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Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems Expand SPARC Enterprise Server Line with First Systems Based on the UltraSPARC T2 Processor

- Innovative design delivers high performance, eco-efficient servers with virtualization built-in; new systems on Solaris deliver higher performance in ¼ the space at nearly ¼ the cost of competitive RISC systems, enable customers to meet peak web scale demand -

Fujitsu Limited,Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Tokyo and Las Vegas, October 09, 2007

Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today expanded the Fujitsu and Sun SPARC® Enterprise server line with the introduction of the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers – the first servers using the new UltraSPARC® T2 processor. The new SPARC Enterprise servers run the Solaris™ Operating System (OS) and are ideal platforms for customers needing to achieve increased scale, density and performance, particularly in the web and application tiers and for online transaction processing (OLTP) and technical workloads. Built-in, no-cost virtualization capabilities in the servers also enable IT staff to easily maximize system utilization, helping to lower the cost of delivering new IT services.

SPARC Enterprise T5220

"Our new SPARC Enterprise systems based on the UltraSPARC T2 processor are completely changing the economics of application deployment. Our customers will benefit from lower acquisition and operational costs and can receive a better return on assets when using our new SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems.

"Our relationship with Sun continues to be of great value to customers," said Tatsuo Tomita, corporate senior vice president, Fujitsu Limited. "The innovative SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers and Solaris OS - combined with Fujitsu's mission-critical systems business - benefit customers by providing a very fast, low-cost and secure solution that can run the thousands of commercial and open source applications that are important to our customers. The 'eco-friendliness' of the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 is an extra benefit to our customers in terms of lowering their environmental costs."

Increased web scale capabilities

SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers double the number of processing threads and increase floating point capabilities 8 times over the previous generation, and are the first servers to integrate 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology and I/O directly on the chip. Ready for the emerging generation of network-intensive services, the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 are capable of web serving over four times the number of users, in ¼ the space at nearly ¼ the cost, while maintaining over 6x better performance per watt compared to competitive UNIX/RISC-based servers.

Built-in, no-cost virtualization

By combining 64 processor threads per UltraSPARC T2 processor and open source, no-cost virtualization technology such as Solaris™ Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms), the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers enable IT staff to achieve high levels of system utilization. IT staff can securely deploy many applications on a single SPARC Enterprise T5120 or T5220 server. Consolidating many applications on individual servers results in better resource utilization which means lower acquisition cost, lower administration cost and improved flexibility in meeting the constantly changing IT requirements. The SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers offer more virtualization flexibility than any other server in its class, with up to 64 isolated domains per socket, and without the premium charged for proprietary virtualization solutions.

Advanced reliability and security features

The new SPARC Enterprise servers have advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features that allow the ability to turn off bad threads, detect multiple memory errors and reallocate bad memory blocks. The implementation of common Integrated Lights Out Management (ILOM) tools enable the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers to be integrated and managed within industry-standard Enterprise Management Frameworks and Element Managers, resulting in decreased installation time, improved time to market, increased agility and reduced management overhead for on-going maintenance and patching. Integrating key server features such as networking, interconnect and cryptography not only helps improve performance but also reduces server component counts, which increases reliability. Native on-chip support for 10 of the most common cryptographic ciphers allows the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers to deliver, with minimal overhead per processor, 20 times more cryptographic operations per second than competitive x86 processors and 17 times more operations per second than dedicated cryptographic accelerator cards.

SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers raise the bar, outclass the competition

The new SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers are outperforming the competition with the following world record benchmarks:

  • SPECweb2005:best secure web serving performance, outperforming the HP Proliant DL380G5 server by 1.8x and demonstrating 2.3x better performance per watt than the HP DL585G2 server (1)
  • Lotus R6 iNotes:breakthrough single-socket mail server performance with exceptional price/performance per user, outpacing IBM x3650 by 2x while delivering 2.1x better performance per watt (2)

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SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers are available immediately with pricing starting at $13,995 USD (US list).

Both Fujitsu branded and Sun branded SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers will be marketed worldwide. All other features are identical.

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1) SPEC, SPECweb reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from as of October 8, 2007. Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 (8 cores, 1 chip) 34000 SPECweb2005, submitted to SPEC for review. HP DL380G5 (8 cores, 2 chips) 20,387 SPECweb2005. HP DL585G2(8 cores, 4 chips) 22,254 SPECweb20055. HP DL585G2 power consumption from HP Power Calculator for system configured with 4 x AMD 8222 3.0GHz processors, redundant PSU, 16 x 4GB DIMMs, 2 x HBAs and 2 x 146GB SAS drives, 80% utilisation on 6/4/07:
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 power consumption taken from measurements made during the benchmark run.

2) NotesBench R6iNotes Sun SPARC Enterprise 5220 (1x1400 MHz UltraSPARC T1, 64GB), 6 partitions, Solaris™10, Lotus® Domino 7.0.2, 43,000 users, $2.89 per user, 36,240 NotesMark tpm, 584 ms avg NotesBench R6iNotes.
NotesBench R6iNotes IBM x3650 (2 x 3GHz Intel Xeon 5160, 24GB), 4 partitions, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 SP3, Lotus® Domino 7.0, 22,000 users, $3.47 per user, 17,777 NotesMark tpm, 3.056 seconds avg NotesBench R6iNotes. IBM x3650 power consumption from IBM Power configurator for system configured with 2 x Xeon 5160 3.0GHz processors, redundant PSU, 12 x 2GB DIMMs, and 2 x 74GB SAS drives, on 24/8/07:
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 power consumption taken from measurements made during the benchmark run.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please see:

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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Date: 09 October, 2007
City: Tokyo and Las Vegas
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