Fujitsu to announce Nocona-based servers

Fujitsu Computer Systems plans to unveil upgrades to its Primergy tower and rack-mounted servers that will use the 64-bit capable version of the Xeon processor, code-named 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 would also include a redesigned cooling system that features bigger fans and air tunnels designed to double the amount of heat the systems could dissipate, product manager for Primergy, John Rodriguez, said.

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

The TX200 S2 will support as much as 12GB of Double Data Rate (DDR1) memory and will come with Xeon processors running at between 2.8GHz and 3.4GHz.

The clock speed of the TX300 S2's chips will range between 3.2GHz and 3.6GHz, and it will support as much as 16GB of DDR2 memory. Pricing for the systems will start at $US2219.

Both rack-mounted servers will ship with 2.8GHz to 3.6GHz processors and will support as much as 16GB of memory. The 1U (4.4cm high) RX200 S2 will include two Ultra320 small computer system interface (SCSI) hard drive bays. The 2U (8.9cm) RX300 S2 will support as many as six hard drives.

The hard drives would store between 36GB and 300GB of data each, Rodriguez said.

Pricing for the rack-mounted servers starts at $US2602.

The new servers would ship worldwide within the month, Rodriguez said.

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