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Super Micro Unveils 1U Itanium 2 Server Solution at IDF Taiwan

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Taipei, October 13, 2003 ¡V Super Micro has introduced its exciting new line of high-end server solutions optimized for high-performance computing (HPC), large databases, modular computing, and storage. Its 1U ItaniumÒ 2 server solution, the Super Server 6113M-8, is the world¡¦s first viable 1U Itanium 2 platform to meet the ever-growing demands of the HPC server and large database segments. This product includes the most sophisticated 1U Itanium 2 serverboard in a standard extended ATX form factor: the SUPER i2DMR-8G2, and the equally impressive SC813S-500 chassis, specially optimized for Itanium 2-based solutions. Super Micro will mass market its line of DP Itanium 2 solutions by the end of October.

The big news for enterprise-level server solutions is that Supermicro has committed to modular computing products. Planning for a first quarter release in 2004, Supermicro¡¦s ¡§i-blade¡¨ (tentative codename) blade server solution fashions 14 server blades in a 6U rackmount platform. Each individual i-blade module is capable of supporting dual Xeon processors, dual Itanium 2 processors, or quad Xeon MP processors, which will occupy two module spaces.

On the storage front, Super Micro is currently experiencing great demand for its Super Server 6013P-T, the world¡¦s first and only 1-terabyte SATA in a 1U form factor DP Xeon solution. The super-dense 6013P-T leads the industry by supporting dual 533MHz Front Side Bus Xeon Processors of up to 3.2GHz and up to 1 terabyte of storage space via four hot-swap SATA hard drives. This robust and sleek system provides top-of-the-line performance for server storage and mission-critical server applications that demand high storage capacity.

Already the fastest-growing server company in the world today, Super Micro is planning to expand in Asia by building both an R&D center and a manufacturing center. The company is also being recognized as an ODM leader in the Intel Enterprise Innovation Alliance. If Super Micro decides to build its new facilities in Taiwan, it would provide a substantial boost to the local economy by providing hundreds of quality jobs and further improve Taiwan's position as a global technology leader, particularly in the high-end server segment.

SUPER SERVER 6113M-8
Based on the E8870 chipset, the Super Server 6113M-8 has been optimized for dual Itanium 2 processors up to 1.5GHz with 6MB L3 cache (6.4GB/s system bus speed) in 1U rackmount form factor. It features one P64H2 bridge controller and support for one 64-bit-133 MHz PCI-X slot and 4 SCSI or SATA HDs in a 1U configuration. The 2U system will support up to three 64-bit-133 MHz PCI-X slots and 6 SCSI or SATA HDs instead. The serverboard also offers support for up to 16 GB of regular DDR SDRAM in eight DIMM slots and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for excellent networking capabilities. One scalable node controller and four memory repeater hubs are also included. In addition, the i2DMR-8G2 features an onboard dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller, making it an ideal choice for technical computing and front-end enterprise applications.

Intel® Itanium® 2 processor
The Intel® Itanium® 2 processor is uniquely designed for demanding enterprise and technical applications. Itanium® 2-based platforms enable businesses and organizations to maximize their return on investments by delivering industry-leading performance at generally lower cost and with greater choice than proprietary RISC technologies. Itanium 2 processors are supported by a rich ecosystem of highly scalable, open-standard 64-bit solutions from over 40 leading hardware vendors, more than five operating systems including Windows Server 2003, Linux, and hundreds of applications and tools. In addition, Itanium 2 processors are binary-compatible with existing Itanium-based software to provide investment protection*.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Established in 1993, SuperMicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding reliable server systems that maximize the functionality and compatibility of its products. As a direct result of its staunch commitment to quality, SuperMicro¡¦s high-end motherboards and server systems tout unsurpassed performance. Recently, the company began a major expansion into modular computing and enterprise storage system development to best serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. As the premier server solutions and motherboard manufacturer in Silicon Valley and the fastest growing server manufacturer in the world today, SuperMicro provides outstanding quality and service that includes 24x7 Worldwide Server Technical Support from any corner of the globe. For additional information, please visit the company¡¦s website at http://www.supermicro.com, email them at marketing@supermicro.com or call their San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

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