Supermicro Unleashes Dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Solutions
Energy-efficient Standard PCI-Express and Universal I/O Adapters
SAN JOSE, California, October 29, 2007 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application optimized high performance server solutions, today announced its first 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. The energy-efficient Supermicro AOC-UTG-i2 Universal I/O (UIO) and AOC-STG-i2 standard PCI-Express network adapters, based on the Intel® 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, enable the mainstream server market with dual-port PCI-Express-based 10GbE connectivity for optimal I/O performance.
"These new Supermicro 10GbE adapters empower our existing customers to upgrade right away to dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "The flexibility of our UIO architecture enables the AOC-UTG-i2 card for installation in 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U systems equipped with UIO motherboards, while the low-profile AOC-STG-i2 can be installed in any standard PCI-Express x8 slot. With outstanding performance and power efficiency, these products are ideal for a wide range of enterprise server environments like those running virtualization, demanding storage and high performance computing applications."
"We are pleased that Supermicro has selected the energy-efficient Intel® 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller for the new AOC-UTG-i2 Universal I/O card and the AOC-STG-i2 card," said Tom Swinford, general manager of Intel's LAN Access Division. "The Intel® 82598 is designed for today's multi-core processor-based servers and has optimizations to address the I/O bottlenecks associated with server consolidation and virtualization. Its low power and outstanding performance make it ideally suited for multi-port adapter and LAN On Motherboard (LOM) designs."
Providing dual-port 10GbE at an average of just 6.5 watts, these network adapters address the need created by the extensive growth in dense computing environments for efficient, high-bandwidth designs. Both the AOC-UTG-i2 and AOC-STG-i2 feature the reliability necessary for storage applications such as iSCSI, the dual-port redundancy needed for networking applications, as well as the throughput and low memory latency required for high-performance computing applications.
For even greater flexibility, Supermicro offers a CX4-to-Optical cable option, which increases the viable cable length from 15 meters over CX4 copper cable to up to 100 meters over optical cable. These controller cards also support Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity including Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT). These new technologies improve overall system performance, lower CPU utilization, reduce system latency and, improve networking and I/O throughput in a virtualized environment.
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