Fujitsu Siemens Computers announces the PRIMERGY X630 blade server based on the AMD Opteronâ„¢ processor.
This server architecture enables two-way blade servers to connect to become a physical four-way blade server. For the first time, scale-out and scale-up technologies are combined in one architecture enabling IT directors to utilize their server capacity and flexibility creating a more agile and dynamic data center.
The Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY Advanced Blade Ecosystem offers customers the capability to connect and disconnect their two-way servers to create their ideal environment, without having to invest in additional hardware. This performance flexibility makes the PRIMERGY BX630 a choice for terminal, web or communication servers with heavy load profiles. The PRIMERGY RX220 will complement the range of rack-optimized systems principally designed for applications with high performance needs.
During peak performance requirements, customers can create a 4-way server with two 2-way servers by just connecting the two 2-way servers using the HyperTransportâ„¢ link of the AMD Opteronâ„¢ processors. According to actual needs they can switch from running 2-way servers to 4-way servers and back without investing into new hardware. The performance of 2+2 matches a machine with a native 4-way. By choosing Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, this blade concept delivers 8 physical processor cores in one 4-way blade system. This blade concept is ideally suited for scale out and scale up scenarios at the same time, which increases efficiency and utilization of invested hardware and gives customers a great flexibility.
Thermal problems in data centers will not be a problem. The power budget of Opteron processors, another key feature of the PRIMERGY Blade Ecosystem and the RX220 model reduces the power consumption. Also higher systems density is achieved. This helps either to reduce the size of the server farm or to deploy a larger number of servers in a minimum space.
The system performance of the new PRIMERGY models is based on the innovative Direct Connect Architecture (HyperTransportâ„¢ link) of the AMD Opteron processors. Due to the direct connection of I/O and memory with the CPU the Direct Connect Architecture addresses and helps reduce the real challenges and bottlenecks of system architectures providing optimized memory performance, balanced throughput, expandable I/O, and more linear symmetrical multiprocessing.
The â€œmix&matchâ€? concept of the PRIMERGY Advanced Blade Ecosystem ensures customer investment protection. The new PRIMERGY BX630 blades can be installed and run together with Intel processor-based PRIMERGY BX600 blades in the same chassis.