The internet is all about data, and servers are essential for the storage/retrieval of this enormous amount of data. So it is pretty vital to keep them functional. That is why there is a lot of innovation in the world of server solutions. Since servers are always up and running, they require innovative cooling solutions.
ASUS is one of the prominent names in the world of server systems, server motherboards, and workstations. They recently announced many innovative server solutions that come with the latest AMD EPYC 9004 Series processors. They also unveiled a new cooling system for data centers to boost their power-usage effectiveness (PUE).
The new generation of server solutions comes with an advanced thermal design. This enables them to deliver the best power and thermal performance at the same time. The new servers have advanced capabilities like up to 400-watt CPUs, 350-watt GPUs, and 400 Gbps networking.
As all technologies expand into new territories, new data is generated exponentially. This leads to servers getting more powerful, faster, and better. However, it also means that they consume more power, have higher CPU TDP, and have more powerful GPUs. These are some pretty big challenges for data center operators and server markets. Hence, brands like ASUS are providing the best liquid cooling solutions.
When the latest and mighty RS720QA-E12 high-density server is cooled using direct-to-chip (D2C) technology, the results are remarkable. We are talking about over 90%-lower fan power consumption. Furthermore, it delivers 29.6%-lower noise levels. And all of these are enabled by the ASUS Thermal Radar 2.0 and Power Balancer technologies.
ASUS isn’t stopping there. The brand is working with Submer and MGC, as they are some of the most prominent names in immersion cooling. This partnership is set to bring some of the most efficient cooling solutions, be it servers or liquid-cooling modules, data-center floor plans, capability evaluations, etc.
People can see the ASUS liquid-cooling solutions in action at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, from November 14-17. Just head to the ASUS booth (number 3816) at SC22.
The new rack server solutions from ASUS work on the brand’s innovative thermal design. This way, they can have better system airflow. A better airflow allows for less power consumption which enhances efficiency. ASUS also has an ASUS 2025 Sustainability Goals initiative, and these server solutions align with the initiative and aim to bring a “proactive and positive change.”
The ventilation holes on the front panel of the RS series servers are now 44% wider compared to the last generation. This is because the new server has a new hard-drive tray design. The design helps in better airflow and improves overall thermal efficiency.
Then there is the longevity thing, and the new servers include the latest DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and NVMe technologies. The fan-tunnel design is also enhanced on the new servers, as they now come with independent CPU- and GPU-airflow tunnels. So the performance capabilities of the 400 W CPUs and 350 W GPUs are automatically enhanced, and the servers can take more workload.
The new AMD EPYC 9004-series processors come with x86 architecture and are based on next-generation 5nm technology. On top of that, they also support advanced DDR5 DIMMs, 128 PCIe 5.0 lanes, and 12 memory channels. So these processors with the proper hardware can feed all the AI, ML, HPC, and large in-memory computations that require a lot of memory.
Remarkably, ASUS got 24 benchmark world records on SPEC CPU2017 and SPECjbb for its dual-socket RS700A-E12 and single-socket RS520A-E12 servers. The new ASUS servers with AMD EPYC 9004-series processors come with dual-socket RS720A-E12 and RS700A-E12 and the single-socket RS520A-E12 and RS500A-E12. So you can expect next-level performance from these beasts.
It is not at all surprising that these servers have NVIDIA certification to run all NVIDIA AI Enterprise and Omniverse solutions. These servers are also certified by VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux.