ASUS Servers Lead SPEC Power Ranking for Energy Efficiency

ASUS, the leading IT company in server systems, server motherboards, and workstations today announced that ASUS servers achieved the highest rankings on the SPEC Power® suite of benchmarks for energy efficiency performed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

SPEC Power Ranking

ASUS selected the Intel-based RS720-E9-RS8 and AMD-based RS500A-E10-PS4 rack servers for these benchmarks to show the power and performance characteristics of ASUS servers on both CPU platforms and to demonstrate to customers how they can achieve faster deployments and higher energy efficiency for their IT infrastructures. These servers were tested using both Windows Server and Linux — the most popular operating systems used in data centers — to ensure the benchmarks results are relevant to real-world performance and operating conditions. These results are current as of April 16, 2020.

ASUS Thermal Control Technologies
Green awareness and power consumption have become important topics in the server industry in recent years, especially as more datacenters require better computing performance, more storage space and quicker connections, while also requiring better power efficiency. In 2019, ASUS launched a server thermal-control technology called Thermal Radar 2.0, which provides real-time server temperature monitoring and intelligent fan-curve adjustments for lower fan power-consumption. With the recent launch of the latest 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, ASUS released a new power-saving technology called Power Balancer designed to continue delivering the value of optimized power-efficiency technology.

ASUS Thermal Radar 2.0
ASUS Thermal Radar 2.0 takes advantage of placing up to 56 ambient sensors on the front panel of a server as well as in components, such as CPUs, memory, NVMe SSDs, OCP mezzanine connectors and power supplies for internal and external temperature monitoring. Thermal Radar 2.0 can also perform intelligent fan-curve adjustments to fit the real-time server usage patterns, lowering fan power-consumption by up to 36 percent and reducing total cost of ownership — ideal for data centers with extreme workloads.

ASUS Power Balancer
ASUS Power Balancer is an exclusive technology that enables ASUS servers to adjust overall loading automatically based on real-time monitoring in order to decrease overall power consumption for improved efficiency and cost/performance optimization. The in-house ASUS server lab recently did a comparison between an ASUS server with and without Power Balancer technology. Without the technology, the server’s CPU required 130 watts of power while running at an 80 percent workload. With ASUS Power Balancer technology, the server achieved a 14 percent power savings while maintaining the same level of performance. The results clearly show that Power Balancer technology enables ASUS servers to decrease CPU power consumption in multi-threaded scenarios by adjusting the most suitable frequencies.

RS720-E9-RS8 rack server with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
RS720-E9-RS8 is a high-performance Intel-based 2U server designed to support growing workloads. It features a hybrid-storage design with eight 3.5-inch SATA/SAS/up to 4 NVMe HDDs, dual PCIe or SATA M.2, eight PCIe slots and optional two 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe HDDs and offers higher power efficiency with redundant 850W 80 Plus Titanium power supplies, which are 96 percent more efficient than average power supplies to greatly reduce data-center operating costs.

RS500A-E10-PS4 rack server with AMD EPYC 7002 processors
Ideal for virtualization workloads, RS500A-E10-PS4 is a compact AMD EPYC 1U server designed to support four 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hot-swap SATA and SAS drives and one M.2 22110 SSD. It is available with different power supply options to greatly reduce data-center operating costs, including redundant 650W 80 Plus Platinum PSUs, which are 92 percent more efficient than average power supplies.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS server products are available worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information.

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About SPEC
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for the newest generation of computing systems. SPEC develops benchmark suites and reviews and publishes submitted results from our member organizations and other benchmark licensees. SPECpower_ssj 2008 is the first industry-standard SPEC benchmark that evaluates the power and performance characteristics of volume server class computers. The initial benchmark addresses the performance of server-side Java, and additional workloads are planned.

About ASUS
ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

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