SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, will showcase its latest Earth friendly FatTwin server platforms developed by its strong USA design team at IDF 2012 in San Francisco, CA, September 11-13. The FatTwin is an evolutionary Twin architecture optimized for Data Center, Cloud Computing and Enterprise IT offering the industry’s best capacity and efficiency with 8/4 hot-plug node configurations in an industry standard 4U rack mount chassis (29.5″ depth). These systems feature high-density computing power with support for dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors (up to 135W) and up to 512GB of memory per node with greater storage capacity up to 8x 3.5″ hot-swap HDDs in 1U or 6x 2.5″ hot-swap HDDs per 0.5U and are powered by redundant Platinum-level, high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies. Also remarkable is the simplicity of its efficient design, featuring free-air cooling and the most effective use of shared, hot-swap resources to dramatically reduce TCO across infrastructure from space requirements to cooling costs and ease of maintenance.
I remain a fan of Super Micro and their FatTwin concept. The FatTwin concept balances the requirements for high volume server deployments for HPC, for virtualization or cloud hosting type farms with the need for reducing cooling and energy efficiency costs, anything Super Micro can do to continue the innovation, make the platform more accessible and deliver to their customer has to be a good thing.