ASUS has a number of new platforms for the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable, codenamed “Sapphire Rapids” generation. We saw several of these platforms at SC22 a few months ago, but with the launch of the new platform, these servers are formally released. We have already looked at a number of ASUS servers, and we look forward to reviewing these in the not-too-distant future.
New ASUS 4th Intel Xeon Scalable “Sapphire Rapids” Servers
Here is a quick overview of the company’s new platforms.
- The ASUS RS700-E11 is a general-purpose 1U option for Sapphire Rapids
- We reviewed the ASUS RS700-E10-RS12U 1U Intel Xeon Ice Lake Server in the previous generation.
- The ASUS RS720-E11 is the company’s 2U dual socket server with the ability to handle either general-purpose or accelerated configurations.
- We reviewed the ASUS RS720A-E12-RS24U with 9x PCIe slots and the ASUS RS720A-E11-RS24U AMD versions with NVIDIA A100 GPUs.
- The ASUS RS720Q-E11 is the company’s 2U 4-node (2U4N) density-optimized server with up to four dual-socket nodes.
- We reviewed the ASUS RS720Q-E10-RS24 2U 4-node server in the previous generation. We also saw a liquid-cooled version of this generation’s RS720Q-E11 at SC22.
- The ASUS ESC8000-E11 is the company’s PCIe GPU server. Something interesting about this new version is that the 10x PCIe slots at the rear of the chassis are all direct cabled without a PCIe switch on the daughter board.
- This is a newer version of the ASUS ESC8000A-E11 8x GPU AMD EPYC Server that we reviewed.
- The ASUS ESR1-511-X4TF is a 430mm depth 1U front-access server design for O-RAN and edge deployments.
Expect to see next-gen ASUS server reviews on the STH main site later this quarter. We are still in a transition period where the PCIe Gen4 generation of systems is selling, but our reviews will transition to more PCIe Gen5 systems later this quarter. We actually just reviewed an ASUS RS720A-E12-RS24U that you can find here:
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