Z11PA-D8 is built on the latest 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors to deliver higher per-core performance and six memory channels that provide 50% more memory bandwidth and capacity for 1.33X faster average system-level performance compared to previous-generation processors. Z11PA-D8 offers breakthrough performance with the latest Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory with an over 88% gain in input/output operations per second (IOPS) compared with the same configuration in SSD. Featuring the latest Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enhance deep learning capabilities, Z11PA-D8 achieves a 3.1X performance improvement in the ResNet-50 and SSD VGG-16 models, fully demonstrating the inference capability of the new platform.
With 8 DIMM slots that support up to 2TB of fast DDR4-2666, 2400MHz 3DS ECC RDIMMs or LRDIMMs, Z11PA-D8 delivers industry-leading Memory capability for your business.
In performance-maximizing RAID 0 configurations with dual M.2 SSDs, write speeds are up to 40% faster than a single M.2 SSD drive setup and read operations are an astonishing 84% faster. Or, for total reassurance, pair your M.2 devices into a RAID 1 configuration for instant data redundancy. Z11PA-D8 comes with an optional Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) enabling connector to support NVMe SSDs with Intel® Volume Management Device technology. The NVMe SSDs are directly connected to the CPU, enabling latency reduction and increased bandwidth, while reducing power consumption by 15W compared to traditional hardware RAID cards.
Z11PA-D8 features dual onboard OCuLink to provide efficient port-to-port connection with most OCuLink-supported NVMe devices, eliminating the need for PCIe transaction cards.
Z11PA-D8 comes with four mini-SAS HD connectors that support up to 16 SATA ports each for high-speed 6Gb/s connectivity with external devices and cleaner cable routing.
Z11PA-D8 features an Embedded iKVM module and is bundled with ASUS Control Center software to provide comprehensive in-band and out-of-band Management features for small and mid-size businesses:
ASUS Control Center (ACC) is a centralized and integrated IT Management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables Remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple Systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server Management for any IT infrastructure.
The Embedded ASMB9-iKVM module supports Remote BIOS updates, fan control, standalone KVMs, video recording, and BSOD capture, providing around-the-clock Remote monitoring and diagnostics — even if the operating System is down or offline — through a user-friendly, web-based graphical interface that works with all major browsers.
Z11PA-D8 includes a microSD card slot to provide additional storage for video and log files, as well as ISO files for OS recovery via the web-based ASMB9-iKVM user interface. This additional storage option enables users to view their files on other devices and keep their data backed up.
Z11PA-D8 features quick initialization guidance that enables users to realize the System initialization state in seconds. It provides instant System information including the BMC firmware version, System series number, Memory error messages and any unusual diagnostic results for improved and more efficient IT operation.