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Fujitsu M10 Servers Feature Latest SPARC64 X+ Processor

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Fujitsu and Oracle have announced an upgraded line of Fujitsu M10 SPARC servers powered by Oracle SPARC64 X+ processors. With the boost from SPARC64 X to SPARC64 X+, the three models announced yesterday by both companies can improve performance of the M10 servers by up to 1.3 times over the prior generation of the Fujitsu M10 SPARC line.

The new generation M10 server models are the M10-1, M10-4, and M10-4S and each is available with the new 16-core SPARC X+ processor. The M10 servers are rack mounted and the M10-1 is a 1U type and supports a single processor while the M10-4 and M10-4S are both 4U types and support up to 4 processors per server.

The CPUs available depend on the model selected and range from 3.2GHz to 3.7GHz for the SPARC64 X+ processors. Note that these models are also shown with the prior generation SPARC64 X processors, which provide slightly less speedy CPU numbers. The M10 servers include PCI-E slots, LAN ports (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T), USB ports, and 1 mini-SAS port per enclosure. Each CPU supports up to a maximum of 512MB memory.

However, if 4 processors and 64 cores are not enough horsepower to run your business then, using what Fujitsu calls a Building Block modular design, the customer can interconnect additional servers up to a total of 64 CPUs. Additionally, the interconnected servers can be added using CPU core activation without stopping the system. The M10 servers support Oracle Solaris 10 or Oracle Solaris 11 operating systems as well as Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers. The M10 servers include Oracle's VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones (also called Oracle Solaris Containers that allows the creation of a virtualized operating system environment under Oracle Solaris 10 or later). 

"The Fujitsu M10, which Fujitsu and Oracle jointly launched in 2013, has evolved to a new stage today through the close relationship between the two companies. With the extreme performance further improved by the new SPARC64 X+ processors, the enhanced Fujitsu M10 will contribute to customers’ competitiveness by improving business efficiency and accelerating decision-making," said Akira Kabemoto, Corporate Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Limited.

The updated SPARC64 X+ powered M10 servers are available worldwide.

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