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Supermicro® FatTwin™ Server Embraces The Earth With 5-15% Less Energy Consumption

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, will showcase its latest Earth friendly FatTwin server platforms developed by its strong USA design team at IDF 2012 in San Francisco, CA, September 11-13. The FatTwin is an evolutionary Twin architecture optimized for Data Center, Cloud Computing and Enterprise IT offering the industry's best capacity and efficiency with 8/4 hot-plug node configurations in an industry standard 4U rack mount chassis (29.5" depth). These systems feature high-density computing power with support for dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors (up to 135W) and up to 512GB of memory per node with greater storage capacity up to 8x 3.5" hot-swap HDDs in 1U or 6x 2.5" hot-swap HDDs per 0.5U and are powered by redundant Platinum-level, high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies. Also remarkable is the simplicity of its efficient design, featuring free-air cooling and the most effective use of shared, hot-swap resources to dramatically reduce TCO across infrastructure from space requirements to cooling costs and ease of maintenance. These advantages combined enable the highly configurable FatTwin to deliver maximized performance-per-watt with greater energy efficiency measured at 5-15% above existing competitive Twin server solutions. New Front I/O configurations ease serviceability in the Data Center and provide rapid access to hot-plug nodes and hot-swap server components from the cold aisle. GPU for HPC and Hadoop, Big Data optimized configurations are also coming soon. FatTwin simplifies any upgrade or new data center development with higher density computing and capacity in standard rackmount ready formats and is in high volume production now.

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"Data Center, Cloud and Enterprise IT are challenged to balance growing resource and performance needs within space and power budget constraints," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Looking to the future, we've increased the compute-density and capacity of our Twin architecture, improved the energy efficiency, optimized cooling and delivered the 4U FatTwin. With support for dual 135W Intel Xeon E5-2600 CPUs per node, maximum storage capacity per U and airflow optimized designs supporting high-ambient operating temperatures up to 47°C, FatTwin delivers on all fronts to save on infrastructure space and energy costs while protecting our environment. FatTwin joins Supermicro's Server Building Block Solutions to provide the widest range of standard server rack computing platforms supporting Intel's x86 architecture on the market today."

"Intel works closely with our developer community to foster innovation and create opportunities that advance our society," said Lisa Graff, Vice President Intel Architecture Group and General Manager Datacenter Marketing Group at Intel. "IDF San Francisco brings together many companies that share our passion and Supermicro as a longstanding solution provider continues its tradition of delivering innovative, energy efficient server solutions such as the FatTwin that take advantage of Intel's latest processor advances. Together we are driving the future of computing balancing performance requirements with energy conservation in the data center and cloud."

Along with FatTwin demos, Supermicro's IDF exhibits include a full range of MP 8-Way/4-Way, DP and UP server/storage and motherboard solutions optimized for Data Center, Cloud, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded computing applications.

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