SeaMicro Named a Winner in Best Electronic Design Awards
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 – SeaMicro™, the Silicon Valley pioneer of low power server technology, today announced that it has received the 2011 Best Electronic Design Award from Electronic Design magazine in the “computers” category. Just days after the company’s prestigious win at the Platts Energy Awards, SeaMicro’s revolutionary low-power servers are recognized once more, this time by Electronic Design, whose staff editors picked the finalists from companies covered in the publication during the last year. Yet again, start-up SeaMicro joins industry giants in the pool of winners—Texas Instruments, Samsung and Analog Devices all won in other categories.
SeaMicro’s continuing success points to the growing need for low power server technology. As data centers consume more and more space and energy (servers in data centers use more than 2.5 percent of the energy in the United States alone), businesses are turning to low power, space efficient servers to save on operating costs and reduce their carbon footprint. SeaMicro’s flagship product, the SM10000-64HD™, uses one-quarter the power and takes one-sixth the space of the best in class competitor. These tremendous gains are made possible by SeaMicro technology and its revolutionary fabric ASIC.
The SM10000-64HD uses SeaMicro’s patented fabric technology to integrate 384 dual core Intel® Atom™ processors into a 17.5 inch tall system that is the highest performing, and most energy efficient server ever built. The SM10000-64HD is x86, 64-bit and requires no changes to existing software, which ensures that the benefits of energy efficiency are available to the entire X86 software ecosystem.
“SeaMicro recognized the unparalleled demand for energy efficient computing, and has pioneered the category,” said Andrew Feldman, CEO, SeaMicro. “We are proud to be creating innovative solutions that addresses a growing problem, and glad to be recognized for our achievements in the industry.”
SeaMicro has deployed three servers in the past year, each one more power and space efficient than the last, and the best in the industry. Its technology has been recognized by Platts Energy Awards, the Wall Street Journal, and GigaOM, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy, who awarded the company a $9.3 million grant for its energy saving server systems.
More information about the Electronic Design award can be found at http://electronicdesign.com/article/news/Electronic-Design-Announces-2011-Best-Electronic-Design-Award-Winners-.aspx
SeaMicro is transforming the data center landscape by building servers that draw one-quarter the power and take one-quarter the space of traditional servers. By delivering breakthrough innovations borne of multiple technology domains – CPU design, virtualization, supercomputing and networking – SeaMicro has created a new server architecture purpose-built for scale out infrastructures such as those found in the web-tier, online gaming, search and index computation. SeaMicro was founded in 2007 and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Crosslink Capital, as well as leading public corporations. The company also received the largest Department of Energy grant given to a server company, $9.3 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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