Supermicro Celebrates 25 Years of Growth and Innovation
Supermicro has grown from a Silicon Valley start-up to a multi-billion dollar Fortune 1000 company. The establishment of the company as a provider of leading enterprise data center solutions has continued to drive impressive and consistent growth for a quarter of a century, impressively achieving 6x revenue growth over the past ten years while being profitable every year since inception.
Since our founding in San Jose in 1993, Supermicro has promoted solutions that reduce emissions and protect the environment. Being based in the heart of Silicon Valley enables us to design and manufacture industry-leading server and storage products with superior performance, quality and first-to-market for rapid adoption by the market. Our innovations enable optimized server solutions that provide maximum density and power efficiency. We are committed to protecting the environment through our "We Keep IT Green®" initiatives, such as the recently developed Resource-Saving Computing designs that reduce data center energy consumption and E-waste while saving customers money on both acquisition plus operational costs and during refresh cycles for maximum TCE (Total Cost to the Environment) savings. Supermicro’s latest innovative server solutions will not only give customers a competitive edge, but also an ecological one.
"Over the past few decades, Supermicro has built an extremely strong foundation for rapid expansion and growth, so we expect to continue outpacing the industry with our innovative solutions," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "As the world transitions to 5G, and businesses use more AI, machine learning and cloud applications, the industry demands more and better computation-intensive solutions – especially in data centers. At Supermicro, green computing to reduce the impact to the environment drives both our technological innovation and business growth."
With over $2 billion in revenues and 5x growth in 6 years, Supermicro is ranked as the #1 fastest growing IT company in the world and #18 fastest growing company overall by Fortune Magazine. We are also a member of the Fortune 1000 largest U.S. corporations.
Supermicro is a global leader in high performance, high efficiency server technology and innovation. We develop and provide end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing, or HPC, and embedded markets. Our solutions range from complete server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. We offer our customers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing what we believe to be the industry's broadest array of server configurations from which they can choose the optimal solution which fits their computing needs. Our server systems, subsystems and accessories are architecturally designed to provide high levels of reliability, quality and scalability, thereby enabling our customers benefits in the areas of compute performance, density, thermal management and power efficiency to lower their overall total cost of ownership.
We perform the majority of our research and development efforts in-house, which increases the communication and collaboration between design teams, streamlines the development process and reduces time-to-market. We have developed a set of design principles which allow us to aggregate individual industry standard components and materials to develop proprietary products, such as serverboards, chassis, power supplies, networking and storage devices. This building block approach allows us to provide a broad range of SKUs, and enables us to build and deliver application-optimized solutions based upon customers' requirements. As of June 30, 2016, we offered over 4,950 SKUs, including SKUs for server and storage systems, serverboards, chassis, power supplies and other system accessories.
We conduct our operations principally from our headquarters in California and subsidiaries in Taiwan and the Netherlands. We sell our server systems and server subsystems and accessories through a combination of distributors, including value added resellers and system integrators, and to a lesser extent to OEMs as well as through our direct sales force. During fiscal year 2016, our products were purchased by over 800 customers in 100 countries. We commenced operations in 1993 and have been profitable every year since inception.
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a scalable, high performance CPU PCI-E Gen3 direct connnect to NVMe devices, designed for Client and Enterprise server systems using SSDs technology, that was developed to reduce latency and provide faster CPU to data storage device performance.
By deploying Supermicro NVMe, customers can benefit from reduced latency, increased Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), and lower power consumption. This means that customers' Supermicro solutions can perform more work in less time, translating into lower costs and increased revenues. Thus the ROI benefits for customers from NVMe enabled Supermicro servers is immediate and substantial.
The Supermicro server solutions with NVMe support are targeted at HPC, Oil and Gas, 3D modeling and Graphical design workstation, HFT, SQL Database, Search Engine, High Security Encryption datacenter, VDI, Aerospace and Automobile design center, Cluster and Supercomputer applications; in Cloud, Virtualization, and Enterprise environments.
Supermicro's new Simply Double 2U SuperStorage systems include twice the number of hot-swap drive bays as 2U industry standard systems, thus offering up to twice the storage capacity and IOPS in the same amount of space. The additional drive bays are arrayed in a patented Riser Bay that is located on the top of the Simply Double systems for easy access and servicing. With twice the storage density, customers can greatly improve the price/performance of their storage deployments to maximize ROI.
The Supermicro 2U Simply Double SuperStorage systems are available in models that offer either 2.5" or 3.5" drive bays, and that also support All Flash NVMe SSDs or SAS 3.0 HDDs. Additional value-added features include an additional two rear hot-swap drive bays, 3x PCI-E 3.0 slots, redundant Titanium Level (96%+) high-efficiency power supplies, and support for the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4/v3 processors. This broad and feature rich product line allows customers to select the Simply Double solution that is optimized for their specific requirements, from IOPS intensive applications to deployments that require the highest storage capacity.
The Supermicro TwinPro™ Solution architecture builds on Supermicro's proven Twin technology to provide the greatest and highest throughput storage, networking, I/O, memory, and processing capabilities in 2U, allowing customers to further optimize Supermicro solutions to solve their most challenging IT requirements.
The Supermicro 2U TwinPro™ and 2U TwinPro2™ provide up to 2TB of DDR4 up to 2400MHz 3DS LRDIMM memory in 16 DIMM slots; PCI-E 3.0 x16, PCI-E 3.0 x8 LP (2U TwinPro™), and "0 slot" flexible rear expansion for add-on card solutions such as PCI-E SSD, dual 10GbE with SFP+, or GPU/Xeon Phi; 10GBase-T, InfiniBand, or Gigabit Ethernet networking options; up to 4 NVMe and 8 SAS3 (12Gbps) 2.5" hot-swap HDDs per node; co-processor support (2U TwinPro™); IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN; SATA DOM power connector; TPM 1.2 header; and redundant Titanium Level power supplies.
Optimized for high-end Enterprise, HPC cluster, Data Center, and Cloud Computing environments, the Supermicro TwinPro™ Solutions are designed for ease of installation and maintenance with highest quality for continuous operation at maximum capacity. The resulting benefit is best TCO for customers seeking the greatest competitive advantage from their data center resources.
The FatTwin™ is the latest addition to Supermicro's evolving line of Twin Architecture SuperServer® solutions. The 4U FatTwin greatly expands compute and storage capacities beyond Supermicro's existing 2U Twin2™ and 1U Twin™ SuperServer® systems to achieve increased performance with lower power consumption. By virtue of its shared components the FatTwin improves cost-effectiveness and reliability, while its modular architecture makes it flexible to configure and easy to maintain.
The FatTwin is available in high-density 8 / 4 / 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. Its high efficiency, highly effective shared cooling architecture allows the FatTwin to operate in high-temperature, free-air cooled environments up to 47°C, providing considerable cost savings and improved TCO. Versatile configurations allow the FatTwin to be optimized for many different environments including Data Center, Cloud Computing, and HPC; Engineering, Research, and GPU/Xeon Phi projects; File and Storage Server deployments; and General Server and Enterprise Server applications.
Supermicro's latest SuperSever product line designed to deliver unrivaled performance, flexibility, scalability, and serviceability that is ideal for demanding Enterprise workloads.
Performance: Ultra Enterprise Servers feature the most powerful dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4/v3 product family CPUs (160W/Up to 22 Cores), with up to 1.5TB of memory in 24 DIMMs, SATA3 with optional SAS3 and NVMe support for increased storage bandwidth, and energy efficient Titanium (96%+) / Platinum (95%+) Level power supplies.
Flexibility: Ultra Enterprise Servers allow enterprise IT professionals the ability to easily qualify a single server platform that can easily be reconfigured for widest variety of workloads, reducing qualification time and the need for excessive spares inventories to manage. With a wide variety of Ultra Riser options available which includes built-in 1G, 10GBASE-T, 10G SFP+, 40G, and InfiniBand options, plus support for add on SAS 3 HW/SW RAID controllers and additional PCI-E 3.0 slots, it is simple and easy to reconfigure and repurpose the Ultra servers quickly.
Scalability: Ultra Enterprise Servers are highly scalable and provide the greatest expansion density of any 1U/2U system on the market today. Supporting up to 4 Add-on Cards in 1U and up to 8 Add-on Cards in a 2U, Ultra truly future-proofs you from a sea of ever changing business needs.
Serviceability: Supermicro understands the business requirements for quality and timely support. We offer excellent 24/7/365 support for our products including the option for global overnight or 4-hour on-site service at your location. Plus new remote management software packages which make monitoring your infrastructure simple and effective.
The Supermicro SuperBlade® is a density-optimized blade server solution designed to lower initial acquisition costs and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with free air cooling. SuperBlade is available in 8U, 6U and 4U form factors. Blades are available in UP, DP (2-socket half-height) and 4-socket full-height. Fabric choices include 100G EDR InfiniBand, 100G Intel Omni-Path or 25G/10G Ethernet. Redundant Chassis Management Modules (CMM) and industry-standard Redfish RESTful APIs and Supermicro RSD are available as standard features. Hot-swap U.2 NVMe are available up to 8 drives per blade server, as well as SAS3/SATA3 and M.2 support. Redundant hot-swappable 2200W Platinum Level AC or 2000W DC power supplies are available to optimize power consumption for maximum efficiency. Battery Backup Power (BBP) modules provide high availability and reliability for mission critical applications. SuperBlade solutions are architected to support up to the highest performance 205W Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
SuperBlade is a highly flexible, advanced solution due to its density optimization, flexibility with modular infrastructure, scalable and replicable architecture, and reduction in networking complexity. These benefits allow the SuperBlade to be configured for diverse market segments including Cloud Computing, Enterprises, Render Farms, Web, HPC, Engineering/Technical, and Service Providers.
The Supermicro MicroBlade microserver represents an entirely new type of computing platform. It is a powerful and flexible extreme-density 6U/3U all-in-one total system that features 28/14 hot-swappable MicroBlade Servers supporting 28/14 Newest Dual-Node Xeon UP systems with Intel E3-1200 v5 family configurations with up to 2 SSDs/1 HDD per Node. The 6U/3U MicroBlade enclosure can incorporate up to 2 Chassis Management Modules, and up to 2 Switch Modules for efficient, high-bandwidth communications. It can incorporate up to 8 redundant (N+1 or N+N) 1600/2000W high-efficiency (95%/96%) power supplies with cooling fans. This innovative new generation architecture includes microserver, networking, storage, and unified remote management for Cloud Computing, Video Streaming, Content Delivery, Social Networking, Desktop Virtualization and Remote Workstation applications.
The storage landscape is evolving from premium priced proprietary hardware and software solutions to open industry standard hardware and the benefits are significant: reduced vendor lock-in, significantly open innovation with new technologies like all NVMe solutions. Supermicro's extensive storage products are the platform of choice for leading storage vendors and major hyperscale datacenters.
Supermicro delivers significant benefits to Software Defined Storage Solutions:
Maximum Efficiency - High capacity 1U-4U form factors. Leading the industry with up 95% efficient Platinum level power supplies
Maximum Performance and expandability - All NVMe support with hybrid expander and delivering up to 20 GB/s throughput
Mission Critical Reliability - Capable of fully redundant and fault-tolerant operation with supplies, fans and redundant serverboards with remote management
Proven Compatibility - Lab validated hardware configurations optimized for high duty cycles workloads
For customers the key benefits of Supermicro’s SuperStorage product line are:
Complete Portfolio of open industry standard storage offerings optimized for Microsoft, VMWare, RedHat and Software Defined Storage solutions
Maximum Performance - Full NVMe support, in hybrid expander and direct attach storage backplane with up to 20 GB/s throughput
Maximum Efficiency - High capacity 2U, 3U and 4U form factors with industry leading density. Highest efficiency platinum rated power supplies (95% power efficient)
Mission Critical Reliability - fully redundant, fault-tolerant architecture with hot swappable drive bays, power supplies and cooling fans. The active-active capable JBOD hardware is perfect for mission critical applications
The Supermicro MicroCloud modular server system provides 12/8 modular server nodes conveniently integrated into a short 29" and 23" chassis. These hot-pluggable server nodes operate independently. Each node is powered by an Intel® Xeon® or AMD Opteron™ processor and provides exceptional memory capacity, MicroLP card support, and up to 2x 3.5" SATA HDDs or 4x 2.5" SATA HDDs (12-Node model).
The MicroCloud systems utilize redundant 1620W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and sophisticated cooling zone controls for a Green energy profile. The Nodes provide easy access for efficient servicing, and the high density per node saves valuable data center space. The Supermicro MicroCloud systems are optimized for cloud computing, data centers, web hosting, and virtualization environments.
Supermicro® supports Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors and NVIDIA GPUs across a wide range of high-performance server and workstation product lines. Supermicro's computing platforms achieve higher parallel processing capability with Intel's MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture based Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor and NVIDIA's newest Tesla Kepler GPU workhorse. Unified with the latest Intel Xeon processors utilizing common instruction sets and Xeon Phi's multiple programming models, it is easier to port parallel computing applications in the hybrid environment and take advantage of the powerful processing resources of Supermicro's HPC platforms. With NVIDIA Tesla Kepler users can effectively utilize SMX- the most programmable, powerful, and energy efficient Streaming Multiprocessor- with Dynamic Parallelism and Hyper-Q technologies to rapidly and dynamically allocate, balance and optimize workloads. Engineering, scientific and research fields can dramatically accelerate application performance with minimal investment in development with Supermicro's Intel Xeon Phi™ and NVIDIA GPU based supercomputing solutions.
The 2U Twin™ extends Supermicro's innovative Twin architecture with hot-swappable devices in space-efficient form factors to facilitate ease of maintenance, reduce/eliminate down time, while saving power and space by sharing the same chassis and power supplies.
The 2U Twin2® is designed to further satisfy the ever-increasing efficiency, density, and low-TCO demands of today's High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, Data Center Web Server and Virtualization, Cloud, and Hyperscale environments.
The 1U Twin is designed to further satisfy the ever-increasing efficiency, density, and low-TCO demands of today's High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, Data Center Front End Server and Virtualization, Cloud, and Hyperscale environments.
Supermicro offers the widest variety of Tower-based computing solutions optimized for applications such as scientific and engineering design 3D modeling and rendering, video film editing and image processing. In addition, their rich multimedia features are excellent for digital entertainment applications.
Integrating the latest CPU and GPU/MIC technologies these SuperWorkstation solutions include high memory capacity, hot-swappable storage and cooling subsystems, and tool-less designs providing the highest performance and availability with ease of maintenance. They run cool and silent with high-efficiency redundant power supplies, "Whisper-Quiet" fans, and optimized air flow chassis designs making them ideal for desktop environments. SuperWorkstations are available as complete systems or can be custom configured for specific application needs. These solutions combine the highest performance and efficiency with exceptional value.
Supermicro delivers the industry's fastest, most powerful server solutions with compute speed and reliability as the primary focus, targeting mission critical applications. Built upon the X9DAX series motherboard, Supermicro is able to enhance the highest performance Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP) with Hyper-Speed, achieving application performance improvements up to 30%. Supermicro's Hyper-Speed Solutions are available in Tower, 4U and 2U rackmount configurations. Applications that benefit from the high-speed processing power of these solutions include HFT, Computational Finance, EDA, HPC, Scientific and Energy Research.
The Supermicro Data Center Optimized SuperServer® product family supports up to: 2TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM DDR4-2400MHz memory in 16 DIMM slots, 4 standard AOC slots and one SAS3 Mezzanine AOM, 10 SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) ports with Intel® C612 controller, up to 2x GbE/10GBase-T/10G SFP+ LAN, 4 NVMe drive bays, and a 5+ year product life cycle.
With an improved thermal architecture that utilizes power efficient components, offset processors that help eliminate CPU preheating, and highest-efficiency power supplies to allow higher operating temperatures, the Supermicro Data Center Optimized SuperServer® product family delivers the best performance-per-watt to optimize data center Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The Data Center Optimized product line perfectly complements modern energy efficient data center designs.
The Supermicro resource-optimized servers pack the industry's most advanced features into a family of 1U and 2U rackmount systems. Powered by redundant 920-watt Platinum Level power supplies with optimized thermals, the 2U resource-optimized servers can support sixteen 2.5" or eight 3.5" SATA or SAS 2.0 (6 Gb/s SAS) hard drives with onboard hardware RAID 5. They also feature dual 10GbE ports, 18 DDR3 memory slots, quad 1GbE LAN ports, and onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support, and up to six expansion cards (four full-size and two low-profile). Supermicro offers 1U versions of these servers with 700-watt Gold Level power supplies that support eight 2.5" or four 3.5" hot-swap hard drives and up to three expansion cards (two full-size and one low-profile).
The Supermicro resource-optimized 1U and 2U servers are designed for mainstream server applications requiring the highest levels of integration for the greatest performance, flexibility and value. These applications and market spaces include Enterprise, Virtualization, Data Center and Cloud Computing.
Supermicro's new, innovative Battery Backup Power (BBP®) technology provides a cost-effective infrastructure solution for mission-critical server and storage operation. The PWS-1K03B-1R is an industry-first Battery Backup Power (BBP®) module contained in the same form factor as a Supermicro redundant AC power supply (76W x 360D x 40.4H mm). This module is hot-swappable and fits Supermicro 1U/2U/3U/4U chassis providing high output power in 1200W/1min and 1000W/2.5 min options. These can be implemented in 1+1+1 (2 AC modules + 1 BBP Module), 1+2 (1 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) or 2+2 (2 AC + 2 BBP @ 2000W) configurations. For Supermicro's 1U servers, the PWS-206B-1R (54.5W x 220D x 40H mm) provides BBP® protection in 200W/5min and 100W/15min options.
Supermicro's all-star mainstream lineup of serverboards and servers includes models for every need. Performance enhancements over previous generations of systems for these Xeon® Processor E5 series based DP Twin servers and serverboards include up to 8 cores per CPU / 16 threads, extra memory capacity with four channels per CPU for up to 768GB of Reg. ECC DDR3-1600MHz memory, and two QPI links running at up to 8 GT/s each. Extra enhancements include the option of either SATA 3.0 or SAS 2.0 (6Gbps) HDDs, Quad GbE LAN, PCI-E 3.0, 2.5" or 3.5" HDDs, upgraded fans with highly effective cooling architecture, and redundant Platinum Level power supplies. With Supermicro's signature quality and support, customers will benefit from more processing capacity in less space with better efficiency and cost profiles. Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 series, these UP and DP Mainstream servers are the best choices for Enterprise , Hosting and Data Center applications.
Supermicro provides innovative and first-to-market technologies that are the building blocks for today's embedded computing platforms. Rapid growth in the embedded markets and open standards are driving the need for higher levels of product integration and optimization through network connectivity, remote management, mobile communication, expanded I/O, and device to device communications using space and power efficient configurations. Supermicro's family of high-performance embedded products are optimized for a wide range of applications and solutions:
Digital Security and Surveillance
Gaming and Entertainment
Medical Instrumentation and Devices
Defense and Aerospace
Supermicro offers many flexible and customized solutions for critical OEM projects, as well as advanced designs for stringent environments, firmware customization, BOM enhancements, and a wider range of legacy IO support.
Quality and Reliability
Supermicro adheres to rigorous design implementation, manufacturing standards and ISO standards to ensure that its products are produced with the highest quality and reliability. The company integrates only the best quality parts and components into its system boards, servers, and chassis. To ensure excellent performance even under extreme operating conditions, Supermicro products undergo rigorous environmental and intense computational testing. These quality efforts optimize system performance and minimize system downtime.
Supermicro products incorporate the latest advancements in technology to meet demands of tomorrow's data-driven business world. The company maintains deep relationships with leading chipmakers and component suppliers to gain the earliest access to future technology roadmaps. Supermicro's engineering teams integrate new technologies at an accelerated pace during early design stages and fine-tune each product to achieve the perfect balance between performance, efficiency and overall system optimization. Product development cycles from concept to delivery are condensed without compromise in quality to provide advanced products to customers as quickly as possible. This first-to-market / time-to-market philosophy provides customers with computing solutions that outperform and outlast the competition while providing the best return on technology investment.
Environmental Leadership (We Keep IT Green™)
As a leader in energy efficient computing, Supermicro’s goal is to promote the deployment and adoption of architectures and technologies that can improve computer efficiencies and save up to $6 billion per year worldwide (for more information click here http://www.supermicro.com/GreenIT/) . The company's products are earth-friendly and environmentally safe, meeting or exceeding RoHS requirements. Supermicro's motto is: We Keep IT Green™.
To ensure absolute customer satisfaction worldwide, Supermicro stands behind all of its products with a comprehensive warranty and replacement policy. Supermicro has highly responsive reseller channels and dedicated Technical Support teams available 24x7x365 to quickly resolve any support issues and RMA services.