PC Servers

Brief HistoryExhibits

year/month Timeline
1991/04 Mitsubishi:Mitsubishi Electric announced the Apricot FT/s series of client-server computers that realized full-scale client-server systems
【World】 Linus Benedict Torvalds released the first version of Linux, Version 0.01
1992/07 Fujitsu:Fujitsu announced the PC/AT-compatible FMR-340SV server with EISA bus support
【World】 Microsoft released Windows NT, the company’s first 32-bit operating system and, later, became the primary operating system for the company’s PC servers and workstations
1993/08 Hitachi:Hitachi announced the FLORA 3100 series of high-end PC servers that featured 66 MHz Pentium CPUs
1994/06 Fujitsu:Fujitsu announced the FM-360SV series of large PC servers, which included some multiprocessor models
1994/11 NEC:NEC rolled out the Express 5800 series, which were the first domestic servers to run Windows NT 3.5
1995/02 Hitachi:Hitachi announced the high-end FLORA 3100LP PC server with up to eight 100 MHz Pentium chips connected with a high-speed C-Bus II bus
1996/04 Hitachi:Hitachi announced the FLORA-S series of PC servers with Pentium Pro chips
1996/04 Mitsubishi:Mitsubishi Electric announced the Apricot FT8000 series of client-server computers, which included an eight-CPU model, for mission-critical operations
1996/10 Fujitsu:Fujitsu announced the GRANPOWER 5000/760, the first model under its new GRANPOWER 5000 PC server brand
1996/10 Toshiba:Toshiba announced the GS series of global network servers with improved robustness due to a redundant power supply, RAID disks, and hot-spare hard drives
1997/02 NEC:NEC started selling the Express 5800/130Pro, which could be fitted with one or two Pentium Pro processors
1997/10 Toshiba:Toshiba announced the GS700FR high-reliability server with the Super Fault Resilient function
1997/12 OKI:Oki Electric announced the if Server TB series of high-performance multiprocessor PC servers
1998/06 Hitachi:Hitachi announced the HA8000 series of PC servers with Pentium II Xeon chips
1998/06 NEC:NEC rolled out two models - the Express 5800/56Wa and the Express 5800/58Wa - that could run on up to four Pentium II Xeon processors
1998/06 Toshiba:Toshiba announced the MAGNIA series of highly reliable PC servers featuring a server monitoring controller, Intelユs IPMI architecture, and LAN card redundancy
1998/07 NEC:NEC rolled out eight models, including the Express 5800/180Ha that could run on up to eight Pentium II Xeon processors
1999/03 NEC:NEC began selling the Express 5800/56Wb high-performance workstation that could run on one or two Pentium III Xeon processors
【World】 Intel and HP jointly released the details of the IA-64 architecture and started up a program for the early introduction of the Itanium, a product that supported the IA-64 architecture
1999/08 NEC:NEC rolled out the flagship Express 5800/180Ha model that could run on up to eight 550 MHz Pentium III Xeon chips
1999/09 Toshiba:Toshiba announced the Ultrasaver MAGNIA 7010FR PC server that achieved high reliability through a quick rollback function
1999/10 Hitachi:Hitachi announced the HA8000-ie/InterStation all-in-one PC server
2000/05 Fujitsu:Fujitsu placed all its PC servers under one global brand, PRIMERGY, and announced new models equipped with 866 MHz Pentium III processors