Customizable Server Solutions (Server Building Block Solutions®)
Supermicro provides flexible and customizable server solutions to address the application needs of its customers. Its flexible design principles allow Supermicro to aggregate industry standard materials to develop proprietary components, such as serverboards, chassis and power supplies, to deliver products with superior features matched to the desired application. This Server Building Block approach allows Supermicro to provide a broader range of SKUs and offer more choice for customers.
Flexible Expansion Capabilities (Universal I/O or UIO)
Through its proprietary technology, Supermicro can offer significantly more memory and expansion slots than traditional server systems with a comparable server form factor. Called Universal I/O or UIO, this technology allows users to add up to 3 add-on cards to a 1U server system or 6 add-on cards to a 2U system. Supermicro UIO servers, in combination with a riser card and UIO card, can provide over 20 different networking choices.
Economical Power Efficiency and Thermal Management Systems
Supermicro’s server solutions include many design innovations to optimize power consumption and manage heat dissipation. The company has designed flexible power management systems which customize or eliminate components to reduce overall power consumption. Supermicro’s proprietary power supplies can significantly enhance power efficiency. For example, Supermicro’s recently developed 920 watt power supply was the world best Platinum Level multiple output server power supply in the industry. Supermicro has also developed technologies that reduce the effects of heat dissipation from its servers. Allowing them to achieve a superior price-to-performance ratio while minimizing energy and reducing the risk of server malfunction caused by overheating.