During the first half of 2002, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, experts in enterprise computing with best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers, will add new products based on blade server technology to its Intel based Primergy server line. Instead of scaling-up computing power by adding complete server systems, server modules are added with the new rack technology into one box, hosting the common infrastructure. Highest compute density and lowest power consumption are keys to a further lowering of total cost of ownership in the data centres.
The blade server chassis, taking up only three height units in a rack, will accommodate up to 20 blades fitted with the latest Intel Pentium-III ultra low voltage processors. Hard disk and main memory on the blades complete the concept of a fully integrated server on the smallest possible footprint.
An official announcement is currently planned for CeBIT 2002 and first customer shipments are scheduled for second quarter of the year 2002.