Fujitsu Unveils PRIMERGY BX300 Blade Server with Pentium M Processor

2/5/2004 - Fujitsu Computer Systems debuted its Intel-based PRIMERGY® BX300 blade server now with the new Intel® Pentium® M Processor and up to 4 GB of ECC-protected DDR SDRAM memory. The combination makes the blade server ideal for tackling intensive applications such as extensive terminal server installations or a large number of Web servers, in addition to lowering cost per server blade and reducing space requirements in the rack over standard servers.

The PRIMERGY BX300 blade server system consists of a highly scalable, 3U-high 19-inch rack server with a modular infrastructure for housing up to 20 ultra-compact server blades. The new blades can achieve even higher throughput via an optional PCI slot, which accommodates a Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel connection. This makes it suitable for integration into corporate networks or providing additional functionality in network-attached storage (NAS) infrastructures - an aspect vital to Internet service providers and application providers when deploying blade servers.

The high overall performance of the blade server together with its comparatively low heat dissipation is made possible through the use of special components and low-voltage processors borrowed from mobile technology. Compared to earlier generations of the Low Voltage Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor family, the Intel Pentium M Processor - supported by a doubling of installable main memory to 4 GB - delivers a hefty boost in productivity. The Pentium M Processor's larger second-level cache and high clock speed of 1.6 GHz can offer up to a 25 percent increase in output over existing dual-server blades when deployed, for example, as a Web server with Internet Information Server 6.0 under Windows Server 2003 Web Edition.

The server chassis features redundant and hot-plug power supplies and fans, as well as an integrated keyboard/video/mouse switch to allow direct access to each individual server blade. Autonomous blade servers fitted with the new processor and its power-saving technology deliver increased processing and computing performance, while a stable, high-performance LAN connection for the PRIMERGY server blades is enabled by the redundant hot-plug Gigabit Ethernet switch blades.

Meanwhile, the management blades, similarly redundant and hot pluggable, enable remote administration over a LAN or serial connection via a single dedicated interface - regardless of the system status. A deployment software solution offering a host of options for simple and effective software distribution to the individual blades, as well as the cloning of existing installations, is also available. In the rack, status information and location are indicated by LEDs both in the chassis and on the PRIMERGY blade servers.

The PRIMERGY BX300 blade server not only provides extraordinary computing performance per unit of rack space, but also greatly reduces power consumption relative to conventional servers on account of the special board technology. In addition, PRIMERGY server management solutions simplify blade server installation, administration and monitoring.

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Pricing starts at $6500 (USD) for the PRIMERGY BX300 blade server.

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
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