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Fujitsu Accelerates the Performance of Critical Enterprise Data Workloads with Portfolio of Turbo-Charged x86 Servers

News facts:
  • Fujitsu has refreshed its entire x86 server portfolio to fully exploit the capabilities of new Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory
  • Lightning-fast processing capabilities accelerate all data-heavy tasks and enable processing of previously unimaginable quantities of data
  • Unprecedented performance delivers faster insights for businesses – and will enable entirely new use cases and applications
Sydney, May 15, 2019 – Fujitsu is removing performance bottlenecks that hold back today’s applications by adding breakthrough non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM)¹ technology to its new-generation PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory delivers turbo-charged data processing, enabling applications to derive insights from data much faster, even when dealing with massive amounts of information.

The new PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers benefit from Fujitsu’s pioneering work in the NEXTGenIO project which forms part of EU Horizon 2020, the European Union’s biggest ever research and innovation program. Fujitsu took the lead in using Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory to reduce bottlenecks caused by the relatively slow speeds of reading and writing data from memory – known as input/output or I/O speed – in comparison to the speeds of processing capabilities. The success of this EU project made it possible for Fujitsu to introduce these unprecedented I/O capabilities to industry standard x86 PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers.

Now Fujitsu will be releasing the new M5 generation of PRIMERGY from now through to July 2019, as well as new PRIMEQUEST servers which incorporate performance-enhancing new NVRAM persistent memory. This brings data much closer to processors, therefore reducing internal data transfer times between processing and storage. Cutting system latency times accelerates the performance of critical data workloads, from cloud services to on-premise databases.

These performance upgrades are reflected by newly-published results of independent benchmark measurements. The PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 server breaks two records in the VMware VMmark test, which measures the performance, scalability and power consumption of virtualization platforms at the same time2. In addition, both the PRIMERGY RX4770 M5 and PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 set further records on SPECjbb2015, which evaluates the performance and scalability of systems running Java business application environments3.

Further system upgrades enable the new PRIMERGY M5 generation and the second generation PRIMEQUEST 3000 series server models to support more simultaneous users and more virtual machines per system. Consequently, business can more rapidly scale the applications they deliver on virtual infrastructures – providing more services to more customers, while also improving quality of service.

Olivier Delachapelle, Head of Category Management at Fujitsu EMEIA, comments: “Enterprises used to view the need to manage and store vast data lakes as an inconvenience, but now their huge potential is being recognized – it just needs to be unlocked. With breakthrough technology that brings these huge data sets closer to server processors, we can turbo-charge the time to insight, ensuring that our customers can derive more value than ever from their accumulated data. This leap in capability also opens the door for innovative new application development”.

PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers are also supported by Fujitsu’s Software Infrastructure Manager (ISM) which gives organizations control and visibility over their entire data center, from servers, storage, networking and cloud management software to power and cooling using a single intuitive user interface. With the new generation of the system, a free-of-charge version, ISM Essential4, is now available. ISM Essential provides converged infrastructure monitoring as well as essential server management functions.

PRIMERGY M5 family

Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY M5 Family

Pricing and availability

Pricing in the Oceania Region varies according to system configuration. New PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers are available to order either directly from Fujitsu or via SELECT channel partners as follows:
  • PRIMERGY CX 2550 M5, CX2560 M5, CX2570 M5, and PRIMEQUEST 3000 series second generation systems available immediately.
  • PRIMERGY RX2530 M5, RX2540 M5, RX4770 M5 available immediately.
  • PRIMERGY TX2550 M5 available in June 2019
  • PRIMERGY RX2520 M5 available in July 2019

Notes to editors

New models in detail

Fujitsu PRIMERGY is a complete range of x86-based servers with best-in-class performance and energy efficiency. New models introduced today are:

  • PRIMERGY TX2550 M5 – an upscale, dual-socket all-rounder tower server designed for a range of appropriately sized, stand-alone or virtualized workloads, including, collaboration, infrastructure, data analytics and enterprise applications.
  • PRIMERGY rack-based RX2520 M5, RX2530 M5, RX2540 M5 and RX4770 M5 models, designed to address a range of workloads from basic requirements to fully-fledged virtualization, HPC or as part of (hyper-)converged infrastructures.
  • PRIMERGY CX2550 M5, CX2560 M5 and CX2570 M5 can be used inside the PRIMERGY CX400 M4 multi-node system designed for scale-out workloads such as high performance computing, deep learning or data analytics.

Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST systems also incorporate the new persistent memory technology. These high-end systems combine the efficiency of an x86-architecture with the reliability levels rivaling that of UNIX and mainframe architecture. This means PRIMEQUEST is ideal for processing big data, in-memory solutions such as SAP HANA and business intelligence applications, while maximizing reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for maximum uptime. New PRIMEQUEST models introduced today are:

  • PRIMEQUEST PQ3800B2, designed for high-end and SAP HANA systems
  • PRIMEQUEST 3800E2, built for mission-critical computing
1NVRAM is a category of random access memory (RAM) that retains stored data even if the power is switched off. How it works: The integration of Intel’s groundbreaking non-volatile random access memory modules (NVRAM) significantly changes the way that servers route data. Data is now always stored right at the CPU – in larger quantities than were previously imaginable, allowing for huge leaps forward in system operating speeds. NVRAM also uses the NVMe protocol for data transfer – a higher speed interface designed specifically to rapidly access non-volatile storage.
2 As of April 2, 2019, a configuration of two PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 systems was the best virtualization platform in a matched pair configuration of 2-socket systems with VMware’s VMmark V3 benchmark in VMmark V3.1 (Performance Only) and VMmark V3.1 (Performance with Server Power). Each system was configured with two Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 processors and used the VMware ESXi 6.7 EP 06 Hypervisor. Under official test conditions measured in the PRIMERGY Performance Lab in Kawasaki, Japan, this configuration achieved a VMmark V3 score of 9.02@9 tiles (Performance Only) and 6.3290@9 tiles (Performance with Server Power). VMmark results were achieved by FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY systems. Full test results including system specification, further details and current results can be found at: https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.html. Comparisons reflect the status as of April 2, 2019. VMware and VMmark are trademarks or registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. VMware® VMmark® is a product of VMware, Inc. VMmark utilizes the SPEC Power and Temperature Daemon (SPECPTDaemon), which is available from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC®). VMmark results are not SPEC metrics and cannot be compared to SPEC metrics in any way.
3The new PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 and PRIMERGY RX4770 M5 systems set new world SPECjbb2015 benchmark records. Under official test conditions measured in the PRIMERGY Performance Lab in Kawasaki, Japan, the PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 with two Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280M processors using Windows Server operating system achieved a result of: “101.742 SPECjbb2015-Composite max_jOPS and 67.948 SPECjbb2015-Composite critical_jOPS“ and „98.065 SPECjbb2015-Composite max_jOPS and 71.031 SPECjbb2015-Composite critical_jOPS“. The RX4770 M5 with four Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280L processors achieved a result of: “259.141 SPECjbb2015-Composite max_jOPS and 207.097 SPECjbb2015-Composite critical_jOPS Competitive” SPEC® benchmark results stated reflect results published as of April 2nd, 2019. For the latest SPEC® benchmark results, visit the result pages for the different benchmarks on http://www.spec.org/jbb2015
4 The Standard ISM Essential license is free of charge. Customers can also select the full-featured ISM Advanced license which delivers advanced features for comprehensive management of multiple data centers.
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Date: 15 May, 2019
City: Sydney