Supermicro Defines UIO Architecture



    Universal I/O (UIO) Innovation Optimizes Server Storage & Networking
    Flexibility

    SAN JOSE, CA, March 1 /CNW/ - Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leader in
application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced a
new family of products that delivers unprecedented server I/O flexibility. 
Supermicro Universal I/OTM (UIO) architecture, with its higher density and
versatile configuration options, optimizes each specific server application.
    Selecting an I/O option is as simple as attaching the desired Supermicro
UIO card flush to the serverboard. To change the I/O interface, simply remove
the UIO card and install a different one. Additional expansion cards may be
installed in the high-performance PCI slots. Each Supermicro UIO server
supports many I/O options, including SAS/SATA RAID, 4-port Gigabit Ethernet,
10Gb Ethernet and InfiniBand, to provide the ultimate in storage and
networking customization.
    "When installed, a Supermicro UIO card becomes part of the serverboard,
and the system still retains all of its PCI-Express and PCI-X slots for
expansion cards," asserts Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro.
"Besides enabling customizable configurations and optimization for a wide
range of application requirements, Supermicro UIO servers also provide cost
advantages and investment protection."
    Future upgrades can be achieved by replacing the UIO card and/or
expansion cards instead of replacing entire systems.  Even without any UIO
module or expansion cards, a UIO system functions as an extremely
cost-effective server. With a UIO card installed, a single UIO server can
support SAS, 10Gb Ethernet or even InfiniBand.  This versatility minimizes the
number of different server models that resellers need to keep in inventory.
    New UIO SuperServers support quad-core processors and feature earth-
friendly, high-efficiency power supplies to maximize performance-per-watt
savings and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Today, Supermicro is
officially launching the following UIO servers:

    
     -A+ Server 1011M-UR:    UP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & redundant
                              power
     -A+ Server 1021M-UR+:   DP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & 16 DIMM slots
     -SuperServer 6015G-UR:  DP 1U with a PCI-Express x16 & 4 hot-swap drive
                              bays
     -SuperServer 6015B-UR:  DP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & redundant
                              power
     -SuperServer 6015B-U:   DP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & 560-watt
                              power
     -SuperServer 6015B-NTR: DP 1U with 3 add-on cards and redundant power
     -SuperServer 6015B-NT:  DP 1U with 3 add-on cards, 4 hot-swap drive bays
     -SuperServer 6015B-Ni:  DP 1U with 3 add-on cards, 3 fixed drive bays
     -SuperServer 5015M-UR:  UP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & redundant
                              power
     -SuperServer 5015M-U:   UP 1U with 4 hot-swap drive bays & 560-watt
                              power
     -SuperServer 5015M-NTR: UP 1U with 3 add-on cards and redundant power
     -SuperServer 5015M-NT:  UP 1U with 3 add-on cards, 4 hot-swap drive bays
     -SuperServer 5015M-Ni:  UP 1U with 3 add-on cards, 3 fixed drive bays
     -SuperServer 5025M-UR:  UP 2U supports UIO & 3 full-size PCI-Express x8
                              cards
     -SuperServer 6025B-UR:  DP 2U supports UIO & 6 add-on cards (3 full-
                              size)
     -SuperServer 7045B-UR:  DP 4U convertible Tower with 8 hot-swap drive
                              bays
    

    For detailed information on Supermicro's complete range of application-
optimized Server Building Block Solutions(R), please visit
http://www.supermicro.com .


    About Supermicro Computer, Inc.

    Established in 1993, 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. For more information on
Supermicro's complete line of advanced motherboards, SuperServers, and
optimized chassis, visit http://www.Supermicro.com , email
Marketing@Supermicro.com or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1
408-503-8000.





For further information:

For further information: Tony Keller of SS | PR, +1-719-634-8279, or
tony@sspr.com Web Site: http://www.supermicro.com

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