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Supermicro Displays Performance-Per-Watt Leadership at International SuperComputing (ISC) 2009


HAMBURG, Germany, Jun 23, 2009 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX News Network) -- 2U Twin2 ("Twin Squared"), SuperBlade(R) and Other Innovative Servers Featuring Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5500 (Nehalem) Processors & Gold Level Power Supplies

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server, blade, and workstation solutions, is demonstrating its 2U Twin2 server with four hot-pluggable, dual-processor (DP) nodes and record x86 server performance-per-watt (375 GFLOPS/kW*) this week at ISC '09 (booth 310). In addition to the 2U Twin2, Supermicro's award-winning 1U Twin(TM) and SuperBlade(R) servers, SAS2 storage systems as well as a new 1U server supporting up to five add-on cards are also on display. Featuring the most efficient power supplies (93%+*), cooling subsystems and motherboard designs in the industry, Supermicro solutions deliver the industry's best performance-per-watt, performance-per-dollar and performance-per-square-foot.


"Our 2U Twin2 SuperServers with 93%+ energy-saving technologies deliver extra performance-per-watt, TCO savings and computing density, especially when powered by the latest Intel(R) Xeon(R) Nehalem processors," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "Our solutions deliver the highest system-level efficiency in the industry. This increases the maximum computing power per rack and lowers the total cost of ownership, while also reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment."

"The new Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series provides a foundation for Supermicro to deliver its customers new levels of system intelligence, with the processor's ability to dynamically optimize itself to meet the performance and energy efficiency requirements of a given workload and customer environment," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group. "Intel is thrilled with the collaboration and innovation we've seen from Supermicro around this new breakthrough in intelligent processing."

Supermicro's 2U Twin2 servers are fully compatible with existing and upcoming Supermicro Twin serverboards. The hard drives, power supplies and computing nodes are all hot-swappable to facilitate easy installation and minimize system downtime. For high availability, 2U Twin2 servers provide optional redundant power and three or four 3.5" drives per node for RAID 5 data protection.

For high-performance computing, Supermicro also offers a flexible range of SuperBlade(R) configurations that support either 10 or 14 dual-Xeon(R) 5500 (Nehalem) server blades in one 7U enclosure. Ideal for large-scale datacenters and HPC applications, SuperBlade(R) is both VMware certified and Intel Cluster Ready (ICR) certified. Best for personal supercomputing, Supermicro's OfficeBlade(R) operates at a quiet 50dB, making it suitable for office environments. Supermicro also offers the world's first 6Gbps SAS-2 blades available for its StorageBlade(TM) systems, which feature six SAS-2 drives per blade and optional RAID5.

Delivering 93%+ power efficiency, 80 PLUS(R) Gold Level power supplies with PM-Bus come standard with nearly all new Supermicro systems, including its latest Nehalem SuperBlade(R) servers. Supermicro provides the ultimate in system customization with its Universal I/O (UIO) interface that allows customers to choose from a host of I/O cards including SAS-2, 10Gb Ethernet, Fiber Channel or InfiniBand subsystems. For optimum performance-per-dollar and best remote management, Supermicro also offers onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support on its new platforms, as well as 10Gb Ethernet, cost-effective DDR and high-performance QDR onboard InfiniBand versions for its Twin serverboards.

Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions(R) offer exceptional flexibility and state-of-the-art features. Come see Supermicro's latest HPC server solutions in booth 310, and visit for detailed information on the industry's widest selection of server, blade and workstation solutions.

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.


* Peak power efficiency and performance figures based on internal testing results.

Supermicro, SuperBlade, OfficeBlade and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks and 1U Twin and 2U Twin2 are trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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