Munich, February 11, 2010
Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY TX150 S7 all-round mono socket server is the world’s most energy-efficient in its class, setting a new SPECpower ssj2008 world record and achieving ENERGY STAR 1.0 Family certification. The ground-breaking energy consumption result, in line with benchmark testing guidelines established by the independent body SPEC, underlines how Fujitsu continues to strengthen a cornerstone of its Dynamic Infrastructure Portfolio with PRIMERGY servers that truly deliver new levels of performance, innovation and efficiency.
The recently-launched PRIMERGY TX150 S7 tower and rack-mountable PRIMERGY RX100 S6 mono-socket servers – which have also achieved ENERGY STAR 1.0 family certification – are designed by Fujitsu as cost-optimized all-purpose servers that provide high performance but also minimize environmental impact, through advanced energy efficiency. The servers are ideal for use by small and mid-size businesses, and by larger enterprises in non mission-critical infrastructures. Since servers comprise a major part of a data center’s overall power consumption, deploying more energy efficient machines can be a vital strategy to reduce total data center energy consumption and lower operating costs.
Validating its eco-efficient architecture, the Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S7 mono-socket tower server has set a new SPECpower ssj2008 best-in-class result of 2187 ssj_ops per single Watt of electricity. The SPECpower ssj2008 benchmark has been developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) to independently evaluate the power and performance characteristics of volume server-class computers.
Fujitsu’s new SPECpower best-in-class result for the PRIMERGY TX150 S7 pushes the limits for a mono-socket server further than ever, and demonstrates that the systems can be used for even more sophisticated purposes previously out-of-range for mono-socket machines, such as a virtualization host or database server.
Furthermore, ENERGY STAR 1.0 family certification demonstrates that these PRIMERGY rack and tower models meet the stringent criteria set by the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), which established Energy Star standards. PRIMERGY servers meet the requirements for enhanced overall energy efficiency through advanced, more energy-efficient Power Supply Units (PSUs), integrated Power Consumption Management, improved motherboard layouts, enhanced component selection and Fujitsu’s Cool-Safe™ design for airflow.
ENERGY STAR 1.0 Family Certification provides Fujitsu’s partners with increased flexibility in offering their customers a larger variety of certified configurations, guaranteeing custom-built energy-efficient systems to best fit end-customer needs.
Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice-President x86 Server Business at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, says: “Fujitsu’s ground-breaking SPECpower mono-socket benchmark demonstrates our superior engineering for x86 industry-standard servers, and proves that energy efficiency doesn’t always come at the cost of reduced system performance. At the same time, ENERGY STAR 1.0 family certification underscores Fujitsu’s commitment to our overall green approach. By achieving this certification, Fujitsu helps customers reduce their carbon footprint as well as reducing power consumption and associated operational costs.”
PRIMERGY TX150 S7 tower and RX100 S6 rack servers with ENERGY STAR 1.0 configurations are available immediately.
Notes to editors:
The availability of ENERGY STAR 1.0 models depends on regions and countries. Further information about the ENERGY STAR 1.0 program is available online at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=ent_servers.enterprise_servers.
Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on www.spec.org as of February 2, 2010. The comparison presented above is based on the best performing 1-socket servers. SPEC® and SPECpower® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). For the latest SPECpower ssj2008 results, visit www.spec.org.
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