Supermicro UIO servers allow users to select from a wide range of I/O options to provide the ultimate in storage and networking flexibility. When installed, a Supermicro UIO card becomes part of the serverboard, and the system still retains all of its PCI-Express and PCI-X slots for expansion cards. In addition to enabling customizable configurations and optimization for a wide range of application requirements, Supermicro UIO servers also provide cost advantages and investment protection.
Future upgrades can be achieved by replacing the UIO card and/or expansion cards instead of replacing entire systems. Without any UIO or expansion cards, a UIO system functions as a cost-effective server. With a UIO card installed, one UIO server supports SAS/SATA RAID5, 4Gbit Ethernet, 10Gbit Ethernet, or Infiniband. This versatility minimizes the number of servers customers require to operate their business.
With UIO Card = Flexible Storage/Networking Server
Additional expansion slot(s) available for more add-on cards
Maximized I/O Expandability and Flexibility
Supports 3 add-on cards in 1U, and 7 add-on cards in 2U
High-efficiency power (up to 94%) delivers significant energy cost savings (Efficiency measurement based on typical system configurations and operational loadings)
Multiple expansion card options - Options include SAS/SATA RAID5, 10Gb Ethernet, Infiniband.
Attachable/detachable Supermicro UIO module from the mainboard
Easy & cost-effective upgrade to upcoming technologies
Full line of DP and UP systems available in 1U as well as 2U, 3U and 4U form factors
Improves inventory control and management