ASUS and AMD Partnership Results in Revelation for Web Hosting Industry

ASUS and AMD have come together to bring an exciting new server to the web hosting and high-performance computing (HPC) markets. Named ‘The RS620SA-E10-RS12’ it is the first 2U6N high-density server that focuses on extreme computing density (while simultaneously being a 2U form factor). Therefore, by having a standard form factor this server can be integrated into the data center infrastructure without any modifications. With an innovative design and enhancing features, it aims to be ground breaking for the targeted markets. 

What ASUS and AMD specialities?

Based in Santa Clara, California is AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc), a company that specialises in producing semiconductor devices (devices used in circuits) that are necessary for computer processing. AMD typically manufactures computer processors, flash memories and motherboard chipsets used by both the business and consumer sectors. With a global presence in over thirty-five locations around the world, AMD is a powerhouse in the tech industry.

Cross over the ocean to arrive in Taipei, Taiwan and you will find ASUS. It is no secret that ASUS is a technology and electronics-producing giant. It focuses on delivering good quality products such as laptops, mobile phones, servers (of course) and much more. ASUS is known around the globe for its popular motherboards, notebooks and successful gaming products. With this in mind, the collaboration would appear to be an ideal pairing. Each player brought their specialities and expertise to the table.

The name “ASUS” is taken from the Greek mythological flying horse; Pegasus. Time will tell if this new server will take flight. 

The new server is eco-friendly

Considering the Green ASUS philosophy (where the company makes certain efforts to work towards a more sustainable future) it is not surprising that this new server should be eco-friendly. Thanks to ASUS, the server was able to have its own Thermal Radar 2.0 technology built into the model. Features such as lower fan power consumption and having the ASUS Power Balancer built inside (which improves energy efficiency thanks to the redundant 3000W/2200W Platinum power supplies) all contribute to making this server greener. This makes it ideal for large-scale environments. Interestingly enough, the ASUS Power Balancer- which does not drain power- also does not drain your wallet. Its cost-effective prices are hoping to be another attractive feature to its customers. 

The RS620SA-E10-RS12 also received recognition from the SPEC Power (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) for its energy efficiency. Like it’s parner, AMD strives to make their company operations and products as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Therefore, with this link-minded and eco-friendly approach, it is no wonder the new server should reflect the green policies of both companies. 

How does it appeal to web hosting markets?

ASUS and AMD have made it clear that they are hoping this server will be welcomed by the web hosting markets. They aim to offer something new to the industries to improve their overall efficiency. Thanks to this server’s six-node architecture design, it makes the RS620SA-E10-RS12 ideal for customers who wish to: improve page loading times, reduce bandwidth costs and those who are aiming to utilise network-resources more efficiently. It is clear how the server is aimed at maximising productivity for the sectors.

How would the RS620SA-E10-RS12 attract HPC markets?

Similarly to the NVIDIA T4, the server has a low-profile GPU which supports VDI ( desktop virtualization infrastructure), deep learning, AI training as well as inferencing. Through full PCIe 4.0 support, high speed transfers are enabled. Additionally, each node in the server has 8 slots for LRDIMM memory modules. With this you can install a total of 512 GB of memory and two M.2 slots. Therefore, considering both their influence and reputation (particularly AMD in the gaming industry) as to the quality of products offered, the companies are hoping these features will appeal to the HPC markets. 

What are the notable features?

As previously mentioned, the server boasts an innovative design that fits six nodes in a 2U chassis. On top of this (to cope with ever-increasing demands for efficiency) it also has the highest 280W TDP CPUs, PCIe 4.0 and OCP 3.0 expansions. These features allow for: “TCO-optimization for data centers, web servers, virtualization, cloud and hyperscale environments,” which has been growing in demand recently. In addition to this, its unique “data-cable routing-tunnel design” allows for increased organisation of cables as well as cable protection (a feature important to any user). Furthermore, the high core count and high data transfer rates create a fast and streamlined performance for the user. The inclusion of a unique design and efficient features not only make the server a fierce contender for competitors, but it makes the server sought after by both business and consumer markets- allowing potential for enormous global success.