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September 14, 2012

Super Micro to Showcase FatTwin Server Platform at IDF 2012

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

Super Micro Computer, Inc., a company that provides high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing solutions, recently announced that it will showcase its latest Earth friendly FatTwin server platforms developed by its strong USA design team at IDF 2012 in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), September 11-13.

The FatTwin is the latest addition to Supermicro's evolving line of Twin (News - Alert) Architecture SuperServer solutions. The 4U FatTwin expands compute and storage capacities beyond Supermicro's existing 2U Twin 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."Data Center, Cloud and Enterprise IT are challenged to balance growing resource and performance needs within space and power budget constraints," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro.

Adding, "Looking to the future, we've increased the compute-density and capacity of our Twin architecture, improved the energy efficiency, optimized cooling and delivered the 4U FatTwin. With support for dual 135W Intel (News - Alert) Xeon E5-2600 CPUs per node, maximum storage capacity per U and airflow optimized designs supporting high-ambient operating temperatures up to 47°C, FatTwin delivers on all fronts to save on infrastructure space and energy costs while protecting our environment. FatTwin joins Supermicro's Server Building Block Solutions to provide the widest range of standard server rack computing platforms supporting Intel's x86 architecture on the market today."

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 (News - Alert) and networking options and more. Its high efficiency, highly effective shared cooling architecture allows the FatTwin to operate in high-temperature, free-air cooled environments 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 projects; File and Storage Server deployments; and General Server and Enterprise Server applications.

"Intel works closely with our developer community to foster innovation and create opportunities that advance our society," said Lisa Graff, VP Intel Architecture Group and General Manager Datacenter Marketing Group at Intel.

Adding, "IDF San Francisco brings together many companies that share our passion and Supermicro as a longstanding solution provider continues its tradition of delivering innovative, energy efficient server solutions such as the FatTwin that take advantage of Intel's latest processor advances. Together we are driving the future of computing balancing performance requirements with energy conservation in the data center and cloud."

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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