Most Compact Dual LGA2011-3 Serverboard The ASUS Z10PA-D8 serverboard integrates versatile features into a 12"x10" size allowing this board to fit into many ATX cases. Through innovative and top-notch engineering design, this board features server performance with compact design, enhanced storage expandability, premium components for premium efficiency. With the support of dual CPUs and a form factor fitting to PC ATX case, server rack and tower designs, Z10PA-D8 is ideal for small and medium business (SMB) general purpose host server, web server, mail server, file server, storage server, and small- or home-office applications. ATX case compatible The Z10PA-D8 serverboard support dual Intel® Xeon® server processors in a 12"x10" compact size with ATX foot print. Users 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. The Powerful PCI-E Expandability in 12"x10" Form Factor and MIO-892 audio card support The Z10PA-D8 has great PCI Express 3.0 expandability in 12"x10" form factor. With the ASUS innovative Flex-E technology, the Z10PA-D8 serverboard intelligently split or aggregate the link to support up to 2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots or 5 PCI Express 3.0 x8 slots. With the exclusive unique feature, the Z10PA-D8 may serve as a powerful serverboard, or combines the 7.1 channel MIO-892 audio card as a workstation. Mass storage capacity and additional OS storage Z10PA-D8 is equipped with ten 6 Gb/s SATA ports, offering support for mass storage capacity. In an alternative configuration, Z10PA-D8 series 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-D8 can immediately enlarge the capacity, upgrade to 12G solution and improve the performance, making it the great upgrade option. Optional PIKE II 3x08 series SAS 12Gb/s solution ASUS PIKE II 3x08 series is the latest 12Gb/s SAS and PCI-E 3.0 high reliability enterprise storage solution. It meets users’ needs with support for 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS storage and integrated RAID data protection. Just placing the PIKE card, Z10PA-D8 can immediately enlarge the capacity and improve the performance, making it the great upgrade option. Premium components for premium efficiency 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. Quick Initialization Guidance 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 troubleshooting. Complete remote server management 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.