|Super Micro Computer, Inc. or Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation is a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for HPC, Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro’s advanced server Building Block Solutions® offers a vast array of modular, interoperable components for building energy-efficient, application-optimized, computing solutions. This broad line of products includes servers, blades, GPU systems, workstations, motherboards, chassis, power supplies, storage technologies, networking solutions, server management software and SuperRack® cabinets/accessories. Architecture innovations include Twin Architecture, FatTwin™, SuperServer®, SuperBlade®, MicroCloud, Super Storage Bridge Bay (SBB), Double-Sided Storage®, Battery Backup Power (BBP®) modules, Universal I/O (UIO) and WIO expansion technology all of which deliver unrivaled performance and value.
The company’s market leadership is based on first-to-market advantages with the most optimized, scalable new technologies coupled with an extraordinarily wide selection of high performance server products offering customers lower TCO.
System solutions cover a broad range of applications across world-class data center and cloud services, large scalable server farms, scientific and research supercomputing clusters, businesses with complex computing requirements (such as those in financial services, oil and gas exploration, and media and entertainment companies) industrial applications, medical equipment and digital security and surveillance.
Supermicro combines 20 years of advanced engineering experience with efficient production and integration expertise to develop first-to-market green computing solutions. The company is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro has been profitable every year since its inception. With Operations centers in Silicon Valley, the Netherlands and its Science & Technology Park and Logistics Center in Taiwan, Supermicro is well positioned to further scale its business worldwide.
|SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE INNOVATIONS
The FatTwin™ is the latest addition to Supermicro’s evolving line of Twin Architecture SuperServer® solutions. The 4U FatTwin greatly expands compute and storage capacities beyond Supermicro’s existing 2U Twin2™ and 1U Twin™ SuperServer® systems to achieve increased performance with lower power consumption. By virtue of its shared components the FatTwin improves cost-effectiveness and reliability, while its modular architecture makes it flexible to configure and easy to maintain.
The FatTwin is available in high-density 8 / 4 / 2 hot-plug system node configurations with a choice of memory capacities, hard disk drives, power supplies, front or rear I/O, PCI and networking options and more. Its high efficiency, highly effective shared cooling architecture allows the FatTwin to operate in high-temperature, free-air cooled environments up to 47°C, providing considerable cost savings and improved TCO. Versatile configurations allow the FatTwin to be optimized for many different environments including Data Center, Cloud Computing, and HPC; Engineering, Research, and GPU/Xeon Phi projects; File and Storage Server deployments; and General Server and Enterprise Server applications.
The Supermicro MicroCloud modular server system provides 12/8 modular server nodes conveniently integrated into a short 29″ and 23″ chassis. These hot-pluggable server nodes operate independently. Each node is powered by an Intel® Xeon® or AMD Opteron™ processor and provides exceptional memory capacity, MicroLP card support, and up to 2x 3.5″ SATA HDDs or 4x 2.5″ SATA HDDs (12-Node model).
The MicroCloud systems utilize redundant 1620W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and sophisticated cooling zone controls for a Green energy profile. The Nodes provide easy access for efficient servicing, and the high density per node saves valuable data center space. The Supermicro MicroCloud systems are optimized for cloud computing, data centers, web hosting, and virtualization environments.
Supermicro® supports Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors and NVIDIA GPUs across a wide range of high-performance server and workstation product lines. Supermicro’s computing platforms achieve higher parallel processing capability with Intel’s MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture based Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor and NVIDIA’s newest Tesla Kepler GPU workhorse. Unified with the latest Intel Xeon processors utilizing common instruction sets and Xeon Phi’s multiple programming models, it is easier to port parallel computing applications in the hybrid environment and take advantage of the powerful processing resources of Supermicro’s HPC platforms. With NVIDIA Tesla Kepler users can effectively utilize SMX- the most programmable, powerful, and energy efficient Streaming Multiprocessor- with Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q technologies to rapidly and dynamically allocate, balance and optimize workloads. Engineering, scientific and research fields can dramatically accelerate application performance with minimal investment in development with Supermicro’s Intel Xeon Phi™ and NVIDIA GPU based supercomputing solutions.
Supermicro offers the widest variety of Tower-based computing solutions optimized for applications such as scientific and engineering design 3D modeling and rendering, video film editing and image processing. In addition, their rich multimedia features are excellent for digital entertainment applications.
Integrating the latest CPU and GPU/MIC technologies these SuperWorkstation solutions include high memory capacity, hot-swappable storage and cooling subsystems, and tool-less designs providing the highest performance and availability with ease of maintenance. They run cool and silent with high-efficiency redundant power supplies, “Whisper-Quiet” fans, and optimized air flow chassis designs making them ideal for desktop environments. SuperWorkstations are available as complete systems or can be custom configured for specific application needs. These solutions combine the highest performance and efficiency with exceptional value.
Supermicro delivers the industry’s fastest, most powerful server solutions with compute speed and reliability as the primary focus, targeting mission critical applications. Built upon the X9DAX series motherboard, Supermicro is able to enhance the highest performance Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP) with Hyper-Speed, achieving application performance improvements up to 30%. Supermicro’s Hyper-Speed Solutions are available in Tower, 4U and 2U rackmount configurations. Applications that benefit from the high-speed processing power of these solutions include HFT, Computational Finance, EDA, HPC, Scientific and Energy Research.
The Supermicro resource-optimized servers pack the industry’s most advanced features into a family of 1U and 2U rackmount systems. Powered by redundant 920-watt Platinum Level power supplies with optimized thermals, the 2U resource-optimized servers can support sixteen 2.5″ or eight 3.5″ SATA or SAS 2.0 (6 Gb/s SAS) hard drives with onboard hardware RAID 5. They also feature dual 10GbE ports, 18 DDR3 memory slots, quad 1GbE LAN ports, and onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support, and up to six expansion cards (four full-size and two low-profile). Supermicro offers 1U versions of these servers with 700-watt Gold Level power supplies that support eight 2.5″ or four 3.5″ hot-swap hard drives and up to three expansion cards (two full-size and one low-profile).
The Supermicro resource-optimized 1U and 2U servers are designed for mainstream server applications requiring the highest levels of integration for the greatest performance, flexibility and value. These applications and market spaces include Enterprise, Virtualization, Data Center and Cloud Computing.
Battery Backup Power (BBP®) Solutions
Supermicro’s new, innovative Battery Backup Power (BBP®) technology provides a cost-effective infrastructure solution for mission-critical server and storage operation. The PWS-1K03B-1R is an industry-first Battery Backup Power (BBP®) module contained in the same form factor as a Supermicro redundant AC power supply (76W x 360D x 40.4H mm). This module is hot-swappable and fits Supermicro 1U/2U/3U/4U chassis providing high output power in 1200W/1min and 1000W/2.5 min options. These can be implemented in 1+1+1 (2 AC modules + 1 BBP Module), 1+2 (1 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) or 2+2 (2 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) configurations. For Supermicro’s 1U servers, the PWS-206B-1R (54.5W x 220D x 40H mm) provides BBP® protection in 200W/5min and 100W/15min options.
SuperServer® Mainstream Solutions
Supermicro’s all-star mainstream lineup of serverboards and servers includes models for every need. Performance enhancements over previous generations of systems for these Xeon Processor E5 series based DP Twin servers and serverboards include up to 8 cores per CPU / 16 threads, extra memory capacity with four channels per CPU for up to 768GB of Reg. ECC DDR3-1600MHz memory, and two QPI links running at up to 8 GT/s each. Extra enhancements include the option of either SATA 3.0 or SAS 2.0 (6Gbps) HDDs, Quad GbE LAN, PCI-E 3.0, 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs, upgraded fans with highly effective cooling architecture, and redundant Platinum Level power supplies. With Supermicro’s signature quality and support, customers will benefit from more processing capacity in less space with better efficiency and cost profiles. Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 series, these UP and DP Mainstream servers are the best choices for Enterprise , Hosting and Data Center applications.
Supermicro provides innovative and first-to-market technologies that are the building blocks for today’s embedded computing platforms. Rapid growth in the embedded markets and open standards are driving the need for higher levels of product integration and optimization through network connectivity, remote management, mobile communication, expanded I/O, and device to device communications using space and power efficient configurations. Supermicro’s family of high-performance embedded products are optimized for a wide range of applications and solutions:
Supermicro offers many flexible and customized solutions for critical OEM projects, as well as advanced designs for stringent environments, firmware customization, BOM enhancements, and a wider range of legacy IO support.
Quality and Reliability
Supermicro adheres to rigorous design implementation, manufacturing standards and ISO standards to ensure that its products are produced with the highest quality and reliability. The company integrates only the best quality parts and components into its system boards, servers, and chassis. To ensure excellent performance even under extreme operating conditions, Supermicro products undergo rigorous environmental and intense computational testing. These quality efforts optimize system performance and minimize system downtime.
First-to-Market / Time-to-Market
Supermicro products incorporate the latest advancements in technology to meet demands of tomorrow’s data-driven business world. The company maintains deep relationships with leading chipmakers and component suppliers to gain the earliest access to future technology roadmaps. Supermicro’s engineering teams integrate new technologies at an accelerated pace during early design stages and fine-tune each product to achieve the perfect balance between performance, efficiency and overall system optimization. Product development cycles from concept to delivery are condensed without compromise in quality to provide advanced products to customers as quickly as possible. This first-to-market / time-to-market philosophy provides customers with computing solutions that outperform and outlast the competition while providing the best return on technology investment.
Environmental Leadership (We Keep IT Green™)
As a leader in energy efficient computing, Supermicro’s goal is to promote the deployment and adoption of architectures and technologies that can improve computer efficiencies and save up to $6 billion per year worldwide (for more information click here http://www.supermicro.com/GreenIT/) . The company’s products are earth-friendly and environmentally safe, meeting or exceeding RoHS requirements. Supermicro’s motto is: We Keep IT Green™.
To ensure absolute customer satisfaction worldwide, Supermicro stands behind all of its products with a comprehensive warranty and replacement policy. Supermicro has highly responsive reseller channels and dedicated Technical Support teams available 24x7x365 to quickly resolve any support issues and RMA services.