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Fujitsu Goes to the Clouds with Primergy CX1000

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Fujitsu is changing the way servers exhale with its new Primergy CX1000 server.

Fujitsu America has jumped on the Intel Xeon server bandwagon and targeted the cloud computing sector with its new Pimergy CX1000 server. The company said last month that the system was built from the ground up to pack in as much power as possible--38 server nodes into a single rack--while providing an extremely low price. The result is a 20-percent reduction in cooling and power when compared to the standard rack server assembly.

For this system, Fujitsu implemented its new Cool-Central architecture. The company said that the "hot isle" is no longer necessary, as an internal chimney funnels the hot air through the top of the standard-sized rack. With that said, rows of Primergy CX1000 racks can be placed back-to-back, saving as much as 40-percent floor space.

"Built using off-the-shelf components, the Primergy CX1000 server incorporates a simple design concept that allows for easy replacement of individual server nodes in case of a system failure," the company said. "Faulty components can simply be replaced offline. Adding and removing nodes is a snap thanks to the Primergy CX1000 server's shared infrastructure--with centralized power distribution and cooling."

The company also added that the server was designed with green in mind, "dramatically" reducing its environmental footprint. As for the brains behind the brawn, the Primergy CX1000 uses the latest Intel Xeon 5600 series. Naturally all of this won't come cheap: expect to pay a starting price of $89,866. However Fujitsu is backing the server with comprehensive support from its worldwide organization.

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    qwerty45 , April 9, 2010 7:55 PM
    but can it play crysis?
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    deadly4u , April 9, 2010 10:17 PM
    Finally.. a rack that makes more sense to me.

    Though I would like to know what options the rack has for empty slots. Don't want this sensible cooling solution losing suction.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 10, 2010 1:38 PM
    Looks like the marketing folks over at Fujitsu are just using cloud computing to pitch their server solutions.
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    blackened144 , April 12, 2010 2:17 PM
    38 server nodes per rack? Is that supposed to be a lot? In our least dense clusters here at work, we have 84 nodes per rack. Then again, the hot isle in between 2 racks with 84 Xeon X5560 running full out is pretty damn hot..
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    jjobaber , April 12, 2010 3:43 PM
    Umm hasn't Rackable systems (now SGI) been doing this same thing for over 10 years?