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Supermicro TwinBlade Wins 2010 Best Blade Award

By DE Editors

Super Micro Computer, Inc.’s TwinBlade won the Best Blade-Based Solution award at the fourth annual BladeSystems Insight Summit 2010 on April 20 in Orlando. The IT executives and industry analysts in attendance voted for the TwinBlade platform as the best overall blade server.  The 2010 award is the second annual blade award won by Supermicro in three years at the BladeSystems Insight Summit.

“This prestigious award recognizes Supermicro’s engineering innovation that doubles the number of nodes in a single blade enclosure,” says Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro.

As the newest addition to Supermicro’s SuperBlade family, the TwinBlade doubles the number of dual-processor (DP) compute nodes per 7U enclosure to 20. Based on the SBI-7226T-T2 blade supporting the latest Intel Xeon 5600 Series (Westmere) processors, this system is available with dual 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand switches, and 94% power supply efficiency.

The TwinBlade enables up to 2,880 processing cores per 42U rack when powered by new 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors (Socket G34). It has dual 40Gb/s InfiniBand, FCoE or 10GbE switches, and dual 1/10GbE switches in one 7U enclosure.

For more information, visit Supermicro.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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