Most Compact Dual LGA2011 Serverboard
ATX case compatible
The Z9PA-D8 server board support dual Intel® Xeon® server processors in a 12”x10” compact size with ATX foot print. User may easily acquire eco-system most mature and easy available ATX chassis other than proprietary special-made chassis further ensures end customers can benefit from up-to-date server technologies with affordable budget
Wide-range Intel Xeon® processor E5-2600 support
The Z9PA-D8 supports dual Intel® Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs with all-range including the support of advanced 135W CPU. System builders can choose between advanced, mainstream, and basic processors for all market segments. By supporting different processor and memory types, the Z9PA-D8 helps customer to build up a wide range of servers and workstation builds to meet different price segment customer demand.
The Powerful PCI-E Expandability in 12”x10” Form Factor and MIO-892 audio card support
The Z9PA-D8 is the only 12”x10” form factor board available in the market to dual PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion slots. With the ASUS innovative Flex-E technology, the Z9PA-D8 server boards intelligently split or aggregate the link to support up to 4 true PCI Express 3.0 x8 slots or 2 x16 slots. With the exclusive unique feature, the Z9PA-D8 may serve as a powerful server board, or combines the 7.2 channel MIO-892 audio card becomes workstation.
Easy to Upgrade Multiple Storage Solutions with ASUS PIKE
The ASUS optional PIKE provides multiple storage options, direct SAS/SATA RAID upgrades can be achieved via a unique slot — without sacrificing expansion capability. The Z9PA-D8 boosts the build-in PIKE slot with PCI-E Gen3 which ensures best bandwidth link to process with low latency to support high performance storage devices over SAS/SATA 6Gb/s interface also ensure future SAS 12Gb/s PIKE card has high uplink to host bandwidth.
User can easily upgrade storage solution from entry-level to high-end. For example, the entry PIKE 9230 RAID card could expand 4 extra SATA 6Gb/s ports for entry-level needs while the latest PIKE 2208 RAID card adopting LSI dual-core IO processor could support SAS 6Gb/s ports with outstanding performance for high I/O transaction demands of database and datacenter applications.
USB 3.0 supported
The Z9PA-D8 is the first Dual Intel® E5-2600 server board with USB 3.0 support. The new USB 3.0 IO technology provides 10 times bandwidth compare to industrial mature USB 2.0.
Digital Power Solution
All-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU Vcore voltages. The Z9PA-D8 voltage regulation manages up to 90% peak power efficiency, with 85%+ during most normal operation. This ensures high power efficiency for the entire system to help customers save more electrical bills.
Comprehensive Server Management Solution: ASMB6-iKVM and ASWM Enterprise
The ASMB6-iKVM upgrade kit enables dashboard system health monitoring, remote power on/off and control, virtual media over LAN, and management LAN fail-over support. In addition, the ASMB6 function is based on BIOS-level access, so even if the server operating system is down or offline, the KVM module can still provide round-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnosis through a user-friendly web-based graphical interface through all major browsers. ASWM Enterprise software provides one-to-multiple centralized management including BIOS flash, remote control, power control through a colorful, graphical, and informative interface.