Super Micro Computer Inc.† has introduced what it is calling a “major breakthrough in power supply technology.” The company has a new short-depth, redundant power module for its SuperServers.
The PWS-406P-1R is a 1U 400W supply module that conforms to Energy Star Server 2.0 specifications. With “SuperCompact” dimensions of 8.66 inches long and 2.15 inches wide (with a 1U height), the new power supply aims to provide SMBs with space and energy savings.
“In situations requiring high-availability, such as mission critical and high-density server computing, the PWS-406P-1R provides redundancy where space and thermal limitations present a challenge,” Supermicro states in a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB.
The PWS-406P-1R power supply modules provides a 93 percent efficiency, superior to 80PLUS Gold level performance. “This minimizes infrastructural and uninterruptable power supply cost, and reduces total volt-ampere and watt requirements,” the company adds.
Supermicro power supply modules provide the flexibility of remote and local management for real-time monitoring and controlling. The power supply also features PMbus 1.2, SMBAlert, and configurable PWS fan speed. It supports node management and PMbus requirements for the latest processors such as the Intel Xeon E3-1200.
In addition to the PWS-406P-1R, Supermicro is also releasing its next generation X9 SuperServer products, taking advantage of the newest SuperCompact Power Modules. The SYS-5017C-MTRF server is based on the X9SCL-F ATX motherboard, providing redundant hot-swappable supplies in a 1U Rack mount enclosure. This server is ideal for IPC and Embedded systems as well as many other scalable computing applications.
“Our power supply engineering division constantly pushes the envelope of advanced power design and brings our technologies to manufacturability,” says Supermicro president and CEO Charles Liang. “Our product innovations provide Supermicro customers with impressive efficiency gains and highly reliable, redundant supply modules in SuperCompact form factors.”