ASUS has announced exclusive Power Balancer technology to support the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processor across its server lineup, including RS720 / 720Q / 700 E9, RS520 / 500 E9 and ESC8000 / 4000 G4 series server systems and Z11 server motherboards.
In complex applications, high-performance computing (HPC), AI or edge computing, balancing performance and energy consumption is always a challenge.
With Power Balancer technology and the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processor, ASUS servers save up to 31 watts of power per node on loads workloads and achieve even better efficiency with more servers in large environments.
ASUS Power Balancer technology
Ecological awareness and energy consumption have become important topics in the server sector in recent years, especially since more datacenters require better processing performance, more storage space. and faster connections along with more efficient energy consumption. In 2019, ASUS announced a server thermal control technology called Thermal Radar 2.0 , which provides real-time server temperature monitoring and dynamic adjustments to the fan curve to reduce its energy consumption. . With the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processor, ASUS presents Power Balancer , an energy saving technology designed to continue offering the best in terms of energy efficiency.
ASUS Power Balancer is an exclusive technology that allows ASUS servers to automatically adjust the overall CPU load based on real-time monitoring, reducing overall energy consumption to improve the efficiency and cost / performance optimization.
The ASUS server laboratory recently made a comparison between an ASUS server with and without Power Balancer technology. Without the technology, the server CPU required 130 watts of power while operating with an 80% workload. With ASUS Power Balancer technology, the server achieved 14% energy savings while maintaining the same level of performance. The results clearly show that Power Balancer technology allows ASUS servers to reduce CPU power consumption in multi-thread scenarios by adjusting the most suitable frequencies.
ASUS server with new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processors
ASUS offers advanced performance on a wide range of servers and server motherboards that take advantage of the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processors. Intel has introduced 18 new SKUs in which the maximum frequency can increase up to 4.5 GHz with Turbo Boost, offering up to 25–36% performance improvement on the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark to best meet customer needs.
ASUS Z11 series server motherboards for the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processor are available in ATX, EEB and CEB format to suit a wide variety of applications. Customers can use these motherboards for HPC, financial services, cloud gaming and VM performance with additional cores, higher frequencies and minimal effort on system reconfiguration requirements.
ASUS servers, including the RS720 / 720Q / 700 E9, RS520 / 500 E9 and ESC8000 / 4000 G4 series, fully support the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processors with Intel Optane memory and offer workload optimized solutions that speed up and simplify the hardware and software selection process.
The E9 RS720 / 700 / 720Q series are two socket servers in 2U and 1U chassis, designed for multiple workloads, better performance and processing density (RS720Q). The RS520 / 500 E9 series are traditional servers that balance the performance, efficiency and manageability of the 4U, 2U and 1U chassis. The ESC8000 / 4000 G4 series are GPU servers ideal for artificial intelligence, deep learning, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), rendering and scientific research.