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Fujitsu Launches PRIMEQUEST™ 420 Midrange Server for Linux and Windows

Fujitsu Philippines, Inc.

Singapore, May 16, 2006

PRIMEQUEST™ 420 Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd today unveiled the PRIMEQUEST™ 420 midrange server for Intel® Itanium® 2-based systems running Linux or Windows Server 2003 platforms.

Similar to the PRIMEQUEST™ 440 and PRIMEQUEST™ 480 servers that were launched in May 2005, the PRIMEQUEST™ 420 combines high system scalability with data centre-class fault immunity, thus offering enterprises the flexibility of industry-standard solutions without compromising business continuity.

The PRIMEQUEST™ 420 supports a maximum of eight Intel® Itanium® 2 processors rated at 1.5 GHz or 1.6 GHz. In comparison, its predecessors the PRIMEQUEST™ 440 and PRIMEQUEST™ 480 support up to 16 and 32 Intel® Itanium® 2 processors respectively. The PRIMEQUEST™ 420 thus represents an ideal server solution for customers who require modest computing needs with mainframe-class reliability and reduced operational costs.

Like its predecessors, the PRIMEQUEST™ 420 incorporates two key technologies – System Mirror and Flexible Input/Output (FIO) – to maximise system availability. 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™ 420 server architecture also provides up to two hardware-isolated partitions, each of which functions like a fully independent “server” within the system, for excellent fault immunity.

The PRIMEQUEST™ 420 has a high-density rack-mount form factor which allows it to fit on the same rack with other servers, storage systems and network equipment. In addition, the power consumption of the PRIMEQUEST 420™ is only one-third that of the PRIMEQUEST™ 440. The compact, power-saving design allows users to realise cost and space savings that reduce the total cost of ownership.

“With our longstanding expertise in mainframes, Fujitsu offers unparalleled reliability for industry-standard operating systems. Like the PRIMEQUEST 440 and PRIMEQUEST 480, the PRIMEQUEST 420 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 Uno Motohiko, Head, 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.

The PRIMEQUEST™ 420 is priced starting from S$110,000 and will be available for the ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam) and India markets with immediate effect. Refer to the Appendix, visit or call 6512-7555 for more details.


PRIMEQUEST™ 420 Key Specifications

Model name PRIMEQUEST 420
Form factor 12U rack-mount (19")
CPU Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor; 1.50 GHz/1.60 GHz
CPU count 1 - 8
Chipset Fujitsu proprietary
System board count 1 - 2

Point-to-point crossbar; max data transmission 25.6 gigabits per second
Memory Max 256GB
Internal storage Max 584GB (w/ 2.5" SAS)
PCI slots Max 18
Partitions Max 2
External dimensions 482 (W) x 820 (D) x 530 (H)
Weight Max 150 kg
Supported operating systems Red Hat® Enterprise Linux AS (v.4 for Itanium)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 for Itanium Processor Family
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based Systems

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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Date: 16 May, 2006
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd