GTM-N67363J
Skip to main content
  1. Home >
  2. About Fujitsu >
  3. Resource Center >
  4. Press releases >
  5. 2007 >
  6. Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems set the standard for Open Systems Computing with fastest, most reliable solaris/SPARC servers.

FUJITSU AND SUN MICROSYSTEMS SET THE STANDARD FOR OPEN SYSTEMS COMPUTING WITH FASTEST, MOST RELIABLE SOLARIS/SPARC SERVERS

Co-Developed “SPARC Enterprise” Servers to be Co-Marketed by Fujitsu and Sun

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.,Fujitsu Philippines, Inc.

Singapore, April 18, 2007

Fujitsu Limited and Sun Microsystems, Inc., today unveiled a new line-up of co-developed servers that hold the promise of dramatically reshaping the computing market by delivering mainframe-class reliability with open systems advantages. The new servers, based on the SPARC® architecture and running the Solaris™ 10 operating system (OS), are the fastest SPARC servers ever, and will be marketed by both companies and affiliates under the “SPARC Enterprise” product brand. The systems are ideal for customers requiring highly scaleable, reliable servers, and needing to achieve increased system utilisation and performance through virtualisation. The servers leverage the powerful combination of Fujitsu’s expertise in mission-critical computing technologies and high-performance processor design, and Sun’s expertise in open, scaleable, network computing.

The SPARC Enterprise server line-up is the culmination of over two years of joint development between Fujitsu and Sun, building on their 20-year strategic relationship. The new servers address the growing customer need to maximise system utilisation by offering an array of highly granular partitioning and domaining technologies. The SPARC Enterprise servers are also designed to ensure minimal downtime. They contain mainframe-class RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) features such as hot-swappable components (which includes memory and processors) redundant hardware, instruction retry, memory mirroring and extensive diagnostic and healing capabilities.

To protect customers’ existing datacentre investments, Sun guarantees 100% Solaris binary compatibility. This means Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER or Sun's Sun Fire server customers can adopt the new SPARC Enterprise platform with ease and confidence, enabling them to continue to use the broad range of proven Solaris applications (the No. 1 share in the UNIX market) from the world’s top ISV/IHV providers.

“These new systems help customers tackle the world’s most challenging computing problems, whether in the back office or in high-performance computing,” said John Fowler, executive vice president of Sun’s Systems group. “And they achieve this performance while delivering mainframe reliability with the unmatched virtualisation capabilities that Solaris customers expect.”

“The combination of Fujitsu’s mission-critical computing technology and Sun’s Solaris in the new SPARC Enterprise server line-up, enables us to deliver maximum business value to our customers,“ said Chiaki Ito, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President, Fujitsu Limited. “Not only will they see outstanding performance, smarter resource management and reduced administrative intervention, but unparalleled levels of quality and scalability, that mean increased longevity of use and improved business growth potential.”

The new servers are already demonstrating their performance leadership. The SPARC Enterprise M8000 (16 processors, 32 cores, 64 threads) with SPARC64 VI 2.4 GHz processor running SAP ERP 2005, Oracle Database 10g and Solaris 10 set a new world-record for the SAP SD 2-tier standard application benchmark for systems with 16 processors as of 04/17/07, achieving 7,300 SD benchmark users.*

New SPARC Enterprise Servers

The new SPARC Enterprise servers will include six models. Entry models use the UltraSPARC™ T1 processor developed by Sun Microsystems. Mid-range and high-end models use the SPARC64 VI processor developed by Fujitsu. These systems deliver up to 50 percent more performance than current SPARC-based servers. All the new servers run the Solaris 10 operating system.

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

 

*The SAP SD standard SAP ERP 2005 application benchmark performed on March 28, 2007 by Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems in Walldorf, Germany has been certified with the following data:
Number of benchmark users & comp.: 7,300 SD (Sales & Distribution)
Average dialog response time: 1.98 seconds
Throughput:
Fully Processed Order Line items/hour: 731,330
Dialog steps/hour: 2,194,000
SAPS: 36,570
Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.018 sec / 0.041 sec
CPU utilization of central server: 99%
Operating System central server: Solaris 10
RDBMS: Oracle 10g
SAP ECC Release: 6.0

Configuration:
Central server: SPARC Enterprise Server Model M8000, 16 processors / 32 cores / 64 threads, SPARC64 VI, 2.4 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache per core, 6 MB L2 cache per processor, 256 GB main memory

The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at the following web page: www.sap.com/benchmark.

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.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/

Press Contact:

Rachael Low

Phone: Phone: +(65) 6512 7184
E-mail: E-mail: rachael.low@sg.fujitsu.com
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
Head of Marketing

Mileage Communications Pte Ltd

Mr. Steven Ng

Phone: Phone: (65) 6222-1678
E-mail: E-mail: steven@mileage.com.sg
Company:Mileage Communications Pte Ltd

Mileage Communications Pte Ltd

Audrey Wong

Phone: Phone: 6222-1678
Fax: 6222-5378
E-mail: E-mail: audrey@mileage.com.sg
Company:Mileage Communications Pte Ltd

Sun Microsystems

Chris Teo

Phone: Phone: 6239-2442
E-mail: E-mail: chris.teo@sun.com
Company:Sun Microsystems

Batey Consulting

Joanne Wee

Phone: Phone: 6323-0355
E-mail: E-mail: joanne.wee@bateyconsulting.com
Company:Batey Consulting (Agency for Sun Microsystems)


Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEPOWER are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Solaris and the Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the US and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 18 April, 2007
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd