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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.
Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY M5 Family
Fujitsu PRIMERGY is a complete range of x86-based servers with best-in-class performance and energy efficiency. New models introduced today are:
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:
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Date: 15 May, 2019
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