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Fujitsu Launches PRIMEQUEST Server Line for Linux and Windows

Itanium 2-based servers offer scalability and stability for mission-critical enterprise applications

Singapore, May 05, 2005

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd today unveiled the PRIMEQUEST™ range of servers for Itanium-based systems running Linux and Windows Server 2003 platforms. Based on the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor, the PRIMEQUEST server line combines high system scalability with data centre-class fault immunity, thus offering enterprises the flexibility of industry-standard solutions without compromising business continuity.

PRIMEQUEST servers incorporate two key technologies – System Mirror and Flexible Input/Output (FIO) – to maximise system availability in a single system. System Mirror, enabled by dual synchronous system architecture, allows memory modules and crossbar interconnects to operate in duplex mode and isolates errors without causing a system halt; while FIO allows I/O resources to be dynamically allocated based on real-time performance requirements, thus reducing maintenance downtime and avoiding disruptions to business operations.

The PRIMEQUEST server architecture also provides up to eight hardware-isolated partitions, each of which functions like a fully independent “server” within the system, for excellent fault immunity.

Ideal for business operations that require high availability, robust performance, enhanced flexibility and optimum resource usage, the PRIMEQUEST server line can be deployed in large-scale database systems, online transaction processing environments and other mission-critical enterprise applications.

“With our longstanding expertise in mainframes, Fujitsu offers unparalleled reliability for industry-standard operating systems. The PRIMEQUEST server line offers mission-critical computing on both Linux and Windows Server 2003 platforms, and is poised to deliver the high availability and low total cost of ownership that customers demand,” said Mr Masaya Nakahara, VP, Regional Marketing Group, Fujitsu Asia.

The PRIMEQUEST server line is offered as part of the Fujitsu TRIOLE strategy for optimising customers’ IT infrastructures comprising servers, storage systems, networks and middleware. Based on TRIOLE, Fujitsu designs, develops and deploys highly reliable, business-critical data centres in heterogeneous environments to increase business continuity, agility and efficiency. Fujitsu will introduce TRIOLE templates that include PRIMEQUEST servers, thus enabling customers to introduce 64-bit mission-critical Linux and Windows technologies into their data centres.

PRIMEQUEST servers extend the Fujitsu server portfolio that also includes the SPARC64® V processor-based PRIMEPOWER™ server line running Solaris, as well as the PRIMERGY® industry standard servers.

The PRIMEQUEST server line will be available from end-June 2005. Refer to the Appendix or visit for more details.


PRIMEQUEST Technical Specifications

Operating System
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ASv.4, Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based systems
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems
CPU Intel ® Itanium ® 2 (Madison) 1.60GHz/1.50GHz
CPU Up to 32CPU Up to 16CPU
Memory Up to 512GB Up to 256GB
Chipset Fujitsu Developed Chipset
Internal HDD Up to 32 Up to 16
Integrated LAN Ports Up to 32 x GbE Up to 16 x GbE
SCSI Ports Up to 16 Up to 8
PCI Slots Up to 128 Up to 64
Partitions Up to 8 Up to 4

About the TRIOLE Strategy

Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimise their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualisation, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly dynamic IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future.
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About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
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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 platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEPOWER, PRIMEQUEST, PRIMERGY and TRIOLE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in Japan and other countries. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Solaris and all Solaris based marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and are used under license. SPARC64 is a registered trademark or trademark of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners

Date: 05 May, 2005
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd