ASUS Saves You Power
"ASUS announces the release of an array of energy efficient products"
Published: 27th March 2008 | Source: Asus |
The RS160-E5 server is designed for the mainstream 1U DP server market segment. Featuring the ASUS PIKE technology, the RS160-E5 can support/upgrade with SAS/SAS RAID without sacrificing expansion slots and provide users with the best cost/performance choice for cluster, gaming, and various computing power demanding applications.
ASUS PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) Technology – the Flexible Storage Interface
In general, users may buy servers with SAS or SATA storage separately, but now, all they need is a SAS upgrade kit to provide flexible storage options. The optional PIKE 1064E SAS (with Integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E support) or PIKE 1078 SAS RAID (with Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 support) will provide customers with multiple I/O solutions, while not sacrificing expandability in any way.
ASUS Quiet-Server Technology – Low Noise at 36 dBA
The noise emitted from servers, especially the noise from system fans, can lead to non-conducive working environments. ASUS’ Quiet-Server technology is now able to facilitate customers by providing a quiet working environment (as low as 36dBA) in a 1U dual-processor server system with intelligent fan speed control solution.
The RS160-E5 is equipped with a high power efficiency power supply to reduce power loss of up to 45%, which will help save energy costs – especially for IDC, HPC and Enterprises with 24x7 non-stop server services. 6 DIMM slots provide support for DDR2 533/667 Reg. ECC up to 48GB memory space – which provides excellent computing capabilities while reducing heat generation from memory modules.
23% More Server Unit Capacity
Additionally, high power efficiency requires less power input per unit, or put another way – the same power input will power more units with a high power efficiency – which helps customers save more money on their power bills. For example, when the total AC input is 1KKWatt, it will power a number of normal servers; however, if the servers are green-designed with 80+ PSU (such as the ASUS RS160-E5), it can power even more units – about a 23% increase.
Dual Use for Server & Workstation in 1U DP System
The RS160-E5 is designed for dual use as a server and a workstation. During server mode, users can utilize dual PCI-E x8 expansion slots with a default riser card; while for workstation mode, there is a riser card option for one PCI-E x16 (x16 link) slot to support high-performance graphic cards.
|Processor Support||Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300 (G0 stepping) series|
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5200/5100 series
|Core Logic||Intel® 5100 MCH + Intel® ICH9R|
|Memory||6-DIMM support up to 24GB DDR2 667/533 Registered, ECC|
|Storage||4 * Hot-swap HDD Bays|
1 * Slim-Type Optical Device (Optional)
|RAID Support||Default support|
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 for Windows
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1,10 for Windows & Linux
SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, 1E support with optional PIKE 1064E module
H/W SAS/SATA RAID 0,1,5, 6 with optional PIKE 1078 module
|NIC||2 * Broadcom 5721 PCI-E GbE LAN|
|Onboard Gfx||XGI Z9s VGA Controller / 32MB|
|Expansion Slot||Default Riser Card:|
1 * PCI-E x16 slot (x8 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length) and
1* PCI-E x8 slot (x8 link) (Half-Height / Half-Length)
Riser Card Option:
1* PCI-E x16 slot (x16 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length)
|Power Supply||460W 80+ High Efficiency Power Supply|
|Dimension||600mm * 444mm * 43.6mm (1U)|