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Japan Earthquake Relief Microsite Conserves Power with Supermicro® Energy Efficient Server Technologies

10/13/2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation and green computing, revisits Eastern Japan's Magnitude 9.0 Great Earthquake and Tsunami disaster with a reminder to the global community that relief efforts are ongoing and donations to the cause are still welcome. Immediately following the tragic events of March 11, 2011, Supermicro worked with Japan's #1 search provider and data centers to spec and donate high-efficiency computing technologies for a site dedicated to connecting the Japanese community with live status updates. The Shinsai site has since grown to a central portal for news and community building activities supporting charity and relief efforts for disaster victims.

As the event had direct impact on power consumption, Supermicro built an energy-efficient server solution optimized for the Shinsai portal project. Supermicro donated high-efficiency (93%+) Gold Level SuperServer® systems with Intel® low-power Xeon® Processor L5520s to support the project. To date, this power conserving platform has served hundreds of thousands of transactions per day, helped raise more than 1.4B yen and run on a fraction of the power required for typical desktop workstations.

"Supermicro has close relations with many companies in Japan and the unfortunate tragedy on March 11 united our organizations in support of humanitarian relief efforts," said Wally Liaw, Vice President of Sales, International. "It was clear the best means of contribution to our partners and their local communities was through our server technology. With energy-efficiency being one of our engineering strengths, this too has long-term value in the resulting circumstances. Supermicro will continue our efforts to provide Japan and the global community with leading-edge technologies, placing power conservation and "Green IT" at the forefront of our computing solutions."

Due to the critical importance of data services, the Japanese government excludes Data Centers from current power conservation measures. It is therefore the duty of technology providers to innovate and deliver new solutions that meet growing demands while reducing overall power requirements. Supermicro is committed to this challenge and has Green Computing at the core of its design philosophy.

For more information on Supermicro's We Keep IT Green® initiatives visit www.supermicro.com/GreenComputing.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology provides advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative by providing customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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