Fujitsu has extended its Sparc-based enterprise servers with a new line-up based on its own 16-core Sparc64 X processors, bringing mainframe-class reliability and features such as the ability to activate extra capacity on demand.
Available worldwide from today, the Fujitsu M10 line is available in three versions, scaling from a single processor up to a 64 processor monster for mission-critical workloads under Oracle Solaris 10 or 11.
The entry level Fujitsu M10-1 ships in a 1U rack-mount chassis, and sports a single Sparc64 X clocked at 2.8GHz, with up to 512GB memory and up to 4.8TB of disk storage.
Next up is the Fujitsu M10-4 (pictured above), a 4U chassis with up to four processors, 2TB of memory and 4.8TB of disk.
At the top end is the Fujitsu M10-4S, which links together up to 16 of the 4U chassis mounted in a rack to provide 64 processors with up to 32TB of memory and 76.8TB of storage.
Each Sparc64 X chip has 16 cores, each capable of handling two threads, which means a fully configured M10-4S comprises 1,024 cores capable of 2,048 simultaneous threads.
According to Fujitsu, one virtual machine (VM) can be created per CPU thread using Oracle VM Server for Sparc, allowing the system to handle up to 2,048 VMs.
All of the M10 models deliver mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for enterprise-class workloads, Fujitsu said, drawing on the firm's decades of mainframe experience.
Also mainframe-like is the core-level CPU Activation capability that allows customers to add resources to meet changing workload requirements, while not paying for inactive cores.
"Fujitsu M10 is our commitment to bring big results to customers in the Big Data era, helping customers maximise ROI with dynamic scalability and mainframe-class reliability," said Fujitsu senior vice president Noriyuki Toyoki.
Pricing for the Fujitsu M10 server line starts at $15,121 (£9,875).
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