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SuperBlade™ Wins Best-of-Class Green IT Award


DatacenterBlade™ and OfficeBlade™ Recognized for Best Performance/Watt and Best Power Efficiency

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™ solutions won the Best Green Data Center Solution award at BladeSystems Insight 2008 over such notables as HP, IBM, Dell and Sun. Supermicro DatacenterBlade™ and OfficeBlade™ systems feature 93%* power supply efficiency and deliver unprecedented performance-per-watt when combined with Supermicro thermal and design technologies.

“Industry-leading performance combined with unmatched, earth-friendly power efficiency as well as our advanced S3-Blade architecture, make Supermicro SuperBlade™ the best choice for all server environments seeking to optimize both performance and power consumption,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “In today’s cost-sensitive market, our superior performance-per-watt blade servers help our customers save up to $6000 on electrical bills per enclosure over three years* and reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO). As the chair of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) APAC region, Supermicro is strongly committed to the CSCI mission to reduce worldwide computer power consumption 50 percent by 2010. With that goal in mind, our DatacenterBlade™ systems typically consume only 160 watts/DP blade under an average Internet Search Engine workload. This energy reduction coupled with the savings from reduced cooling costs, translates into tens of millions of dollars savings for large data centers*.”

“The latest Intel chipset and processor technology, allows companies like Supermicro to provide new levels of power efficiency and performance,” said Lorie Wigle, General Manager of Eco-Technology Program Office at Intel Corporation and president of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI). “The energy-efficient performance of the Intel® Xeon™ processor helps enable the highly efficient designs and performance-per-watt of Supermicro’s blade solutions, helping customers to reduce power consumption and save money on their energy bills.”

For the ultimate in energy efficiency (93%*) and performance-per-watt (290 GFLOPS/kW*), Supermicro has introduced the SBI-7425C blade server optimized for its new 14-blade 7U DatacenterBlade™ enclosure (SBE-714D), which is ideal for green data center environments and HPC applications of any size. In addition, the new SBI-7125C blade server in the 10-blade 7U OfficeBlade™ enclosure provides industry-leading energy efficiency and low-noise operation at less than 50dB, making it an excellent choice for office environments or a personal supercomputer.

Performance-per-watt is a measure of computational green efficiency that is calculated as GFLOPS (billions of floating point operations per second) divided by the power consumed (in kW) of a given system. LINPACK, an industry benchmark for HPC systems, is used to measure system performance in GFLOPS. Total power consumption was measured during LINPACK operation. The resulting ratio provides a normalized method to compare the green efficiency between servers.

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* Performance, power savings and peak power efficiency figures based on internal test results; comparisons are to other servers.


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