P8B-E/4L Cutting-edge Bromolow Flagship Model
P8B-E/4L is the latest ASUS UP serverboard designed as Bromolow platform flagship model, featuring an Intel® C204 PCH chipset, leading SATA 6G storage technology, quad Intel server class GbE, ASMB5-iKVM module (optional) for out-of-band remote management, and wide-range OS support, making it an ideal foundation for versatile and feature-rich UP solution.
Cutting-edge Bromolow Flagship Model
Up-to-date LGA1155 Socket Platform for Outstanding Performance
P8B-E/4L supports wide-range CPUs to cover different levels of market segment including Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 processor family, Intel® CoreTM i3-2100 Processor Family, and Intel® CoreTM G8x0/G6x0 Processor Family. The new platform architecture use a LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support dual-channel DDR3 ECC memory and 20 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. The support of ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory improves data integrity to offer higher reliability. Provision of more PCI Express 2.0 lanes benefits various server applications. Most important, the motherboard provides significant performance improvement around 25% over previous generation.
Native SATA 6Gb/s Support
P8B-E/4L is built with Intel® C204 chipset which natively supports latest Serial ATA (SATA) 6G interface. It provides up to 6.0 Gb/s bandwidth, which doubles than previous SATA 3Gb/s interface. With better protocol and electrical characteristic, user can benefit from this new interface by better I/O performance and be ready for upcoming SSD application.
ASUS PIKE SAS2 6Gb/s 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, P8B-E/4L 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.
Quad Intel Server Class GbE, IPv6 Support Ready
With the fast explode of internet traffic, the P8B-E/4L equipped Intel® GbE LAN controllers with IPv6 support and backward compatible with IPv4 protocol. With IPv6 ready support, customer can deploy new systems seamlessly work with existing Ethernet environment. With teaming function, not only doubles the bandwidth compared to most dual LAN servers but supports Fault Tolerance technology. Also, the Load Balance handles network traffics delicately which is good at enhancing network functionality.
Built in BMC engine, IPMI 2.0 + KVM-over-IP enabled by ASMB5 Module
The optional ASMB5-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.
Wide Range OS Support
The P8B-E/4L supports wide-range mainstream server and client OS, including Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Cent OS, redhat, SuSE Linux and so on to meet the demand of different customers.
UEFI BIOS support
To meet the trend of large capacity hard disk drive, P8B-E/4L equips UEFI BIOS. The UEFI BIOS supports the latest GPT (GUID Partition Table) partition format and backward compatible with legacy MBR (Master Boot Record) partition format, users can easily and flexibly manage very large capacity hard disk drive or partition, ex: single hard disk or single partition larger than 2.2TB.