Welcome!

Apache Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Christopher Harrold, John Mertic

News Feed Item

Supermicro® FatTwin™ Delivers 16% Net Power Savings to Transform the HPC Landscape

- Company's Innovations in Green Server and Storage Solutions Open New Paths to Exascale Computing at Supercomputing 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, will showcase its expansive lineup of SuperServer®, SuperStorage and networking solutions geared for high performance computing (HPC) at Supercomputing 2012 (SC12) in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12-15. Supermicro is also showing its latest FatTwin platforms which provide the industry's highest density in storage of 8x 3.5" HDDs in 1U, and 12x highly parallel processing, double-width GPU/MIC cards in 4U. The FatTwin platform utilizes a shared resource power saving architecture with high-efficiency 8cm heavy-duty cooling fans, optimized airflow and Platinum Level (94%+) power supplies, which combine to deliver 16% higher energy efficiency than the competition. The company is making innovative strides across all areas of its platforms from free-air cooling designs able to operate at up to 47 degrees C ambient temperatures to expanded deployment of cost-effective Battery Backup Power (BBP™) modules which can replace traditional UPS systems offering up to 99% energy efficiency for high-availability applications.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121112/AQ10527 )

"Forces have aligned this year to deliver a successive wave of computing advances leading up to Supercomputing 2012," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "We have many cutting edge innovations launching simultaneously for HPC applications at SC12. From our expanding line of FatTwin SuperServers delivering 16% net power savings to energy-efficient free-air cooling support for new CPUs, GPUs, PCI-E based Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, SSD technology and wider deployment of high-speed 10GbE and low-latency IB-FDR network connectivity, Supermicro is raising the performance bar while reducing our impact on the planet across our entire product line. Our commitment to deliver the most advanced, energy efficient, green computing technologies to HPC communities is creating a new path to exascale supercomputing and truly transforms today's High Performance Computing landscape."

Highlights include Supermicro's new, innovative 4U FatTwin™ featuring 8/4 node front or rear I/O configurations and a new model supporting up to 12x GPU/MIC based cards in 4U for the most compute intensive applications. A wide range of X9 SuperServer® and highest compute density SuperBlade® solutions support the latest NVIDIA® Kepler K20 GPU and new Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor technologies offering massive parallel processing power for highly scalable, clusterable supercomputing solutions. Supermicro's SuperBlade solutions feature high speed FDR InfiniBand, 10Gb Ethernet and FCoE switches. New Hyper-Speed server/4U Tower solutions targeting HFT and computational finance applications are optimized for enhanced speed of dual high-performance (150W TDP) CPUs while maintaining complete stability and reliability with intelligent monitoring, custom cooling and board-level failsafe technology. SuperWorkstations with NVIDIA® Maximus™ certification combining the industry's highest quantity of GPUs (up to 5x) for simultaneous, real-time visualization and interactive design capability in a single workstation. Additional solutions include a new 3U 12x hot-plug node MicroCloud SuperServer for high density Cloud computing, Twin architecture based SuperServers featuring maximum power savings and efficiency with uncompromised performance, high-density, high capacity SuperStorage with up to 88x 2.5" hot-swap HDDs in 4U Double-Sided Storage® models and Supermicro's exclusive redundant Battery Backup Power (BBP™) module technology that increases overall power efficiency and cost savings over traditional UPS systems.

Supermicro's HPC servers offer maximum performance and expandability. Built on Supermicro's 4-way MP, 2-way DP and single processor UP X9 motherboard configurations, these platforms support Intel Xeon processor E5-4600, E5-2600, E5-2400 product families. A+ motherboards in MP/DP/UP configurations support the latest AMD Opteron 6300 series processors. Up to 1TB of memory is supported with a variety of PCI-E 3.0 configurations, high speed I/O with 10GbE and InfiniBand FDR onboard and add-on cards options are also available. With 14U and 42U fully integrated SuperRack® solutions, a comprehensive lineup of 1Gb and 10Gb top-of-rack Ethernet switches and remote Data Center management software (SDCM) suite, Supermicro delivers total supercomputing clusters ready for the Exascale era.

Visit Supermicro at SC12, November 12-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stop by booth #817 in the Salt Palace Convention Center to see a complete lineup of Supermicro's HPC optimized server and storage solutions. Supermicro, AMD and Silicon Mechanics proudly support the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Consortium Team at the SC12 Student Cluster Competition, see info here.

For more information on Supermicro's wide range of high performance, high-efficiency SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Intel, the Intel logo, the Intel Inside logo, Xeon, and Xeon Phi are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

SMCI-F

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions with...
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, discussed the best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT depl...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and...
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...