Fujitsu unveils Itanium 2 and Opteron systems

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Fujitsu unveils Itanium 2 and Opteron systems

Fujitsu Computer Systems will begin shipping its first Itanium 2 server next month.

The Primergy RXI600 will support between one and four processors based on Intel's 64-bit technology and will have a maximum clock speed of 1.5GHz, said Jon Rodriguez, a senior product manager with Fujitsu Computer Systems.

"It's aimed primarily at applications like large databases, enterprise applications, computer-aided engineering, anything that requires a large memory," he said.

Fujitsu's European subsidiary, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, also unveiled a workstation based on a 64-bit x86 processor developed by Advanced Micro Devices.

The Celsius V810, which will not be sold in the US, will contain as many as two AMD Opteron processors. It will have a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz.

With the high-end V810, Fujitsu Siemens becomes the first major computer maker to sell an Opteron-based workstation.

Fujitsu is also working on a mainframe-class Itanium-based system which is expected to ship some time in 2005.

The V810 will support as much as 16Gbytes of Ram and will have a maximum storage capacity of 147Gbytes. The RXI600 server comes with as much as 32Gbytes of memory and will have a maximum storage capacity of 438Gbytes.

Both systems will ship with either Windows or Linux.

Pricing for the RXI600 will start at $23,000. The V810 can be ordered immediately, but no pricing details were released.

Robert McMillan writes for IDG News Service


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