When we first introduced the Fujitsu Value Calculator App back in May 2014, it was often hailed as the tool that finally turned finding the right IT system into child's play. Two years later, this claim still stands – only in the meantime, we offer more products to more customers without any loss in convenience.
Since 2013, Fujitsu's PRIMEQUEST line of high-end servers has been heralded as the long-awaited product family that will bring UNIX-like performance and reliability to x86 architectures. Three years and numerous benchmark and world records later, the promise still lives on – and has just been refreshed with the latest product generation.
Until not too long ago, high-performance computing (HPC) was considered to be a discipline that mainly benefits academia, research, and large governmental or public institutions. But with Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the rise, more and more traditional industries – from automotive through healthcare and retail to utilities – have developed, and are still developing, a desire for server systems that will successfully tackle the expected surge of data and workloads. Fujitsu's new PRIMERGY CX600 M1, equipped with PRIMERGY CX1640 M1 server nodes based on Intel's latest-generation Xeon Phi™ processors (aka Knights Landing), was designed to fulfill their desire.