Fujitsu, Intel to develop new enterprise servers

Jan. 24, 2003 – Santa Clara, CA – Fujitsu Ltd. and Intel Corp. plan to develop mission-critical enterprise servers for the worldwide computing market.

The new Fujitsu systems, which will contain industry-standard Intel processors and run Linux and Windows operating systems, will complement Fujitsu’s Unix- and mainframe-based mission-critical enterprise platform offerings.

Fujitsu, a provider of large-scale, mission-critical computing platforms, plans to make Intel Xeon processor DP and MP systems available by end of 2004, followed by large systems based on future versions of the Intel Itanium processor family by the end of 2005.

To support the collaborative effort, and following on its Linux business strategy announcement last October, Fujitsu has created a new Linux systems organizational structure under its enterprise systems group. Comprising more than 300 engineers and capitalizing on Fujitsu’s mission-critical systems expertise, including interconnect, clustering, autonomous systems, and grid computing technologies, the organization is focusing on providing hardware platforms and core software that improve the reliability, availability, and scalability of Linux-based enterprise systems.

To promote greater business opportunities in the mission-critical server market, Fujitsu and Intel will work together and with the Linux community to enhance Linux reliability, functionality, and performance. The companies plan to use Intel’s suite of software tools to accelerate efforts with key ISVs to optimize Linux applications on Fujitsu’s Intel-based systems.


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