Fujitsu Siemens server breaks efficiency record


A Fujitsu Siemens server has broken the record for server energy efficiency by surpassing the 1,000 operations per watt.

The Primergy TX150 S6 server was tested in accordance with Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) standards. SPEC developed the benchmark for energy-efficient industry-standard servers that the Fujitsu Siemens server was tested with.

Previous to the Primergy TX150 S6 server, which clocked in at 1018 operations per watt, the highest energy efficiency score was 910 operations per watt.

"When you take the extra performance per machine and multiply it by a factor of many, to reflect the typical environment in which TX150 tower servers are deployed, then the savings potential becomes clear" - Jens-Peter Seick, senior vice president of enterprise server business at Fujitsu Siemens said in a statement.

The Primergy TX150 S6 server includes a quad-core Intel Xeon X3360 processor, 4x 2GB DIMM memory modules, a 500GB SATA hard drive running at 7200rpm and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise X64 Edition.

SPEC, which has created a number of other benchmarks for high performance computing, recently created a benchmark for comparing performance to power use by workstations.