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  Supermicro


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 Enterprise IT, Datacenter, Cloud Computing, HPC 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 and SuperRack® cabinets/accessories. Architecture innovations include Twin Architecture, SuperServer®, SuperBlade®, MicroCloud, Super Storage Bridge Bay (SBB), Double-Sided Storage™, Universal I/O (UIO) and WIO expansion technology all of which deliver unrivaled performance and value.

Supermicro combines 18+ 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. From motherboards and power supplies designed with the latest high-efficiency components to intelligent power management and cooling subsystems, Supermicro offers the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro employs approximately 1,300 people worldwide. The company has been profitable every year since inception and has annual sales reaching $1 billion. Products are sold through major distribution channels including VARs, SIs and OEMs worldwide, as well as through its direct sales force. Operations centers are located in Silicon Valley, the Netherlands, and a new 1 million+ square foot Science & Technology Park and advanced integration facility in Taiwan.

KEY TECHNOLOGIES

Application Optimized Server Solutions (Server Building Block Solutions®)
Supermicro provides flexible and customizable server solutions to address the application needs of its customers. Flexibility and modularity allows Supermicro to design industry standard materials into proprietary components such as serverboards, chassis and power supplies. This design principle delivers high-efficiency, cost-effective solutions with superior features that fit even the most demanding and constrained applications. This Server Building Block Solutions® approach allows Supermicro to provide a broad range of SKUs offering the most choices for customers.

Economical Power Efficiency and Thermal Management Systems
Supermicro's server solutions include many design innovations to optimize power consumption and manage heat dissipation. The company designs flexible power management systems which customize or eliminate components to reduce overall power consumption. Supermicro's proprietary power supplies can significantly enhance power efficiency. Supermicro has mastered the power supply design challenge to produce high-quality, high-performance solutions with peak efficiency ratings of 94% and higher. This makes Supermicro systems the leading Green standard for server chassis solutions. Supermicro has also developed technologies that reduce the effects of heat dissipation from its servers, allowing them to achieve a superior price-to-performance ratio while minimizing energy and reducing the risk of server malfunction caused by overheating.

Advanced Storage Technology
Supermicro's innovative Double-Sided Storage™ provides extra high-density storage to maximize space and power efficiency. With support for up to 88x 2.5" HDDs in server mode and 72x 2.5" HDDs in JBOD mode, the systems provide direct hot-swap access to all storage drives. Additional high value features include high-efficiency redundant, hot-swappable Power Supplies and integrated 6Gb/s SAS 2.0 that doubles the storage data transfer rate to 6.0 Gbps for the most advanced applications.

Hybrid CPU + GPU Supercomputing Systems
With supercomputer-level performance scaling to 2 TFLOPS in 1U and 4 TFLOPS in 4U, these hybrid CPU + GPU supercomputing solutions are ideal for scientific computing, CAD/CAM, oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, and other computationally-intensive applications.

Flexible Expansion Capabilities - Universal I/O (UIO)
Through its proprietary technology, Supermicro can offer significantly more memory and expansion slots than traditional server systems with a comparable server form factor. Called Universal I/O or UIO, this technology allows users to add up to 3 add-on cards to a 1U server system or 6 add-on cards to a 2U system. Supermicro UIO servers, in combination with a riser card and UIO card, can provide over 20 different networking choices efficiently and economically.


CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY
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.

ISO Certificates:   ISO9001 / ISO14001

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 supports the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) as a major member and Chair of CSCI APEC Region. CSCI's goal is to promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can improve computer efficiencies and reduce global CO2 emissions by 54 million tons a year by 2013. The company's products are earth-friendly and environmentally safe meeting or exceeding RoHS requirements. Supermicro's motto is: We Keep IT Green™.

Customer Satisfaction
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.

 

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