x86 server processors
The latest AMD EPYC™ 7003 series processors are the new standard for modern data centers. AMD was first with X86 multi-chip-module server CPUs and continues to innovate with the 3rd Gen EPYC processors, including up to 32MB of L3 cache per core and synchronized fabric and memory-clock speeds designed for improved performance.
x86 server processors
of L3 cache per core to increase data analytic speeds
generational performance gains in mid-tier CPUs
PCI Express® (PCIe®) 4.0 delivers 16 GT/s bandwidth, which is double the speed of PCIe 3.0, offering lower power consumption, better lane scalability and backwards compatibility. ASUS RS520A-E11 servers are PCIe 4.0 ready to support a diverse array of graphics, storage and networking – enabling flexible scalability for demanding or increasing workloads.
11 x PCIe x 16 slot, FHFL(Gen4 x8 or x16 link)*
21 x PCIe x 16 slot, FHFL(Gen4 x8 or x0 link)*
31 x PCIe x 16 slot, FHFL(Gen4 x8 or x16 link)*
41 x PCIe x 16 slot, FHFL(Gen4 x8 or x0 link)*
51 x PCIe x 16 slot, LP (Gen4 x8 link)
ASUS RS520A-E11 servers feature a powerful GPU architecture that supports two dual-slot GPU such as NVIDIA A100 in one 2U system to enable easy scale-up in order to meet the demands of AI and high-performance computing (HPC), and to securely run workloads in virtualized environments.
RS520A-E11 servers also provide optimized acceleration for workloads across cloud, data center and for hybrid cloud environment by being qualified from FPGA Xilinx with support of Alveo accelerator cards.
* FPGA Xilinx verification is available on request.
* GPU will not be supported on 24 NVMe configuration.
ASUS RS520A-E11 servers feature scalable storage solutions to support maximum performance for data center flexibility, and enable industry-standard SAS/SATA/NVMe interfacing through Broadcom Tri-Mode RAID adapters for increased connectivity and security. Up to 24 all-flash NVMe drives on front panel and flexible storage options for different configurations.
RS520A-E11 servers offer two combinations of storage drive bays for different workloads:
24 NVMe or 16 NVMe
+ 8 SAS/SATA (with PIKE)
or 12 NVMe + 12 SAS/SATA
12 NVMe/SAS/SATA(Model: RS520A-E11-RS12U)
RS520A-E11 servers offer optional hot-swappable, redundant fans and dedicated air tunnels for the CPUs, GPUs and DIMMs for an extra thermal back-up solution. Eight fans for the system — four primary and four back-up fans to ensure nonstop cooling performance for nonstop server operation.
Data centers typically demand high-performance processors, GPUs or memory in dense configurations to run HPC or AI workloads. ASUS RS520A-E11 servers feature air-cooled solution with standard heatsink, achieving lower power-usage effectiveness (PUE) and optimized TCO for data centers.
ASUS RS520A-E11 servers integrate PFR FPGA as the platform Root-of-Trust solution for firmware resiliency to prevent from hackers from gaining access to infrastructure. ASUS security solutions are fully compliant with the 2018 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800 193 specification.
In addition, all RS520A-E11 servers also include support Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys and offer regular firmware update for vulnerabilities.
* Both PFR and TPM are options, available on request.
ASUS RS520A-E11 servers feature the latest OCP NIC 3.0 mezzanine card with PCIe 4.0 bandwidth for a faster time-to-market network solution, delivering the speeds of up to 200 Gbps for high bandwidth and low latency. It also features a too-less, hot-swappable design to simplify installation and serviceability.
ASUS ASMB10-iKVM is the latest server-management solution from ASUS, built upon the ASPEED 2600 chipset running on the latest AMI MegaRAC SP-X. The module provides various interfaces to enable out-of-band server management through WebGUI, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Redfish® API.
ASUS Control Center (ACC) is a centralized and integrated IT-management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS servers, workstations and mini PCs. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.