ASUS Announces AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor Servers and Server Motherboard


RS500A-E10 rack servers and KRPA-U16 server motherboard bring breakthrough performance for data centers and high-performance computing

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 8, 2019 ASUS, a leading server systems, server motherboards, workstations and workstation motherboards provider, today announced multiple solutions with AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors, including RS500A-E10 series server systems and the KRPA-U16 server motherboard. The AMD EPYC™ 7002 processor features the world’s first 7nm datacenter-design and a PCI Express® 4.0-capable x86 server processor that offers up to twice the performance and four times the floating point capability versus the previous 7001 generation. ASUS is a select AMD channel partner delivering these breakthrough solutions, and each solution includes ASUS-exclusive Thermal Radar 2.0 technology, Performance Boost tuning technology, and application-optimized design for workloads in virtualization and software-defined storage, making them perfect for high-performance computing (HPC), datacenter and enterprise applications.

Breakthrough performance by AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors

The new AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors make your datacenter more responsive to demanding workloads with lower latency and lower power consumption, delivering a comprehensive, consistent feature set of I/O, memory and security. With support for up to 64 cores, 128 threads, 8-channel DDR4 3200, and 128 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes, AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors facilitate fast and robust infrastructure transformation with immense expandability and class-leading performance. In addition, AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors are designed with advanced encryption features in memory and virtualization for security assurance.

ASUS RS500A-E10 series servers

The three new ASUS rack servers with AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors are RS500A-E10-RS12U, RS500A-E10-RS4 and RS500A-E10-PS4. Each server is designed with a unique power supply and unique storage capability and networking expansion options to suit various workloads and applications. Targeted at datacenters and HPC applications, RS500-E10 series servers deliver 225 watts of thermal design power (TDP) and offer two PCIe 4.0 x16 and x8 lanes for storage, graphics and networking expansions. To meet larger bandwidth demands for faster data transfer, RS500A-E10 series servers support up to 100 Gbps or higher networking speeds via an OCP 2.0 Mezzanine card to connect more nodes and clusters. RS500A-E10-RS12U also offers up to 12 NVMe solutions in a 1U chassis, delivering 32 Gbps higher input and output per second (IOPS) and lower latency than SATA and SAS drives.

ASUS KRPA-U16 server motherboard

KRPA-U16 is the first ASUS server motherboard to feature AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors. It supports 16 DIMMs, DDR4 3200 with 8 channels, 16 SATA and SAS drives, dual Ethernet LAN and more expansion options in storage, networking and graphics. Featuring two PCIe 4.0 lanes that double the bandwidth per channel compared to PCIe 3.0, one PCIe 4.0 x24 can split into x16 and x8 link bandwidth with an ASUS butterfly card for more expansion options. KRPA-U16 also supports up to 12 NVMe SSDs via onboard Oculink slots and an ASUS riser card to deliver low-latency and low-power performance. An optional OCP 2.0 Mezzanine card is available to support up to 100G or higher networking speeds for HPC.

ASUS RS720A-E9 and RS700A-E9 series servers

In addition to RS500A-E10 single-sock