REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced a world record TPC-C performance benchmark result for Oracle(R) Database 10g running with Linux-based SMPs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO ) Using NEC's Express5800/1320Xd with 32 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors at 1.5 GHz with 6 MB L3 cache running on Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, Oracle Database 10g achieved 609,467 tpmC (transactions per minute) with a price-performance ratio of $6.78/tpmC.* This is the best TPC-C 32-way result on Intel(R) processors. Today's announcement demonstrates Oracle's ability to support the scalability requirements of the most demanding enterprise applications. "This benchmark confirms, beyond a doubt, the value of Linux in the enterprise," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance at Oracle Corp. "NEC, Oracle, Intel Corporation and Novell have worked together to enable Linux to scale on large SMPs, providing companies with low-cost computing options even at the high end of the market." Oracle has an extensive track record of delivering world record performance and scalability. With Oracle Database 10g, the company continues to provide customers with industry-leading capabilities that support their demanding data warehousing and transaction processing requirements. About Oracle Database 10g Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g's unique ability to manage all data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power Online Transaction Processing, Decision Support and Content Management Applications. About TPC-C TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). The TPC-C benchmark defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance measured by transaction per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively. About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com . Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE AG, a Novell company. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. * Transaction Processing Council (TPC), www.tpc.org As of April 6, 2004: NEC Express5800/1320Xd, 609,467 tpmC, $6.78/tpmC available Sept. 1, 2004.
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