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Supermicro Activates Channel With AMD64 Technology-Based Server, Motherboard Solutions

ASI Corp., Ingram Micro and Tech Data on board to sell Supermicro solutions based on AMD64 processor technology

SUNNYVALE, CALIF, October 10, 2005 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced general availability of a broad range of AMD64 technology-based server and motherboard solutions from Supermicro Computer, Inc., through three leading distributors, offering Supermicro solution providers and technology buyers greater choice in the x86 server market. ASI Corp., a leading distributor of wholesale computer components and peripheral products in North America; Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor; and Tech Data Corporation, a leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services, are now selling server building blocks designed and manufactured by Supermicro.

“Supermicro, a market leader in x86 server and motherboard solutions for the distribution channel, has chosen the AMD Opteron processor to augment their server product offerings and give customers broader platform choice through a team of leading distributors,” said Patrick Moorhead, vice president, Global Channel Marketing, AMD. “We commend Supermicro for listening to its customers and channel partners and choosing the industry-leading performance-per-watt benefits of AMD64 multi-core processors. With Supermicro, AMD now has access to a broader market for servers than we have had, as resellers and integrators offer new AMD Opteron processor-based servers to help satisfy the growing need for industry-leading x86 platforms in small and medium-size businesses.”

Consistent with Supermicro’s strategy to offer high-quality component-based solutions, the AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture provides simultaneous high-performance 32- and 64-bit computing and is designed to power server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding business applications.

“We strive to build solutions based on leading innovative and reliable technology, and by adding AMD64 technology into our portfolio of offerings, we are able to significantly broaden the choices available to our customers,” said Wally Liaw, vice president, International Sales, Supermicro. “Supermicro’s new solutions optimized for AMD64 dual-core technology will provide end users with the performance and reliability needed to realize the full potential of their business-critical applications.”

ASI announced immediate availability of its Nspire line of motherboards, barebones servers and integrated server solutions designed and manufactured by Supermicro. All of these products are powered by AMD Opteron processors and are dual-core ready. For more information on the Nspire AMD Opteron processor-based products from Supermicro, call (800)200-0274 or visit www.asipartner.com.

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“The outstanding performance of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors combined with Supermicro’s quality and reliable boards and systems will enable ASI to offer a compelling solution to our system integrator and reseller customers,” said Brian Paterson, vice president of sales and marketing, U.S., ASI. “ASI is dedicated to providing our channel partners with the best components available in the market today, so that they can build complete, high-performance server solutions.”

The latest AMD Opteron processor-based motherboards and barebones servers from Supermicro are also now available from Ingram Micro and Tech Data. For more information on Ingram Micro or Tech Data solutions, call (800)456-8000 or (800)237-8931, respectively.

For more information on the various Supermicro server, workstation and motherboard offerings, go to www.amd.com/supermicro.

About the AMD Opteron Processor
More than 75 percent of the top 100 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their affiliates, representing the world’s most competitive industries, now use AMD Opteron processor-based systems to run applications at new levels of performance. The AMD Opteron processor, based on AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, made history as the industry’s first x86 multi-core processor for servers and workstations that is both 32- and 64-bit capable. Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors can deliver higher performance within the same power envelope as single-core processors because they were designed from the ground up for multi-core computing. With a broad portfolio of dual-core and single-core solutions and a robust 64-bit ecosystem, AMD and its customers are leading the way to the next evolution of enterprise computing.

AMD’s Position on Fair and Open Competition
AMD stands for fair and open competition and the value and variety competition delivers to consumers. Businesses and consumers should have the freedom to choose from a range of competitive products that come from continuous innovation on a level playing field where everybody plays by the same set of rules. When market forces work, consumers have choice and everyone wins.

About AMD
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit www.amd.com.

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