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ASUS Launches Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3-Based Servers and Serverboards

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS today announced E8 servers and P9D serverboards for new Intel Xeon processors based on the Intel Denlow platform. E8 and P9D models are engineered for High Ambient Temperature operation at up to 40°C, and deliver over 90% voltage regulation efficiency, representing a major improvement over previous models. Both series also feature PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, and ASUS PIKE storage upgrade support.

    With ASUS-exclusive air cooling designs, the E8 and P9D Series perform well in HTA (High Ambient Temperature) environments, and maintain stability even at sustained temperatures above 40°C. Their high energy efficiency reduces power consumption, a key aspect of data center applications. Exclusive ASUS Beat Thermal Chokes decrease operating temperatures by 3-5°C and achieve up to 90% voltage regulation efficiency. E8 servers use 80 PLUS power supplies that help reduce operating costs through lower electricity bills.

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    Exclusive ASWM provides user-friendly management
    The E8 and P9D Series support ASWM Enterprise and ASMB7-iKVM remote management tools for convenient and user-friendly hardware monitoring. ASWM Enterprise is the latest ASUS server management software, working in "one on many" three-tier architecture to improve server supervision efficiency.

    Locally or remotely, ASWM Enterprise allows IT professionals and administrators to monitor all servers (physical and virtual) simultaneously rather than having to check each one separately. The interface is highly intuitive, offering at-a-glance server status information, including color-coded status indication: green for normal, yellow for warning, and red for critical status. One click of the Asset Report button provides detailed information on each server in seconds.

    Scalable expandability and wide input/output choice
    E8 and P9D servers and serverboards feature several PCI Express 3.0 slots that support multiple graphics cards and other add-on cards. Legacy PCI is included for wider LAN, graphics, and sound card compatibility. One expansion slot is reserved for ASUS PIKE cards for cost-effective storage upgrades to SAS with support for multiple RAID configurations. USB 3.0 is standard on the E8 and P9D Series for high speed data transfers.
     
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    "Locally or remotely, ASWM Enterprise allows IT professionals and administrators to monitor all servers (physical and virtual) simultaneously rather than having to check each one separately. The interface is highly intuitive, offering at-a-glance server status information, including color-coded status indication: green for normal, yellow for warning, and red for critical status. One click of the Asset Report button provides detailed information on each server in seconds".

    Does this mean that now even the enterprise sector is embracing the Windows 8 philosophy (computing for dummies)? With this new "advancement" even illiterate college grads can tell when a server is about to melt down....
     
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    Asus is losing market share and sales volume in the consumer PC segment so they are trying to generate some server Biz. I highly doubt that the majority of server users will be using Win 8 - ever. Linux and Win 7 are likely to be the major O/Ss on servers for quite some time. Asus has an uphill battle as the quality server mobo makers like Super Micro, Tyan and others have a good foothold along with a real understanding of what enterprise needs and desires.

    Asus is use to making consumer sales based more on hype than substance. In the server market they will need to deliver a quality product - consistently, which they have been unable to do in the consumer market, IME. They will also need to provide quality technical/engineering support which they have never delivered at all to the consumer market segment.
     
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    One of the reasons that people buy workstation/server motherboards is for ECC RAM support. In the past, Asus has had issues with that - the P8B WS and P8C WS would take ECC RAM, but it didn't show up anywhere in the BIOS, and testing utilities like Memtest86+ couldn't find any evidence the ECC functions were actually being used. That's a pretty huge omission if they want to compete in that market. Have they fixed it for Haswell?
     
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    "Normal" Windows is not Windows Server. All reviews (which does not equal real world obviously but it is an indication) mostly have posititve things to say, so I am under the impression Server 2012 is a solid OS.

    At any rate I didn't even know Asus did server hardware. When did they start that thing?
     
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    Quite some years ago. Their P5M2 boards was fairly popular judging by the numbers in service I saw.

    Their current range.
     
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