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Channel Says Supermicro Their Best Partner in x86 Server Solutions


SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 08, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced that the channel has ranked Supermicro as the number one x86 server vendor over HP, IBM, Dell, Sun, Apple and Gateway. As published in the November 24th issue of CRN (Channel Reseller News), the 2008 Channel Affinity Index, which is based on the result of 8,000 survey responses conducted with solutions providers, ranks Supermicro as the top x86 server vendor.


"Based on experience, more and more channel solution providers have recognized that Supermicro understands their needs and always offers optimized products for them to best grow their business and succeed," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "We have worked closely with distributors, system integrators and resellers for over fifteen years, supplying them with application-optimized, high performance x86 server solutions that deliver the best quality and value to them and their end users. As a server technology leader, Supermicro leads the way with superior product innovations like our 1U Twin(TM) servers with two dual-processor nodes in 1U and our affordable, greenest SuperBlade(R) solutions."

According to CRN: "In the 2008 Channel Affinity Index, VARs rated vendors in 15 different weighted criteria, providing the most in-depth profile yet of what makes a vendor successful, or unsuccessful, in the channel. The Index provides not only a detailed analysis of the VAR-vendor relationship, but also shows how vendor performance impacts the channel's relationship with end users."

Supermicro achieved a Channel Affinity Index top score of 538 in x86 server hardware. HP was a close second with 528, followed by IBM with 499, Dell 490, Sun 470, Apple 430 and Gateway 381. The score indicates the channel's confidence in Supermicro products as well as the channel's recognition of Supermicro as a tier one player in the channel.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce industry-leading serverboards, chassis and server systems. These Server Building Block Solutions provide benefits across many environments, including data center deployment, high-performance computing, high-end workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of advanced motherboards, SuperServers, and optimized chassis, visit, email or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503- 8000.


Supermicro, SuperBlade and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks and 1U Twin is a trademark of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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