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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series

28 Feb 2014 Sydney - Fujitsu has launched the Fujitsu Server PRIMEQUEST 2000 line-up, a brand new series of high-end servers that offer unprecedented x86 performance and memory expandability. The introduction of innovative mission-critical functionality guarantees business continuity, with availability levels equivalent to those of UNIX systems - but with the cost advantages of an x86-based architecture.

The new PRIMEQUEST 2000 series sets new levels of performance and system resilience that are unrivalled on any other x86 system. Fujitsu delivers a rock solid data centre infrastructure foundation for organisations focusing on transforming their ICT into business-intelligent solutions, through the adoption of applications that use in-memory technology, such as the SAP HANA platform.

The new Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST line-up also includes 8-way servers with extra-large memory capacities of up to 12TB, with the PRIMEQUEST 2800B model ideally suited to handle bigger memory-intensive applications. The range-topping Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2800E model also sets a new performance world record eight-processor result running on Windows on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.

With the introduction of the PRIMEQUEST 2000 series, an x86-based solution is for the first time able to match both the performance and resilience of a Unix system, while convincingly winning the price-performance argument. As a result, Fujitsu presents enterprises with an alternative path for mission-critical computing deployments, where unplanned downtime is not an option. Complementing the launch, Fujitsu is also offering enterprise customers turnkey professional services to make migration from legacy systems a simple and trouble-free path - with the Fujitsu Global Delivery Center network able to remotely manage and monitor installations around the clock.

Fujitsu gave top priority to non-stop runtime for mission-critical applications when designing the new PRIMEQUEST series. Systems feature self-healing advanced reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) components that have a built-in resilience to faults that may develop during runtime - but which can otherwise cause servers to shut down. PRIMEQUEST is able to detect and automatically compensate for these faults, ensuring that systems keep on running.

The top-of-the-range Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2400E and 2800E models also introduce another industry first: A new Dynamic Reconfiguration feature allows on-line replacement of system boards and therefore enables on-the-fly re-partitioning while the system is still up and running. Workloads can be shifted from one partition to another on a running server, therefore avoiding the need for any planned downtime or even operating system restarts.

With the introduction of the 2000 series, Fujitsu is now extending the PRIMEQUEST family as its flagship x86-based infrastructure solution. Thanks to their outstanding performance and reliability, generations of Fujitsu Server PRIMEQUEST are already trusted around the world for mission-critical applications by customers such as the Moroccan telecommunications firm Méditel, the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (GACA), as well as the Brazilian telecommunications company VIVO and the Brazilian banking and financial services provider Banco Bradesco.

Hans-Dieter Wysuwa, Executive Vice President Products Technology and Channel, International Business, Fujitsu, stated: "The server computing market is going through revolutionary times. Our new PRIMEQUEST infrastructure solution presents enterprises with a new choice of platform for running their mission-critical applications, while also providing the perfect building block for incorporating disruptive technologies like in-memory computing. PRIMEQUEST is capable of meeting new demands where existing data centre technology just is not up to the mark, such as hugely increased requirements for memory combined with mission-critical levels of uptime. The new Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 2000 series is the first x86-based server technology able to match UNIX systems for their RAS capabilities while also providing a compelling argument in terms of both system pricing and operational cost."

"With the introduction of the new Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST series that takes advantage of the recently introduced Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 product family, Fujitsu's customers will be presented with a unique mission critical solution for their most data demanding workloads. Intel has worked hand-in-hand with Fujitsu to combine world-class performance and high availability at a lower total cost of ownership that alternative UNIX based systems simply can't compete against. We’re also pleased to see new innovation including Dynamic Reconfiguration that enhances PRIMEQUEST’s value proposition as a leader in resilient mission-critical solutions."

Jim Totton, Vice President and General Manager, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat Inc., stated: "Since PRIMEQUEST's introduction in 2005, Red Hat and Fujitsu continue to collaborate on enterprise features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivering a reliable and flexible platform needed for running and maintaining mission-critical operating environments. The PRIMEQUEST 2000 series provides a hardware partitioning solution, runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and offers new approaches to maintaining system uptime while delivering a flexible computing resource pool with features like Dynamic Reconfiguration. This ability to scale infrastructure capacity on the fly as business requirements fluctuate showcases Red Hat's and Fujitsu's continued commitment to delivering robust, scalable and reliable solutions for the most critical of business systems."

Nils Brauckmann, President and General Manager, SUSE, stated: "Customers have long counted on Fujitsu to provide dependable, highly efficient infrastructure for data centres. Fujitsu and SUSE have optimized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to deliver maximum performance per watt on the Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST server platform, ideal for enterprises modernizing their data centers with reliable, scalable energy-efficient solutions."

The new FUJITSU PRIMEQUEST 2000 series is available to order from later this month. At launch, Fujitsu is offering three different PRIMEQUEST models. Pricing is according to region and specification. PRIMEQUEST is sold directly and via Fujitsu's global Select Circle partner network.

Source: Fujitsu

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Primeur weekly 2014-03-03

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud database service helps organisations simplify mobile, web app and Big Data development ...

SUSE Cloud 3 now available, based on OpenStack Havana release ...

Oracle buys BlueKai ...

IBM launches pay-as-you-go model to quickly get clients on Cloud storage ...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now generally available in Europe ...

VMware completes acquisition of AirWatch ...

Adaptive Computing introduces Big Workflow to accelerate insights that inspire data-driven decisions giving the business a distinct competitive advantage ...

IBM invests $1 billion to deliver unique Platform-as-a-Service capabilities to connect enterprise data and applications to the Cloud ...

Fujitsu launches A5 for Windows Azure public Cloud service based on strengthened alliance with Microsoft ...

Desktop Grids

HTC aims to create a supercomputer with "HTC Power to Give" ...

BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released ...

EuroFlash

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing allocates ~440 million computing core hours to European research ...

IBM challenges mobile developers to bring the power of Watson to the palm of your hand ...

ISC'14 to launch Exhibitors Innovation Forum on June 24-25 ...

HP helps telcos deploy new offerings in minutes, rather than months, with network functions virtualization ...

Intel announces family of virtualization platforms for industrial systems ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave shows off new analysis toolchain for software risk mitigation ...

OpenMP ARB releases new Mission Statement ...

Fujitsu delivers new levels of in-memory computing performance and x86 mission-critical uptime with PRIMEQUEST 2000 series ...

New record set for data-transfer speeds ...

University of New Mexico gains supercomputer from the New Mexico Consortium ...

Nova Southeastern University will ramp up research with its first supercomputer ...

Gartner says 2013 worldwide server market grew 2.1 percent in shipments, while revenue decreased 4.5 percent for the year ...

NIH and George Washington University researchers partner to accelerate genomics research using Internet2's 100G network ...