Fujitsu Boosts Graphics Virtualization from the Data Center
Fujitsu workstations are enabling industries such as automotive, aeronautics, energy, oil & gas and geopgraphic information systems (GIS) to fast-track innovation cycles and increase market velocity by delivering no-compromise, powerful workstation performance from the safety of the data center.
Introduced today at CeBIT, the new FUJITSU CELSIUS C740 rack workstation is flexible enough to be used as a one-to-one remote workstation, versatile enough to form the basis of a one-to-many virtualized workstation, and powerful enough to become a node in a high-end rendering cluster. Unique to the workstation market as a 1U rack workstation, the ‘Made in Germany’ CELSIUS C740 is designed to provide customers with a cost-effective solution to ensure productivity improvements.
According to Jörg Hartmann, Vice President, Global Client Computing Device Business at Fujitsu: “Remote and virtualized workstations are among the hottest topics in computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering. By putting workstations in the data center, organizations gain a number of all-round benefits. As well as the peace of mind of more secure data, simplified compliance and reduced wear and tear on hardware, rack workstations deliver improved productivity and collaboration results thanks to the ability to share resources.”
Walter Mundt-Blum, Vice President Enterprise Sales EMEAI at NVIDIA comments: “NVIDIA graphics virtualization enables graphics intensive users such as designers or creative artists to work anywhere, anytime and improves enterprise productivity and collaboration. The new CELSIUS C740 rack workstation with NVIDIA GRID is another step of offering true graphics from the data center in a great form factor.”
Aimee Catalano, Vice President of Alliance Marketing at Citrix says: "At Citrix, we’ve succeeded in driving tremendous advances in delivering a fast, interactive high-definition 3D graphics virtualization experience in collaboration with partners like NVIDIA, building on joint innovation that began more than six years ago. The FUJITSU CELSIUS C740 offers a compelling combination of Citrix XenServer, HDX 3D Pro and NVIDIA GRID graphics to provide engineers, designers and other professionals with secure access to high definition 3D graphics and a powerful workstation experience, whether they work in the field or in remote offices around the world."
Fujitsu’s CELSIUS Family of Reliable, Expandable and Performant Workstations
Fujitsu is one of the top four global workstation vendors. The new CELSIUS C740 extends Fujitsu’s comprehensive portfolio of CELSIUS workstation solutions, building on two decades of global expertise in blending Japanese quality with ‘Made in Germany’ precision engineering to guarantee reliability, expandability and performance.
The CELSIUS range offers a sophisticated combination of the newest available processor and graphics system performance to increase application efficiency, starting with the innovative and highly secure CELSIUS H730 mobile workstation with its PalmSecure authentication technology, and topping out with high-end workstations for the desktop and data center to meet a wide variety of needs, including high performance computing (HPC).
Pricing and availability
Pricing and availability of the FUJITSU CELSIUS C740 workstation varies according to specification and region and will generally be available from June 2015 via Fujitsu direct sales and distribution partners.
Based on customer demand we have significantly increased the performance and manageability features of the new system (compared to the previous generation of rack workstation, the CELSIUS C620):
- Up to 18 cores of Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family
- Maximum memory capacity of 256GB of DDR4 running at 2133 MHz
- NVIDIA GRID™ technology supporting a virtualized graphics environment
- New Fujitsu SSD PCIe card: Choice of adding one 1x 256 GB or 1x 512 GB card directly to the board or support of a flexible expansion card with up to two modules
- Two PCIe x16 slots and an additional PCIe x8 slot allow for maximum flexibility to add either two single height or a double height graphic card in combination with a Teradici card or LAN- or RAID-controller-card
- SATA DOM (Serial ATA Disk on Module)
- Simple to administer, server-based management includes an integrated Remote Management Controller (iRMC S4) and FUJITSU ServerView Suite embedded Lifecycle Management (eLCM).
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu EMEIA
In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Fujitsu is a leading information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full portfolio of business-technology products, solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu’s Vision is to enable a Human Centric Intelligent Society that creates value by connecting infrastructure, empowering people and creatively defining new forms of intelligence. In EMEIA Fujitsu employs approximately 28,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Date: 16 March, 2015