Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA)
today expanded their SPARC Enterprise(R) server family by adding the
entry-level SPARC Enterprise M3000 server, powered by a single quad-core
SPARC64(TM) VII processor and the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS).
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server inherits the mission-critical features
of the SPARC64-based SPARC Enterprise server family, delivering
mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) in an
ultra-dense open system at an entry-level price. The new systems are
ideal platforms for single-threaded enterprise applications including
databases, BIDW, ERP and CRM.
"The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server provides a
perfect balance between mission-critical features, compact form factor
and power efficiency,” said Masami Yamamoto,
corporate senior vice president of Fujitsu. "The
new SPARC Enterprise server offers excellent performance for a broad
range of application areas and will facilitate innovation in customers’
"Customers told us they wanted an entry-level
SPARC Enterprise system, both for multi-tier application deployments and
to create development environments for their larger M8000/M9000 systems,”
said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun
Microsystems. "The SPARC Enterprise M3000
server complements both the line and the mix-and-match reality of the
datacenter. Customers now have a low-cost, high-performance option with
mainframe-class RAS benefits in an open system running Solaris. It's
mix-and-match or start small and grow big.”
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Delivers Advanced Performance and RAS
with the SPARC64 VII Processor
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server leverages the same quad-core SPARC64
VII processor used in the world-record holding SPARC Enterprise M4000,
M5000, M8000 and M9000 servers. With its Simultaneous Multi-Threading
(SMT) chip architecture, the SPARC Enterprise M3000 server delivers
excellent single-core performance. And with the latest I/O interfaces,
PCI-Express, and SAS system architecture, the new system minimizes
latency and provides maximum throughput, whether running compute, I/O,
or memory intensive workloads. These new processors also help enable the
SPARC Enterprise M3000 server to deliver double the performance while
consuming over 50 percent less energy and space than previous UltraSPARC®
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server also delivers key features including
hardware-level instruction retry, dynamic cache-memory degradation and
extended ECC, giving customers the benefits of mainframe-like RAS
capabilities at an entry-level price.
SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server Delivers Energy and Space Efficient
Platform for Virtualization, Consolidation
At just two rack units (RU) weighing 22kg (49 pounds), the SPARC
Enterprise M3000 server significantly reduces physical footprint and
rackmount floor-loading, resulting in increased space efficiency.
Leveraging Solaris™ Containers, the new SPARC
Enterprise server provides an ultra-high density environment with
exceptional virtualization capabilities and helps enable customers to
optimally consolidate entry-level servers into a compact 2U chassis,
letting them further reduce energy consumption and save space.
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server also features two efficient cooling
zones and an autonomous 9-stage fan control. This maximizes cooling and
energy efficiency and minimizes noise: energy consumption is reduced by
50 percent or more over previous UltraSPARC IIIi-based servers and noise
is reduced to 47dB, roughly the same noise level as a quiet office.(1)
More information on the SPARC Enterprise M3000 server is available at: http://www.fujitsu.com/sparcenterprise/
Fujitsu and Sun Continue to Enhance the SPARC Enterprise Server Family
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 is the latest addition to SPARC Enterprise
line of servers co-developed and marketed by Fujitsu and Sun. The
companies are committed to building on their more than 20-year
relationship through the continual enhancement of best-in-class products
and services. Fujitsu and Sun plan to release systems based on new
SPARC64 processors running at a clock speed of 2.8GHz in 2009. Fujitsu
and Sun also have future enhancements planned for systems using the next
generation of SPARC64 and UltraSPARC processors.
Product Availability and Services
The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server starts at $15,000 (U.S. List) and is
immediately available directly from Fujitsu and Sun and their authorized
resellers. Both Fujitsu-branded and Sun-branded SPARC Enterprise servers
will be marketed worldwide. All features are identical.
Fujitsu and Sun also provide a full suite of services to help customers
maximize their infrastructure investments. Services from both companies
include consolidation, virtualization, maximizing data center efficiency
and migration to Solaris 10. More information is available at http://www.sun.com/service
1. In a 25°C environment. By comparison, a
quiet office is typically 50 dB.
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the
global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting
customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems
and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications
products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to
customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported
consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion Yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal
year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global
marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer™"
-- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community
development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than
100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris and the Network Is the
Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,
Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All SPARC
trademarks are used under license from SPARC International Inc. and are
trademarks or registered trademarks of that company in the US and other
countries. Products bearing the SPARC trademark are based on
architectures developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. SPARC64 is a trademark
of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries
and used under license. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon
an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries.
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