Fujitsu Accelerates Performance of Critical Enterprise Data Workloads with Portfolio of Turbo-Charged x86 Servers
- 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
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 has released its new M5 generation of PRIMERGY 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 virtualisation platforms at the same time2
. In addition, the PRIMERGY RX4770 M5 system achieved outstanding results running the SAP Business Warehouse, edition for SAP HANA® Standard Application Benchmark Version 3 with a total of 9.1 billion initial records. In the benchmark, the new Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory modules were used within the RX4770 M5. While delivering outstanding performance, with DCPMM, this also enables customers to triple memory capacity and drastically reduce restart times of their databases. This impressively demonstrates the new possibilities for in-memory databases and new configurations between memory and storage with DCPMM modules3
Moreover, 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 environments4
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, businesses can 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, said: “Enterprises used to view the need to manage and store vast data lakes as an inconvenience, but now their huge potential is being recognised – 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.
Pricing and availability
PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers are also supported by Fujitsu’s Software Infrastructure Manager
(ISM) which gives organisations control and visibility over their entire data centre, 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 Essential5
, is now available. ISM Essential provides converged infrastructure monitoring as well as essential server management functions.
Pricing varies according to region and system configuration. New PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers are available to order either directly from Fujitsu or via SELECT channel partners as follows:
Notes to editors
New models in detail
- PRIMERGY RX2530 M5, RX2540 M5, RX4770 M5, CX 2550 M5, CX2560 M5, CX2570 M5, and PRIMEQUEST 3000 series second generation systems available immediately
- PRIMERGY RX2520 M5 and TX2550 M5 available in June 2019
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 virtualised 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 virtualisation, 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 rivalling 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 maximising 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
NVRAM 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 ground-breaking 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.
As of April 2, 2019, a configuration of two PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 systems was the best virtualisation 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. 3
The SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Standard Application Benchmark Version 3 performed on March 24, 2019, by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany, with a total of 9,100,000,000 initial records, was certified by SAP on behalf of the SAP Benchmark Council on April 2, 2019, with the following data:
Benchmark Phase 1
Number of initial records: 9,100,000,000
Runtime of last Data Set (seconds): 25,111
Benchmark Phase 2
Query Executions per Hour: 3,478
CPU utilisation of database server: 98%
Benchmark Phase 3
Total Runtime of complex query phase (seconds): 171
Operating Systems: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
Database: SAP HANA 2.0
Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver® 7.50
Database Server: FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX4770 M5, 4 processors / 112 cores / 224 threads, Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor, 2.70 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 1,024 KB L2 cache per core, 38.5 MB L3 cache per processor, 1,536 GB DRAM and 3,072 GB Persistent Memory
The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at the following Web page https://www.sap.com/about/benchmark.html
The 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
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 centres.
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Date: 02 April, 2019