Super Micro Computer, Inc, know as Supermicro, is an Information Technology (IT) company that specializes in a variety of IT devices such as servers, storage, blades, rack solutions, and networking for enterprise IT, data center, virtualization, cloud computing, high-performance computing (HPC), big data, and embedded markets.
Supermicro was established by Charles Liang, Wally Liaw, and Sara Liu on November 1, 1993. The company is based in San Jose, California and the corporate headquarters are located in Silicon Valley. Global locations of Supermicro spans across Asia, in Taiwan, China, and Japan, and Europe, in The UK, and The Netherlands.
Alongside its products and solutions, Supermicro targets consumer and enterprise markets while maintaining a focus on power efficiency and green technology.
The Supermicro SuperServer is a complete line of rackmount servers and towers, featuring a good product design and price/performance ratio. This line of servers provides a fair balance as to performance, efficiency, scalability, and flexibility. They are available in a wide variety of application targeted designs and form factors. These servers are suitable for Cloud, Virtualization, Networking, and other embedded applications.
Rackmount solutions are offered in 1U, 2U, 3U, and 4U. These systems come with redundant components to virtually eliminate system downtime. Density and performance go from the 1U SuperServers supporting up to 4 Processors, 12 Drive Bays, and 1.5TB Memory, to 4U SuperServers supporting up to 4 Processors, 48 Drive Bays, and 16TB Memory. In addition, Tower, Mid-Tower, Mini-Tower, and Box PC solutions are also available from the SuperServer line.
The Supermicro SuperBlade servers feature an enhanced system computing density. Each SuperBlade module delivers up to two Six-Core Intel Xeon processors, optional InfiniBand mezzanine HCA, optional PCI Express expansion card, and support for up to 6 SATA or SAS2 hard drives. The SuperBlade also offers 4-way AMD Opteron blades, for more compute-intensive applications. The SuperBlade is suitable for data center and HPC applications with performance & density optimized to achieve high processing cores per 42U standard rack.
The SuperBlade servers solution its offered in 4U, 6U, 7U, and 8U, aiming to reduce server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are aggregated in the rear of the chassis which also optimizes the required amount of space. Chassis management module (CMM) provides total remote control of individual server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches remotely. As to networking, 8U SuperBlade options include four different Ethernet modules, 25G, 10GbE, Gigabit Ethernet, and HPC modules.
Supermicro SuperStorage systems offer a wide portfolio of choice in storage subsystems ranging from low-latency NVMe systems, density-optimized storage media, to JBODs and JBOFs for economical storage expansion. Supermicro SuperStorage provides capacity and performance solutions in minimal space, ideal for use in Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud Computing environments.
The SuperStorage solution its offered in 1U, 2U, 3U, and 4U, using 2.5" or 3.5" SSDs/HDDs. With Double-Sided Storage architecture, drives can be stacked and packed in the front and rear of the server chassis for ultimate storage density. Fully redundant, fault-tolerant architecture with hot-swappable drives, high-efficiency power supplies, and cooling fans, these systems provide high-availability and easy maintenance.
Supermicro FatTwin provides a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) in data centers and significantly reduce electric power costs even in free-air cooled environments. Due to its shared components, the FatTwin aims to improve reliability and TCO. Its modular design with hot-swappable nodes and redundant power supply, make it easy to maintain and operate. FatTwin is Optimized for a wide range of applications, including Data Center, Cloud Computing, HPC, Enterprise IT, General Server, Engineering, and Research.
The FatTwin is available in high-density 8, 4, or 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. FatTwin supports up to 3TB DDR4-2933MHz memory in 12 DIMM slots, and Xeon Scalable processor families up to 26 cores and 165W TDP.
Supermicro GPU-Optimized Supercomputing
GPU/Coprocessor SuperServer systems offer performance and quality optimized for the most compute-intensive applications. These systems design consist of power supplies, energy-saving motherboards, enterprise-class server management, and cooling. These systems are available in 1U, 2U, 4U, and Tower form factors, and optimized for HPC, AI/Deep Learning, Oil and Gas Simulation, Computational Finance, Science and Engineering, and Media/Entertainment.
Supermicro Workstations combine the visualization capability of powerful GPUs and high-performance computing power into a single workstation. SuperWorkstation targets a variety of users such as Designers, CAD, Researchers, and Gamers, running a large number of applications like Digital Imaging, 3D Simulation, Rendering, Engineering, Extreme Gaming, HPC, High-end Desktop, Simulation, Creation Design, and Scientific Applications.
Supermicro’s other products and solutions include Chasis, Motherboards, Networking, MicroBlades, Ultra Servers, Micro Cloud, Multi-processor Server, Universal I/O (UIO) and more. Also Embedded Devices, Gaming, and AMD-exclusive solutions.