Fujitsu Unveils Intel Itanium 2 Powered PRIMERGY RXI600 Server

12/19/2003 - Fujitsu Computer Systems announced its new Intel® Itanium® 2-based PRIMERGY®RXI600, a high performance 64-bit, 4-way rack server to round out the company's Intel-based product portfolio and offer enterprise customers a foundation for the future.

Available throughout North America in January 2004, the PRIMERGY RXI600 is optimized for large databases, business intelligence and data warehousing. With one to four Intel Itanium 2 processors and a 64-bit architecture, the server is ideal for investment calculation models, extracting and analyzing data from enormous databases, and security applications such as data encryption or decryption. The PRIMERGY RXI600 combines this high performance with the extensive high availability and management features required in these types of environments.

"The addition of this new Intel Itanium 2 processor-powered server to the PRIMERGY server family has enabled Fujitsu to deliver a high performance system to support a broad range of customers," said Mike Fister, senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Systems Group, Intel Corporation. "The combination of the Intel Itanium 2 processor and enterprise computing expertise from Fujitsu will provide businesses with powerful, flexible and scaleable IT solutions, helping them to realize cost savings and achieve growth."

Large software houses are increasingly supporting Itanium 2 architecture and 64-bit computing. The launch of the Microsoft® Windows ServerTM 2003 64-bit edition and availability of the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server will encourage greater penetration of Itanium 2-based systems into the high-end server market. With the addition of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other software based on the 64-bit platform, businesses are now able to run their entire infrastructure, including operating system, database and most critical applications, in a 64-bit environment.

The full binary compatibility of the Intel Itanium 2 processor family with 32-bit hardware means existing software can also run on the Itanium 2-based PRIMERGY RXI600 server. The IA32 Execution Layer from Microsoft, to be released in 2004, will be able to optimize the processing speed of 32-bit applications.

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Pricing starts at $23,000 (USD) for the PRIMERGY RXI600.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and manufacture of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile and desktop computers, scalable and reliable servers as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality and user comfort and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, 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 (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu, and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. PRIMERGY is a registered trademark of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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