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Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.
Fujitsu has launched a family of energy-efficient dual socket Primergy servers based around Intel's yet-to-be released Xeon 'Romley' processors.The Primergy Dual Socket Generation of servers was launched worldwide on Monday, along with the Primergy CX400 S1, a multi-node server designed for cloud and high-performance computing.
Let's start with the energy efficiency features of Fujitsu's new Primergy BX400, a blade enclosure system designed for the needs of midsize businesses that the company plans to ship in December.According to the spec sheets, the technology -- which can accommodate up to eight server or storage blades in the enclosure -- uses up to 30 percent less electricity than comparable infrastructure and it puts out less heat, which means that the electricity needed to cool it off is also reduced.
(Updated July 25, 2010, to add pricing) For smaller companies that are interested in a more energy-efficiency entry level server, Fujitsu has just come out with the Primergy TX100 S2, based on the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series.The big value proposition for the new hardware is that it draws zero watts during its off state; most other server models draw some sort of residual power even they are supposedly powered down.
Fujitsu's latest Primergy server product, called the Primergy CX1000, was designed to appeal to the economics of cloud service providers -- especially those that are focused on ultra energy efficiency.
In case you keep track of stuff like this on your procurement checklists, Fujitsu has certified four models of its Primergy tower and rack servers (the S5 series) as compliant with the EPA's Energy Star 1.0 server specification.
The Primergy TX100 S1 is aimed at small businesses that have not yet upgraded from external hard drives to servers for their storage
The manufacturer is taking pre-orders for a new Primergy all-in-one blade server system that supports up to 18 blades and includes a new cooling system
Watch out Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Fujitsu wants to eat some of your market share with a new blade server in its PRIMERGY line that consumes 30 percent less power than its previous models.
NComputing's X300 provides a cost-effective way to hang up to six terminals off a single desktop PC using low-power, secure, easy to administer and quiet access terminals. It's not for power users, but is well suited to schools, business workgroups, libraries, internet cafés and suchlike.
The European computing giant will bundle SuSE's Linux Enterprise Server 8 with all its Primergy servers, making the OS more easily accessible to companies on the continent.
The European computing giant will bundle SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 with all its Primergy servers, making the software more easily accessible to European companies
Over the next few months, you'll hear about PCI Express. This is an Intel-backed proposal for a next-generation PCI bus aimed at every size of computer from notebook to server
SEATTLE--Broadcom subsidiary ServerWorks has released its new CSB6 chip, which handles input-output chores for special-purpose networked computers called "server appliances." The "southbridge" I/O chip, paired with a "northbridge" chip to communicate with memory and a system's main processor, collectively are called the system's chipset. The CSB6 includes support for three RAID (redundant array of inexpensive disks) channels using the lower-end ATA disk drive standard, making it good for basic server appliances, ServerWorks said Tuesday at the WinHEC conference here. The product also has twice as much input-output performance as its predecessor, the CSB5, supporting Broadcom's newer Grand Champion HE and LE northbridge chips, 64-bit PCI buses and 1 gigabit-per-second Ethernet. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Intel announced a chip that lets server- and network-card manufacturers build two 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet ports into their servers. Most servers today come with network connections one tenth that speed. In addition to the two-port 82546EB chip for servers, Intel released the one-port 82545EM gigabit Ethernet controller chip for workstations and the one-port 82540EM for desktop computers. The chips, currently still in prototype stage, will cost $89.95, $59.95 and $34.95 each. The workstation and server models support the higher-speed PCI-X data-communication standard. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Sun's minitower entry-level workgroup server, with the 440-MHz UltraSPARC-IIi processor supporting up to 1 GB of memory, 4 PCI expansion slots, and up to 18.2 GB of internal storage.
PrimePower 800 is the new Enterprise Level SPARC server. Very quietly, Fujitsu continues to play a large role in the corporate server space with its Primergy NT servers and Amdahl S/390 class mainframes.
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