Supermicro Showcases UIO Storage Solutions at SNW

High-Capacity Storage Chassis, Universal I/O (UIO) SAS & 10G Solutions

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 15 / / - Storage Networking World, October 15-16, 2007 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a leader in application optimized high performance server solutions is showcasing the latest SAS storage server technology based on its innovative and flexible Universal I/O (UIO) architecture at booth G22 in the Gaylord Texan Resort. When combined with new high-capacity 2U, 3U and 4U Supermicro storage chassis featuring 100% cooling redundancy and high-efficiency power supplies, these UIO SAS solutions form truly optimized storage servers.

"Our new SC846 chassis on display at SNW features 24 hot-swap hard drive trays and two fixed internal hard drive bays for maximum storage capacity in a 4U space," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "We also offer two high-end 3U chassis (SC836 and SC936) that support 16 hot-swap drives, and our SC826 chassis supports 12 hot-swap drives for maximum storage capacity of 12TB in a 2U form factor."

Besides supporting up to 26TB of storage, the SC846 design features two redundant high-efficiency 900-watt power supplies, optimized HDD signal trace routing and an improved HDD tray design to dampen vibrations and maximize performance. Like the other new Supermicro high-capacity storage chassis, the SC846 features an optimized 100% cooling redundant design to ensure that even when one key fan fails, the system will still continue operating without any performance compromise.

Leveraging the Intel(R) IOP348 (Sunrise Lake) SAS controller and the latest LSI SAS controllers, Supermicro UIO SAS solutions offer the flexibility to support both internal and external storage configurations. To enable true optimization, Supermicro offers ten different UIO SAS cards along with a host of UIO motherboards and compatible chassis for customers to choose from. For networking, Supermicro also offers a dual-port 10G (Intel Oplin) UIO card. Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions(R) offer exceptional flexibility and feature advantages. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of server and workstation solutions go to

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI)

Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce industry-leading serverboards, chassis and server systems. These mission-critical Server Building Block Solutions provide benefits across many environments, including data center deployment, high-performance computing, high-end workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. Recent product innovations include 1U Twin(TM) servers with two DP serverboards in a 1U system and defining a new architecture called Universal I/O (UIO). Meanwhile, expansion into modular computing and enterprise storage system development further solidifies Supermicro's server technology leadership. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of advanced motherboards, SuperServers, and optimized chassis, visit, email or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

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

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