ASRock Rack Introduces EP2C612D24 Server Motherboard For HPC, Big Data And Cloud
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Server hardware provider ASRock Rack announced the availability of its latest high performance server board, the EP2C612D24. Originally introduced at CeBIT 2015, the EP2C612D24 is now available through channel partners.

The EP2C612D24 board is designed to handle large compute workflows such as big data analysis, machine learning, and high-performance and cloud computing. It's an SSI EEB form factor motherboard, measuring 12 x 13 inches.

RAM on the board boasts an impressive 24 DIMM slots supporting up to quad DDR4 (2133 MHz) ECC RAM. There are two CPU sockets that support Intel Xeon fifth generation processors (the E5-2600/4600 and v3 series). 

Connectors are also packed onto the board, with ten SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connections for storage drives and two gigabit Ethernet ports using Intel i350 Ethernet controllers. Three PCIe 3.0 x8 slots and one ultra M.2 expansion slot are available on the EP2C612D24, as well.

There is also a variation, the EP2C612D24-4L, which has four LAN connections instead of two.

Controlling the device is possible through the ASPEED AST2400 advanced PCIe graphics and remote management processor. The AST2400 provides direct VGA connections as well as Video Over IP (VoIP).

ASRock Rack was founded in 2013 as an offshoot of component manufacturer ASRock, supporting high performance computing (HPC), big data, and cloud computing infrastructure. ASRock Rack's product lines include barebone rack-mount servers, server and workstation motherboards, and accessories.