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Fujitsu unveils second Itanium 2 server

Jul 29, 20042 mins
Data CenterFujitsu

* Fujitsu rolls out another server based on Itanium 2

Fujitsu Computer Systems last week unveiled an Itanium 2 server for space-constrained data centers.

The Primergy RXI300 server is a 2U high rack-mountable server that is designed for transaction-intensive environments in the technical and scientific community.

The RXI300 is a dual-processor server that operates at 1.4 GHz, 1.5GHz or 1.6 GHz. Both the 1.4-GHz and 1.6-GHz versions incorporate a 3M-byte L3 cache; the 1.5-GHz server, which is codenamed Madison, has a 6M-byte L3 cache to improve processor utilization.

The RXI300 has integrated RAID-1 capability which provides data mirroring for high availability. It also has three PCI-X slots for peripherals and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

As many as 23 dual-processor systems can be installed in a standard rack.

The Primergy RXI300 is the second Itanium-based server Fujitsu features in its family of Windows and Linux servers. The company also ships the RXI600, a four-processor rack-mounted server for transaction-intensive database, ERP, CRM or data warehousing applications.

Both the RXI300 and RXI600 work with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, as well as with SuSE Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Linux. The Primergy RXI300 is already certified for SAP R/3 on Windows and Linux platforms. The RXI300 and RXI600 can also run 32-bit applications, as well as Microsoft’s IA32 Execution Layer, which lets customers migrate from 32- to 64-bit applications when necessary.

An external Ultra320 SCSI adapter is available for attaching tape drives. The server has redundant hot-plug fans and power supplies.

The RXI300 starts at $9,200 and is available now.