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Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Servers Now Available from Supermicro with Fujitsu 3.5" & 2.5" SAS Drives
Supermicro Teams with Fujitsu to Produce the Industry's 1st Line of SAS-Optimized Server Solutions

San Jose, CA, August 9, 2005 - Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboard, chassis and server solutions, is combining forces with Fujitsu to introduce the world first SAS server solutions to the market. As a part of their collaboration, Fujitsu recently set up an impressive Supermicro server system running 15 Supermicro M28E1 storage mobile-racks that hosts a total of 120 Fujitsu SAS hard drives under a single SAS controller.

"The delivery of a small form factor SAS solution is an important milestone for the storage community," said Mike Chenery, Vice President, Advanced Product Engineering, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "Supermicro and Fujitsu have consistently led the industry in SAS product development, and we were very excited to bring this new solution to market. In the past month we've been pleased with the early customer adoption and look forward to growing implementation moving forward."

Supermicro is launching a complete line of SAS-optimized solutions including servers, serverboards, chassis and storage mobile-racks. The flagship Super X6DH3-G2 serverboard leverages the Intel E7520 chipset to support dual 64-bit Xeon processors running at up to 3.60GHz with 2MB of L3 cache. The X6DH3-G2 features 8 DIMM sockets for up to 16GB of ECC DDRII 400 memory and supports 8 SAS drives with RAID 0, 1. Other features include dual Gigabit LAN, 2 PCI-Express x8, 3 PCI-X-133/100, and one legacy PCI slot, as well as an IPMI 2.0 socket for server management.

Supermicro is currently showcasing the Super X6DHP-3G2 running Fujitsu 3.5" SAS drives in a redundant-power 1U chassis, SC816 at booth 438 of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco's Moscone West Convention Center from August 9-11, 2005. The impressive performance numbers achieved with this new technology will be on display for all to see live at this event.

In addition, Supermicro and Fujitsu will conduct a series of four road shows to further educate the industry about this new Serial Attached SCSI technology and what it brings to the server market. The first of these "Migrating Servers to SAS" road shows will be held on August 12th at the Westin Hotel Santa Clara, the next on August 19th at the Boston Logan Airport Hilton, the third on September 7th in Tokyo and the final show in Barcelona, Spain in October.

Highlights of Supermicro SAS Product Line
  • Super X6DH3-G2: Flagship serverboard for 2U, 3U, 4U and tower servers
  • Super X6DHP-3G2: Optimized for redundant-power 1U servers
  • Super X6DHR-3G2: Optimized for 1U servers
    High Performance SAS/SATA Storage Mobile-Racks (4 x 3Gb/s bandwidth)
  • M28E1: High capacity; capable of cascading over 120 2.5" SAS/SATA hard drives
  • M28E2: High availability; dual port support for redundancy
    Chassis Optimized for SAS with SES2 (SAF-TE) Support
  • SC816TQ: Redundant-power 1U server chassis with IPMI 2.0 for optional 3rd LAN
  • SC813TQ: 1U server chassis optimized for 4 hot-swap SAS/SATA drives
  • SC743TQ: 4U rackmountable tower server with 100% cooling redundancy
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding industry-leading motherboards, chassis and server systems that offer maximum functionality and compatibility. With a staunch commitment to quality and a leading tradition of being first to market, Supermicro's high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver cutting-edge performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for mission-critical applications such as high-end graphics, modular computing, and enterprise storage system development to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. Supermicro is the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today and provides outstanding quality and service that includes 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.Supermicro.com, email Marketing@Supermicro.com or call the San Jose, California campus headquarters at +1 (408) 503-8000, FAX +1 (408) 503-8008.

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333. For additional information, visit: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com

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