Super Micro Computer, Inc. or Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro is 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, Taiwan and the Netherlands with a new 1.6 million square foot technology park and advanced integration facility set for completion in Taiwan at the end of 2011.
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.