ASUS launched motherboard for SuperComputer Workstation
ASUS, the leading producer and innovator of motherboards, launched the most revolutionary and powerful Parallel Computing solution available to the date - the ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer motherboard.
The ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer forms the perfection foundation of a "personal supercomputer". It is certified for NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing, based on the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture that supports up to three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. Each GPU delivers 240 CUDA parallel processing cores, producing 1 teraflop of processing power simultaneously. This adds up to a total of 960 parallel processing cores, delivering 4 teraflops of processing power. Capable of supercomputer performance 250 times faster than that of a standard PC, the P6T7 WS SuperComputer is singularly the most powerful and efficient solution for highly computational applications in the fields of life science, engineering science, financial modeling, electronic design automation and virtualization.
The P6T7 WS SuperComputer is equipped with seven PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots, four of which can be set to run in x16 link mode simultaneously. The generous provision of high speed I/O interface options easily fulfills consumers' high-end graphics and computing demands. The P6T7 WS SuperComputer natively supports both 3-way/2-way SLI and CrossFireX on Demand on the same motherboard for outstanding graphics flexibility and performance. Users can install up to three 3-Way SLI-capable GeForce graphics cards while having the option of running a CrossFireX setup.
The P6T7 WS SuperComputer sports onboard SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports that provide users with exceptional hard drive upgrade flexibility and offers full compatibility with the ASUS optional SASsaby card. Compared to current SATA interfaces, SAS hard disks provide higher data transmission speeds and better data storage reliability—they are, ultimately, a faster, safer and more stable choice for storage expansion and upgrade needs.
The P6T7 WS SuperComputer features breakthrough 16+2 power management technology— 16 phases to vCore and 2 phases to the vDRAM/QPI controller inside the CPU—delivering superior power efficiency and effectively dispelling the heat generated by the VRM module. With high quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, 100% Japan-made high quality conductive polymer capacitors, and the ASUS 16+2 phase VRM design, the P6T7 WS SuperComputer boasts longer component lifespans with minimum power loss—leading to unprecedented reliability and durability. With the P6T7 WS SuperComputer, working on an ASUS-powered workstation can now be enjoyable and interesting. During bootup, the motherboard will check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card and HDD) for errors. If an error is found, the diagnostic LED next to the faulty device will remain lit until the problem is solved.
The P6T7 WS SuperComputer also comes with an additional G.P. Diagnosis card. This useful tool performs quick and precise system checks, and displays errors on its LED display—helping users pinpoint errors quickly. The G.P. Diagnosis card is connected to the TPM header.