ATX size with EEB mounting hole locations makes user 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.
Z10PA-U8 has exceptional PCI Express expandability and also PCI slot for legacy card support. With the ASUS innovative Flex-E technology, the Z10PA-U8 server board intelligently split or aggregate the link to support up to 2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots or 4 PCI Express 3.0 x8 slots. In addition, PCI slot could support legacy PCI devices like surveillance video capture or industrial control to prolong customers’ investment. Moreover, MIO-892 audio card support could offer great sound quality and 7.1 surround channel audio experience.
Z10PA-U8 is equipped with ten 6 Gb/s SATA ports, offering support for mass storage capacity. In an alternative configuration, Z10PA-U8 has nine 6 Gb/s SATA and an M.2 slot for a solid-state drive — ideal for an operating system boot drive! In this generation, ASUS has a whole new PIKE solution, standard PCI-E form factor for user to equip with multiple PIKE II cards on one motherboard which maximizes the expandability and utilizations. Just placing the PIKE II card, Z10PA-U8 can immediately enlarge the capacity, upgrade to 12G solution and improve the performance, making it the great upgrade option.
ASUS Z10 server board series design the premium power solution with the hand-chosen components and provide premium efficiency which is up to 94%. The premium power solution consist 4 pillars to achieve the 94% premium efficiency: Beat Thermal Choke, Dr. MOS, 12K capacitor and Digi+ VRM. A special fin design of Beat-Thermal-Choke results in 3-5℃-lower choke temperatures and raise the stability, and translates into minimal-loss power delivery. The Dr. MOS is a proven stable circuit integrated MOSFET, which can optimize the switching performance and contribute the efficiency to the system. ASUS DIGI+ VRM design empowers users with superior flexibility and has the perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability. Moreover, ASUS is the world’s first server manufacturer to introduce 12K solid capacitors which are able to withstand up to 1,200,000 hours of temperatures as high as 65°C (12K hours@105°C). These 12K capacitors can also lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) and thus to increase efficiency and minimal heat generation.
The ASUS Z10 Series features quick initialization guidance which let users realize system initialization state in seconds; furthermore users are able to diagnose system instantly through POST code message in the POST stage. The quick initialization guidance during the POST includes 2 phases. In phase 1 -- POST in seconds, the screen lightens in seconds to make users instantly access to system initializing status. In phase 2, device scanning information and 2-digit POST code messages are available to give users a total understanding of startup process and to clearly indicate boot-up status which is easy for maintenance.
The optional ASMB8-iKVM (IPMI 2.0-compliant) enables remote update BIOS, standalone KVM/Java utility, video recording and BSOD capture. Based on out-of-band management, 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 via all major browsers. In addition, ASWM Enterprise software provides one-to-multiple centralized management including BIOS flash, software dispatch, task scheduler, remote control, and power control, all through a colorful and informative graphical interface. Through ASUS remote management solution, users could save time and effort on server management and trouble-shooting.