Fujitsu released new PRIMERGY Servers
Fujitsu Limited announced the release of the two-way, rack-mount PRIMERGY RX300 S5 and RX200 S5 servers in Japan, both using the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. The servers incorporate enhanced power-switching and cooling technology to improve energy efficiency and help customers reduce their environmental footprint.
The servers are equipped with a new power supply with highly efficient power-switch technology that converts alternating current to direct current, a chassis design that maximizes ventilated surfaces for high-efficiency cooling, and the latest CPU from Intel. With these features, the new models reach a new level of world-class energy efficiency. In addition, color-coded release buttons(1) facilitate easy identification of optional components such as HDDs, resulting in more efficient maintenance and management.
The RX300 S5 is an optimal solution for running datacenter applications, while the RX200 S5 offers high performance and usability in a space-saving chassis.
- The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series offers better performance per watt and supports new technologies like Intel's Turbo Boost Technology(2) and QuickPath Interconnect(3) (Intel QPI).
- The use of the low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5506(4) maintains the high performance of the 5500 series CPU while improving the server's energy efficiency.
- DDR3 1066-MHz Registered DIMM (PC3-8500) memory is used to support virtualization environments. It can accommodate up to 144 GB(5) of RAM.
- The server supports memory mirroring, in which the same data is written over a pair of channels for redundancy, and memory sparing(6), in which memory modules are organized into groups of three, with one module in each group held in reserve so that it can be switched in if a correctible error occurs.
- A new power supply unit with a power switch 5% more efficient than previous models is used, compliant with the ENERGY STAR Program(7).
- Compared with previous models, the cooling efficiency has been dramatically improved to reduce heat emissions and save energy. Server components within the chassis are arranged to enhance air flow, with the fan unit directly cooling the processor, memory and other high heat-emitting components. In addition, the ventilated surface area has been increased by 17.5% compared with previous models(8). These enhancements allow the fan to run at lower speeds, which saves energy and reduces noise.
- Color-coded release buttons make regularly maintained optional components more visible. A system ID card is installed in the server for recording equipment-specific data.