Supermicro® 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Server Solutions Deliver 2x Storage I/O Performance

Supermicro® 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Server Solutions Deliver 2x Storage I/O Performance

  PR Newswire

  SAN JOSE, California, Sept. 9, 2013

-- Expanding Line of 12Gb/s SAS3 Solutions Maximize PCI Express® 3.0 Bandwidth
and Unlock Full Potential of 6Gb/s and 12Gb/s Storage Devices

SAN JOSE, California, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency
server, storage technology and green computing, announces new, end-to-end
12Gb/s SAS 3.0 server and storage solutions featuring LSI SAS 3108/3008 12Gb/s
SAS3 controllers with MegaRAID technology and the LSI 12Gb/s SAS Expander with
the unique DataBolt™ bandwidth optimizer feature. Supermicro's 12Gb/s SAS3
server Building Block Solutions® enable a new class of high performance
storage platforms with double I/O performance of the current 6Gb/s SAS
interface and maximum utilization of PCI-E 3.0 bandwidth, especially with the
latest SSD storage devices. Solutions include SAS3 optimized motherboards,
PCI-E 3.0 add-on cards (3108/3008 based AOC) and chassis that offer maximum
flexibility for any application requirement. Supermicro will feature the
industry's first end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solutions this week at the
Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Four models in high-volume production
offer the benefits of a 12Gb/s SAS-enabled ecosystem, maximizing HDD/SSD
storage performance and lowering latency for I/O-intensive applications in
enterprise, data center, web, cloud, virtualized server and OLTP environments.

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"Supermicro leads the industry with a full range of 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 solutions,
doubling acceleration in storage performance for I/O intensive applications,"
said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "We are actively
expanding our server platforms with the latest LSI technologies to bring the
highest levels of performance to enterprise, big data analytics and
mission-critical transactional database applications. Together we will drive
faster adoption of the 12Gb/s SAS3 protocol and make it an accessible, cost
effective standard for mass markets."

"Supermicro and LSI are dedicated to delivering leading edge server and
storage solutions that enable and accelerated business growth," said Kelly
Bryant, Vice President Marketing, RAID Storage Division of LSI. "Our
engineering teams have seamlessly integrated LSI's SAS3108/3008 controllers
and MegaRAID technologies across Supermicro server platforms and are
first-to-market with end-to-end 12Gb/s solutions providing maximum performance
with highest reliability for rapidly evolving data intensive applications."

12Gb/s SAS3 Highlights at IDF include:

  *Supermicro Solutions

       *Systems SYS-1027R-WC1RT/WC1R, SSG-2027R-AR24NV
       *Chassis CSE-216BE1C/2C-R920LPB/WB
       *Motherboard MBD-X9DRW-CF31/-CTF31 – HBA Mezzanine Module
         (AOM-S3108-H8) 8x 12Gb/s SAS3 Ports
       *PCI-E 3.0 Add-on Cards AOC-S3108L-H8iR, AOC-S3008L-L8i,
         HBA/AOC-S3008L-L8e

  *LSI 12Gb/s SAS 3108 MegaRAID on Chip (ROC), the industry's first,
    connected to the LSI 12Gb/s SAS expander featuring the LSI unique
    DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer feature that provides the performance
    benefits of 12Gb/s SAS while using 6Gb/s drive infrastructure

Supermicro's 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 solutions will be on display at IDF13 in Moscone
West Convention Center, Booth #826. For more information on Supermicro's
complete line of high performance 12Gb/s SAS3 server and storage solutions,
visit www.supermicro.com/SAS3 .

For more information about LSI 12Gb/s SAS solutions, visit:
http://www.lsi.com/solutions/Pages/12GBS.aspx

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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, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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owners.

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Website: http://www.supermicro.com
Contact: David Okada, Super Micro Computer, Inc., davido@supermicro.com
 
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