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The SX150 business mainframe server is based on Fujitsu's Sparc64 V processor and supports different operating systems and applications running in parallel, under BS2000/OSD and Solaris operating systems and separate hardware partitions.
Fujitsu Siemens said this feature will appeal to mid-sized companies looking to consolidate servers, integrate business-critical applications into e-business applications or boost capacity.
The SX150 also has a feature to reduce maintenance downtime. Walter Franck, Fujitsu Siemens product marketing manager, said this Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) feature, enables software resources to be automatically moved around within the mainframe. "The main advantage of DR, regarding system downtime, is to avoid an additional system reboot after hardware failure and repair," he said.
IBM is using CeBIT to showcase a range of new servers with Power5 processors, including the integrated SME servers eServer i5-520 and i5-570, which can run i5, Linux, Windows and AIX simultaneously. This makes them suitable for consolidating workloads.