Fujitsu Unveils New Opteron Blade System
The company takes advantage of the HyperTransport interconnect technology in AMD's dual-core Opteron chips to create an eight-socket blade.Fujitsu Computer Systems in October unveiled a two-socket Opteron-based blade server that could be combined to make a four-way system. In the next quarter, the company will roll out a version of the Primergy BX630 that can be combined to make an eight-socket system. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company was able to take advantage of the HyperTransport interconnect technology in Advanced Micro Devices dual-core Opteron chips to link two two-socket blade servers to create a single four-socket system. The system was designed to give enterprises the flexibility to buy the smaller systems and scale up to larger ones as needed, said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of product and solutions marketing for Fujitsu.
Now Fujitsu can use those same building blocks to create an eight-socket blade that can fit in the companys BX600 chassis and run alongside other Opteron-based systems or the BX620 two-socket blades powered by Intels Xeon processor.