by Anton Shilov
05/04/2009 | 04:06 PM
Supermicro, a leading maker of servers, workstations and other solutions aimed at professionals and businesses, on Monday unveiled its first products based on Intel Atom processors and aimed at industrial personal computer applications.
“Bringing the low-power consumption advantages of Atom processors to the server appliance market empowers our customers with energy-saving, quiet solutions that provide flexible expansion and storage features previously unattainable with Atom solutions,” said Charles Liang, president and chief executive officer of Supermicro..
According to Supermicro, Atom-based platforms are intended for storage and network appliances or print and email servers. In addition, Supermicro's mini-tower chassis may enable cost-effective home or office desktop for basic computing including Internet usage, office and educational applications.
Initially Supermicro will offer two Atom-based platforms: X7SLA-L powered by Atom 230 (single-core, 1.60GHz, 4W) as well as X7SLA-H featuring Atom 330 (dual-core, 1.60GHz, 8W). The cost-effective X7SLA-L platform supports up to four Serial ATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10, along with seven USB 2.0 headers, 2GB DDR2 memory, Intel GMA 950 graphics core and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The more advanced X7SLA-H sports dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, an additional onboard Type A USB 2.0 connector and an extra internal serial port. The platforms may be installed either into typical server cases or into Supermicro’s cases for desktops.
Besides mainboards featuring Intel Atom, Supermicro also offers two server solutions SuperServer 5015A supports two internal hard drives, and a full-height, half-length expansion card option, yet it is only 9.8” in depth.
For greater expansion and storage features, Supermicro offers the SuperServer 5035A, which supports four hot-swap drive bays and three add-on cards. This server comes in mini-tower chassis and features a 300W power supply. This machine also supports two external 5.25" bays and Kensington lock security to safeguard the system.