Fujitsu Siemens debuts Energy Star 4.0 server, zero-watt PC

| March 2, 2009

fujitsu siemens low power serverFujitsu Siemens will release an energy efficient server next month that will cut 25% off energy consumption compared to the company’s previous products.

The new Primergy TX120 S2 server will be powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors and conforms to the Energy Star 4.0 specifications, the highest ranking so far. The server will be about the size of a PC and is quiet enough for most office environments, company officials said this week at the CeBit show in Germany.

Meanwhile, the company also unveiled a so-called, zero-watt, PC. The new Esprimo 7935 continues the company’s low-energy series of PC, but will not now offer a world first, no energy draw when powered off.

The company’s Esprimo series of PCs already offered an energy profile of less than 1 watt when turned off and plugged in – commonly called ‘phantom’ draw, but the new model will reduce that to zero, the company said.

Aside from reducing energy consumption while turned off, the new Esprimo also serves a key enabler for green corporate IT practices. While staff can achieved zero watt draw simply by unplugging their PC at the end of each day, that practice has the disadvantage of not being able support network-administered updates for the machine during the night.

According to online reports, the new Fujitsu Siemens machine will have a setting that will allow enterprise IT managers to wake the machine remotely for these updates and then return the PC to the zero draw state following the procedure.

Fujitsu Siemens zero-watt PC

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