Supermicro is a company that manufactures server motherboards. They manufacture a variety of computer boards, from embedded systems to servers and networking devices. Supermicro was founded in 1993 by Charles Lin, currently the CEO. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California and has around 1800 employees worldwide. Supermicro is the world’s 3rd largest server motherboard company with an 11% market share; following Dell Technologies (24%) and HPE (22%). As of April 2018, Supermicro was the world’s 3rd largest maker of motherboard systems.
Supermicro has been a recipient of numerous awards over the years. December 2018, Supermicro SuperServer 2028R-E1CBL became the world’s fastest 2U server. The server has an Intel Xeon Scalable Processor E5-2600 v4 (8 cores / 12 threads) at 2.2 GHz and 128 DDR4 DIMM slots running at 2133 MHz. The server has a maximum power of 1.1 MW and is rated Platinum.
June 2018, Supermicro X11DAi became the world’s first Intel C621/C612 chipset based motherboard to achieve VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 certification. January 2018, Supermicro X11SRI-F was released as the world’s first Intel Xeon Scalable Processor E5-2600 v4 (8 cores / 12 threads) based motherboard to achieve VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 certification. This board has 1 x Intel C612 chipset and 2 x Intel C621 chipset.
December 2017, Supermicro X11DPi became the world’s first server motherboard from a single source to achieve VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 certification. Supermicro works with numerous companies to create and sell microprocessor kits that run on its motherboards.
Supermicro has partnered with: The Supermicro x299 motherboard has been featured in many publications. These publications include: All Supermicro boards are sold through distributors and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Many of these boards are then installed in OEM systems or systems sold by resellers, such as Amazon, Newegg, Micro Center, etc.
HPC server boards are specially designed for high-performance computing (HPC), including HPC, cloud and scale-out computing. Industrial server boards are special types of industrial motherboards that can withstand extreme temperatures, vibrations and environmental barriers. These boards can be found in such applications as: Supermicro’s X10 series of industrial computer motherboards can be found on their website. Supermicro has released several new server lineups during the 21st century (2000–present). These lineups include:
Supermicro has released various laptop and desktop motherboards in the 2000s, including the X7Q-LP motherboard (review dated September 2003) and others. These boards have been manufactured by Supermicro. The X8DCL-F motherboard was manufactured by Supermicro in June 2004. It has a 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processors. Later Supermicro would have a similar motherboard with an Intel Xeon processor. The Supermicro X8DCL-R motherboard was manufactured in March 2004. Later in April 2004, the Supermicro X8DCL-A motherboard was manufactured by Supermicro.
In November 2002, Supermicro released the “X10” series of computer motherboards which were pre-installed with a variety of boards including: Intel Pentium(R) 4 processors at 1 GHz and up to 3 GHz. Also included in this series was the ASUS A8R32 motherboard, which featured an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card. In late 2004, Supermicro released the “X11” series of computer motherboards; this series would be a stable line of computer motherboards. The X11 and X9 were both pre-installed with a variety of boards including: Intel Pentium(R) 4 processors at 1 GHz and up to 3 GHz. The X9 motherboard was manufactured by Supermicro, while the X11 was not.