Hub (PCH) with SATA 6Gb/s, and four additional SATA 6Gb/s ports. Its power efficiency reaches 95%.
The Z9NA-D6 and Z9NA-D6C server boards bring server-grade performance to standard ATX desktops, at the same time maintaining compatibility with rack and tower chassis. As such, they support both normal ATX power supplies and Server System Infrastructure (SSI) PSUs. Storage comes in the form of SAS 6Gb/s (an upgrade via ASUS PIKE cards), with onboard Intel® PCH support for SATA 6Gb/s and SATA Disk on Module (DOM). These boards use extremely durable components and materials, and are 91% energy efficient (up to 85% under heavy load).
Server systems and boards with 22nm Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v2 processors
ASUS has added support for the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v2 processor family on existing server systems and boards, incorporating effortless CPU performance boosts as needed by users. Up to DDR3 1600 memory offers higher bandwidth, while PCI Express 3.0 compatibility drives better and faster component interconnectivity.
ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PCTM. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
About ASUS Motherboards
Driven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company's TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.
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