ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer Workstation Motherboard: The Ultimate Supercomputing Solution for CUDA!

May 14, 2009 // 2:54 p.m.

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The Ultimate Supercomputing Solution for CUDA Parallel Programming

ASUS, the leading producer and innovator of motherboards, today has launched the most revolutionary and powerful Parallel Computing solution available to date: the ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer motherboard. Equipped with 7 PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots, the P6T7 WS Supercomputer has been certified for NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPU computing which is based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, supporting up to three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. This amounts to a total of 960 parallel processing cores providing a massive 4 teraflops of processing power—delivering 250* times faster computing and graphics processing performance. The ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer also provides users with flexible high speed I/O, graphics and computing options.

The Ultimate Parallel Computing Solution

The ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer forms the perfect foundation of a “personal supercomputer”. It is certified for NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing, based on the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture that supports up to three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. Each GPU delivers 240 CUDA parallel processing cores, producing 1 teraflop of processing power simultaneously. This adds up to a total of 960 parallel processing cores, delivering 4 teraflops of processing power. Capable of supercomputer performance 250 times faster than that of a standard PC, the P6T7 WS Supercomputer is singularly the most powerful and efficient solution for highly computational applications in the fields of life science, engineering science, financial modelling, electronic design automation and virtualization.

Mind-boggling Seven High Speed PCI-E Gen2 x16 Slots

The P6T7 WS Supercomputer is equipped with seven PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots, four of which can be set to run in x16 link mode simultaneously. The generous provision of high speed I/O interface options easily fulfils consumers’ high-end graphics and computing demands.

Incredible Graphics Flexibility with 3-way SLI and CrossFireX™ Support

The P6T7 WS Supercomputer natively supports both 3-way/2-way SLI and CrossFireX on Demand on the same motherboard for outstanding graphics flexibility and performance. Users can install up to three 3-Way SLI-capable GeForce® graphics cards while having the option of running a CrossFireX setup. Whichever option they choose, users are guaranteed incredible graphics performance for dramatically improved productivity and efficiency. True x16 PCI-E Gen2 GeForce 3-Way SLI technology offers the fastest and most reliable graphics performance available today.

Multitudinous Storage Options with Cutting-edge SAS

The P6T7 WS Supercomputer sports onboard SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports that provide users with exceptional hard drive upgrade flexibility and offers full compatibility with the ASUS optional SASsaby card. Compared to current SATA interfaces, SAS hard disks provide higher data transmission speeds and better data storage reliability—they are, ultimately, a faster, safer and more stable choice for storage expansion and upgrade needs.

Industry-leading Power Design

The P6T7 WS Supercomputer features breakthrough 16+2 power management technology— 16 phases to vCore and 2 phases to the vDRAM/QPI controller inside the CPU—delivering superior power efficiency and effectively dispelling the heat generated by the VRM module. With high quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, 100% Japan-made high quality conductive polymer capacitors, and the ASUS 16+2 phase VRM design, the P6T7 WS Supercomputer boasts longer component lifespan with minimum power loss—leading to unprecedented reliability and durability.

Add Interest to Work with WS Diag. LED and the “ASUS Heartbeat”

With the P6T7 WS Supercomputer, working on an ASUS-powered workstation can now be enjoyable and interesting. During boot up, the motherboard will check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card and HDD) for errors. If an error is found, the diagnostic LED next to the faulty device will remain lit until the problem is solved. Once successfully booted up, the LEDs will glow brightly and vividly at a regular tempo—much like the steady rhythm of deep breaths—making the P6T7 WS Supercomputer seem like it is “coming to life”.

Surf the Internet within 5 Seconds** via Express Gate

Express Gate, an additional built-in Operating System, makes a host of commonly-used applications available to users in just 5 seconds from boot up. Applications including the web browser, instant messengers such as Skype, a photo manager, a music player and online games are all accessible in virtually the blink of an eye.

Rapid and Convenient System Diagnostics

The P6T7 WS Supercomputer also comes with an additional G.P. Diagnosis card. This useful tool performs quick and precise system checks, and displays errors on its LED display—helping users pinpoint errors quickly. The G.P. Diagnosis card is connected to the TPM header.



LGA1366 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core™ i7 Processor

LGA1366 socket for Intel® Xeon® processor 3500 Series
LGA1366 socket for Intel® Xeon® processor E5502/E5504/E5506


Intel® X58 / ICH10R

NVIDIA® nForce200 x2

QPI Speeds

Up to 6.4GT/s; Intel® Quick Path Interconnect


6 x DIMM, max. 24GB, DDR3 2000 (O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz, ECC/non-ECC un-buffered memory, triple channel architecture

Expansion Slots

3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8)

3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x8)

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16

CUDA support

Supports 3 NVIDIA Tesla cards + 1 NVIDIA Quadro card up to 960 cores, each delivering 1 teraflop of processing power

Multi-GPU support

Supports NVIDIA GeForce® 2-Way and 3-Way SLI; ATI CrossFireX™ technology, up to Quad CrossFireX™ (Supports up to 4 dual-GPU graphics cards)


- Intel ICH10R controller: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD

- Marvell 88SE6320 Ext SAS controller: 2 x SAS ports supporting RAID 0, 1

- Marvell 88SE6121 Ext SATA controller: 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s RAID 0, 1


ADI 2000B, 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC


Realtek 8111C Dual Gb LAN (Teaming)

USB 2.0

12 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit for more details.

* Differences in system hardware, software or setup configuration may affect actual performance.

** Actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models.

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in Business Week’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years
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