Supermicro SuperBlade(TM) Servers Chosen for CERN Project

    Superior Computational Performance, Scalability, and Power Efficiency

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 4 /CNW/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions,
today announced that its dual-processor (DP) SuperBlade(TM) servers were
recently chosen by CERN (one of the world's largest research labs) for part of
a significant upgrade of its computing capacity for the new LHC (Large Hadron
Collider) project in Geneva.  High computational performance, excellent
scalability, superior energy efficiency and a competitive price/performance
ratio were key factors in this prestigious selection process.
    "Our success on previous CERN projects, coupled with Supermicro's
industry-leading blade server technology, enabled us to distinguish ourselves
from the competition," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro.
"Ideal for HPC clusters and data centers, Supermicro SuperBlade platforms
deliver unsurpassed performance, computing density and energy efficiency,
which saves operational costs (lower total cost of ownership) and also helps
preserve our environment for future generations."
    "As one of the world's leading international research centers, we are
always looking to meet an ever-growing demand for computing performance,
striving for maximum performance over total cost of ownership," said Helge
Meinhard, coordinator for server and storage procurements, of CERN. "This is
even more true this year when the LHC will start operating and producing an
estimated 15 Petabytes of data each year that need to be processed. With these
blade server platforms, we can efficiently realize a significant increase in
computational power while minimizing our operational costs."
    This latest CERN project deploys 210 Supermicro SuperBlade servers
equipped with Intel(R) Xeon(R) Quad-Core processors. These servers feature
Supermicro's industry-leading high-efficiency (93%(*)) power supplies, which
help significantly increase overall system power savings.
    As with some previous CERN projects, Supermicro worked closely with E4
Computer Engineering S.p.A., a highly respected supplier of major Italian and
European computation and scientific research centers. Together with the supply
of some storage systems, the monetary value of this order exceeds one million
Euros, and it also means that E4 has now provided over 1500 total servers to
    "We are proud to work with Supermicro to provide its SuperBlade solutions
to CERN, one of the world's largest and most established centers for
scientific research," said Vincenzo Nuti, CEO of E4 Computer Engineering.
"Supermicro's blade technology is among the best in the world, our partnership
with them has already achieved great results and I am sure that, thanks to the
combination of E4's know-how and Supermicro's technology, we will continue to
obtain extraordinary outcomes."
    Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions(R) offer exceptional
flexibility and outstanding feature advantages.  For more information on
Supermicro's complete line of server and workstation solutions go to
    About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SMCI)
    Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and
uncompromising quality control to produce industry-leading serverboards,
chassis and server systems. These 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, email or call the San
Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.
    Supermicro and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks
and SuperBlade is a trademark of Super Micro Computer, Inc.  Other names,
brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
    (*) Peak power efficiency rating based on internal test results.
    About E4 Computer Engineering
    Founded by a group of experienced professionals from the IT industry, our
Company specialises in the production of high-performance Server and
Workstations both for top level professional use and for small and large
businesses, as well as academic and educational. E4 solutions are focused on
the four aspects of Specialised Workstations, Server, Multiprocessor Servers
for industrial solutions, HPC/HA clusters and PC systems for dedicated office
use. By virtue of the high level of professionalism that distinguishes the
Company, E4 Computer Engineering have earned the respect of prestigious
companies such as Supermicro, Intel, AMD, Panasas and ICP Vortex. Working in
partnership with such companies allows us to keep on top of the latest
innovations and to stay on the leading edge of Information Technology trends
and techniques.

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