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New Supermicro High-Performance Enterprise-Class vSAN Solution Ideal for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Growing Supermicro vSAN Portfolio Provides Proven Product Configuration Options for Mission-critical Deployments
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Barcelona, Spain, November 4, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, introduced another enterprise-class vSAN solution to its broad portfolio of fully configured out-of-the-box systems.  Leveraging Supermicro Ultra SuperServer systems, combined with industry-proven vSAN software-defined storage, target hyper-convergence infrastructure.

“Supermicro’s extensive vSAN hyper-converged solution portfolio delivers to customers the ideal storage platform for business-critical applications,” said Charles Liang, president, and CEO of Supermicro. “Supermicro systems and broad line of vSAN ready nodes are highly-configurable to support computational-intensive workloads while offering low total cost of ownership (TCO) for intelligent enterprise deployments.”

Supermicro 1U and 2U Ultra SuperServers support the highest performance Intel Xeon Scalable processors (up to 205W TDP) with 24 DIMM slots. Ultra platforms can support not only a large number of NVMe drives but also ample PCI-E lanes to accommodate network interface cards (NICs) to provide sufficient bandwidth for external access through fabrics. Ultra systems are configurable with support of 20, 10, 4, or 2 hot-swappable NVMe drives that can be optimized for different types of applications The Ultra SuperServers are tuned for power, efficiency, scale, and flexibility.

Supermicro’s solution has passed the rigorous testing to be certified for VMware vSAN ReadyNode™, The solutions, for balance and optimized performance – from the hardware up through the firmware stack to the VMware vSAN™ software. Native to the VMware vSphere® hypervisor, VMware vSAN™ uses solid-state NVMe drives for high capacity input/output and low latency.

Seamless integration with VMware vSphere and the VMware® ecosystem makes the hyperconverged solution optimal for cloud native applications, remote office and branch office implementations, test and development environments, management clusters, security zones, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

Supermicro is also launching the Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN. Intel Select Solutions from Supermicro are verified, ready-to-adopt workload-optimized configurations for specific workloads across compute, storage, and networks.  They help accelerate deployment of complex solutions by reducing the guesswork and in-house evaluation required to achieve excellent performance.

Supermicro will showcase its products and solutions in Hall 7, Booth S212, at VMworld Europe 2019, November 4 – November 7, at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

Supermicro Delivers Performance Boost to High-Density, Entry-Level, and Embedded Servers with the New Intel Xeon E-2200 Processors

Intel Xeon E-2200 Processors Provide Up to 8-Core Performance and Up to 5 GHz with Turbo Boost to Servers and Systems
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San Jose, California, October 31, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, announced enhanced performance on a broad range of servers, workstations, and motherboards that leverage the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors. In addition to refreshed four- and six-core processors, Intel has introduced new eight-core processors where the top frequency rate can increase to 5 GHz from 4.5 GHz on specific processors with Turbo Boost, bringing up to a 16% gain in multi-threaded integer operations. The Intel Xeon E-2200 family also supports 128GB of 2666 MHz memory, double the amount from the previous processor generation.

“At Supermicro, we design our building block motherboards, chassis, and system solutions to enable a rapid transition to the latest processors,” said Ivan Tay, vice president, product management, Supermicro. “With the latest Intel Xeon E-2200 processors running up to eight cores and up to 5 GHz, our customers can quickly realize performance gains in their power-efficient systems.”

Supermicro’s X11SC-series motherboards for Intel Xeon E-2100 will also support the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors with eight different models in Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, and Wide I/O (WIO) form factors for a variety of end markets. Customers can use these motherboards for entry-level servers, SMB systems, workstations, edge computing, and other appliances. By installing motherboards based on the Intel Xeon E-2200, customers can increase computing power without additional system reconfiguration requirements, whether they are using an optimized Supermicro chassis, or one of their own. The new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) for enhanced application code and data security.

“In our reviews, we found the Intel Xeon E-2100 series in Supermicro servers accelerated innovation in the segment at a greater pace than we have seen in almost a decade,” said Patrick Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, ServeTheHome. “Our testing with Supermicro’s platforms and the new Intel Xeon E-2200 series processors shows this rapid pace of innovation continuing with even more performance in proven servers and workstations.”

The Intel Xeon E-2200 processors will instantly increase the computing capability of selected Supermicro systems across several product families. Enterprise and SMB customers can get more performance out of their entry-level 5019C-series servers and 5039C-series workstations.

Data centers that implement MicroBlade and MicroCloud high-density systems, as well as users of the SuperBlade GPU Blade, will also benefit greatly from the additional cores and higher frequency in their multi-node implementations. As Edge computing continues to grow with IoT and 5G deployments, the Intel Xeon E-2200 processors will enable the addition of more end devices and local processing to support new services with 1019C and 5019C rackmount servers.

Supermicro Servers Support Breakthrough NVIDIA EGX Platform Delivering AI Processing and Management from the Data Center to the Edge

NVIDIA EGX Software Stack Combined with Proven Supermicro Hardware Can Manage GPU Servers Across Networks from a Single Cloud-Native Environment

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San Jose, California, October 22, 2019 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, now has NGC-Ready for Edge computing systems available for deployment. These servers complement Supermicro’s high-performance HGX data center servers and Kubernetes solutions, and the updated capabilities of the NVIDIA EGX platform will enable Supermicro’s customers to leverage their AI applications and management in a cloud-native environment.

“Utilizing NVIDIA’s EGX platform, Supermicro server customers can immediately support sophisticated and computation-intensive AI application workloads in the data center and at the network edge,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “The 5019D-FN8TP, the 1019D-FHN13TP, and the 2029GP-TR supporting single or multiple NVIDIA T4 GPUs are validated as NGC-Ready for Edge. Collaboration with leading companies like NVIDIA reaffirms Supermicro’s heritage of offering best-in-class solutions.”

Supermicro’s green-computing edge servers are optimized to run AI workloads on the EGX stack with high-performance, efficient computing power. The E403-9D-16C-FN13T, as well as the new 1019P-FHN2T and E403-9P-FN2T, which bring Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors into Supermicro’s Edge server product portfolio, are currently in the NGC-Ready for Edge validation process.

“NGC-Ready for Edge validated Supermicro servers and the NVIDIA EGX stack can accelerate even the most demanding AI workloads at the edge with ease,” said Justin Boitano, Senior Director of Product, Enterprise and Edge at NVIDIA. “Now customers across every industry can develop new edge AI services to deliver automated intelligence at the point of action, from retail stores and manufacturing to hospitals and smart cities.”

Supermicro is already engaged with customers in proof-of-concept trials with AI IoT solutions powered by NVIDIA GPUs, including top-tier retailers for edge AI applications to speed their operations and improve customer experience, and with public transportation infrastructure agencies to monitor passenger safety in the field. The 5019D-FN8TP, the 1019D-FHN13TP, and the 2029GP-TR are all available now.

Supermicro Expands Global Partner Network with New Worldwide Partner Enablement Program

New Program Empowers Supermicro’s Global Partner Community with Additional Tools, Training, and Resources to Deliver Best-In-Class Datacenter Infrastructure

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Berlin, Germany, October 10, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, announced an enhanced partner enabling program at the Company’s annual Innovate! event in Berlin. The expanded program enhances the company’s global partner ecosystem, providing partners the necessary resources to deliver optimized solutions based on Supermicro’s broad portfolio of Resource-Savings servers and storage solutions.

“Today’s leading datacenters need solutions optimized with the latest innovations,” said Don Clegg, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Supermicro. “We are committed to empowering our partners to deliver differentiated products and value to their customers based on our first-to-market product portfolio.  Over our 26-year history, we have developed one of the industry’s best partner programs. We are excited about our enhanced program that streamlines availability to Supermicro training and resources, as well as early access to next-generation products enabling collaborative efforts with our internal sales teams to drive mutual success and customer value.”

 

Partner Program

The Supermicro partner network spans resellers, systems integrators, and technology integrators, giving them the tools they need to help their customers drive revenue.

  • Product Training: expanded online and in-person training hosted by Supermicro product managers and system engineers.
  • Proof of Concept Support: increased testing and validation of the latest customer solutions using Supermicro products in onsite labs, or through remote systems. This gives customers pre-configured and ready-to-test solutions, including system and rack-level configurations.
  • Early-Access Programs: advanced access to “first-to-market and to first-generation products.
  • Co-Marketing Support: extended collaboration with partners Supermicro for joint advertising and marketing programs, including tradeshows and Innovate! events, and customer training.
  • Online Promotion: comprehensive web support, including “where to buy” listings and e-commerce collaboration to highlight partner offerings.

 

Partner Comments

“The partnership between Supermicro and us spans over 26 years and has delivered high-quality server and storage products to customers across Europe,” said Manoj Nayee, managing director, Boston Limited. “We look forward to working even more closely together using the Supermicro Partner Enabling Program to help our customers solve even more significant challenges using the latest green-computing technology. I would further like to congratulate Supermicro on the expansion of the EMEA facilities in s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. This will further deepen the collaboration between Boston and Supermicro and enable us to quickly deliver products to customers in EMEA who utilize our solutions in industries such as HPC in research and academia, automotive, M&E, and pharmaceutical to name a few.”

“Congratulations to Supermicro on the launch of their Partner Enabling Program,” said Tom Cox, Commercial Director – Server, Storage & Software Defined of Exertis Hammer. “Exertis Hammer and Supermicro have partnered for over ten years, and the new program will strengthen this partnership as we deliver high-quality green server and storage solutions to our customers who use this technology to address complex issues in the many industries we work with.”

“Nextron is happy to be working with Supermicro as they launch their Partner Enabling Program,” says Geir Elstad, CEO of Nextron. “The product videos will be useful in training our employees and keeping our knowledge up to date. We are also pleased that marketing assets such as product photos and Supermicro branded material are readily available.”

Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Facilities to Support Increased Server and Storage Volume in EMEA Markets

Increased Local Manufacturing Improves Time to Market, Flexibility, and Logistics for Rapidly Expanding Cloud, 5G and Enterprise Customers

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‘s-Hertogenbosch, THE NETHERLANDS, October 1, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, expanded its EMEA Operations Park in s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, with the acquisition of a new multi-purpose facility.

Supermicro has added a major facility to its existing EMEA headquarters. The expanded site will encompass several organizations, augment the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) – a state-of-the-art server and storage lab for testing customers’ proof of concept systems onsite, or remotely — and manufacturing. Supermicro offers a wide range of server and storage solutions including Petascale All-Flash NVMe, BigTwin™, SuperBlade®, GPU Systems, as well as a family of high-performance embedded building blocks including – motherboards, memory, HDD/SSDs, I/O expansion options, etc. so customers can configure systems for their exact requirements.

“Expanding the Supermicro European facilities in The Netherlands enables us to further support our EMEA customers and expand our market presence,” said Perry Hayes, president of Supermicro, B.V. “Customers will experience extended field service and manufacturing coupled with more opportunities for collaboration leveraging onsite research and design staff to address market requirements.”

Supermicro High-Performance 4-Way MP SuperServer Now Available as Intel® Select Solution for SAP HANA

High-core Count System with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Delivers Increased Onboard Memory Capacity and System Cost-Optimization

San Jose, Calif., September 24, 2019 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, extended its support for SAP HANA with a 4-way MP SuperServer capitalizing on augmented onboard storage capacity and the most advanced cost-optimized memory configurations available. The SYS-2049U-TR4 joins a broad range of solutions supporting SAP HANA for demanding computational workloads and data retrieval found in data centers.

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“Together with Intel, Supermicro is proud to announce the availability of our 4-way MP SuperServer as a part of the Intel Select Solution program,” said Raju Penumatcha, senior vice president and chief product officer, Supermicro. “This simple to understand and purchase configurable data center solution enables customers to fully leverage the increased capacity of Intel Optane DC persistent memory; consolidating their SAP HANA scale-out servers into a single, high-performance system by displacing costly DRAM, and process more data in real-time at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with improved business continuity.”

“Intel Select Solutions provide reliable, performance-tested configurations to help enterprises deploy SAP HANA more quickly and confidently,” said Lisa Spelman, vice president and general manager of Xeon Processors and Data Center Marketing at Intel. “Featuring 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Optane DC persistent memory, and delivered in collaboration with leaders like Supermicro, this Intel Select Solution will deliver powerful insights for today’s SAP HANA users.”

The Intel Select Solution for SAP HANA is compliant with HANA TDI architecture, enabling customers to fine-tune their system configurations for their specific workload – from memory usage down to core optimization. Customers using large databases with up to hundreds of Gigabytes or even Terabytes of memory can dramatically reduce memory costs by moving warm data from costly DRAMs to persistent memory.

Supermicro Solutions for SAP HANA

Supermicro’s Multi-Processor (MP) product line is a family of servers designed for the most intensive computing and in-memory workloads for today’s demanding real-time applications, such as SAP S/4HANA and BW/4HANA. The MP product family are rack-mounted solutions powered by 4 or 8 with latest 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors in a single node architecture. Running SAP HANA on Supermicro system, SYS-2049U-TR4 validated for Intel Select Solutions lets customers do analytics on transactional data, in memory, and in real-time. The MP portfolio supports scale-up SAP HANA deployments for customers migrating multiple analytics nodes (scale-out) into one consolidated analytics node (scale-up) with more memory capacity.

Supermicro Expands High-Performance SuperWorkstation System Portfolio with Launch of New Solution

High-core Count, Single-processor SYS-5049A-T Boasts Dramatic Performance Improvements – 35% – for Data-intensive Workloads

San Jose, Calif., September 12, 2019 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, added a new server-grade high-end workstation to its broad portfolio of fully configurable SuperWorkstation systems. The SYS-5049A-T joins a robust range of solutions supporting dynamic computational workloads for demanding requirements found in scientific research, deep learning (DL), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and 3-D modeling with real-time simulation.

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“The Supermicro SYS-5049A-T leverages 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors yielding significant performance improvements of 35% over previous system platforms in addition to built-in AI acceleration from Intel® DL Boost, and up to 28 cores,” said Charles Liang, president, and CEO of Supermicro. “The SYS-5049A-T is highly configurable with significant memory capacity, multi-GPU and ultra-fast NVMe storage support for demanding compute-intensive applications and agility for evolving workload requirements.”

SuperWorkstation Portfolio Solutions

Supermicro’s SuperWorkstations are optimized for applications requiring powerful computational, or graphics capabilities including rendering, image processing, and engineering tasks.

With nearly 20 individual SuperWorkstations, systems have either single- or dual-processor platforms, robust memory capacity – up to 4 DDR4-2933MHz memory in 12 DIMM slots, 7 PCI-E 3.0 slots for GPU/Coprocessor, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, and single 10 Gigabit Lan port. The SuperWorkstation systems also include 7.1 HD audio, up to 8 USB ports, and 205W CPU support for applications demanding high core counts.

Supermicro SuperWorkstation systems are highly customizable and can be purpose-built for architecture engineering and construction (AEC), media and entertainment, engineering and manufacturing, product design and simulation, oil and gas, and deep learning applications. For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of SuperWorkstation solutions, visit SuperWorkstations.

Supermicro SuperWorkstations will be on display at the ANSYS Innovation Forums in Japan and Taiwan, and Autodesk’s University programs in Japan, and the United States.

Supermicro Extends vSAN System Portfolio for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Launches New High-Performance vSAN Solution

BigTwin™ System and Ultra SuperServer® Deliver Double-Digit Infrastructure Performance Improvements for Mission-critical Deployments

San Francisco, Calif., August 26, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, extended its vSAN system portfolio and introduced a new enterprise-class vSAN solution — Ultra SuperServer — to its broad portfolio of fully configured, ready to deploy server systems. Supermicro solutions, coupled with industry-proven vSAN, provides turn-key solutions for the hyper-converged infrastructure marketplace.

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“The Supermicro Ultra vSAN hyper-converged solution achieves double-digit (24%) infrastructure performance improvements over prior platforms for virtualized networks,” said Charles Liang, President, and CEO of Supermicro. “The Supermicro 2U/1U Ultra SuperServers are configurable with support of 20, 10, 4, or 2 hot-swappable NVMe drives and leverage 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs. The BigTwin, a high-density multi-node (2U-4 node) system, is optimized for mission-critical applications supporting up to 6TB memory per node and configured for hyper-converged infrastructure. Both systems are ideal for specific workloads offering operational simplicity, scalability, low total cost of ownership (TCO), and resource-savings for intelligent enterprise deployments.”

The Ultra SuperServer and the BigTwin™ server turn-key systems, along with Supermicro’s full line of vSAN ready nodes, accelerate the software-defined transition, optimize data center infrastructure, and fast-track selecting and deploying data center hardware and software.

Supermicro 2U/1U Ultra SuperServers are highly configurable for different types of deployments. Ultra SuperServer platforms support a large number of NVMe drives and ample PCI-E lanes to accommodate network interface cards (NICs) that provide sufficient bandwidth for external access over fabrics.

The BigTwin with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors features a flexible, resource-saving Supermicro I/O networking module (SIOM) and supports All-Flash NVMe.  Configured with Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs and NVMe as caching for high-performance SDS, this solution accelerates storage performance up to 3x. There is improved endurance, up to 30 drive writes per day (DWPD), to extend the lifecycle of deployments.

Supermicro will showcase these new systems, and other products in Booth #965 at VMworld 2019, August 25 – August 29, at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

Supermicro® Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Preliminary Financial Information

SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 15, 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced preliminary financial information for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019.

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Preliminary Fiscal Fourth Quarter Highlights

The Company expects to report the following financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019:

  • Net sales in a range of  $825 million to $835 million compared to its previous guidance range of $770 million to $830 million
  • GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 14.7% to 14.9%
  • GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.35 to $0.39; non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.57 to $0.61
  • Cash flow from operations of $81 million and capital expenditures of $11 million

GAAP gross margin for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 that the Company expects to report is in the range of 14.7% to 14.9% and GAAP fully diluted earnings per share is in the range of $0.35 to $0.39.

Non-GAAP gross margin for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019 that the Company expects to report is in the range of 14.7% to 14.9%, which excludes stock-based compensation expense of $0.4 million. Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.57 to $0.61, which excludes stock-based compensation expense of $5.0 million and restatement related expenses and other non-recurring expense of $10.4 million less the related tax effects of both.

As of June 30, 2019, total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments was $259.8 million and bank debt was $23.8 million.

Financial Information Is Preliminary and May Be Subject To Change

The unaudited interim financial information presented in this press release is preliminary. The final financial results reported for this period may also differ from the results reported in this release as a result of the work necessary for the preparation of financial statements.

First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Guidance

The Company expects net sales in a range of $750 million to $810 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 ending September 30, 2019.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the preliminary financial information for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and guidance for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 ending September 30, 2019. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including the impact of any adjustments to the Company’s historical or current financial results as a result of the Audit Committee investigation and further testing, and the timing and consequences of the delays in the Company’s regaining compliance with its SEC filing obligations.  Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our filings with the SEC, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings, particularly our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, which we filed on May 17, 2019.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP gross margin and fully diluted earnings per share discussed in this press release exclude as applicable stock-based compensation expense, costs associated with the Audit Committee investigation and review and other non-recurring expenses described above, and the related tax effect of the applicable items. Management presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the Company’s performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the Company’s financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool, and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, the reconciliation between the Company’s GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP gross margin is stock-based compensation of $0.4 million and the reconciliation between the Company’s GAAP fully diluted earnings per share and non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share is stock-based compensation of $5.0 million, and restatement related expenses and other non-recurring expense of $10.4 million less related tax effect of $3.6 million.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI)

Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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Supermicro Now Offering AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor-based Systems to Customers Who Want to Transform Their Data Centers

New Supermicro H12 A+ Servers Set World Record Benchmarks and Deliver Superior Performance with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors
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SAN JOSE, Calif., August 7, 2019 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, today launched its first family of new H12 generation A+ Servers optimized to deliver a new level of integration and superior performance for modern datacenters with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors.

Supermicro’s new H12 A+ servers with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors are expected to deliver up to two times the performance with double the core count compared to 1st Gen AMD EPYC™ processor-based systems. With these new A+ Servers, customers can also expect improved GPU accelerator performance, as well as up to four times the peak FLOPS per socket.ii

Supermicro delivered world-record performance benchmarks on its new H12 A+ Servers for both TPCx-IoT, and TPC-DS categories. For TPCx-IoT, performance of 472200.88 IoTps was established on Supermicro’s H12 TwinPro™ 2U 4-node server where faster IoT gateway data analytics are critical for the coming explosion of IoT device numbers. This is especially with the massive bandwidth increase enabled by 5G networks. A new world record for TPC-DS was achieved using a Supermicro H12 A+ BigTwin system. This server delivers the highest performance and lowest performance per dollar for a 10TB database with 64% higher QphDS throughput (Composite Query per Hour Metric) and $0.05 savings per QphDS over the previous world record holders.

“Supermicro’s industry-leading H12 A+ servers leveraging AMD’s EPYC 7002 series processors provide an ideal combination of features for modern data centers including robust virtualization performance, up to 64 high-performance cores per socket, a maximum of 128 threads per socket, and onboard disk controllers to mitigate memory access bottlenecks,” said Ismail Sayeeduddin, Corporate Vice President, Sales and Business Operations. “Supermicro’s H12 A+ servers are available in multiple optimized configurations and storage densities to address customer requirements.”

“We’re excited and thankful to have our partners supporting the launch of AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Datacenter Solutions Group, AMD. “Their EPYC based solutions are poised to deliver a new standard for modern datacenter customers. With twice the cores, breakthrough performance and embedded security features, all delivered by a leadership architecture, customers can transform their datacenter operations at the pace of their business.”

Furthermore, these new Supermicro A+ Servers offer increased datacenter agility and responsiveness with a comprehensive and balanced feature set of I/O, memory, and security capabilities. As the first generation of systems with PCI-E® 4.0 support, these A+ Servers feature a large memory footprint of up to four terabytes (4TB) per socket running fast DDR4 memory up to 3200MHz.

Supermicro offers an industry-leading portfolio of AMD EPYC™ based systems and Server Building Block Solutions®. From single-socket mainstream and WIO servers to high-end Ultra server systems and multi-node systems, including BigTwin™ and TwinPro™, Supermicro enables customers to build application-optimized solutions with a multitude of configuration possibilities.

These new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors are also socket compatible with Supermicro H11 generation systems (drop-in support for board rev 2.x). This provides new and existing customers on the H11 gen systems a fast upgrade track when PCI-E® 4.0 support is not a necessity. Existing Supermicro H11 solutions are still uniquely competitive in the market as they can support up to DDR4-3200MHz memory.iii