Fujitsu Technology Systems, a subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant, has upgraded the processor speed in its Primepower line of Unix servers, the company said Tuesday. The high-end Primepower 800, 1000 and 2000 models can use a 675MHz Sparc64-GP processor, while the lower-end 200, 400 and 600 models can use a 600MHz version. The company also improved the ability for the systems to be joined into "clusters," in which one system can take over if another crashes.
Previous high-end machines used 450MHz or 563MHz Sparc64-GP chips, which are compatible with Sun's UltraSparc line and which run Sun's Solaris version of the Unix operating system. Low-end machines used CPUs running at 200MHz, 250MHz, 400MHz or 500MHz. Customers using the systems include Southwest Airlines, Daimler-Chrysler, EMC, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.