Supermicro® Launches FatTwin™ Architecture
SAN JOSE, California, June 14, 2012
- Innovative New 4U FatTwin SuperServers Offer High-Density Compute and
Storage with Energy Saving Designs for PUE Optimized, Free-Air Cooling Data
SAN JOSE, California, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server
technology and green computing, launches the FatTwin™, a high-capacity
powerful new server platform based on Supermicro's highly successful Twin
Architecture. This landmark product offers a new, flexible, high-density
computing solution for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Big Data
and HPC applications delivering the highest performance with the most energy
efficient technologies and cooling designs available on the market.
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"Energy consumption is one of the greatest challenges facing Data Centers as
computing demands increase exponentially around the world," said Charles
Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Supermicro is addressing this growing
challenge by developing new generation server technologies such as FatTwin
which maximizes performance with support of up to 135W processors while
eliminating costly air-conditioning and cooling methods. The innovation of
FatTwin is in its high-density, airflow optimized design that integrates up to
eight dual-processor nodes in a standard 4U rackmount server and operates at
temperatures up to 47 degrees C. Our FatTwin platform will set new industry
standards for performance and efficiency while offering lowered TCO and an
accelerated return on investment."
Supermicro's patented Twin architecture revolutionizes server computing by
integrating independent systems side-by-side in a single chassis, multiplying
compute density while reducing solution costs through shared resources such as
the chassis, fans, power supplies, cabling and rack mount hardware. This
innovative architecture incorporates airflow optimized designs, air-shrouds
and streamlined cabling which reduces fan speeds and power consumption
resulting in improved power utilization and overall energy efficiency. The 4U
FatTwin is the latest addition to the evolving Twin architecture line and is
available in 8/4/2 DP node configurations with high-capacity storage (8
hot-swap 3.5" HDDs per 1U or 6 hot-swap 2.5" HDDs per 1/2U). FatTwin achieves
the highest performance-per-watt/per-dollar with Supermicro's X9 DP
(dual-processor) serverboards and redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency
(95%+) digital switching power supplies. With free-air cooling designs and an
extreme operational temperature range (0 degrees C - 47 degrees C) that does
not require air conditioning, the FatTwin helps Data Centers achieve the best
power usage effectiveness (PUE < 1.1).
FatTwin is available in 8 DP node (SYS-F617R2-R/F Series) and 4 DP node
(SYS-F627R2/R3/G3-F/R Series) SKUs with versatile configurations featuring:
*Dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 series support
*Up to 512GB ECC Reg. DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM in 16 DIMM sockets
*2x SATA3 (6Gbps) and 4x SATA2 (3Gps) ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 5,10
*8x SAS 2.0 (6Gbs) (LSI 2208) RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60; (LSI 2308) RAID
0, 1, 10
*Up to 12x 2.5" or 8x 3.5" hot-swap HDDs (4 node), 6x 2.5" hot-swap HDDs (8
*3x double-width GPU cards (G3 series)
*Up to 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 or 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 plus 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16
(low-profile), 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (low profile), and 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (low
*2x 1GbE LAN ports and 56Gbps ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand or 10GbE options
*IPMI 2.0 + KVM w/dedicated LAN
*Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%+) Digital Switching Power Supplies
*Supermicro Data Center Manager (DCM), SuperDoctor® III, Watch Dog
Additional 4U FatTwin configurations are scheduled for release in early Q3
2012 including a 2 node solution featuring massive storage and GPU capacity
and a model with 4x full-width 1U nodes that feature increased airflow and
high-density compute and storage capacity.
FatTwin delivers maximum performance, efficiency and versatility for
scientific, research, engineering, and enterprise organizations requiring
high-performance, scalable computing and storage solutions for
mission-critical applications. The platform is optimized for process intensive
database driven applications including Big Data and Hadoop analytics, gas and
oil exploration, computational finance, search engines, design and modeling,
simulation and many other applications.
For complete information on Supermicro's new high performance, high-efficiency
FatTwin™ architecture, visit www.supermicro.com/FatTwin . For more information
on Supermicro's comprehensive line of server, storage and complete integrated
SuperRack® solutions visit www.supermicro.com .
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of 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 and provides
customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions
available on the market.
Supermicro, FatTwin, SuperServer, 1U Twin, 2U Twin2, SuperRack, Building Block
Solutions, SuperDoctor and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective
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