High performance 2U server with hybrid-storage design and high power-efficiency

    • Powered by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform
    • 205W CPU with 24 DIMM support
    • Scalable design for growing workloads with eight 3.5-inch SATA/SAS/up to 4 NVMe HDDs, dual PCIe or SATA M.2, eight PCIe slots and optional two 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe HDDs at rear side
    • Ultrafast connectivity with an OCP 2.0 Mezzanine card for HPC applications
    • Exclusive thermal radar technology for energy efficiency - Reduces fan power-consumption by up to 20%
    • High power efficiency with redundant 850W 80 Plus Titanium power supply
    • Easy maintenance and debugging - Internal USB 3.0 port and microSD card support for easier access
    • Complete IT infrastructure management with ASMB9 out-of-band remote management and in-band ASUS Control Centre

      No.1 Performance in Industry-standard SPEC Benchmarks

      RS720-E9-RS8 supports two of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors, featuring 205W CPUs with 56 cores and 112 threads for leading performance. It also has 24 memory slots that fit up to 3TB of DDR4 2666 memory for intensive computing.

      No.1 Performance in Industry-standard SPEC Benchmarks
      Exclusive Performance Boost technology

      ASUS servers feature exclusive Performance Boost technology to achieve the best server performance and agility by tuning servers to match the requirements of workloads, letting you gain greater control of your server environment. This technology improves workload throughput by maximising processor frequency and boost power, ideal for time-sensitive applications such as financial services or data centre operations. In the BIOS you can choose from pre-configured server profiles optimised for specific workloads, maximising overall performance and reducing server-configuration time.

      Core Optimizer

      Core Optimiser

      Maximises the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency
      Engine Boost

      Engine Boost

      Automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance
      Workload Presets

      Workload Presets

      Preconfigured BIOS server profiles based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency
      Scalable Design for Growing Workloads

      RS720-E9-RS8 is designed for easy scalability to fit growing businesses and multiple workloads. It is available with a choice of six PCIe Gen3 x8 or three PCIe Gen3 x16 links to fit full-height, full-length GPU cards, and it features one internal PCIe x16 slot for an HBA/RAID card ready to deliver parallel computing power.

      RS720-E9-RS8 also features multiple interface types for flexible storage configurations, including dual PCIe or SATA M.2, and port-to-port OCuLink with Intel VROC technology for four hot-swappable 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs. A model* with two additional NVMe SSDs support on the rear of the system is also available, providing support for up to six 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs.

      *Please contact your local representative for more information about this model.
      Scalable Design for Growing Workloads
      Ultrafast Connectivity for HPC Applications

      RS720-E9-RS8 features two embedded Gigabit Ethernet ports and one PCIe slot for 100G high speed LAN cards. Additionally, it supports one OCP 2.0 Mezzanine card, ideal for HPC applications that require high-bandwidth, low-latency network support to connect multiple nodes and clusters.

      Top performance in industry-standard SPEC benchmarks
      Exclusive Thermal Radar technology for energy efficiency

      RS720-E9-RS8 features ASUS-exclusive Thermal Radar technology with ambient sensors placed in CPU, memory, NVMe, SSD, OCP mezzanine connector for internal and external temperature monitoring, and dynamic fan-curve adjustment, which lowers fan power consumption by up to 20% and reduces total cost of ownership — ideal for data centres with extreme workloads.

      Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency
      Redundant Titanium PSU support

      RS720-E9-RS8 supports redundant 850W 80 Plus Titanium power supply, which are 96%+ efficient, directly reducing operating costs and capital expenses. The 1+1 power-supply design allows the server to keep working even if one power supply requires maintenance, enabling uninterrupted operation.

      Redundant Platinum PSU support
      Comprehensive IT infrastructure management

      RS720-E9-RS8 features an embedded iKVM module and is bundled with ASUS Control Centre to provide comprehensive out-of-band and in-band management features for small and mid-size businesses.

      The embedded ASMB9-iKVM module supports remote BIOS updates, fan control, standalone KVMs, video recording, and BSOD capture, providing around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics — even if the operating system is down or offline — through a user-friendly, web-based graphical interface that works with all major browsers.

      ASUS Control Centre (ACC) is a centralisd and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. 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.

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      Comprehensive IT Infrastructure Management
      ASUS ProCool
      Quick initialisation
      Visible Q-Code
      OS drive installation
      and debugging
      MicroSD card support
      ASUS ProCool connector

      ASUS ProCool is designed without hollow area, this enables lower impedance, facilitates faster heat dissipation, resulting in cooler operating temperature. Reduces power loss and increases cost savings.

      ASUS ProCool connector
      Quick initialisation guidance

      RS720-E9-RS8 provides instant system information during initialisation and reports any unusual diagnostic results for more efficient IT operation and easy troubleshooting.

      Quick initialization guidance
      Visible Q-Code

      RS720-E9-RS8 has a visible Q-Code/port 80 LED display for simple monitoring of the entire boot process, from power on through loading of the operating system.

      Visible Q-Code
      OS drive installation and debugging

      An internal USB 3.0 port accepts boot disks, providing a safer way to install Linux or VMware Hypervisor as well as additional access for debugging.

      OS drive installation and debugging
      MicroSD card support

      A baseboard management controller (BMC) with microSD support facilitates remote OS updates via image files, log data tracking and video storage.

      MicroSD card support