Supermicro® FatTwin™ Delivers 16% Net Power Savings to Transform the HPC Landscape

   Supermicro® FatTwin™ Delivers 16% Net Power Savings to Transform the HPC

  PR Newswire

  SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2012

- Company's Innovations in Green Server and Storage Solutions Open New Paths
to Exascale Computing at Supercomputing 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server
technology and green computing, will showcase its expansive lineup of
SuperServer®, SuperStorage and networking solutions geared for high
performance computing (HPC) at Supercomputing 2012 (SC12) in Salt Lake City,
Utah, November 12-15. Supermicro is also showing its latest FatTwin platforms
which provide the industry's highest density in storage of 8x 3.5" HDDs in 1U,
and 12x highly parallel processing, double-width GPU/MIC cards in 4U. The
FatTwin platform utilizes a shared resource power saving architecture with
high-efficiency 8cm heavy-duty cooling fans, optimized airflow and Platinum
Level (94%+) power supplies, which combine to deliver 16% higher energy
efficiency than the competition. The company is making innovative strides
across all areas of its platforms from free-air cooling designs able to
operate at up to 47 degrees C ambient temperatures to expanded deployment of
cost-effective Battery Backup Power (BBP™) modules which can replace
traditional UPS systems offering up to 99% energy efficiency for
high-availability applications.

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"Forces have aligned this year to deliver a successive wave of computing
advances leading up to Supercomputing 2012," said Charles Liang, President and
CEO of Supermicro. "We have many cutting edge innovations launching
simultaneously for HPC applications at SC12. From our expanding line of
FatTwin SuperServers delivering 16% net power savings to energy-efficient
free-air cooling support for new CPUs, GPUs, PCI-E based Intel Xeon Phi
coprocessors, SSD technology and wider deployment of high-speed 10GbE and
low-latency IB-FDR network connectivity, Supermicro is raising the performance
bar while reducing our impact on the planet across our entire product line.
Our commitment to deliver the most advanced, energy efficient, green computing
technologies to HPC communities is creating a new path to exascale
supercomputing and truly transforms today's High Performance Computing

Highlights include Supermicro's new, innovative 4U FatTwin™ featuring 8/4 node
front or rear I/O configurations and a new model supporting up to 12x GPU/MIC
based cards in 4U for the most compute intensive applications. A wide range of
X9 SuperServer® and highest compute density SuperBlade® solutions support the
latest NVIDIA® Kepler K20 GPU and new Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor
technologies offering massive parallel processing power for highly scalable,
clusterable supercomputing solutions. Supermicro's SuperBlade solutions
feature high speed FDR InfiniBand, 10Gb Ethernet and FCoE switches. New
Hyper-Speed server/4U Tower solutions targeting HFT and computational finance
applications are optimized for enhanced speed of dual high-performance (150W
TDP) CPUs while maintaining complete stability and reliability with
intelligent monitoring, custom cooling and board-level failsafe technology.
SuperWorkstations with NVIDIA® Maximus™ certification combining the industry's
highest quantity of GPUs (up to 5x) for simultaneous, real-time visualization
and interactive design capability in a single workstation. Additional
solutions include a new 3U 12x hot-plug node MicroCloud SuperServer for high
density Cloud computing, Twin architecture based SuperServers featuring
maximum power savings and efficiency with uncompromised performance,
high-density, high capacity SuperStorage with up to 88x 2.5" hot-swap HDDs in
4U Double-Sided Storage® models and Supermicro's exclusive redundant Battery
Backup Power ( BBP™ ) module technology that increases overall power
efficiency and cost savings over traditional UPS systems.

Supermicro's HPC servers offer maximum performance and expandability. Built on
Supermicro's 4-way MP, 2-way DP and single processor UP X9 motherboard
configurations, these platforms support Intel Xeon processor E5-4600, E5-2600,
E5-2400 product families. A+ motherboards in MP/DP/UP configurations support
the latest AMD Opteron 6300 series processors. Up to 1TB of memory is
supported with a variety of PCI-E 3.0 configurations, high speed I/O with
10GbE and InfiniBand FDR onboard and add-on cards options are also available.
With 14U and 42U fully integrated SuperRack® solutions, a comprehensive lineup
of 1Gb and 10Gb top-of-rack Ethernet switches and remote Data Center
management software (SDCM) suite, Supermicro delivers total supercomputing
clusters ready for the Exascale era.

Visit Supermicro at SC12, November 12-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stop by
booth #817 in the Salt Palace Convention Center to see a complete lineup of
Supermicro's HPC optimized server and storage solutions. Supermicro, AMD and
Silicon Mechanics proudly support the Massachusetts Green High-Performance
Computing Consortium Team at the SC12 Student Cluster Competition, see info
here .

For more information on Supermicro's wide range of high performance,
high-efficiency SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions, visit .

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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, Hadoop/Big Data, 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, SuperServer and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc.


Contact: David Okada, Super Micro Computer, Inc.,
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