Fujitsu Unveils PRIMEQUEST 500 Series Servers For Linux
Delivers Advanced Virtualization In Mission-Critical Linux Environments
Jul. 19, 2006 07:00 AM
Fujitsu Computer Systems unveiled the PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers with Dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processors, providing performance improvements up to 2.5 times that of previous models. The PRIMEQUEST servers are built to meet the highest demands on reliability and availability in the data center. PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers deliver the most advanced virtualization capabilities available and extended system scalability for Linux and Windows environments. Combining the dual-core Intel processor with the state-of-the-art Fujitsu architecture and design, the new PRIMEQUEST servers are an ideal choice for enterprises that require the economic benefits and flexibility of industry-standard solutions without compromising their business continuity.
"Using our self-developed chipset and unique dual synchronous system architecture, PRIMEQUEST servers meet the demands of the most sophisticated data centers by offering superior scalability and performance in a compact, energy-efficient design," says Akira Yamanaka, corporate vice president of Fujitsu Limited. "These new servers are one of the cornerstones of our TRIOLE strategy, where servers, storage, networks and middleware are united to provide a dynamic and flexible IT environment."
The new PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers are ideal for mission-critical applications that demand high availability, robust performance, enhanced flexibility and optimum resource usage. Typical application deployments for PRIMEQUEST servers include large-scale database and online transaction processing environments, legacy modernization, SAP platform, and database/server consolidation. Offering up to 64 processor cores accessing 2TB of uniform main memory in a maximum of 16 partitions, PRIMEQUEST is at the forefront of high-end systems capable of hosting business-critical operations.
The PRIMEQUEST 500 servers integrate the dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processors with a number of architectural design features from Fujitsu to offer a unique combination of power and flexibility. Coupling the advanced eXtended PARtitioning (XPAR) capabilities of PRIMEQUEST servers with the Itanium 2 Intel Virtualization Technology offers customers the most advanced virtualization capabilities on the market. Not only can system resources such as CPU and memory be partitioned, but I/O Units can also be individually partitioned to optimize resource allocations on a per-partition basis.
Augmenting the PRIMEQUEST physical partitioning capabilities, future enhancements built upon the Intel Virtualization Technology technology will host virtual partitions, offering a rich multitude of partitioning options. Furthermore, partitions can be defined with System Mirror mode, offering industry-leading fault immunity in the memory and cross-bar implementation.
"Together Fujitsu and Intel are providing state-of-the-art design and system architecture to give enterprises the flexibility and freedom they desire for mission-critical applications," commented Thomas Kilroy, Vice President General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation. "With more than double the performance of previous generation Intel Itanium 2 processor-based servers, mainframe-class RAS features, and improved energy efficiency, the new dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processor-based servers are ideal for application consolidation in mission-critical data centers."