ASUS ships TS700-E6 Servers and TS500-E6 Workstations

asus-serversASUS, the leading producer of servers and workstations, recently announced the availability of its latest 5U pedestal and rack-mountable servers and workstations-the ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 and TS500-E6/PS4.

Both are based on Dual and Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series platforms with DDR3 memory and PCIe 2.0 support. They also feature additional expansion slots which can also be used for a dedicated graphics card, a MIO network card and other expansion options for personal workstation use-providing customers with high flexibility, reliability, storage capacity and expandability.

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Space-saving and Advanced System Architecture with Versatile Expandability

Both pedestal and rack-mountable for, the ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 and TS500-E6/PS4 support the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series with Intel® CoreTM Microarchitecture Platform for awe-inspiring performance and faster processing speeds. The ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 features 12 DIMM slots that support up to 96GB (RDIMM) DDR3 memory, while the ASUS TS500-E6/PS4 features 6 DIMM slots that support up to 48GB (RDIMM) DDR3 memory. Both systems are designed to cope with the demands of processor-intensive applications, as well as extensive multitasking. The use of DDR3 memory enables a significantly higher processing speed and lower power consumption. What differentiates these two systems from mainstream rack servers is the expandability that they provide to the user. The ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 features 6 expansion slots. In workstation mode, it hosts one PCI-E x16 (x16 link), two PCI-E x16 (x8 link) and two PCI-X 100/133MHz slots. In server mode, it offers four PCI-E x16 (x8 link) and two PCI-X 100/133MHz slots. Flex-E technology transforms the ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 into a dual-purpose server. With a PCI Express x16 (x16 link) slot that automatically switches to a x8 link in the event that its PCI Express x8 (x8 link) on slot five is occupied, the ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 allows users to enjoy ease-of-use when switching between server and workstation modes.

The ASUS TS500-E6/PS4 features one PCI-E x16 (x16 link) that supports professional graphics cards, two PCI-E x8 (x4 link) slots and one PCI 32-bit/33MHz slot for uncompromised versatility and performance.

VGA and MIO Card Support for Workstation Use

With a built-in PCI-E x16 (x16 link) expansion slot, the ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 and TS500-E6/PS4 are capable of supporting professional graphics cards for workstation use; while the optional MIO audio card offers excellent sound quality to complement the robust graphics power for workstation users-offering an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and 7.1 virtual surround for the most exhilarating surround sound in professional and entertainment applications.
Real-time and Out-of-band Server Management

The optional ASMB4-iKVM module offers real-time web-based management and remote system control (KVM-over-IP) over the system from any local computer anywhere, anytime.

Immense Storage Capacity with Highly Efficient Power Supply

The ASUS TS700-E6/RS8 is ideal for enterprise-level applications due to its high performance and huge storage capacity. It supports eight SAS/SATA hard disk drives (HDD) to provide users with unprecedented storage capabilities, and the hot-swap design allows HDD replacement without incurring any downtime. A 620W 1+1 redundant power supply delivers reliable, non-stop operation. It is the perfect server for businesses that require a highly dependable system which provides massive storage and unshakeable reliability for critical business operations.

Specifications
TS700-E6/RS8 TS500-E6/PS4
Processor 2 x socket 1366

  • Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® X5500 Series (95W)
  • Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5500 Series (80W)
  • Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® L5500 Series (60W/38W)
QPI QPI 4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4 GT/s
Core Logic
  • Intel® 5520 IOH
  • Intel® ICH10R I/O Controller
  • Intel® 5500 IOH
  • Intel® ICH10R I/O Controller
Memory 12 (3-channel per CPU, 6 DIMM per CPU)
Up to 96GB (RDIMM)
Up to 48GB (UDIMM)
6 (3-channel per CPU, 3 DIMM per CPU)
Up to 48GB (RDIMM)
Up to 24GB (UDIMM)
Storage Interface Intel® ICH10R:

  • 6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
  • Intel Matrix Storage

(for Windows only)
(Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)

  • LSI® MegaRAID

(for Linux/Windows)
(Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10) Optional:

  • ASUS PIKE 1068E 8-port SAS RAID card
  • ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS HW RAID card
  • ASUS PIKE 6480 8-port SAS RAID card
Intel® ICH10R:

  • 6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
  • Intel Matrix Storage

(for Windows only)
(Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)

  • LSI® MegaRAID

(for Linux/Windows)
(Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10) Optional:

  • ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS RAID card
  • ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS HW RAID card
  • ASUS PIKE 6480 8-port SAS RAID card
NIC 2 * Intel 82574L + 1 * Mgmt LAN 2 * Intel 82574L
Onboard Graphics Aspeed AST2050 8MB
Expansion slots Workstation Mode:
1 * PCI-E x16 (x16 link)
2* PCI-E x16 (x8 link)
2 * PCI-X 100/133MHz Server Mode:
4* PCI-E x16 (x8 link)
2 * PCI-X 100/133MHz
1 * PCI-E x16 slot (x16 link)
2 * PCI-E x8 slot (x4 link)
2 * PCI 32-bit/33MHz
Dimensions 445mm x 217.5mm x 545mm

Source: Asus

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