Fujitsu Delivers PRIMERGY 8-Socket Blade Server Powerhouse for Greater Scale-up, Scale-out Data Center Flexibility


PRIMERGY BX630 Featuring AMD Opteron Processors Offers Lower Power Consumption, Scales From 2 to 8 Processors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14 / -- Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced the PRIMERGY® BX630 8-socket blade server powered by dual-core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, providing data-center administrators with maximum flexibility to scale up and scale out their infrastructures in a single chassis. Fujitsu is the first major vendor to deliver a standard-architecture 8-socket, dual-core blade server system, offering increased density and scalability with lower power and space requirements.

The 8-socket PRIMERGY blade server enables all components of an enterprise infrastructure -- from network edge devices to backend databases -- to be housed in a single blade server chassis. Individual blades can then be upgraded to more powerful servers as needed. The result is greater data-center design flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.

AMD Opteron-based PRIMERGY BX630 8-socket blade servers can be installed in the current PRIMERGY BX600 chassis and mixed with existing Intel® Xeon® based PRIMERGY BX620 S2 blade servers and PRIMERGY BX630 2-socket blade servers, enabling customers to select the best technology for specific businesses and applications.

The AMD Opteron architecture features AMD's HyperTransport(TM) interconnect, which is a critical component in the PRIMERGY BX630 blade server's modular design. This interconnect makes it possible to link two PRIMERGY BX630 2-socket blades into a single 4-socket blade, and then link two of these 4-socket blade into a single PRIMERGY BX630 8-socket blade. Packed with dual-core AMD Opteron processors, the system becomes a 16-core powerhouse, giving customers the flexibility to move high-end applications and database processing to the PRIMERGY BX600 blade platform.

"The PRIMERGY BX630 8-socket server is another major step in Fujitsu's ongoing commitment to offer our customers the power and flexibility they need to design and build out data centers that meet their current infrastructure needs while preparing them for the future," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of product and solutions marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems. "With AMD Opteron-based PRIMERGY servers, our customers can achieve greater density and performance with lower power consumption and real estate requirements, resulting in lower total cost of ownership."

Pricing and Availability

The PRIMERGY BX630 8-socket server will be available during the second quarter of 2006. The PRIMERGY BX630 blade pricing starts below $2250 in a 2- socket configuration. An 8-socket PRIMERGY BX630 blade is priced below $36,000.

Service and Support

Professional services from Fujitsu Computer Systems ensure successful implementation and support of the most complex operating environments. The PRIMERGY BX630 is certified with all of the major server operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, Red Hat Linux EL4 x86/AMD64, Novell SUSE Linux ES-9 x86/AMD64, and VMware ESX Server 2.5.x.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high- performance mobile and client computers, scalable and reliable servers as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at us.fujitsu.com/computers .

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 products 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 reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

Source: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

CONTACT: David Herron of Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation,
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Computer Systems Corporation

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