King Star Computer and Supermicro Join Forces to Deliver the Industry's First Serial Attached SCSI Solutions

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Leave competitors in the dust with new, truly optimized SAS solutions.

King Star Computer and Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboard, chassis and server solutions, have joined forces to deliver the industry's first Serial Attached SCSI solutions for the server market. The availability of these Supermicro SAS solutions mark a first-to-market opportunity for King Star Computer to be the first to provide end to end next-generation Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage solutions.

Additionally, these SAS solutions support the new Intel Dual-Core Xeon CPU code-named Paxville, which boosts performance up to 50% and provides ease of migration from existing Xeon platforms. Lower TCO is a key feature most sought after in a leading edge server solutions manufacturer. With that in mind, traditional Xeon CPU support comes standard with all of these SAS solutions. “Add to those key components our breadth of selection and our customers now have a competitive edge in winning more business”, said Supermicro CEO, Charles Liang.

"The evolution from parallel SCSI technology to Serial Attached SCSI technology is a major one for the IT industry," added Charles Liang. "Now there's a big opportunity to gain a competitive edge against branded vendors by delivering high performance, more reliable and flexible storage solutions to meet a variety of price/performance needs. SAS technology allows a single platform to be used for both primary and secondary storage requirements. Mix-and-match SAS and SATA drives allow vendors to meet both the highest performance and reliability requirements for transaction-oriented applications as well as price conscious enterprise needs." One of the big advantages of SAS is increased scalability; in fact, a single controller can support up to 128 SAS drives.

"To standardize SAS solution is surely imminent," said Ray Liu, Chief Technology Officer, King Star Computer. Regarding performance optimization, “Both SAS and Fibre Channel share the same serial attribute, but it does not share the mechanism of forming loops, as the SAS interface is specifically defined as point-to-point with unique port addresses”. “In other words, the number of SAS disks attached will not affect the performance, whereas the number of Fibre Channel disks presented would. This is the strength of SAS solution I would foresee”, Liu mentions.

About King Star Computer, Inc.

Established in 1989, King Star Computer specializes in high density rackmount systems including 1U Xeon, Opteron systems as wells multi-Terabyte storage system. We’ve seen and been amazed by the continuing technological advancements and have been able to learn from and adapt to the many changes. These allow King Star Computer to anticipate customers’ needs and to provide them the right products and services. With our 16-year experience in the high-end computing industry, as well as being both an Intel Premier Provider and Supermicro’s preferred system provider, we are confident to say that we know what you need. And the most importantly, we have held the same values since our founding -- Quality, Responsibility, and Honesty; our “3TY’s”. For additional information, please visit the company's website at, email or call the Sunnyvale, CA headquarters at +1 408-736-8590.

About Supermicro Computer, Inc.

Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding industry-leading motherboards, chassis and server systems that offer maximum functionality and compatibility. With a staunch commitment to quality and a leading tradition of being first to market, Supermicro's high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver cutting-edge performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for mission-critical applications such as high-end graphics, modular computing, and enterprise storage system development to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. Supermicro is the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today and provides outstanding quality and service that includes 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support. For additional information, please visit the company's website at, email or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

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