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Fujitsu’s Primequest 520 accommodates as many as eight dual-core Itanium 2 9050 “Montecito” processors. It’s the first eight-socket Itaniumrnmachine the company has sold in North America. The system will be available in September.
Fujitsu’s top-end Primequest 580 can use as many as 32 dual-core Itanium 2 processors. The systems run Microsoft’s Windows or Linux from Red Hat and Novell.
Each processor module in Fujitsu’s Primequest 520, 540 and 580 servers holds four Itanium 2 processors and can be divided into two independent software partitions.
Intel is announcing six versions of its “Montecito” Itanium 2 processor on Tuesday. This image shows the front and back of the chip package. Models range in price from $696 to $3,692 in quantities of 1,000.