Supermicro Exhibits New 4U 72x 3.5" HDD Storage Platform with 10GB/sec Throughput for Broadcast Media Applications at NAB 2013

Supermicro Exhibits New 4U 72x 3.5" HDD Storage Platform with 10GB/sec 
Throughput for Broadcast Media Applications at NAB 2013 
Additional Systems Feature Increased Performance, Capacity and Power Savings 
Optimized for Next Generation Digital Content Creation, Management and 
LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a 
global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology 
and green computing is exhibiting its latest SuperWorkstation, SuperServer® 
and SuperStorage platforms at the NAB Show® this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
With computing and data management demands exploding behind the scenes of 
broadcast media, content creation, management and distribution are key areas 
where Supermicro's solutions have a major impact. At the show, Supermicro will 
showcase a variety of high performance computing and storage solutions 
addressing end-to-end processes within the digital production workflow. The 
centerpiece of the show is Supermicro's new high capacity Double-Sided 
Storage® server (SSG-6047R-E1R72L) featuring 72x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs, 
supporting up to 288TB in 4U. With 10GB/sec throughput, this mass storage 
server has the enormous capacity and bandwidth to support extreme levels of 
concurrent streaming and other high storage bandwidth dependent applications. 
Show highlights also include Supermicro's flexible, high performance, power 
saving 4U FatTwin™ architecture in a 4-node 8x 3.5" hot-swap HDD per U 
configuration for distribution along with a range of high performance GPU 
workstations, servers and a 12x GPU FatTwin VDI configuration for content 
development. Specialized embedded solutions for distribution and digital 
signage applications will also be on display at the show. 
"Supermicro focuses on maximizing performance, density and power savings 
across our computing and storage product lines," said Charles Liang, President 
and CEO of Supermicro. "For example, our new 72 HDD Double-Sided Storage 
server is unrivaled in density and the throughput performance of 10GB/sec 
enabling broadcasters to deliver content using the latest high resolution 
formats. Our FatTwin platform provides the highest computing and efficiency in 
4U and with its optimized cooling and power saving architecture can save IT 
operations up to $500 per node over 4 years. When scaled out to serve HD and 
UHD digital content over thousands of channels, performance, density and power 
savings become crucial business considerations for broadcast IT operations." 
Exhibits Include: High Performance Digital Content Creation 

    --  FatTwin™ GPU
        supporting 4x nodes, with each supporting dual processors and
        3x GPUs for a total of 12x GPUs in 4U. Highly optimized for
        VDI, render farms or transcoding applications with support for
        NVIDIA® Grid™, GPUs and Intel® Xeon Phi™
    --  SuperWorkstations with server-grade design for 24x7 operation
        featuring NVIDIA® 2(nd) Generation Maximus™ certification
        in entry level, single processor system
        and dual processor systems
        that provide highest performance for real-time 3D design,
        rendering and simulation in standalone systems.

High Capacity, Low Latency Data Storage Delivering up to 10GB/s per Node
    --  4U high density Double-Sided Storage® system
        with 72x 3.5" hot-swappable HDDs, supporting up to 288TB and
        10GB/s throughput, ideal for high concurrency media streaming
    --  2U SuperStorage scale-out storage cluster
        designed for large scale content delivery networks
    --  4U Double-Sided Storage® JBOD chassis
        featuring up to 45x hot-swap 3.5" HDDs for cost-effective, post
        production storage applications

CDN Broadcast Streaming and Distribution
    --  FatTwin™
        4-nodes each supporting up to 8x hot-swap 3.5" HDDs, dual
        Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors and PCI-E I/O expansion
        targeted for content management and distribution servers with
        optimized cooling subsystems, redundant high efficiency power
        supplies and Battery Backup Power
        module options for enterprise class reliability and high
    --  1U 3x GPU SuperServer®
        for faster-than-real-time transcoding of media to delivery
    --  Embedded server solutions in power and space saving 1U
        for scalable web hosting
    --  Extreme I/O 3U SuperServer®
        with the world's only 11x PCI-E expansion solution for
        high-bandwidth streaming as well as multi-stream content
    --  Compact, low power BOX PC
        for digital signage

Visit Supermicro at the National Association of Broadcasters show April 8(th) 
through the 11(th) at the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Lower Hall, 
Booth SL14510 or browse Supermicro's total line of high performance, 
high-efficiency server and storage solutions at

For more information on Supermicro's FatTwin™ and its power saving 
architecture 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.

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