RS720Q-E8-RS8-P computing node has flexible expandability with one low-profile PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (x16 link) plus one proprietary PCI Express 3.0 x8 slot (x8 link) (supports for ASUS 10G and InfiniBand card). This proprietary slot applies a module design that allows more flexibility for node arrangement.
ASUS PIKE II offers the latest 12Gb/s SAS together with PCI-E 3.0 solution. While ASUS latest 12Gb/s SAS doubles the data rate running at twice the speed of the previous generation, PCI-E 3.0 offers high reliability and faster speed connection. ASUS PIKE II meets user needs with support for 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS storage and integrated RAID data protection. Just placing the PIKE II card can immediately enlarge the capacity, improve the performance, and strengthen the signaling, making it the great upgrade option. Additionally, multiple HBAs allow multi-paths which improve over performance.
Cooling is a critical concern in many environments, so RS720Q-E8-RS8-P is equipped with an advanced thermal solution. With ASUS special design of funnel shape air duct, RS720Q-E8 could lead the air flow to the components for heat dissipation and offers better air flow than ever. ASUS engineers also carefully considered RS720Q-E8-RS8-P’s cable placement, ensuring neat-and-tidy routing for optimal cooling efficiency and heat dissipation. It’s even possible to adjust the fan speed manually, so you have flexible choice to meet different working environment.
RS720Q-E8-RS8-P benefits from premium components hand-chosen and carefully arranged by ASUS engineers to provide premium efficiency. With ASUS Beat Thermal Chokes, Dr. MOS and 1+1 80 PLUS 2000W Platinum power supplies, it delivers great durability and up to 94% power efficiency for HPC applications. The 1+1 power supply design allows the server to keep working even if one power supply requires maintenance, enabling uninterrupted operation. RS720Q-E8-RS8-P has durable 12k solid capacitors that are able to withstand up to 12,000 hours of high ambient temperatures. These 12K capacitors also boast lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) for increased efficiency and minimal heat generation.
The visible Q-code/Port 80 LED on the rear panel displays the hardware boot up process, security phase, operating system phase and etc., lets users easily check system status at any time without opening the chassis. The rear power, message, location, HDD Active LED lets the users check the server’s status easily which saves time and effort. M.2, another choice of operating system drive type offers a space-saving independent OS space. Also, the exclusive tool-less rail kit design helps the MIS personnel to deploy the servers in an easy and simple way.
RS720Q-E8-RS8-P utilizes has been engineered for ultimate convenience, with a highly-modular design. Hot-swappable hard drives and power supplies combine with hot-pluggable nodes for effortless replacement and uninterrupted service. Each node has its own front panel for independent operation and caretaking.