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For €10k, Fujitsu will tell you if your blockchain project is a load of bull

Fujitsu has launched a fast-track blockchain consultancy service for companies to see whether their distributed ledger plans are pie in the sky or might actually be of some commercial benefit. The Japanese giant claims its scheme, in which concept prices start at €9,900, will propose to customers a minimum viable product in …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Jul 2018

Fujitsu kicks off field trials for post-K exascale computing processor

Field trials of Fujitsu's prototype exascale post-K supercomputer CPU have begun. The post-K exascale (1,000 petaFLOPS) system project was started by Fujitsu and Japanese research institute RIKEN in October 2014. It followed the successful development of the K supercomputer, a 10.5 petaFLOPS system with 705,000 Sparc64 V111fx …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2018
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Honey, I shrunk the mainframe: Fujitsu freshens up GS21 kit

Mainframes never die, though their architecture has been eclipsed for years. In Fujitsu's case, the GS21 2400 and 2600 mainframe models have become smaller and, we're told, faster and more secure with the arrival of the 3400 and 3600. The GS (Global Server) mainframes are sold mostly in Japan and have roots in Amdahl …
Chris Mellor, 17 Apr 2018
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Slicker servers, heaving racks, NVMe invasion: It's been a big week in serverland

The server industry exhibited another spasmodic leap forward with a slew of news around composability, denser rack packing, Intel taking on Nvidia using FPGAs, and the onrushing NVME SSD tide. Servers are simultaneously getting smaller and faster through acceleration cards and NVMe SSDs, and dynamically composable in racks, so …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2018
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Fujitsu in a funk over feeble network sales

Fujitsu's revenues have been hit by weak mobile phones and base station sales. Servers and storage were flat while PC sales rose a little. In its third fiscal 2017 quarter, total Fujitsu revenues were ¥1tn ($9.26bn, £6.4bn), 1.7 per cent less than a year ago. Profits were ¥11.9bn ($108.5m, £76m), a 41.3 per cent fall on the …
Chris Mellor, 1 Feb 2018

Fujitsu's server jujitsu: FPGA gives networking capacity fourfold boost

Fujitsu Labs has fitted a parallelising FPGA to a server and quadrupled effective 10Gbit/s networking capacity. Using hardware offload to boost effective network transmission bandwidth is not new but Fujitsu's parallelising FPGA takes it to new heights. It has developed the FPGA to speed data compression and deduplication. …
Chris Mellor, 12 Dec 2017
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Fujitsu imagines adjusting your rear view mirror for better hearing

Fujitsu Ten, the Japanese giant's automotive outfit, has developed technology that turns sheets of glass into speakers and thinks it could be used to help drivers talk on the phone without disturbing passengers. The company recently built the glass into what it's called an “automative superdirective speaker” that it packed …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Nov 2017

NetApp and Fujitsu NFLEX: More details emerge about European HCI tryst

Analysis More details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI. Fujitsu has agreed it has no deal planned in that direction. NFLEX is a converged infrastructure (CI) system with pre-integrated and tested Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2017
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Fujitsu, NetApp to drop it like it's Vblock: Year 8 is not 2000-and-late

EMC introduced its converged infrastructure Vblock concept, integrating Cisco servers and networking, and EMC storage, in a rack system, in November 2009. Now, eight years later, Fujitsu and NetApp are getting into the idea with NFLEX. The Vblock idea was to converge server, storage and networking infrastructure components for …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2017
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Lenovo buys majority stake in Fujitsu's sickly PC biz

Japanese tech pusher Fujitsu has finally - as expected - found a solution for its ailing PC business: it will sell a majority stake to Lenovo for up to JPY28bn (£187m) that will be used to form a joint venture. The pair, along with the Development Bank of Japan, will "focus on the research, development, design, manufacturing …
Paul Kunert, 2 Nov 2017

Fresh strike action ballot planned at Fujitsu over pay, pensions, job cuts

Unionised workers at Fujitsu will again be tested on their appetite for fresh strike action over proposed jobs, silencing of company reps in the Works Council, pay and pensions, says Unite. The Japanese organisation confirmed in October last year that it planned to chop 1,800 employees to beef up UK margins that were " …
Paul Kunert, 6 Oct 2017
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Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz – report

For its latest "digital transformation", Fujitsu is trying to sell off its mobile phone business, according to reports. Two investment funds – Tokyo-based Polaris Capital Group and the UK's CVC Capital Partners – have expressed interest and Lenovo, Huawei and Foxconn are also in the running, according to the Nikkei Asian Times …
Andrew Silver, 22 Aug 2017

Fujitsu's Australian cloud suffers storage crash, outage

Fujitsu Australia has confirmed that its data centre in the Australian suburb of Homebush has experienced an outage. “A storage array in Fujitsu’s Homebush data centre became unavailable at 9.24PM on Saturday night and has affected services to customers,” a spokesperson told The Register. “We are treating this matter as a …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Aug 2017
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Post Office puts stamp on ISP minnow Fuel

The Post Office has today completed its acquisition of ISP Fuel Broadband, adding 60,000 customers to its UK network. Prior to the migration, Blighty's Post Office had about 460,000 telecoms customers. ISP Review has reported that 180,000 of those are broadband subscribers. It did not disclose how much cash was splashed on the …
Kat Hall, 2 Aug 2017
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Mainframes, PCs, mobes tickle Fujitsu revenues in the right direction

Despite a mild slump in its x86 server sales, Fujitsu revenues increased for its first fiscal 2017 quarter by 2.5 per cent to $8.3bn (¥922.6bn), accompanied by a rebound in profits. Operating profit rose year-on-year from -$123.3m (-¥13.7bn) to $44.1m (¥4.9bn) – a welcome turnaround. In its technology solutions business: …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2017
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Fujitsu loses Dimes amid plans to save dollars

Exclusive UK and Ireland boss of Fujitsu, Lucy Dimes, has gone on gardening leave just one year into the job, according to multiple well-placed sources. Dimes began her absence at the end of May and has not been seen since. A spokesman from Fujitsu confirmed she is on “a period of extended leave for personal reasons”. However, insiders …
Kat Hall, 22 Jun 2017
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Fujitsu PC biz tie-in with Lenovo to happen 'soon'

Japanese tech monolith Fujitsu's long awaited sale "synergy" of its PC business with Lenovo will happen "soon", the firm's president has today promised. "We are in the final stages of working out how best to create synergies for our two companies," said Fujitsu prez Tatsuya Tanaka, adding: "We expect to wrap it up soon." "It' …
Kat Hall, 6 Jun 2017
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Taste the Redmond: Fujitsu offers Storage Spaces-based hyper-converged boxes

Fujitsu has introduced a Microsoft software-flavoured hyper-converged infrastructure appliance product. PRIMEFLEX for Storage Spaces Direct uses Microsoft virtualised infrastructure software, including Storage Spaces, and comes in pre-configured and pre-tested systems based on Fujitsu's PRIMERGY x86 servers, all-flash storage, …
Chris Mellor, 8 May 2017

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