Up to two CPUs can be installed at once on the ESC4000 for an increase in processing power. The expansion slot architecture supports up to four double-deck TeslaTM M2050/2070 GPU boards concurrently, boosting the ESC4000's computational output to 1.07 TFLOPS double precision performance at Linpack.
ASUS introduces a new design referred to as 8+1, designating the eight expansion slots and dedicated PIKE channel, enabling diverse RAID storage configurations. The inclusion of InfiniBand interconnet technology allows users to link the ESC4000 with a variety of devices at very high data transfer speeds, as well as daisy-chain it with other servers for networking and clustering.
The ESC4000 features an intelligent cooling design with fan controls and ASUS exclusive EPU (Energy Processing Unit) to mitigate power requirements and limit consumption. Intelligent fan controls adapt to actual system load and temperatures, slowing down when the system idles or runs low intensity applications. This ensures optimized cooling and a 20% improvement in energy savings.
The ESC4000 also features dual 80+ Gold power supplies.