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Fujitsu Accelerates the Performance of Critical Enterprise Data Workloads with Portfolio of Turbo-Charged x86 Servers

Fujitsu America Inc.

News facts:
  • 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
Sunnyvale, CA, April 02, 2019

Fujitsu is increasing performance across its PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST server lineup with new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory. The breakthrough non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM)1 technology delivers turbo-charged data processing, enabling applications to derive insights from data much faster, even when dealing with massive amounts of information, allowing for even more utilization of today’s data-centric applications.

Fujitsu is a pioneer 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.

Building on this achievement, 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, thereby 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, 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 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.

Kevin Wrenn, Head of Category Management at Fujitsu America, Inc., comments: “In an era when big data is evolving into enormous data, enterprises are asking themselves a fundamental question: how do we get actionable insights from our vast data lakes? I’m proud to announce that Fujitsu has an answer – the new PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers bring data closer to the processors, reducing the time needed to gain access to that valuable insight and enabling higher value to be derived from data sets that were once viewed as an inconvenience. By helping our customers make full use of their resources, we’re opening doors to new, innovative business practices in a wide range of industries.”

PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers are also supported by the Fujitsu 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.

Pricing and availability
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:
  • 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
Notes to editors
New models in detail:
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 virtualized 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 virtualization, 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 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:

  • PRIMEQUEST PQ3800B2, designed for high-end and SAP HANA systems
  • PRIMEQUEST 3800E2, built for mission-critical computing

1 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 groundbreaking 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.

2 As of April 2, 2019, a configuration of two PRIMERGY RX2540 M5 systems was the best virtualization 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. 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 utilization 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

4 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 centers.

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Date: April 02, 2019
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu America, Inc.