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  • 19 September 2018 11:16

ASUS Announces New World Records for Fastest 2P Server Performance

RS720-E9 and TS700-E9 are recognized as having the world’s faster computing performance for 2P servers for compute-intensive applications. ASUS holds a total of 67 top SPEC performance benchmarks in the SPEC CPU® 2017 and SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark packages as of August 1, 2018. The winning product portfolio includes the RS720-E9, RS700-E9 and RS700A-E9 rack servers, RS720Q-E9 multi-node server and TS700-E9 tower server.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug 7, 2018 — ASUS, the leading IT Company in server systems, server motherboards, workstations and workstation motherboards today announced it achieved top-performance world records for its 2P servers and now holds a total of 67 top results from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) for benchmarks measuring computing-intensive performance. RS720-E9 and TS700-E9 stand out in the ranking as the 2P servers with the best computing performance, achieving the highest scores for their respective benchmarks.

The world’s fastest computing performance 2P servers - ASUS achieved the world-record computing performance results with the RS720-E9 rack server and TS700-E9 tower server based on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor. RS720-E9 gained four 2P world records for compute-intensive applications with the SPEC CPU® 2017 benchmark, including SPECint 2017 rate and SPECfp 2017 rate. Additionally, TS700-E9 holds four 2P world records for compute-intensive applications with the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark, including SPECfp 2017 and SPECfp 2017. These two winning servers feature ASUS Performance Boost Technology, which utilizes ASUS-exclusive processor optimizations to reduce latency and increase overall computing performance. These leadership benchmark scores prove ASUS servers’ capability to deliver optimum workload performance based on the real-world applications.

Sixty-seven benchmark world records - ASUS has over 20 years of expertise in the server industry and has a dedicated team of engineers specializing in server hardware design, software/firmware integration, and performance tuning and optimization for a broad range of applications. 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 to customers. ASUS servers have set 67 performance-benchmark records as of August 1, 2018. The latest lineup of record-breaking, configurable servers includes tower servers, rack servers and multi-node platforms, designed to be highly scalable and work seamlessly for infrastructure visualization, data analysis, and general and technical computing applications.

RS720-E9 and RS700-E9 are high performance rack servers with a hybrid-storage design and high-power efficiency in 2U and 1U form factors. Powered by dual processors with support for 24 DIMMs for up to 3TB of DDR4 2666 memory, these servers offer scalable PCIe 3.0 expansion slots and storage drives, perfect for high-performance computing (HPC).

TS700-E9 is a 5U tower server with support for dual processors and two dual-slot graphics cards. TS700-E9 fits into business environments and can be integrated easily into data centers as a rack server using the flexible tool-less rail kit. An optional redundant power supply ensures more reliable operation and a safer server environment.

RS720Q-E9 is a 2U4N high-density server designed for compute-intensive workloads such as data-center, data-analysis and private-cloud applications with support for two to eight processors (28 cores per processor) and 48 DIMMs for up to 6TB of DDR4 2666 memory.

RS700A-E9 is an AMD EPYC-based server featuring up to 32 cores per processor with 128 threads and offers flexible storage capacity with up to twelve 2.5-inch HDDs in 1U form factor. RS700A-E9 is built for virtualization and those looking for a lower total cost of ownership per VM.

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 also reviews and publishes submitted results from our member organizations and other benchmark licensees. The SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark package contains SPEC's next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU intensive suites for measuring and comparing compute intensive performance, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler. SPEC designed these suites to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications.

The SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark is an older industry-standardized, CPU-intensive benchmark suite, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler. It provides a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications.

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

PRESS CONTACTS - Jack Cheng Jack_Cheng@asus.com

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 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.

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