ASUS has released the new KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 server boards, based on AMD Socket C32, for 4 / 6-Core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors. These server boards feature the AMD SR5670 / SP5100 chipset, dual-channel DDR3 memory, high quality components and high power efficiency.

ASUS today released the new KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 server boards, based on AMD Socket C32, for 4 / 6-Core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors. A showcase of innovative design, these server boards feature the AMD SR5670 / SP5100 chipset, dual-channel DDR3 memory, high power efficiency, ASUS’ unique PIKE SAS2 upgrade kit, high quality components and the ASUS ASMB4-iKVM module for remote management, making them the ideal foundation for versatile AMD Socket C32-based servers.

Support for the Latest AMD 4100 CPUs

The ASUS KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 are based on the latest AMD C32 platform, with support for 4/6-core AMD OpteronTM 4100 series processors. These have outstanding performance per-watt, with up to 22% less power consumption than previous OpteronTM 2400 series processors (information from http://www.amd.com/). This technology is designed to offer a power-efficient and cost-effective two-way server architecture.

Over 85% Vcore Efficiency

High power efficiency means greener, more environmentally-friendly technology with lower operating costs, and ASUS R&D engineers have done their utmost to achieve this. As a result, the KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 server boards deliver over 85% Vcore power efficiency when the CPU is working in the 30% to 90% load range. With a maximum power efficiency of 88%, both server boards reduce power consumption and electric bills for users, leading to greater savings in the long term.

ASUS PIKE SAS2 6Gb/s Storage

Optional ASUS PIKE provides slim and flexible storage options, while SAS RAID upgrades can be achieved directly via a unique slot – without sacrificing expansion capability. Both KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 server boards support the latest SAS2 6Gb/s storage through the PIKE interface, doubling the transmission speed of SAS 3Gb/s. ASUS PIKE 2008 supports RAID 0, 1, 10 and 1E, while PIKE 2008/IMR supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and 50. PIKE 2108 is a hardware RAID solution that supports high performance RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.

Built in Linux RAID 5

For better data protection, the KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 have built in Promise® ROMB (RAID on Motherboard) to support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for both Windows and Linux. These complete, fast and efficient RAID configurations benefit enterprise customers by maximizing SATA storage system performance.

12” x 10” ATX Form Factor and 24+8-pin Power Connectors (KCMA-D8)

The KCMA-D8 follows standard ATX mounting schemes, making it ideal for any PC case, including rack and tower arrangements. The 24+8-pin power connector supports both SSI (server use) and ATX (desktop PC use) power supplies, the former for better performance, the latter for reduced costs.

 ASUS KCMA-D8

Ideal Placement for Improved Airflow (KCMR-D12)

Front parallel CPU and memory design allows users to build 1U rack systems with reduced need for 40 x 56 fans. Designed in the 12” x 13” form factor, the KCMR-D12 allows users to choose a standard 1U rack chassis and power supply for lower costs.

 ASUS KCMR-D12

 

 

Optional ASMB4-iKVM for Remote Management

The optional BIOS-level ASMB4-iKVM upgrade kit provides full real-time remote access to the system with KVM from any Ethernet-attached computer.

 

 

 

Source: ASUS SG