ASUS Server and Workstation Motherboard Set 18 Benchmark World Records

RS700-E9 rack server and WS C621E SAGE workstation motherboard deliver top performance in industry-standard SPEC benchmarks measuring compute performance

Taipei, Taiwan, January 12, 2018ASUS today announced that the RS700-E9 series rack server and WS C621E SAGE workstation motherboard have been awarded 18 top results by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) for benchmarks measuring computing-intensive performance, including the SPECrate® 2017_Integer, SPECrate 2017_fp, and SPECint_rate 2006 metrics. The benchmarks cover diverse applications such as AI, discrete event simulation, explosion modeling, and video compression.

World record-setting performance

The top performance of the record-setting products underscores the ASUS commitment to pursuing continuous system optimization and performance tuning to deliver the highest quality servers and workstations to consumers.

The ASUS RS700-E9 series rack server achieved the top result in the Xeon® Gold 8176 2-socket systems category for SPECrate 2017_Integer_base, SPECrate 2017_Integer_peak, SPECrate 2017 fp_base, SPECrate 2017_fp_peak, SPECint_rate 2006_base, SPECint_rate 2006_peak, and SPECint_2006_base.

RS700-E9 also achieved the top result in the Xeon Gold 6150 2-socket systems category for SPECrate 2017_Integer_base, SPECrate 2017_Integer_peak, SPECrate 2017 fp_base, SPECrate 2017_fp_peak, SPECint_rate 2006_base, SPECint_rate 2006_peak, SPECint_2006_base, and SPECint_2006_peak.

The ASUS WS C621E SAGE workstation motherboard achieved the top result in the Xeon Gold 6154 2-socket systems category for SPECrate 2017_Integer_base, SPECrate 2017_Integer_peak, and SPECint_rate 2006_base.

ASUS RS700-E9 series rack servers and WS C621E SAGE workstation motherboard

ASUS RS700-E9 series rack servers are engineered to deliver incredible performance and efficiency for the data center in a compact 1U form factor. ASUS RS700-E9 is built on the powerful Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platform, formerly Purley, and features 24 DIMM slots to provide best-in-class memory capacity and bandwidth.

The WS C621E SAGE workstation motherboard delivers the highest performance for diverse application requirements and workloads. It features support for dual Intel Xeon Scalable family processors, highly expandable super-fast storage options, 12 DDR4 memory slots and pure PCIe Gen3 x16 link 4-way graphics.

ASUS servers and workstations both come with the embedded ASMB9-iKVM module and ASUS Control Center management software to provide convenient, secure and cost-saving centralized in-band and out-of-band management.

About SPEC CPU2017 and SPEC CPU2006

The SPEC CPU2017 and SPEC CPU2006 benchmarks are industry-standardized, CPU-intensive benchmark suites for measuring and comparing compute-intensive performance, as well as stressing a system’s processor, memory subsystem and compiler. The benchmark suites show a server’s capability in running real user applications across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads.

For more information, visit https://www.spec.org/cpu2017/ and https://www.spec.org/cpu2006/.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

WS C621E SAGE is available for order. RS700-E9 Series will be available from late February 2018. 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

Product RS700-E9 Series WS C621E SAGE
Processor Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family
Intel Xeon processors family with Omni-Path Architecture (supported on CPU2 )
Dual Intel Socket-P/LGA-3647 for Xeon Processor Scalable Family (205W)
Core Logic Intel PCH C621 Intel PCH C621
Memory 24 (6-channel per CPU, 12 DIMM per CPU)
DDR4 2666/2400 RDIMM/LR-DIMM/LR-DIMM 3DS
12 (6-channel per CPU, 6 DIMM per CPU)
DDR4 2666/2400/2133 RDIMM/LR-DIMM/RDIMM 3DS/ LR-DIMM 3DS
PCIE Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 link), FH, HL
1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x8 link), LP, HL
1 x PCIe x8 (Gen3 x8 link), LP, HL
1 x OCP 2.0 Mezzanine (Gen3 x16 link)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots (Gen3 x16 link)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots (Single Gen3 x16, Dual Gen3 x8/x8 link)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot  (Gen3 x8 link)
HDD Bays 12 x 2.5” Hot-swap Storage Device Bays
or 4 x 2.5″ or 3.5″ Hot-swap Storage Device Bays
N/A
M.2 Drive Support 2 x M.2 (22110, 2280, 2260, 2242)
(Support SATA/PCIe M.2,SATA RAID)
*SAS support via HBA/RAID card
1 x M.2 (22110, 2280, 2260, 2242)
(Support SATA/PCIe M.2)
*Supports Intel® Virtual RAID on Chip (Intel VROC)
Networking 2 x Intel I350-AM2 Gigabit LAN Controller
1 x Management Port
2 x Intel i210-AT Gigabit LAN Controller
Graphics Aspeed AST2500 64MB Aspeed AST2500 64MB
Dimensions 686mm x 444mm x 44mm(1U)
27″ x 17.48″ x 1.73″
EEB Form Factor, 12”x 13”
PSU 1+1 Redundant 800W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply

Rating: 100-127/200-240Vac, 9.4A/4.72A, 47-63Hz Class I or 240Vdc, 4.6A
(240Vdc Only for China)

N/A

 

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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