Nov 29, 2011

Supermicro(R) Exhibits Its SuperWorkstation Product Line at Autodesk University

Solutions Target Full Range of Workloads From High-End Ray Tracing to Entry-Level Design and Modeling.

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI - News), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation and green computing, is premiering its lineup of SuperWorkstation solutions for the Autodesk community at Autodesk University 11/29-12/1 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, booth (#537). These application optimized server-grade systems are designed to run 24/7 providing professionals high-availability and easy maintenance with tool-less designs incorporating hot-swappable HDDs or SSDs, optical drives and cooling subsystems.

"Our SuperWorkstations offer the widest array of high-performance CPU and GPU options and are powered by Supermicro's innovative, high-efficiency power supplies. They also feature whisper-quiet cooling subsystems making them ideal for use in desktop environments," said Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. "Design and creative professionals attending AU '11 will experience how Supermicro's SuperWorkstations deliver exceptional performance and efficiency with unbeatable value."

At the top end, Supermicro will exhibit its Ultra High Performance 4 GPU SuperWorkstation (SS7046TG-TRF) showcasing the iray renderer within Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2012 delivering fully interactive photorealistic ray-tracing. Leveraging a state of the art design, the SS7046TG-TRF utilizes the raw power of dual Intel® Xeon® E5600/5500 CPUs, up to 192GB of memory, a NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000 and 3x NVIDIA Tesla® C2075s to enable 3ds Max users to setup scenes, apply materials, and establish lighting, leading to stunning photorealistic results in a fraction of the time relative to past workflows. After each change, the image progressively refines allowing for faster iterations and artistic exploration. The overall performance and speed delivered by this system unleashes users' full creative potential.

Supermicro will also demo its mainstream SuperWorkstation (SW5036A-T) running Autodesk Inventor® and Navisworks®. This system supports an Intel Xeon W3600/3500 series processor to maximize performance and integrates dual NVIDIA Quadro GPUs along with hot-swappable storage. Today's engineers face challenges in design, analysis, visualization, and manufacturing. Their 3D applications need high-performance hardware that can support multiple tasks simultaneously. Supermicro's SW5036A-T will demonstrate its full capacity to support multiple disciplines/activities that users encounter when working with various CAD applications.

For lighter workloads, Supermicro's entry-level SuperWorkstation (SW5037A-T) will be running Autodesk AutoCAD® 2012. This compact workstation combines Sandy Bridge based Intel Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor support with the NVIDIA Quadro GPU delivering exceptional performance to the AutoCAD user at a cost effective price. With the SW5037A-T, AutoCAD users can load large complex 3D models, explore various visual styles while maintaining superior image quality and spin the models without any loss of detail or interactivity.

Supermicro's SuperWorkstations are available through system integrators, value-added resellers and distributors throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. All products in the SuperWorkstation series come with a three-year warranty. For additional information, visit the Supermicro website at www.supermicro.com/superworkstations.