The ESC4000 G3S supports up to eight PCI-E Gen3 x16 slots in 2U for high density computing and high expandability, compatible with versatile expansion cards, especially in supporting up-to-date Intel® Xeon Phi™ series, NVIDIA Tesla and GRIDTM Family as well as AMD FirePro Series of GPU accelerators. Initially, high-density computing is designed specifically to pack greater processing power into a rack. In ESC4000 G3S, it can carry up to 4 double-deck GPUs offering extreme high density and parallel computing power. In addition, there is also one PCI-E Gen3 x 24 slot which could perform as two slots if riser is applied for Low Profile HBA & proprietary networking cards in FDR and 10G interface.
To provide the perfect solution for HPC scenarios, ESC4000 G3S features vertically-oriented hard disk drive (HDD) bays. This smart arrangement frees up space on either side of the drive bays, allowing stronger and more direct airflow from the front panel to the GPUs, delivering better energy efficiency and power savings. With intelligent system fan III, there are three fans dedicated for dual CPUs and two fans for each GPU area. Among the fans for each GPU area, one fan will automatically adjust the fan speed by GPU temperature while the other one plays the role as the back-up fan. Intelligent system fan III offers dedicated airflow toward CPUs and GPUs as well as offering flexibility in fan allocation. Additionally, this streamlined airflow to the heat-generating components allows the temperature of the GPU cards to be reduced.
The ESC4000 G3S is equipped with a 2000W/1620W 80 PLUS Platinum level redundant power supply with VR power efficiency up to 95% for energy savings, while the hot swappable design reduces power loss, improves power efficiency and saves more TCO for users.
ESC4000 G3S has a visible Q-Code/port 80 LED display LED for simple monitoring of the entire boot process, from the early hardware-awakening stages to the launch of the operating system and beyond. With the features of quick initialization guidance of BIOS, users can realize system initialization state in seconds; furthermore users are able to diagnose system instantly through POST code message in the POST stage. Also, the exclusive tool-less rail kit design helps the user to deploy the servers in an easy and simple way.
The ESC4000 G3S supports the optional ASUS PIKE II upgrade kit. Just placing the PIKE II card, such as PIKE II 3x08 series, the latest 12Gb/s SAS and PCI-E 3.0 high reliability enterprise storage solution, ESC4000 G3S can immediately expand bandwidth and offer complete RAID functions, upgrade to 12G solution and improve the performance, making it the great upgrade option.
The ASMB8-iKVM (IPMI 2.0-compliant) enables remote update BIOS, standalone KVM/Java utility, video recording and BSOD capture. Based on out-of-band management, even if the server operating system is down or offline, the KVM module can still provide round-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnosis through a user-friendly web-based graphical interface via all major browsers. In addition, ASWM Enterprise software provides one-to-multiple centralized management including BIOS flash, software dispatch, task scheduler, remote control, and power control, all through a colorful and informative graphical interface. Through ASUS remote management solution, user could save time and effort on server management and trouble-shooting.
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