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

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Fujitsu today announces the global availability of a new performance class of industrystandard servers to drive x86 economical benefits into the missioncritical computing realm, the new PRIMERGY RX900 S1 x86 eightsocket rack server.[1]

The PRIMERGY RX900 S1 offers the financial sector, public sector, and a broadening range of industries with the highlevels of reliability for scaleup applications previously dominated by expensive and proprietary RISC/Unix systems. Its innovative 'glueless' 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 missioncritical peaceofmind at an affordable price.

With server virtualization now moving into the mainstream, not to mention the consolidation of resourcehungry or 'fat' virtual machines, demand is set to grow significantly for flexible and reliable scaleup 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 highperformance backend databases, makes reliable scaleup performance crucial for a wide range of business sectors.

Centralized missioncritical corporate workloads can be deployed on the RX900 S1 with peaceofmind 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 rearrangement of rack infrastructures. Processing power is assured by up to 64 processor cores, up to 2 terabytes of main memory, plus a highlyaggregated I/O bandwidth of more than 120 gigabytes. The platform also provides unprecedented operational continuity as the highavailability 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 eightsocket rack server is an innovative 'glueless' 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 dualsocket 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 quadsocket servers, and replacing UNIX servers in favor of industrystandard flexibility and price performance. The 'glueless' design of the RX900 S1, and seamless scaleup of processor, memory and I/O capacities - within a single 8U server box for added investment protection - makes it the most compelling eightcore x86 server.»

RX900 will be available in September 2010 and costs CHF 30'000.-.

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