Fujitsu today announces the global availability of three new server blades for its flagship PRIMERGY BX900 ‘Dynamic Cube’ x86 blade system. The new additions, including a quad-socket blade, all combine the efficient hardware, service offerings and solutions of Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructures with the latest Intel Xeon processor technology.
· New four-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1, further extending the suitability of the blade system for resource-hungry processing and applications · Second-generation PRIMERGY BX920 S2 for disk-intensive operations · PRIMERGY BX924 S2 as the perfect virtualization platform · Processor refresh for the mid-range PRIMERGY BX600 blade system, with PRIMERGY BX620 S6 blades
Introduced to maximize customer choice and ensure guaranteed flexibility for changing IT requirements, the technology upgrades underline and further expand the diverse range of configuration options for the PRIMERGY BX900 Dynamic Cube blade system.
The latest blade modules and refreshes help provide customers with an even-more-versatile system that is also able to drive down costs – and is able to flexibly span the complete range of potential usage scenarios for blade servers, from web server or terminal server farms with lower performance demands, all the way to high performance database and resource-hungry application server configurations.
Early independent performance benchmarks for the next-generation Dynamic Cube blade servers have been excellent. The new quad-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1 achieves outstanding results in the VMware VMmark benchmark, with first place positions in both the 24-core category (with 52.27@35 tiles1) and the 16-core category with 4-socket servers (32.82@22 Tiles2). The PRIMERGY BX922 S2 had previously secured the second-best ever VMware VMmark result in the 8-core, achieving 27.99@18 tiles.3
Driving the computing performance and speed of connectivity of Fujitsu’s new quad-socket server blade is an innovative ‘glueless’ design, where a single system board is manufactured with all the necessary components for all four CPUs, therefore providing the shortest route between processors, memory modules and I/O hubs. More often, vendors simply ‘glue together’ two dual-socket server blades, which can lead to I/O bottlenecks.
Says Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice-President x86 Server Product Unit at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: “To ensure flexibility and investment protection for our customers, we continually expand our offering of server blades for the PRIMERGY BX900. Now with the availability of dual- and quad-socket blades, in combination with high capacities of configurable memory and I/O enhancements by providing 10 Gbit Ethernet on board, the Dynamic Cube offers end-to-end reliable, balanced performance, enabling optimal virtual machine deployment without bottlenecks.”
PRIMERGY BX900 S1 – The Dynamic Cube
Known as the Dynamic Cube for its future-proof and flexible design, the PRIMERGY BX900 S1 is a single chassis incorporating a complete dynamic server infrastructure, with up to 18 server blades. The Dynamic Cube increases business agility through dynamic power and cooling, high availability, scalability, and virtualization, while reducing operational-, energy- and management IT costs.
Offering new dimensions of scalability and high-performance computing in a single server blade for more demanding database and application server configurations, including resource-intensive ‘fat’ virtual machines, a key addition to the range is the quad-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1. Features include large memory expandability up to 512GB, four onboard 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and four additional slots for mezzanine cards. Previously, such applications required larger form-factors and so more space-, energy-, and cooling resources, and with reduced opportunities for homogenous management of all operating scenarios.
The PRIMERGY BX924 S2 is a new dual-socket server blade designed primarily for virtualized environments, and supporting a broad range of uses. Key features include highly extended support for virtual machines through its on-board large memory capacity with 18 DIMM slots and with 2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports onboard, based on the latest high-speed Intel LAN technology.
An all-rounder blade, the PRIMERGY BX920 S2 is designed for operation in physical as well as virtualized environments. Disk-I/O-intensive applications, such as terminal servers, benefit from the secure performance of RAID controller technology with integrated cache memory and a battery backup unit that avoids data loss.
PRIMERGYBX600 S3 – Advanced Blade Ecosystem
Also launched today is the refreshed PRIMERGY BX620 S6, for use with the PRIMERGY BX600 S3, ideally suited for the corporate mid-market for small business applications, in virtualization scenarios, as well as for web- and terminal services. The refreshed BX620 S6 provides state-of-the-art Intel Processor Technology in a reliable and proven blade enclosure, plus maximized energy efficiency and performance.
Says Jens-Peter Seick: “Fujitsu continues to offer the PRIMERGY BX600 S3 which provides huge advantage for branch offices and midmarket companies. The BX600 is the ideal choice for infrastructure solutions in which a reliable and proven platform with state-of-the-art server blade technology is needed and is particularly suited for customers who want to reduce their operational costs for power and cooling, as well as to consolidate the IT infrastructure and thus reduce network and cable complexity.”
For further information, please see:
PRIMERGY BX900 Dynamic Cube Overview: http://ts.fujitsu.com/rl/products/flash/dynamiccube/
PRIMERGY BX900 Datasheet: http://ts.fujitsu.com/products/standard_servers/blade/primergy_index.html
(1) This VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX960 S1 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors E7540 with a memory of 512 GB. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX960 S1 with VMware VSphere 4.
(2) This VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX960 S1 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors E7520 with a memory of 256 GB. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX960 S1 with VMware VSphere 4.
(3) This VMmark result was achieved by a PRIMERGY BX922 S2 system using Intel® Xeon® Processors X5677 with a memory of 96 GB in maximum performance mode with a frequency of 1333 MHz. A Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 as a powerful Fibre Channel Disk sub-system was optimally tuned to the PRIMERGY BX922 S2 with VMware VSphere 4.(See: New Benchmarks Confirm Fujitsu PRIMERGY Leadership as Best Performing 8-Core, Dual-Socket Systems for Virtualized Environments: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/press/read/news_details.aspx?id=4218)
VMware® VMmark™ is a product of VMware, Inc. VMware utilizes SPECjbb2005® and SPECweb2005®, which are available from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).
Further details are available at: http://vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html
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About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
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Date: 06 July, 2010