Fujitsu announced that five models of the PRIMEQUEST 1000 series, the latest in its lineup of mission-critical x86 servers, will be available worldwide starting today.
PRIMEQUEST 1000 series servers are equipped with the latest 8-core Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series, maintaining the same standards of reliability and availability as previous series(1), while at the same time improving the series' price/performance ratio by roughly 6x. In addition, by decreasing the physical size of the server—a reduction of rack space by 1/3 and weight by 1/5—Fujitsu has succeeded in cutting the series' maximum power consumption by approximately 1/3. The PRIMEQUEST 1000 series is being offered as a "Fujitsu Super Green" product, distinguishing it as a leading environmentally friendly product based on the Fujitsu Group's green assessment guidelines.
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Equipped with an Intel processor and Linux® and Microsoft® Windows Server® operating systems, PRIMEQUEST, which combines Fujitsu's proprietary technologies for high reliability and availability, is the perfect open-system server for use in upgrading mission-critical business systems, large-scale database systems, or as an ERP solution platform. Furthermore, because of its compatibility with leading virtualization software, PRIMEQUEST exhibits strength as a trusted enterprise cloud computing platform, as well as in server consolidation and integration, which are effective in reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of ICT systems.
"Intel welcomes Fujitsu's next generation PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST platforms built on the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "Fujitsu's high-end enterprise market reputation and expertise, coupled with the scalable performance and advanced reliability capabilities of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series, will help allow IT managers to run their most demanding, scale-up workloads."
The PRIMEQUEST 1000 series will be exhibited at Fujitsu Forum 2010, to be held on May 13-14 at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.
In recent years, an increasing number of companies have employed open systems for their mission-critical business system needs, with the aim of shedding their dependence on vendors, optimizing their investments, and managing the latest technologies.
In response to this demand, Fujitsu began offering the PRIMEQUEST series in 2005 as an open-system, mission-critical server that combines industry-standard open architecture with technologies for high reliability and availability that Fujitsu has cultivated from developing mainframe servers.
Compared to previous models, the newly announced PRIMEQUEST 1000 series features a significantly enhanced price/performance ratio, superior green technology, and virtual machine compatibility. Consequently, the series can better assist companies in optimizing their ICT infrastructure, helping them to improve reliability, strengthen business growth and continuity, and quickly respond to climate change.
The PRIMEQUEST 1000 series consists of five server models in the following three categories.
|Category||Model Name||CPU / # Cores|
|Entry Level Model||PRIMEQUEST 1400S||Max. 4 CPUs/ 32 cores|
|Enterprise Model||PRIMEQUEST 1400E||Max. 4 CPUs/ 32 cores|
|PRIMEQUEST 1800E||Max. 8 CPUs/ 64 cores|
|Long-Life Model for Social Infrastructure Systems
(Includes up to 10 years of maintenance services)
|PRIMEQUEST 1400L||Max. 4 CPUs/ 32 cores|
|PRIMEQUEST 1800L||Max. 8 CPUs/ 64 cores|
*Some models available in Japan only.
1. Reliability and Availability
2. Performance and Scalability
On the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark, the PRIMEQUEST 1000 series, model 1800E, has achieved the world-record result(2) of 16,000 SAP SD benchmark users on Windows (results as of March 31, 2010). This result demonstrates both the top performance of PRIMEQUEST 1000 series on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark, as well as its business applicability. The two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark is the industry standard for measuring application performance, given its visibility and high number of published results across the range of server architectures. Its main characteristic and differentiator from other benchmarks is its ability to run business processes (i.e., sell from stock of the SAP ERP application) instead of synthetic benchmark code.
3. Open-System Configuration and Flexibility
4. Eco-Friendly ICT
The PRIMEQUEST 1000 series is being offered as a "Fujitsu Super Green" product, distinguishing it as a leading environmentally friendly product based on the Fujitsu Group's green assessment guidelines.
4,000 units of PRIMEQUEST servers by the end of March 2013.
 Previous Series:
PRIMEQUEST 500A series. All comparisons of price and performance, rack space, weight, and maximum power consumption are based on an identically configured PRIMEQUEST 580A server and the PRIMEQUEST 1800E server.
 World-record Result:
The SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark performed on March 8, 2010 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany, has been certified with the following data: 16,000 SAP SD benchmark users, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, and the SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. The server was configured as follows: Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 1800E, 8 processors / 64 cores / 128 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X7560, 2.26 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 24 MB L3 cache per processor, 512 GB main memory. For more information about this benchmark, please visit www.sap.com/benchmark. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can also be found at www.sap.com/benchmark.
 80 PLUS GOLD:
80 PLUS is a program to promote the reduction of electronic devices' power consumption. It certifies products whose power supplies maintain over 80% energy efficiency at 20-100% load. Based on their efficiency performance, products are rated "80 PLUS BRONZE", "80 PLUS SILVER", or "80 PLUS GOLD".
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 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$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 31 March, 2010
Company: Fujitsu Limited
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