Supermicro® Debuts 6U 112-Node MicroBlade Server Featuring Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000

   Supermicro® Debuts 6U 112-Node MicroBlade Server Featuring Intel® Atom™
                               Processor C2000

  PR Newswire

  SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013

-- New Extreme-Density, Ultra Low Power Microserver Maximizes Performance and
Energy Efficiency for Cost-Effective Hyper-Scale Computing

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SMCI) , a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server,
storage technology and green computing, debuts an all new extreme-density
server platform targeting hyper-scale data center and cloud environments.
MicroBlade is a power and space saving 6U microserver featuring 112 ultra low
power 8-Core Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000 (formerly codenamed Avoton) based
servers in 28 hot-swap micro blades. This modular blade-based architecture
maximizes rack space with full-featured power-conserving servers in easily
serviceable front access hot-swap Blade trays. Compute and storage are
integrated in the individual blades and shared networking, power and cooling
are located at the rear of the system. The MicroBlade enclosure incorporates
redundant Platinum-Level high-efficiency (95%) Digital Switching power
supplies, optimized airflow with redundant energy-efficient cooling fans, an
integrated chassis management module (CMM), Intel® high-bandwidth network
switches and reduced cabling, lowering overall total cost of ownership.
MicroBlade maximizes rack space utilization and conserves energy in web
hosting, cloud services and the most extreme scale-out HPC and data
visualization environments.

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"Supermicro continues a tradition of innovation and green computing with the
debut of our new extreme-density, high-efficiency MicroBlade," said Charles
Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "MicroBlade is engineered with our
most advanced power saving, modular architecture designs and incorporates
Intel's latest low-power Atom C2000 processors to dramatically increase
compute density and maximize performance per watt, per dollar, per square
foot. With 112 full featured energy efficient compute nodes per 6U, MicroBlade
brings a new cost-effective, environment friendly microserver option to the
table for rapidly expanding data centers and cloud service providers."

"Intel's new Atom Processor C2000 product family enables next generation
microservers to deliver increased performance, lower power consumption and
higher density for hyper-scale datacenters," said Jason Waxman, Intel
vice-president and general manager of Intel Cloud Infrastructure Group. "This
new family of SoCs also offers the robust datacenter class features, including
64-bit and ECC memory, needed for a range of lightweight scale-out microserver
workloads. With Supermicro's extreme density MicroBlade, optimized for the low
power Atom C processor family, hyper-scale datacenter customers can maximize
compute density and performance per watt to lower overall TCO for workloads
such as static web, caching and entry hosting."

MicroBlade Features

  *6U standard 19" rack compatible enclosure
  *28x hot-swappable micro blades with 112 independent nodes, each node

       *1x 8-Core Intel Atom™ Processor C2000
       *1x SATA-DOM
       *1x 2.5" SATA3 HDDs or SSDs
       *2x DDR3 DIMM slots

  *2x - 8x redundant 1600W Platinum-Level high-efficiency (95%) Digital
    Switching power supplies
  *2x - 4x Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5224 with 10GbE and 40GbE uplinks
  *Integrated Chassis Management Module (CMM)

MicroBlade is a powerful and flexible microserver platform that also supports
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 family configurations in 56x uni-processor
(UP) nodes with 2x HDDs/SSDs per node and 28x dual-processor (DP) nodes with
2x HDDs/SSDs per node for high-performance applications.

In addition, Supermicro extends its embedded build block solutions with a new
line of compact servers, chassis and motherboards optimized for the Intel®
Atom™ processor C2000 product family (formerly codenamed Avoton and Rangeley).
These products are designed for low power (sub 20W), compact storage and
server appliances and entry level communication devices taking advantage of
Intel's QuickAssist Technology.

Servers:SYS-5018A-TN4 (A1SAi-2750F), SYS-5018A-FTN4 (A1SRi-2758F)1U
Short-depth (9.8") Rack Mount Server Appliance and devices

Chassis:SC813MTQ-R400CB1U ATX/MicroATX compatible, 4x 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA,
redundant 400W high-efficiency power supplies

Motherboards:Mini-ITX A1SAi-2750F, A1SRi-2758F (with QuickAssist) PCIe x8,
USB3 x4, USB2 x2, 4pin 12V DC & ATX poweruATX A1SAM-2750F, A1SRM-2758F (with
QuickAssist) PCIe x8, PCIe x4, USB2 x7, Quad LAN, ATX power

Supermicro will exhibit the new extreme-density MicroBlade at IDF 2013 in San
Francisco next week. Visit Supermicro at Booth #500 in the Moscone West
Convention Center to see this new innovative server platform in person. For
more information on Supermicro's complete line of high performance server and
storage solutions, visit .

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