ASUS ESC G2 Series GPU Servers and Workstations
Upgraded hybrid computing power for professional users offers better-optimized multi-GPU support with more expansion options and advanced I/O integration
Three new models for different professional needsThe ESC G2 Series offers three core products, precision-designed to address the demands of professional users, especially in the fields of engineering, medical research, financial modeling, graphics rendering, and animation. The ESC4000 G2 offers powerful multi-GPU server performance, while the ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2 act as diverse high density workstations. All three emphasize true hybrid computing, supporting up to four graphics cards alongside the latest server and workstation CPUs. Their massive computing power works together with larger memory capacity, capable of up to 512GB DDR3. The ESC4000 G2 and ESC2000 G2 can accommodate dual CPUs, while the ESC1000 G2 ships as a single-CPU personal super computer workstation.
Increased expandability and greater reliabilityThe ESC4000 G2 utilizes an 8+1 expansion design, while the ESC2000 G2 has seven slots, and the ESC1000 G2 offers six. For better reliability as required by non-stop professional operation, all models employ hot-swap hard drives to enable continued work in the event of system upgrades. Additionally, dual Intel® Ethernet establishes greater network bandwidth and enhances connection stability with double fault tolerance and teaming capabilities.
For power, the ESC G2 Series uses premium 80 PLUS power supplies. The ESC4000 G2 provides better redundancy and stronger safeguards against power surges and failures with dual 1620W 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs. The ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2 feature a 1350W 80 PLUS Gold power supply. As such, all models are energy efficient, helping users lower electricity bills with cumulative savings over prolonged usage.
ESC4000 G2-specific features
ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2-specific featuresThe ESC2000 G2 has been designed as a 2-way pedestal workstation and GPU server, while the ESC1000 G2 acts as a one-way graphics workstation. Both cater to professional graphics and personal super computer applications with advanced hybrid computing capabilities. Thanks to built-in flexibility, the ESC2000 G2 supports two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors and up to four graphics cards. It has seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion slots. The ESC1000 G2 has room for a single Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 or a CoreTM i7-3900/3800 processor, with six PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. ASUS SSD Caching technology on both models makes the most of SSD/mechanical hard drive combo setups, accelerating common tasks for up to three times faster storage performance compared to all-mechanical configurations. To better serve personal multimedia needs, the ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2 deliver DTS® Ultra PC II hi-fi audio.
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