AVADirect Now Offering 2U Server Systems with Quad GPU Support

Paul Lilly

Meet the world's first 2U four-way GPU server system.

AVADirect, a boutique system builder based in Ohio, claims it's the first system builder on planet Earth to offer 2U server systems with support for up to four GPUs or Tesla graphics cards. Having that much potential GPU horsepower crammed into a 2U server solution is supposedly something the industry has never seen, and it comes courtesy of Asus with its new ESC4000 G2 Black 2U server platform .

In addition to supporting four GPUs, the ESC4000 G2 Black 2U server can accommodate up to 512GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and has eight 16X PCI-E 3.0 ports, eight SATA ports (supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10), eight hot-swap bays, and a 1+1 redundant 1,620W 80 Plus Platinum power supply.

"There is no job the AVADirect 2U rack server Asus ESC4000 G2 Tesla­ HPC dual-Xeon® SATA Series server system cannot complete; the possibilities are endless, and it starts with you," AVADirect stated in a press release . "Experience the pure results of combined GPU/CPU performance, never before possible, in a 2U form factor."

Pricing for the Asus ESC4000 G2 starts at around $5,000.

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