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Fujitsu-Siemens Makes Fastest Server

Fujitsu-Siemens Makes Fastest Server

After releasing the results of Benchmark tests performed at its laboratories in Paderborn, Germany, Fujitsu Siemens Computers (www.fujitsu-siemens.com) has proven that its Primergy RX600 rack server is the fastest web server on Earth.

According to the results of Fujitsu-Siemens' tests performed last month, the Primergy RX600 S4 data center-class rack server, equipped with multi-core processing from Intel's new Dunnington line, set the new SPECweb2005 benchmark. In addition to speed, it also offers robust redundancy features in a compact 4U rack module.

The winning Primergy RX600 S4 server featured four six-core Intel Xeon X7460 processors, 64 GB of memory and four Intel PRO/1000PT quad-port Gigabit Ethernet controllers according to Fujitsu-Siemens' announcement. It had five internal SAS 2.5-inch disks for the operating system and webserver log files, and used 48 external 3.5-inch SAS disks in four FibreCAT SX40 storage subsystems connected to a LSI MegaRAID SAS8880E PCIe disk controller for the workload files.

Developed by the non-profit organization Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (www.spec.org), the SPECweb2005 test measures machine performance as a web server, handling requests for static and dynamic page requests, and simulates three different workload scenarios. SPEC develops benchmarks, and reviews and publishes submitted results. Under test conditions, the Primergy RX600 S4 returned the world-record SPECweb2005 score of 47,504, breaking the former leading result of 43,854.

In retaking the lead from Hewlett-Packard's HP ProLiant DL585 G5, Fujitsu-Siemens said its success has demonstrated the benefits of using the industry-standard SPECweb2005 benchmark to help optimise data center servers.

"The latest world record demonstrates the value of the SPEC benchmark for web servers," Fujitsu-Siemens enterprise product manager Chandan Mehta said in a statement. "Not only is it a development platform for vendors to ensure their server performance is optimised, but also it enables data center IT managers to really understand the performance of their enterprise web servers, in environments where space and performance really count."

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