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Supermicro SuperBlade™ Earns #1 CRN Ranking Over IBM and Dell


SAN JOSE, California, May 2008 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced that its latest SuperBlade™ earned the top honor from CRN Test Center over IBM and Dell in a head-to-head analysis. Supermicro SuperBlade™ systems feature 93%* power supply efficiency and deliver unprecedented performance-per-watt when combined with Supermicro thermal and design technologies.

“CRN has recognized our SuperBlade™ as the best blade solution, because it delivers superior power efficiency, is easy to deploy and use, and offers the best price-to-performance and profit potential available,” said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. “Our advanced server design innovations continue to win more and more recognition and awards. Previously, we earned the Best Server Innovation award from Intel for our new 1U Twin™ product which features two dual-processor (DP) nodes in a standard 1U form factor, and earlier this year, our SuperBlade™ earned a CRN Test Center Recommended award.”

“Of importance to solution providers is this: Supermicro allows for much customization to take place within a system and, by and large, solution providers can determine a great percentage of end-user pricing. Not only is this offering easy to install and control, but delivery, services and billing are just as easy.” CRN editors concluded that, “In the end, our group of reviewers wound up agreeing that Supermicro provided the best value based on a combination of all the factors we deemed relevant ... we liked the Supermicro the best.”

The Supermicro SBI-7125C blade server in the 10-blade 7U OfficeBlade™ enclosure provides industry-leading energy efficiency and low-noise operation, making it an excellent choice for office environments or a personal supercomputer.

Supermicro offers a wide selection of SuperBlade™ products optimized for different environments. While the quiet OfficeBlade™ is ideal for office environments, the DatacenterBlade™ packs 14 highly energy-efficient blades into one 7U enclosure, with industry-leading performance/watt (290GFLOPS/kW), making it perfect for datacenter and HPC applications. Supermicro’s enterprise-class SuperBlade™ features both dual and quad-processor blades for performance, scalability and flexibility. For maximum computational performance and density, SuperBlade™ supports up to 10 four-socket server blades (160 CPU cores) in one 7U enclosure. For optimum storage, SuperBlade™ supports up to 10 two-socket server blades with 60 hot-plug SAS/SATA hard disk drives in a single 7U enclosure.

Read the entire CRN Blades of Glory article at For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of Server Building Block Solutions® go to

Supermicro and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks, and SuperBlade, 1U Twin, DatacenterBlade and OfficeBlade are trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

* Peak power efficiency figures based on internal test results.


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