SES2 Capability Now Available on Supermicro Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Servers

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Supermicro Produces Industry's First SAS Server Solutions for Channel Market Space with Distribution Partner MA Labs

SAN JOSE, CA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboard, chassis and server solutions, has combined forces with Adaptec and Distribution Partner MA Labs to introduce the industry's first SAS server solutions with SCSI Enclosure Services (SES2) for enclosure management for the channel market space. SES2 alerts users about drive, temperature and fan failures with an audible alarm and a fan failure LED, and is a significant enhancement to Supermicro's complete line of SAS-optimized solutions.

"SES2 clearly demonstrates the maturity of SAS technology and empowers our customers with worry-free storage management capabilities. They now have an excellent opportunity to gain a competitive edge against branded vendors by delivering truly optimized SAS storage solutions," said Wally Liaw, VP of International Sales at Supermicro." "With SES2, we maintain our first-to-market position as pioneers of Serial Attached SCSI technology and provide our customer base with the latest in technology developments. We're also continually looking for ways to support our server suppliers in assisting their customers transfer seamlessly to the future of storage technology today."

The major advantages of SAS technology include support for up to 128 hard drives on a single controller, more than quadrupling SCSI bandwidth for substantial performance gains. Additionally, upgrading to SAS allows backward compatibility with SATA drives for unprecedented flexibility and involves zero cost premiums compared with traditional SCSI solutions.

"Now that Supermicro has enhanced its SAS product line with SES2 enclosure management, MA Labs is strongly encouraging its customers to migrate to SAS hard drives," says Patrick Lai, Business Development, of MA Labs. "The advantages are overwhelming, especially when you consider that the benefits are available for the same price as SCSI. We are very pleased that Supermicro has enabled us with these cutting-edge products, and expect them to significantly boost our sales revenue in the coming quarters."

"The delivery of SES2-enabled SAS solutions for the system builder market is an important milestone for the server industry," said Tim Connolly, vice president of marketing for the Data Protection Solutions group at Adaptec. "Supermicro and Adaptec have consistently led the industry in SAS product development, and we are very excited to bring this new solution to market. In the past month, we've been pleased with the early customer adoption and look forward to growing implementation moving forward."

As part of the early SAS adaptation process, Supermicro launched a series of SAS powered solutions. The SuperServer 6014P-32R, for example, features SES2 SAS technology and supports two Dual-Core processors. This 1U server combines hot-swappable 700-watt redundant power with support for three expansion cards, four hot-swap SAS or SATA hard drives, floppy, DVD-ROM, and four 4cm heavy-duty counter-rotating fans with optimal fan speed control. The 6014P-32R provides the ultimate in availability, while maximizing expansion, storage capacity, and thermal control.

The system's Super X6DHP-3G2 serverboard, on the other hand, is powered by two Dual-Core processors that boost performance up to 50 percent compared to single-core Xeons. Its eight DIMM slots support up to 16GB of DDRII-400 memory, and its Adaptec(r) 9410W controller supports SAS drives at 3 GB/second. Along with two universal slots that support both PCI-X-133 and PCI-Express x8 cards, the 6014P-32R also supports a 1U IPMI 2.0 slot for server management with an optional 3rd LAN port.

The feature-rich 6014P-32R is just one of Supermicro's many solutions optimized for both SAS drives and Dual-Core processors. A complete line of technologically advanced motherboards, SAS/SATA SuperServers, High Performance SAS/SATA Mobile Racks, and Chassis Optimized for SAS with SES2 are available at

About Supermicro Computer, Inc.

Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding industry-leading motherboards, chassis and server systems that offer maximum functionality and compatibility. With a staunch commitment to quality and a leading tradition of being first to market, Supermicro's high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver cutting-edge performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for mission-critical applications such as high-end graphics, modular computing, and enterprise storage system development to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs.

Supermicro is the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today and provides outstanding quality and service that includes 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support. For additional information, please visit the company's website at, email or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

About MA Labs, Inc.

Established in 1983, MA Laboratories, Inc. (MA LABS) is a leading computer components distributor based in the United States. Specializing in DRAM and Flash based memory products; MA LABS also distributes CPUs, hard drives, motherboards, optical drives, network wireless products, monitors, cases, notebooks and consumer electronics. MA LABS carries over 10,000 items in stock for more than 300 leading manufacturers. Headquartered in San Jose, California, MA LABS' 500 dedicated engineers, sales professionals and customer service representatives serve customers worldwide from multiple office and warehouse locations. In fact, following the successful launch of the company's Los Angeles and New Jersey branch offices, MA LABS recently opened the Norcross, Georgia branch office in October.

MA LABS' sales growth reached the $1 Billion annual revenue milestone in 2004, and continued growth and accomplishments in 2005 are expected. While providing customers with the latest technology, competitive pricing and excellent quality, the company's advantage is its 20 years of experience and commitment to product development. MA LABS is an authorized distributor for top OEM vendors such as Microsoft, Western Digital and Samsung. Visit to view the latest available products and services.

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