Compaq AlphaServer ES40 Maximizes Information Investment for SAP Users; Establishes New Level in SAP BW Benchmark

Apr 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from Compaq Computer Corporation

    HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Compaq Computer
 Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ) announced today that its AlphaServer(TM) ES40 system
 has established a new performance record for mid-range servers in SAP Business
 Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a component of mySAP(TM) Business Intelligence
 (mySAP BI), Version 2.0 B benchmark.  Fully integrated with mySAP Marketplace
 and mySAP Workplace, SAP BW enables companies to maximize the return on their
 information investment by putting business intelligence to work.
     An AlphaServer ES40 system with four 833 MHz Alpha processors using 8MB of
 memory and L2 cache, running Tru64(TM) UNIX and Oracle 8i (release 8.1.6)
 database software delivered an average throughput of 25 million rows per hour
 for the load phase, more than 108 million rows per hour for the realignment
 step, and more than 46,000 query navigation steps per hour.
     The ES40 server was supported by a Compaq StorageWorks subsystem with
 1.3 TB of disk space.  Compaq's AlphaServer family continues to provide
 increased processing power to SAP users whose e-business environments require
 increasingly faster analysis of greater amounts of data.
     "This announcement is further evidence of our ability, in concert with
 SAP, to handle the most demanding data analysis/data warehousing needs of
 organizations in e-business, telecommunications and financial services who are
 running CRM and high- intensity business intelligence applications," said Rick
 Frazier, Vice President of Marketing for Compaq's Business Critical Solutions
 Group.
     Compaq also holds the high-end SAP BW benchmark record.  In December 2000,
 a 32-processor AlphaServer GS 320 system running Tru64 UNIX with 32GB of
 memory and connected to a StorageWorks subsystem with 1.3 TB of disk space
 established new standards in the load phase (114 million rows/hour), the
 realignment phase (313 million rows/hour) and in the query phase
 (207,323 query navigation steps/hour).
     Compaq has been an SAP technology partner since 1993 and is one of the
 leading SAP server and storage vendors with more than 10,000 installations
 throughout the world.  More information about the Compaq/SAP partnership can
 be found at: http://www.compaq.com/partners/sap/index.html.
     The benchmark has been audited and certified by SAP AG.  More information
 regarding this benchmark is available from Compaq or SAP AG at:
 http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/pdf/.  A live demo of the mySAP.com
 e-business platform can be found at: http://www.sap-on.compaq.com.
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than
 200 countries.  Information on Compaq and its products and services is
 available at www.compaq.com.
     Compaq, the Compaq logo and TruCluster Registered U.S. Patent and
 Trademark Office.  AlphaServer and Tru64 are trademarks of Compaq Information
 Technologies Group, L.P. in the United States and other countries.  Unix is a
 trademark of the Open Group in the United States and other countries.  Other
 product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
     SAP, mySAP, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other
 countries.
 
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SOURCE Compaq Computer Corporation
    HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Compaq Computer
 Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ) announced today that its AlphaServer(TM) ES40 system
 has established a new performance record for mid-range servers in SAP Business
 Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a component of mySAP(TM) Business Intelligence
 (mySAP BI), Version 2.0 B benchmark.  Fully integrated with mySAP Marketplace
 and mySAP Workplace, SAP BW enables companies to maximize the return on their
 information investment by putting business intelligence to work.
     An AlphaServer ES40 system with four 833 MHz Alpha processors using 8MB of
 memory and L2 cache, running Tru64(TM) UNIX and Oracle 8i (release 8.1.6)
 database software delivered an average throughput of 25 million rows per hour
 for the load phase, more than 108 million rows per hour for the realignment
 step, and more than 46,000 query navigation steps per hour.
     The ES40 server was supported by a Compaq StorageWorks subsystem with
 1.3 TB of disk space.  Compaq's AlphaServer family continues to provide
 increased processing power to SAP users whose e-business environments require
 increasingly faster analysis of greater amounts of data.
     "This announcement is further evidence of our ability, in concert with
 SAP, to handle the most demanding data analysis/data warehousing needs of
 organizations in e-business, telecommunications and financial services who are
 running CRM and high- intensity business intelligence applications," said Rick
 Frazier, Vice President of Marketing for Compaq's Business Critical Solutions
 Group.
     Compaq also holds the high-end SAP BW benchmark record.  In December 2000,
 a 32-processor AlphaServer GS 320 system running Tru64 UNIX with 32GB of
 memory and connected to a StorageWorks subsystem with 1.3 TB of disk space
 established new standards in the load phase (114 million rows/hour), the
 realignment phase (313 million rows/hour) and in the query phase
 (207,323 query navigation steps/hour).
     Compaq has been an SAP technology partner since 1993 and is one of the
 leading SAP server and storage vendors with more than 10,000 installations
 throughout the world.  More information about the Compaq/SAP partnership can
 be found at: http://www.compaq.com/partners/sap/index.html.
     The benchmark has been audited and certified by SAP AG.  More information
 regarding this benchmark is available from Compaq or SAP AG at:
 http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/pdf/.  A live demo of the mySAP.com
 e-business platform can be found at: http://www.sap-on.compaq.com.
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than
 200 countries.  Information on Compaq and its products and services is
 available at www.compaq.com.
     Compaq, the Compaq logo and TruCluster Registered U.S. Patent and
 Trademark Office.  AlphaServer and Tru64 are trademarks of Compaq Information
 Technologies Group, L.P. in the United States and other countries.  Unix is a
 trademark of the Open Group in the United States and other countries.  Other
 product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
     SAP, mySAP, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other
 countries.
 
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