ASUS Unveils KCMA-D8 and KCMR-D12 Server Boards to Boost AMD Socket C32-based Platforms

October 26, 2010 // 1:24 p.m.

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 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.



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.



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.



Specifications

Model


KCMR-D12

CPU


2 x socket C32

4/6-core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series

Chipset


AMD SR5670 and SP5100

Graphics


ASPEED AST2050 8MB

Memory


12 channels (two channels per CPU)

DDR3 800/1066/1333 RDIMM and UDIMM with ECC/non-ECC, max 128GB (RDIMM)/32GB(UDIMM)

Expansion slots


PCI 32-bit/33MHz

PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16/8 link. auto switch with slot 4)

PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X8/X0 link, shared with slot 6)

PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X8 link)

PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4/X0 link, shared with slot 1)

Storage


6 x SATA2 300MB/s ports (AMD SP5100)

Optional ASUS PIKE SAS storage card

LAN


2 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN + 1 x management LAN

Management


Optional ASMB4-iKVM

Form factor


12” x 13”



Model


KCMA-D8

CPU


2 x socket C32

4/6 core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series

Chipset


AMD SR5670 and SP5100

Graphics


ASPEED AST2050 8MB

Memory


8 channels (two channels per CPU)

DDR3 800/1066/1333 RDIMM and UDIMM with ECC/non-ECC, max 128GB (RDIMM)/32GB (UDIMM)

Expansion slots


PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 link)

PCI 32-bit/33MHz

PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x8 link)

PCI 32-bit/33MHz

PCI-E x8 (Gen2 x4 link), auto turn off if PIKE occupied, MIO supported

PCI 32-bit/33 MHz

Storage


6 x SATA2 300MB/s ports (AMD SP5100)

Optional ASUS PIKE SAS storage card

LAN


2 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN + 1 x management LAN

Management


Optional ASMB4-iKVM

Form factor


12” x 10”

Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Check www.asus.com for details.



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About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.



ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS has attained its industry-leading position through innovation. As the bestselling and most award-winning global motherboard brand, the company has sold more than 420 million motherboards since its founding in 1989, and has pioneered numerous innovations that have become industry standards. Recent examples include the Xtreme Phase power design, Stack Cool 3+ PCB, anti-EMI shielding for safe operations, and the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors, which consists of the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) performance optimization chip and the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the industry’s first real time PC power saving chip. The Dual Intelligent Processors achieve system-wide performance and energy optimization to increase output and moderate power consumption for a better, more cost-effective computing experience.



With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the design envelope, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.

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