ASUS Server & Workstation for Intel® Westmere & Gulftown Processor

March 29, 2010 // 2:33 p.m.

ASUS announced that it is ready to support the upcoming 32mn, LGA 1366 socket based, Intel® Xeon® 5600 enterprise-class processors for servers; and Intel®Core™ i7-980X and Xeon®W3680 processors for workstations. This next generation 32mn infrastructure features up to six cores, supporting up to 12 threads and 12MB of cache.



Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors for Server

ASUS’ 5500 IOH and 5520 IOH chipset based server motherboard and server systems are ready for the new 32mn processor.

Server Motherboards


Server Systems

Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR

Z8PE-D18

Z8PE-D12X

Z8PE-D12

Z8PH-D12/IFB

Z8NR-D12

Z8NH-D12

Z8NA-D6

Z8NA-D6C


RS720-E6/RS12

RS700D-E6/PS8

RS704D-E6/PS8

RS702D-E6/PS8

RS700-E6/RS4

RS500-E6/PS4

RS520-E6/RS8

TS700-E6/RS8

TS500-E6/PS4



Compare with last generations, Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors delivers higher performance, lower power consumption and new security features.

l More Performance: Xeon® 5600 series has 50% more cores, 50% more cache, and 60% performance boost over 45nm servers to therefore boost operating efficiency.



l Better Energy Efficiency: When Xeon® 5600 series runs at same performance as X5570, it consumers 30% less power to therefore lower operation costs.



l More Security: Xeon® 5600 series included new security features including:

1) Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI), which enables broad usage of built-in encryption acceleration for more secure datacenters and cloud environment;

2) Virtualization Technology devise (VT-d) protects virtual machine isolation and provides the capability to ensure improved isolation of I/O resources for greater reliability, security, and availability.

ASUS’ 5500 IOH and 5520 IOH chipset based server motherboard and server systems are ready for the new 32mn processor.

Server Motherboards


Server Systems

Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR

Z8PE-D18

Z8PE-D12X

Z8PE-D12

Z8PH-D12/IFB

Z8NR-D12

Z8NH-D12

Z8NA-D6

Z8NA-D6C


RS700D-E6/PS8

RS704D-E6/PS8

RS702D-E6/PS8

RS700-E6/RS4

RS500-E6/PS4

RS520-E6/RS8

TS700-E6/RS8

TS500-E6/PS4



Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR

Half-size SSI Serverboard with 40Gb Infiniband Bandwidth

Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR is a 6.3” x 16.7” compact size motherboard easy to fit two in a 1U chassis. The board provides high-bandwidth connectivity up to 40 Gb/s and world-class low latency with Infiniband.



Z8PE-D18

18 DIMMs & Slot 6 in Standard EEB

The ASUS Z8PE-D18 server motherboard delivers significant computing capability with 18 DIMM slots and high expandability with 6 expansion slots meet the most demanding tasks with the powerful Xeon®5600 series processors.



RS720-E6/RS12

Enterprise-Class 2U Server with Green Design

The ASUS RS720-E6/RS12 is the newest 2U server system supports two Intel Xeon Xeon®5600 series processors, and 18 DIMMS DDR3 up to 144GB(RDIMM) high memory scalability for computing intensive applications, and 12x 3.5” Hot-swap HDD capacity ideal for storage server use.



RS704D-E6/PS8

The ASUS RS702D is a two dual processor systems which provides extreme performance for customers with 4-way, 26-core computing power in 1U, while supports 24-DIMM in total and up to 96GB x 2 memory capacity to match Xeon®5600 series processors’ performance.





Intel®Core™ i7-980X Processor for Workstation

ASUS X58 based workstation motherboards P6T WS PRO, P6T6 WS REVOLUTION and P6T7 WS SC are ready to support Intel®Core™ i7-980X and Xeon®W3680 processors. The new platforms deliver new features and benefits, including:



l With 6 cores and 12 threads, Core™ i7-980X and Xeon®W3680 processors improves CPU performance by allowing more applications to execute at the same time.



l Turbo Boost Technology intelligently scaled performance and power as needed by dynamically scale up the core frequency when single threaded applications demand more performance.



l Integrated Memory Controller improves performance for data intensive applications by lowering latency and maximized memory bandwidth.



l 12 Shared Cache provides more efficient data storage and manipulation by dynamically allocate large cache to match the needs of each core.



Workstation Motherboards

P6T WS PRO,

P6T6 WS REVOLUTION

P6T7 WS SC

* The above three workstation motherboards are able to support Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors as well.





Thus, to enjoy the whole new level of performance with six cores, 12 thread and 12MB of cache, users simply just have to update the BIOS of the existing motherboards and systems which mentioned above.



P6T WS Professional

New Era Workstation Engine with multi storage solutions

The P6T WS Pro is an ideal foundation for powerful workstations – capable of delivering powerful and dependable performance, together with unparalleled I/O scalability for the most demanding tasks and upgrades in the future.



P6T6 WS Revolution

New Era Workstation Engine for Superior Graphic & Computing Choices On Demand

The P6T6 WS Revolution has 6PCI-E Gen2 x 16 slots to provide high speed and sufficient I/O options, and possibility to utilize up the three graphics cards in 3-Way SLI or CrossFireX configuration.



P6T7 WS SuperComputer

Ultimate Supercomputing Solution for CUDA Parallel Programming

The P6T7 WS SuperComputer is an ideal foundation of a “personal computer”, equipped with seven PCI-E Gen2 x 16 slots, four of which can be set to run in x16 link mode simultaneously to fulfills high end graphics and computing demand.
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