Supermicro Products: Servers, Storage, Motherboards, Chassis, SuperWorkstations, Blade Servers, Micro Blade Servers, Networking, GPU Xeon Phi, Micro Cloud
Supermicro is a global leader in high performance, high efficiency server technology and innovation. We develop and provide end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing, or HPC, and embedded markets. Our solutions range from complete server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. We offer our customers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing what we believe to be the industry’s broadest array of server configurations from which they can choose the optimal solution which fits their computing needs. Our server systems, subsystems and accessories are architecturally designed to provide high levels of reliability, quality and scalability, thereby enabling our customers benefits in the areas of compute performance, density, thermal management and power efficiency to lower their overall total cost of ownership.
We perform the majority of our research and development efforts in-house, which increases the communication and collaboration between design teams, streamlines the development process and reduces time-to-market. We have developed a set of design principles which allow us to aggregate individual industry standard components and materials to develop proprietary products, such as serverboards, chassis, power supplies, networking and storage devices. This building block approach allows us to provide a broad range of SKUs, and enables us to build and deliver application-optimized solutions based upon customers’ requirements.
We conduct our operations principally from our headquarters in California and subsidiaries in Taiwan and the Netherlands. We sell our server systems and server subsystems and accessories through a combination of distributors, including value added resellers and system integrators, and to a lesser extent to OEMs as well as through our direct sales force. During fiscal year 2015, our products were purchased by over 900 customers in 100 countries. Supermicro commenced operations in 1993 and have been profitable every year since inception.
SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE INNOVATIONS
FatTwin™ [more details]
The FatTwin™ is the latest addition to Supermicro’s evolving line of Twin Architecture SuperServer® solutions. The 4U FatTwin greatly expands compute and storage capacities beyond Supermicro’s existing 2U Twin2™ and 1U Twin™ SuperServer® systems to achieve increased performance with lower power consumption. By virtue of its shared components the FatTwin improves cost-effectiveness and reliability, while its modular architecture makes it flexible to configure and easy to maintain.
The FatTwin is available in high-density 8 / 4 / 2 hot-plug system node configurations with a choice of memory capacities, hard disk drives, power supplies, front or rear I
/O, PCI and networking options and more. Its high efficiency, highly effective shared cooling architecture allows the FatTwin to operate in high-temperature, free-air cooled enviro
nments up to 47°C, providing considerable cost savings and improved TCO. Versatile configurations allow the FatTwin to be optimized for many different environments including Data Center, Cloud Computing, and HPC; Engineering, Research, and GPU/Xeon Phi projects; File and Storage Server deployments; and General Server and Enterprise Server applications.
MicroCloud [more details]
The Supermicro MicroCloud modular server system provides 12/8 modular serve
r nodes conveniently integrated into a short 29″ and 23″ chassis. These hot-pluggable server nodes operate independently. Each node is powered by an Intel® Xeon® or AMD Opteron™ processor and provides exceptional memory capacity, MicroLP card support, and up to 2x 3.5″ SATA HDDs or 4x
2.5″ SATA HDDs (12-Node model).
The MicroCloud systems utilize redundant 1620W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and sophisticated cooling zone contro
s for a Green energy profile. The Nodes provide easy access for efficient servicing, and the high density per node saves valuable data center space. The Supermicro MicroCloud systems are optimized for cloud computing, data centers, web hosting, and virtualization environments.
GPU/MIC Solutions [more details]
Supermicro® supports Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors and NVIDIA GPUs across a wide range of high-performance server and workstation product lines. Supermicro’s computing platforms achieve higher parallel processing capability with Intel’s MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture based Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor and NVIDIA’s newest Tesla Kepler GPU workhorse. Unified with the latest Intel Xeon processors utilizing common instruction sets and Xeon Phi’s multiple programming models, it is easier to port parallel computing applications in the hybrid environment and take advantage of the powerful processing resources of Supermicro’s HPC platforms. With NVIDIA Tesla Kepler users can effectively utilize SMX- the most programmable, powerful, and energy efficient Streaming Multiprocessor- with Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q technologies to rapidly and dynamically allocate, balance and optimize workloads. Engineering, scientific and research fields can dramatically accelerate application performance with minimal investment in development with Supermicro’s Intel Xeon Phi™ and NVIDIA GPU based supercomputing solutions.
SuperWorkstations [more details]
Supermicro offers the widest variety of Tower-based computing solutions optimized for applications such as scientific and engineering design 3D modeling and rendering, video film editing and image processing. In addition, their rich multimedia features are excellent for digital entertain
Integrating the latest CPU and GPU/MIC technologies these SuperWorkstation solutions include high memory capacity, hot-swappable storage and cooling subsystems, and tool-less designs providing the highest performance and availability with ease of maintenance. They run cool and silent with high-efficiency redundant power supplies, “Whisper-Quiet” fans, and optimized air flow chassis designs making them ideal for desktop environments. SuperWorkstations are available as complete systems or can be custom configured for specific application needs. These solutions combin
e the highest performance and efficiency with exceptional value.
Hyper-Speed Solutions [more details]
Supermicro delivers the industry’s fastest, most powerful server solutions with compute speed and reliability as the primary focus, targeting mission critical applications. Built upon the X9DAX series motherboard, Supermicro is able to enhance the highest performance Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP) with Hyper-Speed, achieving application performance improvements up to 30%. Supermicro’s Hyper-Speed Solutions are available in Tower, 4U and 2U rackmount configurations. Applications that benefit from the high-speed processing power of these solutions include HFT, Computational Finance, EDA, HPC, Scientific and Energy Research.
Resource-Optimized Solutions [more details]
The Supermicro resource-optimized servers pack the industry’s m
ost advanced features into a family of 1U and 2U rackmount systems. Powered by redundant 920-watt Platinum Level power supplies with optimized thermals, the 2U resource-optimized servers can support sixteen 2.5″ or eight 3.5″ SATA or SAS 2.0 (6 Gb/s SAS) hard drives with onboard hardware RAID 5. They also feature dual 10GbE ports, 18 DDR3 memory slots, quad 1GbE LAN ports, and onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support, and up to six expansion cards (four full-size and two low-profile). Supermicro offers 1U versions of these servers with 700-watt Gold Level power supplies that support eight 2.5″ or four 3.5″ hot-swap hard drives and up to three expansion cards (two full-size and one low-profile).
The Supermicro resource-optimized 1U and 2U servers are designed for mainstream server applications requiring the highest levels of integration for the greatest performance, flexibility and value. These applications and market spaces include Enterprise, Virtualization, Data Center and Cloud Computing.
Battery Backup Power (BBP®) Solutions [more details]
Supermicro’s new, innovative Battery Backup Power (BBP®) technology provides a cost-effective infrastructure solution for mission-critical server and storage operation. The PWS-1K03B-1R is an industry-first Battery Backup Power (BBP®) module contained in the same form factor as a Supermicro redundant AC power supply (76W x 360D x 40.4H mm). This module is hot-swappable and fits Supermicro 1U/2U/3U/4U chassis providing high output power in 1200W/1min and 1000W/2.5 min options. These can be implemented in 1+1+1 (2 AC modules + 1 BBP Module), 1+2 (1 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) or 2+2 (2 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) configurations. For Supermicro’s 1U servers, the PWS-206B-1R (54.5W x 220D x 40H mm) provides BBP® protection in 200W/5min and 100W/15min options.
SuperServer® Mainstream Solutions [more details]
Supermicro’s all-star mainstream lineup of serverboards and servers includes models for every need. Performance enhancements over previous generations of systems for these Xeon Processor E5 series based DP Twin servers and serverboards include up to 8 cores per CPU / 16 threads, extra memory capacity with four channels per CPU for up to 768GB of Reg. ECC DDR3-1600MHz memory, and two QPI links running at up to 8 GT/s each. Extra enhancements include the option of either SATA 3.0 or SAS 2.0 (6Gbps) HDDs, Quad GbE LAN, PCI-E 3.0, 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs, upgraded fans with highly effective cooling architecture, and redundant Platinum Level power supplies. With Supermicro’s signature quality and support, customers will benefit from more processing capacity in less space with better efficiency and cost profiles. Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 series, these UP and DP Mainstream servers are the best choices for Enterprise , Hosting and Data Center applications.
Embedded Solutions [more details]
Supermicro provides innovative and first-to-market technologies that are the building blocks for today’s embedded computing platforms. Rapid growth in the embedded markets and open standards are driving the need for higher levels of product integration and optimization through network connectivity, remote management, mobile communication, expanded I/O, and device to device communications using space and power efficient configurations. Supermicro’s family of high-performance embedded products are optimized for a wide range of applications and solutions:
- Storage Appliances
- Digital Signage
- Digital Security and Surveillance
- Gaming and Entertainment
- Industrial Automation
- Medical Instrumentation and Devices
- Defence and Aerospace
Supermicro offers many flexible and customized solutions for critical OEM projects, as well as advanced designs for stringent environments, firmware customization, BOM enhancements, and a wider range of legacy IO support.