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ASUS Sets Most World Records for Single-Socket and Dual-Socket Server Performance on SPEC.org

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 9, 2020 ASUS, a leading server systems, server motherboards, and workstations provider, today announced that ASUS servers continue to dominate computing performance with a total of 578 new world-record benchmark results (674 total) confirmed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC, www.spec.org). ASUS holds 30% more #1 results than any other server vendor, ranking as the most world record holder on the SPEC CPU® 2017 benchmark in single-socket (1P) and dual-socket (2P). These world records are set by servers running across Intel® and AMD® platforms, including the 1st and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel Xeon E-2200 processors and AMD EPYC™ 7002 processors and workloads ranging from general business infrastructure, software-defined deployment, data analytics, AI, and HPC (High Performance Computing). These results are correct as of March 4, 2020.

ASUS RS500A-E10 and RS700A-E9 V2 rack servers with AMD EPYC 7002 processors

ASUS servers with AMD EPYC 7002 processors currently hold an incredible 102 world records. This total consists of 64 #1 results for single-socket performance, plus 38 #1 results for dual-socket performance across all SPEC CPU 2017 benchmarks, including integer rate, floating-point rate, integer speed and floating-point speed.

All these latest world records are set on ASUS RS500A-E10 and RS700A-E9 V2 series servers equipped with the EPYC 7002 processors that deliver 2x performance and 4x floating-point capacity versus the previous 7001 generation, with support for up to 64 cores, 128 threads, 8-channel DDR4 3200 and 128 PCIe® 4.0 lanes, and ideal for AI inference, virtualization, VDI, analytics and software-defined deployments.

RS500A-E10 and RS700A-E9 V2 single-socket and dual-socket rack servers are designed with a unique power supply, storage capability and networking expansion options to suit various workloads and applications.

ASUS ESC8000 G4 scores the highest results with Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor

ASUS ESC8000 G4 is a GPU-density server with 1st and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which now holds 192 #1 world records on SPEC CPU 2017 benchmarks. It achieves the highest results with the Intel Xeon Scalable Platinum 8280L processor, and supports a vast memory capacity of up to 4.5 TB.

By supporting Intel Optane™ persistent memory designed specifically for data-center workloads with high capacity, affordability and persistence, ESC8000 G4 boosts the performance of data-intensive applications such as in-memory analytics, databases, content delivery networks and HPC. Its patented adaptable-topology design also allows it to automatically switch to single-root or dual-root topologies through ASMB9-iKVM, making it ideal for AI learning, HPC and data-center environments.

RS300-E10 secures all #1 records with full range of Intel Xeon E-2200 processors

Further new #1 results were achieved by ASUS RS300-E10, a rack server that with Intel Xeon E-2200 processors that offers enterprise-level reliability and performance for entry-level servers, SMB systems, edge computing and other applications. Intel has released 12 SKUs for Intel Xeon E-2200 processors and ASUS servers equipped with these 12 SKUs have all secured #1 records, proving our consistent outstanding performance and ability to deliver consistent technical support at scales for the growing and changing demands of business, research and academia.

The ASUS RS300-E10 series is a 1U single-socket server with Ethernet LAN and storage expansions, scoring 96 world records across SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark packages SPECint 2017 and SPECfp 2017. The short-depth chassis design of RS300-E10 is the perfect space-saving solution for small or medium-sized businesses. Based on the Intel Xeon E-2200 processor family, it offers robust computing power for file servers, customer service servers, gateways or other specific applications.

ASUS Performance Boost tuning technology

ASUS servers feature exclusive Performance Boost tuning technology to achieve the best server performance and agility by tuning servers to match workload requirements, allowing users to gain greater control of data centers. This improves workload throughput by maximizing processor frequency and boost power, making it ideal for time-sensitive applications such as financial services or data center operations.

Performance Boost consists of three key technologies. Core Optimizer maximizes the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency. Engine Boost delivers automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance, delivering up to 24.5%-greater Tflops performance . Workload Presets is a preconfigured BIOS-server profile based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency, which reaches 5.8% performance improvement at peak frequency.

About SPEC

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a nonprofit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for the newest generation of computing systems. SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from its member organizations and other benchmark licensees.

The SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark package contains SPEC’s next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU intensive suites for measuring and comparing compute-intensive performance, stressing a system’s processor, memory subsystem and compiler. SPEC designed these suites to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications.

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