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Itanium Solutions Alliance Welcomes Supermicro as Sponsor

08/20/2008

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug 20, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Itanium Solutions Alliance welcomes Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI) as a sponsor of the non-profit association. The server hardware manufacturer joins founding sponsors Bull, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, Hitachi, Intel, NEC and SGI in committing time and resources to the growing organization, adding a unique perspective and considerable expertise to the Alliance's efforts. Supermicro's sponsorship will be announced tonight as part of the first annual Innovation Celebration event honoring the Alliance's 2008 Innovation Award winners in San Francisco.

"It's our great pleasure to welcome Supermicro into the Itanium Solutions Alliance, and we look forward to their leadership and strong contributions toward our goal of accelerating the adoption and development of Itanium-based solutions," said Joan Jacobs, executive director of the Alliance. "As a veteran server manufacturer with strong ties to the system integrator channel, Supermicro's participation will benefit the Alliance and its members with their tremendous depth of experience in deploying Itanium-based solutions."

Supermicro joins the Alliance as a longtime manufacturer and vendor of Itanium-based platforms. The company's SuperServer line employs Itanium processing technology for a range of IT environments and applications, providing powerful, highly scalable mission-critical infrastructure for IT organizations and data centers.

"Our support of the Itanium Solutions Alliance reflects our commitment to the market for Itanium-based solutions," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "We expect our customers to value the vast processing power, exceptional reliability and application flexibility that our Itanium-based servers deliver, and supporting the Alliance serves those customers, and our business, very well."

The Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Award honors those who have most creatively and innovatively implemented Itanium-based solutions within their organizations. Tonight's event will honor 2008 winners the University of Houston bioinformatics research team (in the Humanitarian Impact category); Protegesoft (in the Enterprise Business Application category); and S7 Software (in the Entrepreneurial Innovation category).

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Established in 1993, 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 Itanium-based solutions, visit http://www.Supermicro.com

About the Itanium Solutions Alliance

The Itanium(R) Solutions Alliance is a global community of hardware, operating system and application vendors dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Itanium(R)-based solutions. Formed in September 2005, the Alliance is comprised of some of the most influential companies in the computing industry with a shared, strategic commitment to delivering mission critical computing solutions based on the Intel(R) Itanium(R) architecture. http://www.itaniumsolutions.org

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