System builder Super Micro shows green stripes

System builder Super Micro shows green stripes

Summary: I was wondering the other day how the system builder community is faring with the green tech conversation. After all, servers, desktops and notebooks from the so-called white box players account for somewhere around one-third of all systems shipped in a given quarter.

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TOPICS: Hardware, CXO, Servers
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I was wondering the other day how the system builder community is faring with the green tech conversation. After all, servers, desktops and notebooks from the so-called white box players account for somewhere around one-third of all systems shipped in a given quarter. At least that's the case in the United States.

Lo and behold, I received a communication from Super Micro Computer of San Jose, Calif., touting a blade server that it calls "the industry's most energy-efficient and earth-friendly family of servers." (Ok, so Super Micro isn't strictly a white box player, but it isn't one of the big three guys.) Them's fighting words, don't you think?

The server series in question is the SuperBlade, which the company claims operates at 93 percent energy efficiency. It consists of two lines, the OfficeBlade, which also is touted as an ultra-quiet blade server option, and the DatacenterBlade, a high-density piece of equipment meant for high-performance computing. I'll let the specs speak for themselves.

Topics: Hardware, CXO, Servers

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