Friday, May 22nd 2009

Super Micro Presents 80 Plus Gold (93%+ efficiency) 1200 W Server Power

Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, today announced that its latest generation of enhanced, high-capacity storage chassis with Gold Level certified 1200-watt redundant power supplies are shipping in volume. These chassis feature Supermicro's advanced cooling subsystem designs to deliver optimal system efficiency and TCO by reducing customers' energy bills.

A pioneer of high-efficiency server technology, Supermicro has been leading the way with the most efficient systems for years. As the APAC chair of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, the company has successfully encouraged others within the industry to improve, too. Enabling these new 93%+ power supplies has re-established Supermicro as the true leader in producing the industry's most energy-efficient systems.
"We are ushering in a golden era in storage solutions by upgrading our high-capacity storage chassis with Gold Level certified 1200-watt high-efficiency power supplies," said Charles Liang, CEO and president, Supermicro. "In addition to saving enterprises hundreds of dollars per system on their energy bills, these solutions also help preserve the environment. This new generation of 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U storage chassis feature optimized iPass connectivity, fully redundant power supplies with PMBus functionality for superior power management, SES-2 features and enhanced hard drive trays, as well as 100% recyclable, palletized packaging."

Supermicro's new SC826A-R1200LPB storage chassis supports 12 hot-swap SAS/SATA drives in 2U and up to seven low-profile add-on cards. The SC836A-R1200B and SC936A-R1200B chassis both feature 16 hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays in 3U with support for seven full-size add-on cards. With 24 hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays (and up to two internal drives) in 4U, the new SC846A-R1200B is a reliable and maintenance-free storage workhorse that also supports seven full-size add-on cards. For 2.5" storage, Supermicro's 1U SC113 chassis support eight hard drives, while its 2U SC213A and SC216A series chassis support 16 and 24 hard drives, respectively.

These new chassis, with iPass connectivity mapping four drives per cable for hassle-free maintenance, are optimized for direct-attach storage solutions. They support both 3Gbps and 6Gbps SAS interfaces for high-bandwidth storage applications. When combined with Supermicro's wide selection of network and storage controller cards, these systems are ideal for SAN or NAS as well as Cloud-based storage, SaaS, disaster recovery, and iSCSI solutions.

All of these chassis flexibly support both uni-processor (UP) and dual-processor (DP) motherboards and feature optimized hard drive signal trace routing and improved hard drive tray designs to dampen vibrations and maximize drive performance. Another unique Supermicro advantage is 100% cooling redundancy; even if an internal cooling fan fails, these systems will continue operating without any performance loss. In addition, heavy-duty palletized packaging is standard on these 1200-watt series chassis to ensure secure system reliability during shipping, and tool-less, roller rail designs for easy installation and maintenance come standard.

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7 Comments on Super Micro Presents 80 Plus Gold (93%+ efficiency) 1200 W Server Power

Bird of Prey
Wow pretty nice if they made some mainstream psus with gold ratings like these.
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so i take it this will replace the 900w they currently have in their 24 hot swappable 4u chassis. pretty nice. being the psu is included and the 24-hot swaps, its not a bad price of a chassis (egg currently has the 900w unit for 980$)
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I think 93% efficiency would be impossible for a 500 - 600 W power supply. I would but this one but i only need 500 W and i wont spend so much money for more effiency.
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Drac said:
I think 93% efficiency would be impossible for a 500 - 600 W power supply. I would but this one but i only need 500 W and i wont spend so much money for more effiency.
ummm. this is server grade hardware, not exactly for the average user. so yes if you're runnign a desktop on a 500w psu then you shouldn't be concerned with an upgrade at this time. however someone who is runnign aserver will benefit from the increased efficentcy because a) then run it 24/7 and b) they run several servers.
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"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I should get one for my server. :D

...well, at least a redundant PSU. Single = downtime.
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I see many storage freaks saving up:D
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