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Issue Date: October 2007

PRIMERGY goes Quad-Core

1 October 2007

New Quad-Core Intel Xeon MP processors introduced in PRIMERGY RX servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers provide near-double performance over previous models, coupled with new savings in energy-efficiency.
Underlining Fujitsu Siemens Computers' commitment to the Dynamic Data Centre, new PRIMERGY RX600 S4 rack-mount servers are ideally suited towards advanced virtualisation, enabling further consolidation within the data centre. The RX600 S4 is the first server model from Fujitsu Siemens Computers to feature the Intel's first 64-bit Quad-Core Xeon MP 7200/7300 processor series (codenamed Tigerton), providing top-level performance combined with particularly low power consumption.
In addition to performance gains, the switch to Intel Xeon MP quad-core processors further reduces the RX600's already efficient heat output per processor, therefore reducing energy consumption. With overheating a major cause of IT component failure, the new lower-heat-output servers also ease overall data centre cooling needs.
Thanks to new quad-core processors and 128 GB of maximum on-board memory - double the previous maximum amount - the RX600 S4 delivers a perfect consolidation platform ideal for virtual machine tasks, also providing an ideal platform for high-end computer-intensive datacentre functions such as database server and ERP application (enterprise resource planning).
The fourth-generation RX600, the S4, provides almost double the processing power but retains the same form factor, a compact 4U rack chassis, thanks to quad-core processors of up to 2,93 GHz, and a dual 4 MB Level 3 cache.
In line with its purpose as a thoroughbred for the data centre, all components within the PRIMERGY RX600 S4 are fully redundant and hot-swappable. This means that the server need not be powered down during maintenance, providing the minimised unplanned downtime required to run mission-critical applications such as databases and ERP systems.
The RX600 S4 delivers the highest levels of throughput and data availability to both LAN and SAN thanks to an 8-port SAS controller with RAID 5 (RAID on Motherboard) functionality, a 1067 MHz frontside bus (FSB) and 4x onboard Gigabit Ethernet controllers, in addition to an optional battery back-up unit (BBU) for further high availability operation.
The space-saving 7U rack mount chassis accommodates up to 8 hot-plug 2,5-inch hard drives, and ship with Fujitsu Siemens Computers' iRMC (integrated remote management vontroller) S2 Server Management Controller delivering comprehensive server management.
For more information contact Monique de Klerk, product manager - PRIMERGY, +27 (0)11 545 2226,,

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