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ASUS Announces Servers with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

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PRESS RELEASE

New lineup of rack and tower servers with latest Intel platform deliver a 1.33X average performance improvement in power consumption and clock speed 

KEY POINTS 

  • New ASUS servers fully leverage 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and support Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory and Intel DL Boost technologies 
  • The latest ASUS servers achieve up to an 88% performance improvement in virtualisation with Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory   
  • ASUS offers exclusive Thermal Radar 2.0 technology to effectively enhance system reliability and thermal efficiency 

Taipei, Taiwan, April 9, 2019, — ASUS, the leading IT Company in server systems, server motherboards, workstations and workstation motherboards today announced support for the new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors across all server product lineups. The latest Intel platform delivers a 1.33X average performance improvement in power consumption and clock speed over previous-generation processors with popular applications and benchmarks. As a select Intel partner, ASUS offers breakthrough performance with the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory with an over 88% gain in input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared with the same configuration in SSD. 

This new processor platform also introduces Intel Deep Learning Boost technology for enhanced deep learning capabilities. With this new technology, ASUS servers achieved a 3.1X performance improvement in the ResNet-50 and SSD VGG-16 models, fully demonstrating the inference capability of the new platform. 

Support up to 6 channel DDR4 2933, Intel DL Boost and Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory  

All ASUS server series are optimised to fully leverage 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and future technologies including Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enable more efficient AI (artificial intelligence) acceleration, including the GPU-optimised ESC 8000 and 4000 series, high-performance RS720, 700, 540, 520, and 500 series, Z11 series server motherboard and WS C621 workstation motherboard. With the latest 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Platinum processor, ASUS servers deliver a 1.21X performance improvement in Linpack, a 1.83X performance improvement in Stream Triad, and an incredible 17X improvement in AI and deep learning inference over previous-generation processors. 

To address rapidly emerging data-intensive applications, including in-memory analytics, databases, content delivery networks (CDN), and high-performance computing (HPC), ASUS servers adopt the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory technology to transform critical data workloads faster and deliver much improved serviceability with higher virtual machine and container density. Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory is an innovative memory technology that delivers a unique combination of affordable large capacity and persistence (non-volatility). Compared with the previous generation, the latest ASUS servers offer a 1.8X IOPS improvement under virtualisation workloads while maintaining the same operating costs. Better IOPS means more efficiency and improved quality when running virtualisation in business environments.  

Exclusive Thermal Radar technology  

ASUS Thermal Radar 2.0 is the market-leading thermal control technology and is deployed perfectly on the latest ASUS servers featuring 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Featuring two innovative intelligent detection technologies and multi-fan zone design, ASUS Thermal Radar 2.0 places different sensors on the CPU, GPU, DIMM, HDD and in other areas to collect localised heating information to designate dedicated fan flow automatically to reduce consumption of overall fan capacity. 

Additionally, the multi-fan zone design enables multiple fan curves for different zones to reduce operating time and cost required for manual adjustments and effectively enhances system reliability and thermal efficiency.  

AVAILABILITY & PRICING 

ASUS Server and Workstation products are available worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information. 

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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 thousands of prestigious awards 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.