A new range of products have been released by market leader: ASUS.
ASUS launches the new HD 6770 DirectCU and HD 6750 Formula graphics cards that employs Super Alloy Power to provide a 15% performance boost, 35°C cooler operating temperatures and 2.5 times longer lifespan. The HD 6770 DirectCU applies the award-winning DirectCU thermal design with copper heat pipes directly contact with the GPU for 20% cooler performance than reference graphics cards. The HD 6750 Formula’s aerodynamic cover design delivers a cooling performance 13% better than reference graphics cards. Both come with DirectX 11 support for ultra-realistic graphics and AMD HD3D for immersive stereoscopic 3D.
ASUS has launched WAVI, the world’s first wireless HDMI kit to feature innovative two-way wireless USB control designed to stream PC content to the big screen TV. WAVI (Wireless Audio Video Interaction) is offered as a pair of devices that bridges the gap between the home office and living room. Watch movies, play the latest PC games, enjoy social networking or even do online shopping, all on the big screen TV from the comfort of a couch.
Control the PC on the living room TV via two-way streaming
The WAVI HDMI streaming kit consists of a transmitter and receiver for two-way input and streaming. Unlike other wireless HDMI kits, the WAVI allows users to control the PC content in the living room with a wireless keyboard and mouse, thanks to wireless USB support. The WAVI operates at the wireless 5GHz band and provides up to 25 meters* of coverage. Additionally, under the Extend Mode, users can continue working on the PC screen while streaming multimedia content to the living room TV – maximizing the use of a single home PC while also providing home entertainment experiences.
PC fun made easy on the big screen TV
The WAVI is easy to set up, with only an HDMI connection needed on each unit. Plug the transmitter end to the PC and the receiver end to a TV with an HDMI connection for wireless entertainment. Anything that can be enjoyed on the PC can now be enjoyed on the living room TV — stream high quality Blu-ray movies, play PC games lag-free, listen to music, keep up with friends on social networks like Facebook or Twitter or do some online shopping, all from the comfort of the couch.
*Subject to room settings
|Wireless standard||AMIMON WHDI Technology|
|Antenna||4 x 5 MIMO|
|Operation Channel||5 GHz|
|Power Supply||Transmitter and Receiver:12V, 2A 24W adapters|
|Resolution||TV:1080p, 1080i , 720p, 576p, 480p
3D Videos: [email protected]
|Dimension||241mm *171mm * 290mm|
|Adapter and Cables||AC adapter x2
HDMI cable x2
USB cable x1
The world’s most expandable 2U server with quad NVIDIA® Tesla GPUs and integrated InfiniBand, the ESC4000 helps professional users conserve space and energy while offering a high density architecture that supports dual CPUs. Flexible 8+1 expansion options and intelligent fan-control technology with 20% energy savings make it the server of choice for users who wish to combine performance, high efficiency, and environmental responsibility.
The world’s first 2U server with true high density design
The ESC4000 joins previous entries in the ESC server series from ASUS, including the ESC1000 and ESC2000, making it the first ever 2U rack model in its category. The ESC4000 offers almost double performance with the same space requirements when compared to similar products thanks to an innovative high density design. Through its advanced parallel computing performance, flexible design and versatile hardware, the ESC4000 serves the needs of high-end professional applications, including scientific, weather and financial modeling, as well as advanced medical and life sciences uses.
Commenting on the launch of the ESC4000, Tom Lin, General Manager of the ASUS Server Business Unit, said, “We’re proud to release the ESC4000, a true high density GPU server and the first ever such model offered in the compact 2U rack mount. The ESC4000 allows users to easily achieve highly optimized computing performance as well as maximized efficiency.”
Dual CPUs & four GPUs in a 2U form factor
Up to two CPUs can be installed at once on the ESC4000 for a considerable increase in processing power. The expansion slot architecture supports up to four double-deck Tesla M2050/2070 GPU boards concurrently, boosting the ESC4000’s computational output to 1.07 TFLOPS double precision performance at Linpack.
“Scientists, engineers and developers around the world are optimizing their applications to take advantage of the parallel processing capabilities of Tesla GPUs. The release of ASUS’ ESC4000 is well-timed, and gives these professionals a high performance, energy efficient platform upon which to deploy their applications”, said Andy Keane, General Manager of Tesla™ Business at NVIDIA.
8+1 PCI-E x16 flexible expandability and Infiniband™ Onboard*
ASUS introduces a new design referred to as 8+1, designating the eight expansion slots and dedicated PIKE channel, enabling diverse RAID storage configurations. The inclusion of InfiniBand™ interconnet technology allows users to link the ESC4000 with a variety of devices at very high data transfer speeds, as well as daisy-chain it with other servers for powerful networking and clustering.
(*Only for ESC4000/IB, up to 20Gb/s)
20% power savings with intelligent fan controls
The ESC4000 features an intelligent cooling design with fan controls and ASUS exclusive EPU (Energy Processing Unit) to mitigate power requirements and limit consumption. Intelligent fan controls adapt to actual system load and temperatures, slowing down when the system idles or runs low intensity applications. This ensures optimized cooling and a 20% improvement in energy savings. The ASUS EPU supervises system-wide energy consumption to streamline power draw just as while keeping optimized performance, compared to competing models in the same segment.
The ESC4000 also features dual 80+ Gold power supplies. This redundancy assures uninterrupted operation under every scenario with consistent and efficient power consumption. This combination of green innovation provides a system that minimizes its impact on the environment without sacrificing performance. The ESC4000 also offers full virtualization support, so users can create multiple virtual machines. This highly efficient design comes as part of ASUS’ green computing commitment, helping deliver a system that minimizes its impact on the environment without sacrificing performance.
|ASUS ESC4000||ASUS ESC4000/IB|
|Form Factor||2U Rack-mount|
|Expansion Slot||8*PCI-E Gen2x16 slot (4 at x16 or 8 at 8 links)
1* Low Profile PCIe Gen1x16 (atx4 links)
|Processor||2*Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500/5600 Series|
|Memory||18 DIMM slots
DDR3/ DDR3L 800/1066/1333 RDIMM/ UDIMM
Up to 144GB at launch w/ dual rank RDIMMs
2*NVIDIA® nForce® 200
|Networking||2*Intel® 82547L+1*Mgt LAN|
|HDD Bay||8*3.5” Hot Swap HDD Bays, PIKE SAS RAID CARD support
1*Slim DVD-RW drive (optional)
|PSU||1+1 1400W 80+ Gold Redundant PSU|
|I/O Ports||4*USB,1*D-sub, 3*RJ45,
1*External Serial Port
1*External Serial Port
The just-released P8B WS is aimed at professional graphics designers, offering the best OpenGL performance available with the new Intel C206 chipset and Socket 1155-based Intel Xeon E3-1200 series workstation processors. Built-in dual server-class Intel LAN contributes 64% lower CPU utilization for increased networking throughput, while on-board SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 boost work efficiency through faster data transfers. Support for multiple CPU, memory and graphics card types enables a diverse range of workstation builds. The new board ships with the ASUS “24X24” guarantee, meaning non-stop 24-hour operational excellence and assured market availability for a minimum 24 months after launch.
Optimized OpenGL performance
The combination of the workstation-specific Intel C206 chipset and Socket 1155 Xeon E3-1200 series workstation processors boosts extreme-output HD3000 integrated graphics to achieve unmatched OpenGL performance. Also, complete compatibility is assured with independent software vendor (ISV) applications, including Adobe® Photoshop®, Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Dassault® Solidworks and others.
Dual server-class Intel® Gigabit LAN
Built-in dual server-class hardware-accelerated Intel® Gigabit LAN enables a more reliable networking environment, resulting in 64% lower CPU utilization for increased networking efficiency. Additionally, the embedded Intel 82574L LAN chipset supports a wide range of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, CenOS and Ubuntu. The P8B WS is also fully VMware certified for easy and powerful virtualization.
SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 included
USB 3.0 works up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, offering significant time savings when handling large amounts of data. SATA 6Gb/s likewise doubles the throughput of SATA 3Gb/s, expediting data transfer rates and creating a more reliable and efficient work environment.
Flexible CPU, memory and graphics options
The P8B WS supports Xeon E3-1200 series server and workstation processors as well as 2nd generation Intel Core™ i3 processors, plus extra-reliable unbuffered DDR3 ECC memory and more readily available unbuffered DDR3 non-ECC memory. It also enables multi-GPU configurations, including NVIDIA GeForce® cards, NVIDIA Quadro accelerators and AMD graphics cards in CrossFireX. The P8B WS thus affords diverse workstation builds for every budget and need.