Supermicro Introduces SuperCompact, High-Efficiency Power Supply

By Super Micro Computer Inc., PRNE
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Space Saving, Redundant Power Supplies for Embedded Appliances and High Reliability IT Applications

SAN JOSE, California, May 2, 2011 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in server
technology innovation and green computing, today introduced a major
breakthrough in power supply technology. Adding to its premier line of power
supplies, Supermicro now offers a new Short-Depth, Redundant Power Module
option for its SuperServers(R), the PWS-406P-1R.


This industry-first, 1U 400W supply module conforms to Energy Star Server
2.0 specifications and has SuperCompact dimensions of L8.66" x W2.15" x 1U
Height (L220 x W54.5 x H40mm).

This new power supply offers incredible space savings for embedded
applications and is ideally suited for 1U short-depth Industrial PC. In
situations requiring high-availability such as mission critical and
high-density server computing, it provides redundancy where space and thermal
limitations present a challenge. Like all Supermicro power supplies, the
improved overall power efficiency significantly reduces energy consumption
and TCO. The PWS-406P-1R power supply provides an excellent power factor and
93%+ efficiency, superior to 80PLUS(R) Gold level performance. This minimizes
infrastructural and Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) cost, and reduces
total Volt-Ampere (VA) and Watt requirements.

"Our power supply engineering division constantly pushes the envelope of
advanced power design and brings our technologies to manufacturability," said
Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Our product innovations
provide Supermicro customers with impressive efficiency gains and highly
reliable, redundant supply modules in SuperCompact form factors."

Supermicro power modules provide the flexibility of remote and local
management for real-time monitoring and controlling. The power supply also
features PMbus 1.2, SMBAlert and configurable PWS fan speed. It supports node
management and PMbus requirements for the latest processors such as the
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200.

Taking advantage of the newest SuperCompact Power Modules, Supermicro is
releasing its next generation X9 SuperServer(R) products. The SYS-5017C-MTRF
server is based on the X9SCL-F ATX motherboard providing redundant
hot-swappable supplies in a 1U Rack mount enclosure. This server is ideal for
IPC and Embedded systems as well as many other scalable computing

For complete details of Supermicro's power supply products, please visit

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro(R) (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of end-to-end server
solutions for Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded computing worldwide.
Supermicro's advanced Embedded Server Building Block Solutions(TM) offer the
most comprehensive array of application-optimized servers for a large set of
embedded applications. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment
through its "We Keep IT Green(R)" initiative by providing customers with the
most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the
market. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro
has operations centers in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and the Netherlands and
partners with major Distributors, VARs and SIs worldwide. For more
information please visit

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David Okada, Super Micro Computer, Inc., +1-408-503-8063, davido at

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