Tower of strength


Tower of strength

Fujitsu Computer Systems will upgrade the company's Primergy tower and rack-mounted servers that will use the 64-bit capable version of the Xeon processor, codenamed Nocona.

The company is set to announce two new tower servers, called the Primergy TX200 S2 and TX300 S2, as well as two rack-mounted servers that include the 64-bit processor, the Primergy RX200 S2 and the RX300 S2. In addition to the new processors, the S2 systems will also include a redesigned cooling system that features bigger fans and air tunnels designed to double the amount of heat the systems can dissipate, said John Rodriguez, product manager for Primergy.

Because of a Nocona feature called thermal throttling, which slows down processor performance under high temperatures, the cooling system will also improve the S2 systems' performance, he said.

The TX200 S2 will support as much as 12Gbytes of DDR1 (Double Data Rate) memory and will come with Xeon processors running at between 2.8 GHz and 3.4 GHz. The clock speed of the TX300 S2's chips will range between 3.2 GHz and 3.6 GHz, and it will support as much as 16Gbytes of DDR2 memory. Pricing for the systems will start at $2,219 (£1,247), Rodriguez says.

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