Fujitsu Offering Small, Energy-Efficient Server

Fujitsu is targeting a number of vertical markets with a small-form-factor, single-socket server.

Fujitsu Computers Systems wants to take the size of the server down a notch.

Starting Aug. 28, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company will begin offering the Primergy TX120, a small-form-factor, one-socket tower system that promises to use less energy and run quieter than the companys other low-end servers.

The TX120, measuring 4 inches wide by 13 inches high and 16 inches deep, uses about 163 watts of electricity, which means the server consumes about 40 percent less power compared with Fujitsus own TX150 system. In addition, the new server produces about 28 decibels when idling and 31 decibels when running at full capacity, said Jon Rodriguez, a senior product marketing manager for Fujitsu.

With its small dimensions and lower power usage, Fujitsu is looking to market the TX120 to a wide range of vertical customers, including medical firms, law offices and enterprises that have small remote locations. The new system is also designed for SMBs (small and midsized businesses) that have limited space and home offices, Rodriguez said.

"This server is a little different direction for the company, and we believe we have designed a small-form-factor server that meets a range of power and space efficiency concerns," Rodriguez said. "It also allows us to continue with some of the green initiatives that Fujitsu has recently announced."


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Earlier this month, Fujitsu announced that it will begin using a hydrogen fuel cell at its Sunnyvale headquarters, which will provide about 50 percent of the power needed at the companys data center and laboratories.

In addition to its low-power and energy requirements, the TXT120, which will start shipping to customers immediately, will come with a choice of two different dual-core Intel Xeon processors. The system will use either a Xeon 3040 model, which runs at 1.86GHz and has 2MB of L2 cache and a 1,066MHz FSB (front-side bus), or a Xeon 3070 processor, which clocks at 2.66GHz and has a 4MB L2 cache and a 1,066MHz FSB. Later, Fujitsu will offer the system with Intels older Celeron processors as an option.

The TX120 is equipped with a minimum of 512MB of RAM, which can scale up to 8GB. The system also comes with two, 2.5-inch, hot-pluggable SAS hard disk drives, with each offering a maximum capacity of 146GB. Fujitsu will later offer an attachment that will allow for an additional two SAS drives.


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The server offers a pair of PCI Express, as well as one PCI-X, slots. Fujitsu has also built in a small liquid cooling system into the systems heat sink. Finally, Fujitsu is offering an integrated remote management controller with the system.

The starting price for the Primergy TX120 is $1,058.


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