Supermicro is headquartered in San Jose, California, and is the world’s largest 45-nanometer server supplier. Having a product portfolio that includes more than 28,000 products, Supermicro has succeeded to the point of being recognized by Gartner as the world’s leading supplier of “Micro-Server” products in their latest report on this industry segment. Supermicro’s primary customers are large corporations, including HP, IBM, Lenovo, and Cisco.
Supermicro supplies the world’s leading manufacturers of IT products, including Apple and Dell. Their suppliers include Asustek Computer, Asus, and Gigabyte Technology. Most of the products are from China and Japan, where the company has its manufacturing base.
Enterprise 5G infrastructure is dependent on a new set of technologies, including the processing power of supercomputers, which require exact and complex electronic circuits that are becoming increasingly expensive. Supermicro found itself at the forefront of this market when it developed 10-nanometer Technology, a process at the heart of Moore’s law that allows it to improve computing performance and save costs.
Supermicro has also developed its line of server motherboards using ECC memory and Mellanox chips for Ethernet.5G Core network architecture will have different applications than 4G, which makes it a much more complex system to all Supermicro server models:
In 2015 Supermicro partnered with Apple Computer to assemble and sell its hardware. This partnership is limited to the sale of Apple’s hardware but not to the design, development, or sale of standalone hardware. The relationship appears exclusive, except for certain storage products that OEMs may sell. In June 2016, Apple chose Supermicro as its sole supplier of the “Mac Pro” server, replacing IBM.
In 2008, Supermicro acquired SmallNetBuilder and GigaByte Technology. In 2011 Supermicro expanded its storage business by acquiring MoSys, a Chinese technology company. Also, in 2011 Supermicro acquired rival X9 Technology for about $90 million in a deal that keeps the company’s logo and its manufacturing facilities in Dalian.
Four node server Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F motherboard with Intel Xeon D-1540 processor, 4 x DDR4 ECC UDIMMs, and LSI SAS 3008 controller. According to ASRock Rack’s Steve Yang and Supermicro marketing manager Richard Liang, “the Xeon D-1540 was chosen to shorten the time-to-market for this new server system in the 4U space. The Xeon D-1540 is based on the latest 14nm Broadwell architecture and can enterprise server be seen as a replacement of the E3-12xx v3 family while delivering 20% more performance at 60% lower power consumption.”
The Supermicro X10SL7-F is a 3U dual processor rackmount rackmount server with one or two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family-based nodes. Each node contains two sockets supporting a single Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family chip. Only one of the two sockets is populated. Each socket has access to 16 DIMM slots that can support up to 1TB of DDR4 ECC memory.
In addition, the X10SL7-F server supports customer-specified firewalls/load balancers using 1Gb or 10Gb of non-blocking Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro network interface controllers (NICs). The ConnectX-3 Pro Ethernet controller is a dual-port network interface controller (NIC) supporting PCIe 3.0 and can operate at a rate of 2.5Gbit/s per lane, 5.0Gbit/s aggregate.
The X10SL7-F is a 3U rackmount server that supports two Intel Xeon processors, E5-2600 v3 product family-based nodes. Each node contains two sockets supporting a single Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family chip. Only one of the two sockets is populated. Each socket has access to 16 DIMM slots that can support up to 1TB of DDR4 ECC memory.