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Supermicro Unveils New Affordable SOHO Server/Storage Featuring Enterprise-Level Quality and Technology

12/15/2008

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server and workstation solutions, today introduced its new server/storage solutions truly optimized for small office, home office (SOHO) environments. Featuring Supermicro's new toolless mini-tower chassis, the cost-effective and whisper-quiet SuperServer 5035L-iB facilitates quick-and-easy installation while delivering superior energy-efficient operation.

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"For the first time, customers have the opportunity to choose a truly optimized SOHO server and storage solution that features Supermicro's enterprise-level quality and technology at a highly affordable price point," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "For example, the SuperServer 5035L's high-efficiency 300-watt power supply achieves levels of energy efficiency previously available only in enterprise server installations."

Supermicro, a leader in green computing technology, is the APAC regional chair of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), whose goal is to reduce global computer power consumption 50% by 2010. The high-efficiency 300-watt power supply in Supermicro's new SOHO server/storage solutions has earned the 80-Plus(R) Bronze level certification, meaning it achieves 85%+ power efficiency. This earth-friendly, energy-efficient system saves energy and significantly reduces end-users total cost of ownership (TCO).

In addition to its 300-watt 80-Plus Bronze power supply, the system's new mini-tower chassis (SC731i-300B) also includes a host of user-friendly design features for easy installation. These quick-and-easy features include a toolless side panel, toolless drive bays, 90-degree pivoting hard disk drive cage, and stamped motherboard support (no standoffs required). Besides four 3.5" internal drive bays, the system also supports two external 5.25" bays, four I/O expansion slots, a toolless rear 9 cm pulse-width modulated fan for optimized cooling and Kensington lock security to safeguard the system. Its small footprint makes it perfect for office or home installations.

The SuperServer 5035L-iB is powered by Supermicro's new X7SLM-L single-processor serverboard, which is a long-life platform with up to seven years of chipset availability and support. This cost-effective platform delivers data security, reliability and performance with RAID support for up to four SATA (3.0 Gb/s) drives. The X7SLM-L supports both an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and a PCI-Express x16 graphics connector. This micro-ATX (9.6" x 8.6") serverboard also features a PCI-Express x8 and two legacy PCI slots, an IDE connector, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and eight USB 2.0 connectors.

Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions(R) offer exceptional flexibility and feature advantages. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of server, workstation and blade solutions go to http://www.Supermicro.com.

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 http://www.Supermicro.com, email Marketing@Supermicro.com or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

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