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ASUS Unveils AW171
World's First Opteron Processor-Based Workstation
ASUSTeK today introduced the AW171, the world's first workstation to support the latest AMD Opteron processor. The all-new ASUS workstation, based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 pro 150 chipset, incorporated cutting-edge technology and unique designs to offer a high-performance and cost-effective solution.

With the
AMD Opteron processor, the AW171 provides 32-bit and 64-bit computing capability for the most demanding applications. Combined with four 184-pin DIMM sockets supporting a maximum of 8GB memory capacity, it is the perfect device for excellent performance. For peripheral connection and networking, the AW171 supports six USB 2.0 ports, up to two IEEE 1394 ports, one onboard audio port and high-speed Gigabit LAN technology.

The AW171 comes equipped with the Promise R20378 RAID controller onboard to offer support for two IDE and two Serial ATA hard disk drives, which enable RAID 0, 1, 0+1, functions for better performance and data protection.

The AW171 allows superior performance without the extra baggage of overheating through an excellent system layout that increases airflow. In addition, the unique Smart Fan technology, found only on ASUS systems, monitors system temperatures and automatically adjusts fan speeds to maintain acoustics at the most suitable level.

Key Specifications:

Asus AW171 

Processor
Socket 940 for
AMD Opteron processor

Chipsets
NVIDIA nForce 3 pro150

Memory
4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 8GB PC2700 / PC2100/ PC1600 ECC DDR SDRAM Registered memory

Expansion
1 x AGP 8x slot,
5 x 32-bit/33MHz PCI slots
Hard drive bay
5 x Internal HDD Bays

Built-in devices
1 x Gbit LAN,
6 x USB ports

Hard disk drives
5 x 3.5" ATA 133 IDE/SCSI Internal hard drive bay

Others
320W power supply and 218x445x610 19", 5U rack
Value Server - Single Opteron Server

The ONLY server in the world outfitted with up-to-date AMD Opteron
 Opteron provide outstanding 32-bit and 64-bit computing capability
 64-bit specification is supported by Windows 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter edition.

Extraordinary system memory capacity & Input/ Output capability

 4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 8GB
PC2700(PC333) / PC2100/ PC1600 ECC DDR SDRAM Registered memory
 6 x USB2.0 connectors, up to 2 IEEE1394 ports, 1 x Gigabit LAN, and 1 x On board audio port.

On board RAID function for better data integrity 
 On board Promise R20378 RAID controller can support 2 IDE HDDs and 2 SATA HDDs for RAID0, RAID1, RAID 0+1 solution.
 Optional ASUS "SATA to IDE" Bridge board can execute RAID function across 4 IDE HDDs. (2 via IDE channel, 2 via SATA channel)

Perfect Balance on Thermal & Acoustic solution
 Thoughtful system layout and air flow provide the best thermal solution
 "Smart Fan" detect system temperature and adjust fan speed automatically to decrease acoustics to a satisfactory level
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