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Fujitsu 8-Socket Server Brings x86 Price Performance into Mission-Critical Computing

Fujitsu 8-Socket Server Brings x86 Price Performance into Mission-Critical Computing

 

'Glue-less' design ensures extreme reliability, availability, and scalability - plus flexibility and faster ROI

 

Munich, July 13, 2010 -

 

Fujitsu today announces the global availability of a new performance class of industry-standard servers to drive x86 economical benefits into the mission-critical computing realm, the new PRIMERGY RX900 S1 x86 eight-socket rack server.[1]

 

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The PRIMERGY RX900 S1 offers the financial sector, public sector, and a broadening range of industries with the high-levels of reliability for scale-up applications previously dominated by expensive and proprietary RISC/Unix systems. Its innovative 'glue-less' design combines with the service offerings and solutions of Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructures, plus Intel Xeon 7500 processor series and the new Intel QuickPath Interconnect technology, to deliver mission-critical peace-of-mind at an affordable price.

With server virtualization now moving into the mainstream, not to mention the consolidation of resource-hungry or 'fat' virtual machines, demand is set to grow significantly for flexible and reliable scale-up platforms that deliver a quicker return on investment, such as the PRIMERGY RX900 S1. The proliferation of business intelligence, data warehousing applications, plus other demanding high-performance back-end databases, makes reliable scale-up performance crucial for a wide range of business sectors.

Centralized mission-critical corporate workloads can be deployed on the RX900 S1 with peace-of-mind for extreme performance requirements, as the rack server scales up on demand inside a single 8 U chassis, and without the need for change or re-arrangement of rack infrastructures. Processing power is assured by up to 64 processor cores, up to 2 terabytes of main memory, plus a highly-aggregated I/O bandwidth of more than 120 gigabytes. The platform also provides unprecedented operational continuity as the high-availability functions of the RX900 S1 perfectly combines with the new reliability-, availability-, and scalability functions of the Intel Xeon 7500 series processors.

Driving the computing performance and speed of connectivity of Fujitsu's new eight-socket rack server is an innovative 'glue-less' design, where no additional Hardware is necessary to run all eight CPUs, therefore providing the shortest route between processors, memory modules and I/O hubs. More often, vendors simply 'glue together' multiple dual-socket server blades, which leads to I/O bottlenecks.

Says Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Datacenter Systems Product Division at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: "Two market trends are combining which will drive the success of the PRIMERGY RX900 S1. Server virtualization is moving into the mainstream, while customers are reducing operational costs by consolidating older dual- and quad-socket servers, and replacing UNIX servers in favor of industry-standard flexibility and price performance. The 'glue-less' design of the RX900 S1, and seamless scale-up of processor, memory and I/O capacities - within a single 8U server box for added investment protection - makes it the most compelling eight-core x86 server."

 


About Fujitsu

 

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

 

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