Supermicro Introduces Whisper-Quiet Family Of SuperWorkstations » read source
Super Micro Computer, Inc. unveiled its whisper-quiet family of SuperWorkstations with the debut of its dual-processor 7045A-C3, 7045A-CT, and uni-processor 5035B-T+ systems. These quiet systems sharply boost overall system performance, increase energy savings with new high-efficiency power supplies and energy-saving DDR2/DDR3 memory, and provide optimum cooling across all CPU speeds. Engineered to maximize energy savings, the 7045A-C3 and 7045A-CT workstations feature Supermicro's new X7DCA-3 and X7DCA-i motherboards, respectively, which are based on the Intel 5100 chipset.
With dual PCI-Express x16 slots, 7.1 high-definition audio, and dual IEEE 1394a ports, these high-end systems are excellent choices for computer-aided design, graphics rendering and gaming applications. Designed for the latest 45nm 1333MHz FSB Xeon 5400 and 5200 series processors, these super-efficient systems utilize cost-effective and efficient DDR2 memory up to 667MHz for 20% energy savings compared to FB-DIMM memory.
Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro stated: "Supermicro's 7045A-C3, 7045A-CT and 5035B-T+ SuperWorkstations all feature innovative new whisper-quiet (28dB) complete system designs, which implement our acoustically optimized thermal technology. These systems provide many benefits to our customers with up to a 30%* boost in performance, 20%* energy savings in the memory system, and sub-30dB whisper-quiet operation."
The full range of Supermicro products stand above the competition on their own merits by delivering industry-leading performance at extremely competitive prices. Supermicro's new acoustically optimized thermal design enables these Supermicro systems to achieve 28dB, which is considered quieter than the noise level of a whisper-quiet library environment.
PCI-Express 2.0 doubles the I/O bandwidth to 5 Gb/s per lane from 2.5 Gb/s and is fully compatible with PCI-E 1.1 graphics cards. DDR3 memory provides data transfers up to 1.6 Gb/s, which is twice the bandwidth of DDR2. The 5035B-T+ is based on Supermicro's C2SBX motherboard, which supports Intel Core 2 Extreme, Quad, and Duo processors, 8-channel high-definition audio, and features two IEEE 1394a headers along with two PCI-X slots that provide great connectivity to digital media and outstanding I/O bandwidth.
Facilitating excellent storage expansion, the high-end SuperWorkstation 7045A-C3 features eight hot-plug SAS drives with RAID 0, 1 and 10 support and optional RAID 5, while the cost-effective 7045A-CT supports up to 6 terabytes of hot-plug SATA storage capacity. For maximum graphics and memory performance in a mid-tower UP platform, the 5035B-T+ features a quiet and efficient 465-watt power supply, two native PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots and DDR3 1333MHz memory support.