But at least Supermicro is a new OEM !!
umm... well maybe not
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug 20, 2008 -- The Itanium Solutions Alliance welcomes Super Micro Computer, Inc. as a sponsor of the non-profit association. Supermicro's sponsorship will be announced tonight as part of the first annual Innovation Celebration event honoring the Alliance's 2008 Innovation Award winners in San Francisco. Supermicro joins the Alliance as a longtime manufacturer and vendor of Itanium-based platforms.
September 12, 2003 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced the debut of its Intel® Itanium® 2 solutions at the Fall Intel® Developer Forum (Sept. 16-18) and then in Asia at the Taipei Computex tradeshow (Sept. 22-26). At these shows, Supermicro will unveil the world’s first 1U Itanium® 2 platform to meet the ever-growing demands of the high-computing server segment. The products unveiled will include the most sophisticated 1U Itanium® 2 serverboard in a standard form factor: the SUPER i2DMR-8G2, and the equally impressive SC813S-500 chassis, specially optimized for Itanium® 2-based solutions.