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GCN Best Product of 2008 - Supermicro SuperServer


SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 19, 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 GCN (Government Computer News) has rated the Supermicro SuperServer 6015W-NTR the overall Best Product of 2008. GCN describes the SuperServer as "a truly super server" and "truly the best of the best for the year." Based on GCN Lab test results in September, the 6015W-NTR earned the top honor with straight A's and proved superior to competitive product offerings from HP, Dell and Fujitsu on both performance and value.


"Earning the Best Product of 2008 designation from GCN over hundreds of other products clearly underlines the performance, flexibility, capacity, scalability and price/performance ratio that our SuperServers deliver," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "Our advanced server designs continue to win more and more recognition and awards, which reflects Supermicro's engineering expertise and passion for providing customers with the best possible products. Most recently, Channel Insider recognized our SuperServer as the Best Server of the Year in 2008. Earlier this year, our SuperBlade(R) not only earned both a CRN Test Center Recommended award and later the #1 ranking in a head-to-head CRN Tech blade review over IBM and Dell, but also won the Best Green Data Center award at BladeSystems Insight 2008."

"We rated the Supermicro SuperServer SYS-6015W-NTRB the overall best product of the year because of its power, upgradeability and especially price." GCN concluded, "It would be a good choice for any network administrator who needs a Web server or, in fact, any kind of server. It is the best product we reviewed in 2008."

Powered by Supermicro's X7DWU serverboard, the 6015W-NTR supports two quad-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors with a bus speed up to 1600MHz. This optimized Web server also features Supermicro's flexible Universal I/O (UIO) architecture as an option to offer up to three add-on cards in a standard 1U form factor. With eight memory slots it supports up to 64GB of either standard 1.8-volt or energy-efficient 1.5-volt fully buffered DDR2 memory (up to 800MHz). Other outstanding features include four 3.5" hot-swap disk drive trays, high-efficiency 650-watt redundant power supplies, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and an optional front-side USB/COM port tray.

In addition to the 6015W-NTR, Supermicro also offers the SuperServer 1025C-URB, which supports eight hot-swap 2.5" hard disk drives to deliver even higher storage performance and lower overall system power consumption. The 1025C-URB also features Supermicro's innovative UIO technology to provide flexible I/O configuration choices including InfiniBand, SAS RAID 5 and 10Gb Ethernet cards, while supporting up to three add-on cards in 1U.

Read the entire GCN article entitled, "The few, the proud, THE BEST" in the December 15th issue and at For more information on Supermicro's complete line of Server Building Block Solutions(R) go to

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.

SOURCE Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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