ASUS Announces All-New 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Servers

Posted in Apr 7, 2021 in News, no comment

ASUS, the leading IT company in servers and workstations that leads the industry in performance and customer value with over 712 benchmark world records, announced the availability of the comprehensive server lineup supporting 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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The offerings includes servers that incorporate dual-socket, single-socket and multi-node solutions for specific workloads in databases, HPC, hypervisors and AI to maximize the benefits of the new platform, which include Intel Optane™ persistent memory 200 series, PCIe 4.0 and Intel Ethernet 800 series network adapters.

Powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
The latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors feature core counts from 8 to 40 cores and an array of frequency and power supports, and deliver up to 40% better performance compared to the previous generations. The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor is also the only data-center CPU with built-in AI acceleration to enable faster times to solution. With built-in security features, this new platform delivers outstanding performance in security including encryption, authentication and data integrity across the breadth of standards that are prevalent in networking, enterprise and the cloud. The new ASUS series servers with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors help customers reduce the time to solution for a wide range of applications, add enhanced security features, and allow all workloads to be run in the cloud, on-premises or a private cloud. The RS720, RS700 and RS720Q-E10 series servers feature market-leading system flexibility and scalability in computing, storage and networking, enabling modern businesses to reduce costs and scale-up. The ESC4000-E10 series servers are optimized for AI, data science, deep learning and HPC workloads. In addition, ASUS delivers enhanced server and infrastructure security by integrating PFR FPGA as the platform Root-of-Trust solution for firmware resiliency, plus regular firmware threat detection guard against and recover from security attacks.

Improved TCO with Memory Failure Prediction technology
A key factor in server downtime in data centers is errors caused by the high rate of memory failure. ASUS worked with firmware partners to improve both the efficiency of system-memory usage and management based on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform. Intel Memory Failure Prediction (MFP) technology is built in to ASUS ASMB10-iKVM to minimize memory-failure rates and optimize migration when running critical workloads on virtual machines. This reduces the need for replacement DDR4 DIMMs, which in turn leads to significant cost benefits.

Intel Select Solutions
For this launch, ASUS continues working closely with Intel and the company’s Intel Select Solutions program that develops solution recipes for optimized performance, speeding time to deployment and increasing confidence in solution performance on HCI, storage, network, edge and HPC. All ASUS servers with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver greater system efficiency with support for Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, as well as support 100 Gb or 25 Gb Intel Ethernet 800 Series to meet the high networking demands of modern data centers. These new servers are ready to incorporate into ASUS solutions that, once verified by Intel, will be offered as a part of the ASUS Intel Select Solutions portfolio. Intel Select Solutions are verified for performance using stringent testing procedures to ensure hardware and software compatibility, simplifying the decision-making process for enterprise and data-center customers.

Scalable storage solutions
ASUS servers based on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors feature scalable storage solutions to support maximum performance for data-center flexibility, and enable industry-standard SAS/SATA/NVMe interfacing through Broadcom Tri-Mode RAID adapters for increased connectivity and security. Flexible NVMe drives on the front panel enable extensive storage and high-throughput performance, with more storage placements on middle and rear panels available for further capacity expansion.

Remote IT-infrastructure management
With this generation, ASUS is also introducing the new ASUS ASMB10-iKVM server-management solution to support the latest Intel platforms. Building upon the ASPEED 2600 chipset running on the latest AMI MegaRAC SP-X that delivers faster BMC boot time up to 39% compared to the 2500 chipset and featuring enhanced BMC networking performance, all ASUS servers come with this solution and enable out-of-band server management through WebGUI, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Redfish® API interfaces. ASUS Control Center (ACC) is an integrated IT software enabling remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.

A summary of ASUS series servers
ASUS RS720-E10 series servers are high-performance dual-socket 2U servers support for up to 32 DIMMs, four dual-slot GPUs, 24 NVMe drives, nine PCIe 4.0 slots and two M.2 all in one system, and ideal for HPC, AI training and data analytics.
ASUS RS700-E10 series servers are also high-performance dual-socket servers, yet in a compact 1U chassis with up to 32 DIMMs, one dual-slot GPU, 12 NVMe drives and four PCIe 4.0 slots. They’re designed for HCI, cloud and virtualization environments.
ASUS RS720Q-E10 series servers are 2U4N multi-node servers designed for CDN, cloud gaming and video streaming. Support up to dual-socket CPUs, 16 DIMMs, 1 OCP 3.0, 2 M.2 and 1 PCIe slot per node, this server features up to 24 NVMe drives at front panel.
ASUS ESC4000-E10 series servers are GPU-optimized dual-socket 2U servers support for up to four dual-slot GPUs, 16 DIMMs, and eight NVMe/SATA/SAS drives.

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