RS720-E9-RS8 is built on the latest 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors to deliver incredible 2U server performance, packing incredible power into minimal space. RS720-E9-RS8 offers breakthrough performance with the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory with an over 88% gain in input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared with the same configuration in SSD. Featuring the latest Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enhance deep learning capabilities, RS720-E9-RS8 achieves a 3.1X performance improvement in the ResNet-50 and SSD VGG-16 models, fully demonstrating the inference capability of the new platform.
ASUS servers feature exclusive Performance Boost technology to achieve the best server performance and agility by tuning servers to match the requirements of workloads, letting you gain greater control of your server environment. This technology improves workload throughput by maximizing processor frequency and boost power, ideal for time-sensitive applications such as financial services or data center operations. In the BIOS you can choose from pre-configured server profiles optimized for specific workloads, maximizing overall performance and reducing server-configuration time.
Maximizes the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency
Automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance
Preconfigured BIOS server profiles based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency
RS720-E9-RS8 is designed for easy scalability to fit growing businesses and multiple workloads. It is available with a choice of six PCIe Gen3 x8 or three PCIe Gen3 x16 links to fit half-length single-deck GPU, and it features one internal PCIe x16 slot for an HBA/RAID card ready to deliver parallel computing power.
RS720-E9-RS8 also features multiple interface types for flexible storage configurations, including dual PCIe or SATA M.2, and port-to-port OCuLink design with Intel VROC technology for four hot-swappable 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs. A model* with two additional NVMe SSDs support on the rear of the system is also available, providing support for up to six 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs.
*Please contact your local representative for more information about this model.
RS720-E9-RS8 features two embedded Gigabit Ethernet ports and one PCIe slot for 100G high speed LAN cards. Additionally, it supports one OCP 2.0 Mezzanine card, ideal for HPC applications that require high-bandwidth, low-latency network support to connect multiple nodes and clusters.
RS720-E9-RS8 features ASUS-exclusive Thermal Radar technology with ambient sensors placed in CPU, memory, NVMe, SSD, OCP mezzanine connector for internal and external temperature monitoring, and dynamic fan-curve adjustment, which lowers fan power consumption by up to 20% and reduces total cost of ownership — ideal for data centers with extreme workloads.
RS720-E9-RS8 supports redundant 850W 80 Plus Titanium power supply, which are 96%+ efficient, directly reducing operating costs and capital expenses. The 1+1 power-supply design allows the server to keep working even if one power supply requires maintenance, enabling uninterrupted operation.
RS720-E9-RS8 features an embedded iKVM module and is bundled with ASUS Control Center to provide comprehensive out-of-band and in-band management features for small and mid-size businesses.
The embedded ASMB9-iKVM module supports remote BIOS updates, fan control, standalone KVMs, video recording, and BSOD capture, providing around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics — even if the operating system is down or offline — through a user-friendly, web-based graphical interface that works with all major browsers.
ASUS Control Center (ACC) is a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.
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ASUS ProCool is designed without hollow area, this enables lower impedance, facilitates faster heat dissipation, resulting in cooler operating temperature. Reduces power loss and increases cost savings.
RS720-E9-RS8 provides instant system information during initialization and reports any unusual diagnostic results for more efficient IT operation and easy troubleshooting.
RS720-E9-RS8 has a visible Q-Code/port 80 LED display for simple monitoring of the entire boot process, from power on through loading of the operating system.
An internal USB 3.0 port accepts boot disks, providing a safer way to install Linux or VMware Hypervisor as well as additional access for debugging.
A baseboard management controller (BMC) with microSD support facilitates remote OS updates via image files, log data tracking and video storage.