12" x 10" ATX Form Factor and 24+8 pin power connector
The ASUS KCMA-D8 serverboard allows users to build a cost-effective and competitive server with wider choice. The serverboard follows standard ATX mounting-hole locations, so users can choose desktop PC ATX chassis which is cost-effective and easily available from market or server chassis which rack and tower chassis can be fitted in cabinet for enterprise usage. Furthermore, the 24+8 pin power connector supports both ATX (for desktop PC use) and SSI (for server use) power supply, with the former reducing total cost, and the latter offering advanced server features.
High Power Efficiency with 85%+ Vcore efficiency
The KCMA-D8 delivers 85%+ power efficiency, while CPU is under 30%~90% working load. It can reach up to maximum 88% of the power efficiency and then save power bill for users. Hence, the longer you use KCMA-D8, the more expenses you can save.
Besides, the solid and long life conductive polymer capacitors (sustaining 5,000 hrs @ 105℃) in the serverboard ensure longer component life and lower power consumption — creating higher energy efficiency.
Support Up-To-Date Opteron 4300/4200/4100 Processor
KCMA-D8 is based on the latest AMD C32 platform to support 8/6/4 core AMD Opteron™ 4300/4200/4100 series processors, which have outstanding performance-per-watt, saving up to 22% power consumption compared to previous AMD Opteron 2400 series processor (Information is from www.amd.com); while its dual HT3 links (between CPUs) with up to 6.4GT/S interconnect rate per link, 6 MB shared L3 cache, and 8 DDR3 memory delivers better bandwidth performance. The platform is designed for power efficient and cost efficient 2-way server solutions.
Built in Linux RAID 5 solution
For better data protection, the KCMA-D8 has built in Promise® ROMB (RAID on Motherboard) to support RAID 0, 1, 10 and RAID5 in both Windows and Linux operating system. The complete, fast and efficient RAID Solution benefit enterprise customers in maximizing SATA storage system performance.
ASUS PIKE SAS2 6G Storage Supported
ASUS optional PIKE provides slim-sized and flexible storage options. SAS RAID upgrades can be achieved directly via a unique slot—without sacrificing expansion capability. Also, KCMA-D8 supports the latest SAS2 6Gb/s storage through PIKE interface, doubling transmission speed of SAS 3Gb/s. ASUS PIKE 2008 supports RAID 0, 1, 10 and 1E; PIKE 2008/IMR supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and 50; PIKE 2108 is a hardware RAID solution, which can support high performance RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50 and 60.
Built in BMC engine, IPMI 2.0 + KVM-over-IP enabled by ASMB4 Module
The optional ASMB4-iKVM provides remotely real-time and full control via accessing to the system based on BIOS-level keyboard, video monitor, and mouse (KVM over Ethernet) from any local computer anywhere, anytime.