Supermicro has begun high-volume production of its new workstation/server
platforms which support the latest Xeon® processors (code named Nocona). New
Intel Xeon processor-based platforms include support for new technologies
including PCI Express, DDR 2 and Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T®). Based on the
Intel® E7525 chipset, these new Intel Xeon workstation/server platforms feature
an 800MHz front-side bus, PCI-Express x16 support, and Pulse Width Modulated (PWM)
fans with speed control for very quiet operation and increased efficiency. These
new Supermicro products provide a number of value-added features and options
mentioned above like support for two PCI-Express x16 cards, IPMI 2.0, SATAII,
PWM fan speed control, an optional extreme low-noise power supply, and 100%
cooling redundancy.

SupermicroX6DA8 G Supermicro E7525 Boards For Nocona

Supermicro has begun high-volume production of its new workstation/server
platforms which support the latest Xeon® processors (code named Nocona). New
Intel Xeon processor-based platforms include support for new technologies
including PCI Express, DDR 2 and Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T®).
With EM64T®, these solutions will provide users with the versatility to run both
32-bit and 64-bit applications so that they can move to 64-bit computing at
their own pace while preserving their current 32-bit investments. Based on the
Intel® E7525 chipset, these new Intel Xeon workstation/server platforms feature
an 800MHz front-side bus, PCI-Express x16 support, and Pulse Width Modulated (PWM)
fans with speed control for very quiet operation and increased efficiency.

Optimized for high-end workstations, these solutions also make ideal video
servers by leveraging the PCI-Express x16 graphics performance. With
bidirectional 8GB/second data streaming throughput, PCI-Express x16 graphics
doubles the SUPER• X6DAL-TG, which supports a total of six SATA drives including
four SATAII drives, and the SUPER• X6DA8 bandwidth of the previous 8x AGP
high-end graphics solutions and provides superior 3D rendering and
image-processing performance.

"Our high-end SUPER• X6DA8 Series can support two PCI-Express x16 graphics cards
(via two x16 slots, one with x16 and one with x4 electrical signal)," says
Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Offering both DDR2 and DDR1
configurations with 8 DIMM slots, along with Ultra 320 SCSI, dual Gigabit
Ethernet LAN ports and IPMI 2.0 support, our X6DA8 Series are definitely the
most feature-rich Tumwater solutions available in the market today and for the
foreseeable future."

To complement the high-end X6DA8 Series, Supermicro offers a cost-effective
X6DAL Series for cost-sensitive customers seeking a compact ATX formfactor with
DDR333/266 memory support. This Series includes the SUPER• X6DAL-TG, which
supports a total of six SATA drives including four SATAII drives, and the SUPER•
X6DAL-G. Both of these boards have the flexibility to perform in most ATX
chassis. It is expected that the two products will quickly become high-volume
leaders in the workstation/serverboard market.

"Intel is excited by Supermicro’s launch of these new products," said Richard
Dracott, general manager of Intel’s Enterprise Platform and Marketing. "The
extensive range of systems using the new Intel® E7525 chipset-based solutions
offered by Supermicro, provide customers with leading performance, reliability
and choice right away."

To house these new mainboards, Supermicro offers the most advanced line of
chassis with the best price/performance ratio, making its products the most
optimized solutions available. For workstation solutions, the versatile new
SC743S/i-645 4U rack/tower and super quiet SC733i-645 mid-tower chassis feature
a new "extreme low-noise" 645-watt power supply and 4-wire PWM fans to produce a
much quieter work environment. Some of the SC743 Series also provide
Supermicro’s new 100% air-cooling redundancy, so that if any one key fan fails,
the CPU and the entire system will remain at 100% performance. Ideal for video
server or graphics-intensive applications, these configurations comprise the
SC743-R760 with a triple-redundant 760-watt power supply for the ultimate in
server power and availability. Alternatively, the cost-effective SC743-650 still
packs plenty of power even for the most computation demanding server
applications.

For higher density rackmount servers, the SC833 Series features an optimized
Nocona 3U server design which, like the SC743 Series, includes an air shroud and
fan speed control for 100% air-cooling redundancy. The SC833 also comes in
numerous configurations to suit the requirements of most server applications.

These exceptional new product offerings should accelerate the growth of
Supermicro partners’ market share and profit. In addition to the standard
Tumwater chipset advantages like 64-bit capability, 800MHz FSB and PCI-Express
x16 support for graphics, these new Supermicro products provide a number of
value-added features and options mentioned above like support for two
PCI-Express x16 cards, IPMI 2.0, SATAII, PWM fan speed control, an optional
extreme low-noise power supply, and 100% cooling redundancy. Impressively early
to market once again, Supermicro continues to deliver the latest technology with
the best high-quality solutions ahead of the competition.