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November 4, 2010

Supermicro unveils new SuperServer 6046T-TUF

Eliminates hard drive size limits for the OS

By CBR Staff Writer

Server technology provider Super Micro Computer has extended its embedded/industrial PC (IPC) product portfolio with the addition of SuperServer 6046T-TUF based on the new SC842 short-depth (20") 4U chassis.

The new server provides I/O bandwidth and reliability with six PCI-E expansion slots, five hot-swap SATA drive trays for RAID storage, three 5.25" expansion bays for additional hard drives, onboard smart server management tools, and UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS support.

The 8MB UEFI BIOS provides advantages including no shadow ROM size limitation which delivers add-on card features plus faster operating system (OS) boot times.

In addition, it also eliminates hard drive size limits for the OS and provides further UEFI BIOS shell benefits.

The SuperServer 6046T-TUF incorporates front-side serial and USB ports and two onboard Type-A USB connectors for loading the embedded OS and for diskless system boots.

Further, it offers an onboard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) with advanced IPMI 2.0 to enable both media-over-LAN and KVM-over-LAN access via a dedicated LAN port for convenient remote system management anytime from anywhere.

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Supermicro president and CEO Charles Liang said the newest addition to Supermicro’s Embedded and Industrial PC product portfolio, an optimised and compact 4U platform with a variety of motherboard, add-on card, redundant power, secure front bezel and other options addresses the unique needs of the market by offering up to seven years product lifecycle support.

"The innovative and robust short-depth architecture makes this platform ideal for embedded and IPC market segments, such as medical imaging, industrial automation, transportation, simulation, and telecommunication applications," Liang said.

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