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SeaMicro Named Finalist for Energy Industry "Oscar," Receives Award for Excellence and Named an Industry Rising Star by Platts(October 17, 2011)
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- SeaMicro, the Silicon Valley pioneer of low power server technology, today announced that it has received the prestigious Award of Excellence and has been named a finalist in the Rising Star category for the Platts Global Energy Award. The 2011 finalists were selected from more than 200 nominations by program host Platts, the leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information. Established in 1999 and often described as "the Oscars" of the energy industry, Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance.
Today, servers in data centers consume more than 1.5% of the energy in the United States. The power and space consumed by servers are crucial issues at the business as well as the macroeconomic levels. SeaMicro was created to solve these challenges and is the leader in energy efficient server design and manufacture.
SeaMicro's latest offering is the SM10000-64HD server, which uses one-quarter the power and takes one-sixth the space of the best in class competitor. 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 thereby ensuring the benefits of energy efficiency are available to the entire X86 software ecosystem.
"The amount of power and space consumed by servers is a growing problem at all levels of society," said Andrew Feldman, CEO, SeaMicro. "SeaMicro has developed products and technology to radically reduce the power consumed by servers. Our products are now deployed on four continents, producing massive reductions in energy use not just in the US but globally. We are proud to be recognized by Platts, and will continue our commitment to shrinking the carbon footprint produced by the world's computers."
In addition to successfully deploying three breakthrough servers in less than a year, SeaMicro has been the recipient of many recent awards for its green technology, including being named a Most Promising Greentech company by AlwaysOn, a Ten Big Ideas winner by GigaOM, and a Top 10 Cleantech company by the Wall Street Journal.
For more information about Platts Energy Awards, please visit the Platts Global Energy Awards website.
SeaMicro is transforming the data center landscape by building servers that draw one-quarter the power and take one-sixth 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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