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Fujitsu Introduces PRIMERGY N4000
with 64-bit Intel Itanium Processor

--Includes Model Bundled with Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition--

PRIMERGY Tokyo, October 4, 2001---Fujitsu Limited today introduced a new model to its PRIMERGY line of IA (Intel(R) architecture) servers, the N4000, which incorporates a 64-bit Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor. The new server provides an ideal platform for development and verification of applications for the burgeoning 64-bit architecture.

[Product Highlights]

(1) 64-bit Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor
PRIMERGY N4000 can accommodate up to a 4-way SMP* configuration. While compatible with existing 32-bit architecture, the Itanium(TM) Processor employs a third cache memory of 4MB, new parallel processing technology, and an improved internal register to deliver superior speed and performance with high scalability.
*SMP (Symmetrical Multi Processing): a type of parallel processing configuration in which multiple processors operate together using the same memory.

(2) Operating System Support for 64-bit Environment
Fujitsu's new PRIMERGY N4000 offering includes a model that comes bundled with the English-language version of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Advanced Server, Limited Edition, which has been specially developed for the 64-bit environment. Purchasers of this model will be entitled to receive from Microsoft a free upgrade to the 64-bit version of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) .NET when it becomes available. With respect to Linux for 64-bit applications, Fujitsu will provide verification data on both Caldera International Inc.'s OpenLinux(R) 64 Release 3.1 and Red Hat, Inc.'s Red Hat Linux 7.1 for the Itanium(TM) Processor.

Pricing and Delivery
  • PRIMERGY N4000 model bundled with the English-language version of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Advanced Server, Limited Edition
    Price (excluding taxes): from 9.5 million yen (Japan)
    Shipment: from early November

  • PRIMERGY N4000 HD model
    Price (excluding taxes): from 7.5 million yen (Japan)
    Shipment: early November
*Contact Fujitsu regional contact for pricing outside Japan.

"Microsoft welcomes the announcement of Fujitsu's PRIMERGY N4000 pre- loaded with Windows(R) Advanced Server, Limited Edition," said Mr. Jun Munekata, Director of OEM Marketing, Microsoft Co., Ltd. "This announcement represents a significant, tangible achievement from our global collaboration with Fujitsu in high-end computing that we implemented on September 21 of last year. With Fujitsu's expertise in systems engineering and operations in the high-end computing market, we expect the Windows platform to become the de facto standard in a 64-bit computing market that is poised for rapid expansion."

"We welcome Fujitsu's announcement of their new server with Intel's newly-developed Itanium(TM) processor," said Mr. Nobuyuki Sato, General Manager of e-Marketing Group, Intel K.K. "We think systems that combine high-performance, high-availability Intel Itanium processors with Fujitsu's superior technological capabilities will answer the high expectations of e-commerce customers. We will work towards making further contributions to the growth of this market in cooperation with Fujitsu."

* All company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purpose only.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.

Press contacts: Regional Contacts:
 Ayako Watabe, Scott Ikeda
 Fujitsu Limited, Public Relations
 Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 (Tokyo)
 Fax: +81-3-3216-9365
 Paul Hendry
 Fujitsu Limited
 Tel: +81-3-3548-3810 (Tokyo)
 Fax: +81-3-3548-3775  e-mail:

North America
 Perry Marlon
 Fujitsu Technology Solutions
 Tel: +1-408-746-8303
 Fax: +1-408-992-2779

Europe (EMEA)
 Judith Grindal
 Fujitsu Siemens Computers
 Tel: +49-6172-188-6138
 Fax: +49-6172-188-647

Please understand that product prices, specifications and other details are current on the day of issue of the press release, however, may change thereafter without notice.

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