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Fujitsu Unveils Energy-Efficient Primergy Rack, Blade Servers

Officials say the new RX2530 M1 rack system and BX2580 M1 blade are both powered by Intel's latest Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.

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Fujitsu is focusing on energy efficiency with new rack and blade servers aimed at organizations that have space, power or cooling constraints in their data centers.

The two new Primergy systems are designed to offer businesses the compute capabilities they need in hardware that fits into data centers that are limited in how much they can expand. Both servers—the Primergy RX2530 M1 rack system and Primergy BX2580 M1 blade—are part of a refreshed lineup of Primergy servers that was introduced in September 2014.

The new systems take into account businesses that need to increase the compute capabilities in their data centers, even though there may not be much, if any room, to expand the facility. The companies are left to figure out how to squeeze more performance out of their existing data centers.

"We see our customers reaching limits in terms of power consumption and physical space in their established datacenter environments," Uwe Neumeier, vice president of Fujitsu Technology Solutions' global server business, said in a statement. "At the same time, most businesses are demanding ever more scalability, availability and performance."

The dual-socket RX2530 M1 is a 1U (3.5-inch) rack server that is powered by Intel's 22-nanometer Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips, which were introduced in September 2014 and offer up to 18 cores, DDR4 memory and features to address power management. The system, which Fujitsu officials are aiming at such scenarios as virtualization, scale-out environments, small databases and high-performance computing (HPC), set the newest mark for energy efficiency in the SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark.

Fujitsu's BX2580 M1 blade system also runs on Intel's Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips, and both systems can be managed through the vendor's ServerView Suite of software. The blade also is targeting virtualized data center environments and consolidation projects, officials said.

The RX2530 M1 rack system is available now, while the BX2580 M1 will be generally available at the end of the month.