7/18/2002 - Fujitsu Limited today announced major performance upgrades to its PRIMEPOWERTM family of SolarisTM compatible servers with the global introduction of seven enhanced models (PRIMEPOWER 200, 400, 650, 850, 800, 1000, 2000) featuring new 810 MHz, 788 MHz and 700 MHz SPARC64 GPTM processors.
Among the performance enhancements, mid-range PRIMEPOWER 650/850 systems with new 810 MHz processors provide about a 12% boost over current systems in online transaction performance and about 30% in processor-intensive performance, while PRIMEPOWER 2000 systems with new 788 MHz processors offer a transaction performance increase of about 23% over the 563 MHz processor systems. These improvements are especially significant considering that the PRIMEPOWER 2000 128-way version with 563 MHz processors still hold the number one spot in the TPC-C benchmark table. (455,818.20tpmC, at $28.58/tpmC, availability date Feb. 28, 2002).
PRIMEPOWER models 2000, 1000 and 800 will be available with 788 MHz processors, while models 850, 650, 400 and 200 will be available with 810 MHz or 700 MHz processors. PRIMEPOWER's in-built ability to easily add capacity enables adaptive enterprise customers to take advantage of these improvements and flexibly grow their installations based on already proven technology, thereby maximizing return on IT resource investment.
PRIMEPOWER holds a number of performance benchmark world records with its 563 MHz and 675 MHz processors (see http://primepower.fujitsu.com/en/benchmark.html for details), and Fujitsu expects to set new benchmark records with the faster processors.
PRIMEPOWER's excellent scalability, smooth and linear performance curve, and high-reliability design provide system longevity; additional performance can be achieved just by adding processors. Unique advantages include the ability to run multiple versions of the Solaris environment on the same server, thereby helping customers' protect their investment in business application software, and the ability to partition as well as mix processor speeds so that additional workloads can be accommodated easily and business can grow at minimal additional cost.
*Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Solaris and all Solaris based marks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license. SPARC 64GPTM is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited in Japan and other countries. All other company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purpose only.
Developed by Fujitsu Limited, PRIMEPOWER servers use SPARC® technology and run the SolarisTM Operating Environment. They are sold by Fujitsu group companies in Asia/Pacific, Fujitsu Technology Solutions in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in EMEA. Now with 788 MHz processors the larger PRIMEPOWER 2000 systems running the Solaris Operating Environment can scale to 128 processors, support up to 15 variable partitions and provide 99.999% system availability. They are aimed at the needs of data centers, server consolidation and IT infrastructure investment protection.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/
Toshiaki Koike, Scott Ikeda
Fujitsu Limited, Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 (Tokyo)
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