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Fujitsu Bolsters PRIMERGY Portfolio with the High Performance CX600 M1 Server

Game-Changing PRIMERGY Server is designed for highly parallel high performance computing applications with maximum compute

Fujitsu introduced the PRIMERGY CX600 M1 system at the ISC High Performance fair in Frankfurt/Germany, purpose-built to meet the exacting demand for massive parallel computing power from today’s high performance computing (HPC) applications in fields such as scientific research, product development and business intelligence. The new system comprises the PRIMERGY CX600 M1 chassis and PRIMERGY CX1640 M1 server nodes, which deliver ultra-dense clusters and a highly competitive price/performance ratio.

Best-in-class components are a hallmark of the new modular server including Intel Xeon Phi processors with up to 72 cores, making the FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX600 M1 ideal for HPC workloads that require high thread parallelism, large vectors, and significant memory bandwidth. The PRIMERGY CX600 M1 delivers extremely high density processing, with eight independent servers in a 2U chassis, and nine times the compute performance of a standard 1U dual-socket rack server. A standard rack will integrate up to 168 compute nodes, for an unprecedented total peak performance of more than 500 TFLOPS/DP, the release said.

PRIMERGY CX600 M1 servers will also form the core of the recently-ordered 25 Petaflop supercomputer system “Oakforest-PACS”, for the universities of Tokyo and Tsukuba in Japan. Consisting of 8208 compute nodes, the system is planned to be operational in December this year and will be one of the fastest supercomputers worldwide.

The new system extends Fujitsu’s HPC portfolio of computing hardware, system software and user-ready middle ware. It is part of the FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for HPC, where all components are pre-defined and validated, with system software and middleware factory-installed for immediate project readiness. Combined with Fujitsu’s intuitive and innovative web based HPC workplace – the HPC Gateway – users benefit from an easy to use and even more powerful HPC environment.

Server nodes in the PRIMERGY CX600 M1 use a common, shared infrastructure, with central cooling fans and hot-plug power supplies integrated into the chassis. This reduces energy consumption while also allowing individual nodes to be serviced without affecting others. Furthermore, the full redundancy of shared components ensures uniform higher system availability.

Uwe Neumeier, Vice President and Head of Data Center, EMEIA Product Business at Fujitsu, commented: “As enterprises embrace digitization, they demand ever more of their high performance computing infrastructure – for simulation and scenario modelling, including big data analysis from the Internet of Things. As it is designed to handle highly parallel processing, this is one reason why we consider the new PRIMERGY CX600 M1 to be a game changer in terms of enabling enterprises to extract value from large amounts of data in a data center environment that is fit for the future.”

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