1+1 expansion in a node
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
ASUS PIKE II
& 12G SAS Integration
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.
The server that keeps its cool with high
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
Premium components for premium
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.
Designed for the user
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.
Highly-modular design for ultimate
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.