Asus packs a lot of power into a small package with the RS520-E6/ERS8 server barebones system. It is based on the Intel 5500 chipset and will accept up to 2 Intel Xeon 5500/5600 series processors. To support all the processing power you can install up to 96GB ECC registered or 48GB unbuffered DDR3 1066/1333MHz memory.
This system has been certified to support VMWare virtualization applications, helping small to medium sized business reduce TOC and simplify central management. An onboard vertical USB connector lets you connect a USB flash drive and load the VMWare hypervisor off flash memory for faster deployment of new servers. Three PCIe slots allow for flexible expansion later on and another slot for optional PIKE cards brings seamless upgrade to SAS storage. The motherboard has 6 SATA II ports and supports flexible RAID configurations for better data protection. Eight hot-swap drive bays let you change out drives as needed.
All this fits into a slim 2U chassis. The whole thing is powered by a 1+1 770W redundant power supply so the system will get all the power that it needs. ASUS EPU technology delivers system-wide power efficiency by intelligently adjusting power in real time to ensure the best power management.
Dual Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processors Support With dual LGA 1366 sockets, the Asus RS520-E6/ERS8 supports up to two multi-core Intel Xeon 5500/5600 Series processors, providing the computing platform capability necessary for your increasing computing demand.
Scalable DDR3 Memory Twelve 240-pin DIMM sockets support both registered (RDIMM) and unbuffered (UDIMM) DDR3 memory at speeds of 1066 and 1333MHz in triple channel, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
Eight 3.5” Hot-swap HDD Bays The Asus RS520-E6/ERS8 has eight 3.5” hot-swap HDD bays to support SATA or SAS HDDs, meeting the demand of mass storage. The hot-swap design is reliable for 7x24 non-stop services. Onboard SATA controller and Asus optional PIKE upgrade kit offers flexible RAID choices.
Flexible I/O Expandability The Asus RS520-E6/ERS8 provides a total of four I/O expansion slots in the 1U chassis, including one PCI-E 2.0 x4 link slot, two PCI-E 2.0 x8 link slots, and an additional slot for optional ASUS PIKE upgrade kit which brings seamless upgrade to SAS storage with RAID protection.
Virtualization Ready The onboard vertical USB connector for VMware ESXi supports virtualization applications in the RS520-E6/ERS8, helping improve the server’s utility rate and manageability and reducing the total cost of ownership.
Power Efficiency With 80+ PFC high efficiency power supply, the Asus RS520-E6/ERS8 is able to reduce the power loss and power consumption, and save power bill for users. Asus exclusive EPU (Energy Processing Unit) technology digitally monitors the CPU power and intelligently scales power up and down according to the work load for extreme energy efficiency.
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