The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2012 (So Far)


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.