SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

April 16, 2008 22:00 ET

New Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST Servers Satisfy Processing Needs of High-Performance Open Environments

PRIMEQUEST 580A Server Achieves World Record Performance on Two-Tier SAP SD Standard Benchmarks

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Fujitsu Limited today announced the immediate availability of a new line of mission-critical IA (Intel(R) architecture) servers, the PRIMEQUEST(R) 520A, 540A and 580A servers, built around the newest Intel(R) Itanium(R) 9100 series dual-core processor. The new models, with up to 8, 16 and 32 processors respectively, will be available in May 2008.

Fujitsu also announced that the PRIMEQUEST 580A posted the fastest results yet for the two-tier SAP(R) Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark(1) on a system running Microsoft(R) Windows Server(R) and the SAP ERP application release 6.0, demonstrating that PRIMEQUEST servers deliver the world's highest performance on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark running both Windows Server(2) and Linux(R)(3).

PRIMEQUEST mission-critical servers combine the open architecture of Intel (R) Itanium(R) processors, Linux, and Windows Server with high-reliability Fujitsu hardware. This server platform is ideally suited to open environments requiring high reliability and scalability, such as databases, ERP solutions, mission-critical system restructuring, and scientific computing.

The PRIMEQUEST 520A, 540A and 580A models are updates of the mid-range PRIMEQUEST 520 model and high-end PRIMEQUEST 540 and PRIMEQUEST 580 models introduced in July 2006. In addition to the latest Intel(R) processors, the PRIMEQUEST 540A and PRIMEQUEST 580A models have an increase in front side bus clock frequency from 533 MHz to 667 MHz.

Dynamic Partitioning and Live Swapping

The PRIMEQUEST 540A and PRIMEQUEST 580A models now include dynamic partitioning. For systems running Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux 5.1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, dynamic partitioning makes it possible to balance work loads among system boards while the systems are still running. If CPU or memory demands rise due to increased data volumes or the number of users, backup system boards automatically share the workload to ensure service continuity.

In addition, for systems running Windows Server 2008, system boards can be swapped live, so if a system board shows signs of failure, it can be replaced without service interruption.

"Fujitsu has once again combined the best Intel(R), Linux and Microsoft open technologies with our highly reliable hardware to create the highest performing, most cost-effective platform for the modern data center," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president, marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "Fujitsu will continue to leverage its deep experience in mainframe technology to ensure our customers enjoy the cost benefits and flexibility of open platforms without having to compromise availability or performance."

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

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 create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

1. SAP(R) Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark -- SAP benchmarks are standardized load tests that measure and record key performance figures for quantitative comparison of hardware and software. SAP Standard Application Benchmarks reflect typical business scenarios of SAP solutions. "Sales and Distribution" refers to a sales management application for online transactions included in the SAP ERP software suite. Benchmark results from this application are widely recognized as a performance index for servers running SAP systems. Results represent the sustained number of responses on average within a two-second period (simultaneous users). Level-2 indicates a system consisting of one central server (acting as both database server and application server) and clients.

2. World's highest performance results on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark running Windows Server -- Number of benchmark users & comp.: 10,400 SAP SD Benchmark users; average dialog response time: 1.93 seconds; throughput (SAPS): 52,320; central server CPU utilization: 96 percent; date certified: April 15, 2008; certification number: 2008023. System Tested: Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 580A with 32 dual-core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 9150M processors (1.66 GHz/24 MB L3 cache, 64 cores, 512 GB storage capacity); OS: Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition; RDBMS: SQL Server(R) 2005; SAP ECC: 6.0 (SAP ERP2005).

3. World's highest performance results on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark running Linux -- Number of benchmark users & comp.: 12,500 SAP SD Benchmark users; average dialog response time: 1.83 seconds; throughput (SAPS): 63,400; central server CPU utilization: 85 percent; date certified: August 31, 2006; certification number: 2006071. System tested: Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 580 with 32 dual-core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 9050 processors (1.66 GHz/24 MB L3 cache, 64 cores, 512 GB storage capacity); OS: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9; RDBMS: Oracle Database 10g; SAP(R) ECC: 5.0 (mySAP(TM) ERP2004).

These records comply with SAP Standard Application Benchmark Council rules, and have been audited and certified by SAP (http://www.sap.com/benchmark/).

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMEQUEST is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Intel, the Intel logo and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft, Windows, SQL Server and Windows Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Novell is a registered trademark and SUSE is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. SAP, mySAP, and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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