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FUJITSU UNVEILS MISSION-CRITICAL SERVER FOR LINUX AND WINDOWS

PRIMEQUEST High-end Itanium 2 Server Line Expands Reach of Open Industry Standards to Include Mission-Critical Enterprise Operations

San Francisco, Calif.
April 5, 2005

Fujitsu Computer Systems, a leader in mission-critical computing, today unveiled the new PRIMEQUEST™ server line based on the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor. The PRIMEQUEST server line combines data center class fault immunity and high system scalability for industry standard environments running Linux and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based systems. This makes it an ideal choice for organizations wishing to realize the economic benefits and flexibility of industry standard solutions without compromising their business continuity. The new line is being launched globally today through Fujitsu Limited in the Asia/Pacific region as well as Fujitsu Computer Systems in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PRIMEQUEST servers are ideal for mission-critical applications which demand high availability, robust performance, enhanced flexibility and optimum resource usage. Typical application areas for PRIMEQUEST servers include large-scale database systems and online transaction processing environments. The PRIMEQUEST server architecture provides a high degree of platform fault immunity with up to 8 highly available, independent and hardware isolated partitions – each one being a fully independent ‘server’ within the system.

“PRIMEQUEST servers allow our customers to obtain mission-critical computing on both Linux and Windows Server,” says Toshio Morohoshi, president and chief executive officer, Fujitsu Computer Systems. “Backed by our mainframe heritage, Fujitsu offers unparalleled reliability on industry-standard operating systems. The PRIMEQUEST server line is poised to deliver the high availability and low total cost of ownership that customers demand.”

The advanced chipset on the PRIMEQUEST server delivers two key technologies that provide the highest possible availability in a single system: System Mirror and Flexible I/O (FIO). System Mirror, enabled by dual synchronous system architecture, allows memory modules and crossbar interconnects to operate in duplex mode and isolate errors without causing a system halt. FIO allows on-demand redirection of I/O resources to specific processing resources. This enables I/O to match real-time performance requirements while avoiding disruption of business operations. FIO also significantly shortens maintenance downtime compared to current industry standards.

PRIMEQUEST servers extend the Fujitsu server portfolio that includes PRIMEPOWER™ servers based on the SPARC64® V processor running the Solaris™ operating system and PRIMERGY® industry standard servers. Together they provide a comprehensive server portfolio that satisfies different service level requirements for maximum availability and scalability. The new PRIMEQUEST servers will attract customers who want to extend existing mission-critical infrastructures with truly open industry standards focused on Linux, Windows and Itanium technologies.

Providing mission-critical software is a key strength of the global Fujitsu alliance. Fujitsu has collaborated with Red Hat and contributed to the hardening of the open operating system for business critical usage via the contribution of 500 Fujitsu Linux developers. Under the Global Alliance Partnership, Fujitsu is working closely with Microsoft around the development of mission critical RAS features and the optimization for industry-leading performance benchmarks.

The PRIMEQUEST server line is offered as part of the Fujitsu TRIOLE strategy for optimized IT, which unites servers, storage, networks and middleware to provide a dynamic and flexible customer IT environment. Fujitsu will introduce TRIOLE templates that will include PRIMEQUEST servers, enabling customers to introduce 64-bit mission-critical Linux and Windows technology into the datacenter. The TRIOLE strategy provides the optimized design, development and deployment of highly reliable, business-critical data centers in heterogeneous environments aimed to increase business continuity, agility and efficiency.

  PRIMEQUEST 480 PRIMEQUEST 440
Operating System Red Hat Enterprise Linux ASv.4, Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based systems
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ASv.4, Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based systems
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems
CPU Intel® Itanium® 2 (Madison) 1.60GHz/1.50GHz
CPU Up to 32CPU Up to 16CPU
Memory Up to 512GB Up to 256GB
Chipset Fujitsu Developed Chipset Fujitsu Developed Chipset
Internal HDD Up to 32 Up to 16
Integrated LAN Ports Up to 32 x GbE Up to 16 x GbE
SCSI Ports Up to 16 Up to 8
PCI Slots Up to 128 Up to 64
Partitions Up to 8 Up to 4

About the TRIOLE Strategy
Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimize their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualization, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly dynamic IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future. For more information on the TRIOLE strategy please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/triole.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile computers, scalable and reliable servers, storage, and middleware as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality and user comfort and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at us.fujitsu.com/computers.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/.


Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, PRIMEPOWER, PRIMEQUEST and TRIOLE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH in the United States and other countries. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Solaris and all Solaris based marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and are used under license. SPARC64 is a registered trademark or trademark of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

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