Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leader in application optimized high performance server solutions,
announced its first 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions. The
energy-efficient Supermicro AOC-UTG-i2 Universal I/O (UIO) and AOC-STG-i2
standard PCI-Express network adapters, based on the Intel(R) 82598 10 Gigabit
Ethernet Controller, enable the mainstream server market with dual-port PCI-
Express-based 10GbE connectivity for optimal I/O performance.

“These new Supermicro 10GbE adapters empower our existing customers to
upgrade right away to dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet,” said Charles Liang, CEO
and president of Supermicro. “The flexibility of our UIO architecture enables
the AOC-UTG-i2 card for installation in 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U systems equipped
with UIO motherboards, while the low-profile AOC-STG-i2 can be installed in
any standard PCI-Express x8 slot. With outstanding performance and power
efficiency, these products are ideal for a wide range of enterprise server
environments like those running virtualization, demanding storage and high
performance computing applications.”

“We are pleased that Supermicro has selected the energy-efficient
Intel 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller for the new AOC-UTG-i2 Universal
I/O card and the AOC-STG-i2 card,” said Tom Swinford, general manager of
Intel’s LAN Access Division. “The Intel(R) 82598 is designed for today’s
multi-core processor-based servers and has optimizations to address the I/O
bottlenecks associated with server consolidation and virtualization. Its low
power and outstanding performance make it ideally suited for multi-port
adapter and LAN On Motherboard (LOM) designs.”

Providing dual-port 10GbE at an average of just 6.5 watts, these network
adapters address the need created by the extensive growth in dense computing
environments for efficient, high-bandwidth designs. Both the AOC-UTG-i2 and
AOC-STG-i2 feature the reliability necessary for storage applications such as
iSCSI, the dual-port redundancy needed for networking applications, as well as
the throughput and low memory latency required for high-performance computing

For even greater flexibility, Supermicro offers a CX4-to-Optical cable
option, which increases the viable cable length from 15 meters over CX4 copper
cable to up to 100 meters over optical cable. These controller cards also
support Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity including Virtual
Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT).
These new technologies improve overall system performance, lower CPU
utilization, reduce system latency and, improve networking and I/O throughput
in a virtualized environment.

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