CPU Vs. GPU
Who needs CPUs when so many cool GPUs are available? Testing that question is Asus, which in May unveiled the ESC G2 series of high-performance servers and workstations. Short for Extreme Super Computer, these futuristic systems combine multiple high-end GPUs with two Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors and are designed for applications that require "massive computing power," according to the company.
The high-end ESC4000/FDR G2 includesd eight 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA bays, nine PCI-e G3 x16 expansion slots and a whopping 1,620-watt power supply. It's intended for performance-grabbing applications in life- and medical sciences, engineering, financial modeling and virtualization. Asus also recently unveiled a series of four-socket AMD and Intel servers.