Fujitsu Accelerates High Performance Computing with Game-Changing PRIMERGY CX600 M1 Server

At the ISC High Performance fair in Frankfurt/Germany,Fujitsu today introduced the PRIMERGY CX600 M1 system, purpose-built to meet the exacting demand for massive parallel computing powerfrom 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 ratio1.

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 2Uchassis, and ninetimes the compute performance of a standard 1U dual-socket rack server.A standard rack will integrate up to 168 compute nodes, for an unprecedenttotal peak performance of more than 500 TFLOPS/DP.

PRIMERGY CX600 M1 servers will also form the coreof 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.

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 modeling,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.”

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 HPCwhere all components are pre-defined and validated, with system software and middleware factory-installed for immediate project readiness.Combined with Fujitsu’s intuitive and innoviative web based HPC workplace – the HPC Gateway – users benefit from an easy to use and even more powerful HPC environment.

Shared infrastructure reduces energy consumption
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 consumptionwhile also allowing individual nodes to be serviced without affecting others. Furthermore, the full redundancy of shared components ensures uniform higher system availability.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu EMEIA
Fujitsu enables customers to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence, by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. The leading information and communication technology (ICT) company can achieve this based on its full portfolio of business-technology products, solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to data center solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu’s vision is to enable a Human Centric Intelligent Society that creates value by connecting infrastructure, empowering people and creatively defining new forms of intelligence. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Fujitsu employs more than 29,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see

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