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Fujitsu and Industry Leaders Collaborate To Deliver High Performance Computing Solutions


Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and Ethernet switches, today announced the availability of the Best Practice paper for High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions. With the needs of HPC and advanced data centers converging, Fujitsu has bridged wire-speed 10-Gigabit performance with Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003, to enable HPC supercomputing power for a maximum of 254 nodes.

The combined efforts from Fujitsu, Myricom®, and Microsoft to deliver a world class High Performance Computing (HPC) solution, including Fujitsu servers and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches; Myricom cards and drivers; Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 x 64, Active Directory®, and Compute Cluster Solution (CCS), provide a complete cluster for deploying applications, and accelerating processing capabilities. The Best Practice paper is intended to provide the fundamentals of configuring Fujitsu 10 GbE switches, as well as installing software for setting up a complete cluster. Tested in the Microsoft computing labs, this best practice installation approach will further service the industry, educate IT professionals on proper deployment and implementation guidelines, and facilitate the installers’ success.

“The installation of clustering technology can be misleading at times, with many people simply purchasing a rack of servers with the idea of easily turning them into a functional HPC solution,” said Vic Herring, senior director, New Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Piecing the clusters together from stand-alone operating systems and network components requires a higher-level of knowledge and expertise that is often called on by a professional installer. Fujitsu’s best practice paper affords companies the ability to design and implement an HPC clustering technology by providing additional details for unassisted installations.”

With Fujitsu’s ultra-low latency switching, IT professionals are able to build powerful and efficient systems with a compact form factor, and a flexible network interface that has set new performance standards for the industry at highly competitive price points.


About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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