Fujitsu is the latest server vendor to unveil new and upgraded models with Intel's latest high-end Xeon E7 v4 processors.
The systems are designed to provide a migration path to x86-based servers for customers currently running demanding applications on Unix-based systems, the firm said.
Available immediately from Fujitsu and its distribution partners, the third generation of PrimeQuest 2000 Series servers provides the highest ever levels of performance and stability from industry standard servers, the firm claimed, all but eliminating unplanned downtime for demanding enterprise workloads.
The new models are based on Intel's E7-8800 v4 and E7-4800 v4 family of processors, which officially launched earlier this week. Formerly known as Broadwell EX, this latest generation of Intel's top-end chips offers an increase in the maximum number of cores from 18 to 24, and can support up to 24TB of memory, double that of the previous generation.
Fujitsu has used versions of the E7-8800 v4 in the eight-socket PrimeQuest 2800B3 and 2800E3, plus the four-socket PrimeQuest 2400E3 models.
The eight-socket systems can scale up to 192 processor cores and up to 24TB of DDR4 memory, offering the greatest performance and memory capacity for demanding workloads such as corporate databases, in-memory solutions and business-critical applications.
In addition, the PrimeQuest 2800E3 boasts extra error prevention and self-healing capabilities to allow uninterrupted business processes, according to Fujitsu.
Meanwhile, the PrimeQuest 2400E3 with its four sockets maxes out at 96 cores and 12TB of DDR4 memory, but still offers unprecedented performance and memory capacity for demanding solutions, the firm said.
All of the new models are designed to provide a path for customers currently running highly demanding environments on Unix-based systems, and Fujitsu is eyeing workloads such as SAP ERP systems and Oracle databases.
The PrimeQuest models provide mission-critical capabilities such as hot pluggable I/O units, physical partitioning and dynamic reconfiguration, so that customers can gain greater levels of performance with the economic benefits of lower hardware costs and reduced energy consumption than with systems based on proprietary architectures, Fujitsu claimed.
"We are building servers that customers can bet their business on. The new generation of PrimeQuest servers are the highest performance x86 servers ever produced by Fujitsu, underlining their position as the bedrock on which organisations can build their digitally transformed business," said Michael Keegan, Fujitsu's senior vice president and head of product business in EMEA.
"Thanks to a combination of fantastic performance and lower than ever operating costs, we are seeing more and more customers modernising their Unix-based systems, underlining the compelling business reasons to choose PrimeQuest x86 servers."
Prices for the new PrimeQuest 2000 Series systems vary by region, model and configuration, the firm said.
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