PRIMEPOWER Sets Five Records in Industry-Leading Performance Benchmarks

PRIMEPOWER 2000 Registers #1 in TPC-C Non Clustered Performance, SAP R/3

Two-Tier and Three-Tier SD User Benchmarks, and SPECint2000

And SPECint_rate2000 Benchmarks



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fujitsu Technology Solutions

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Technology Solutions, a
 member of the worldwide group of Fujitsu(R) companies, today announced record
 results in industry-leading benchmarks on its PRIMEPOWER(R) 2000 SPARC(R)
 compliant, Solaris(R) compatible servers.  PRIMEPOWER 2000 now holds the
 distinction of being the world's most powerful transaction processing system.
     PRIMEPOWER 2000 took first place in the TPC-C benchmark as the best value
 among large enterprise servers, performing 222,772 transactions per minute
 (tpmC).  The results of the Transaction Processing Performance Council show
 that a single, non-clustered PRIMEPOWER 2000, with 48 563-MHz SPARC64-GP(TM)
 processors, is #1 in verified transaction processing performance.  The results
 of this benchmark, using less than 40 percent of the possible 128 processors,
 demonstrate PRIMEPOWER's extraordinary performance potential.  There are now
 three Fujitsu Solaris based servers on the TPC-C Top Ten list.
     "PRIMEPOWER'S speed has increased our company's productivity and helped us
 produce a more reliable product," said Dirk Knabe, director of Concept
 Engineering, R&D, IT Systems at Infineon, one of the world's fastest growing
 semiconductor companies.  "The performance of PRIMEPOWER is superior; we view
 this product to be an integral part of our ongoing success."
     PRIMEPOWER 2000 took top spot in the SAP R/3 three-tier SD (Sales and
 Distribution) User Benchmark, with a new world record of 23,000 concurrent
 users, confirming Fujitsu's leading position in providing business-critical
 computing solutions.  The benchmark on the PRIMEPOWER 2000, the first to be
 performed using the most current SAP release, illustrates the extreme
 performance capability that PRIMEPOWER delivers on an enterprise workload.
     PRIMEPOWER also holds the SAP R/3 two-tier SD User Benchmark record with
 3,000 concurrent users.  The SAP benchmark is used to measure scalability,
 stability, and flexibility-standards used in data centers all over the world.
     In addition, PRIMEPOWER recently set new Standard Performance Evaluation
 Corporation (SPEC) performance records.  In the SPEC integer
 2000 (SPECint2000) benchmark, PRIMEPOWER has the highest peak result of any
 SPARC compliant processor.  PRIMEPOWER also set a new standard for 16-way
 servers measured by the SPECint_rate2000 benchmark.
     "Any system can win the occasional benchmark, but winning the CPU, ERP,
 and OLTP races simultaneously can only be achieved through excellent overall
 design," said Jonathan Eunice, principal analyst and IT advisor, Illuminata,
 Inc.  "The latest SPEC, SAP, and TPC results show that PRIMEPOWER brings
 serious Big Iron technology to bear.  These combine with Fujitsu's data center
 credentials and global reach, making it a force to be reckoned with."
     "With up to 128 high-performance Fujitsu SPARC64-GP processors, PRIMEPOWER
 2000 delivers flexible system configuration and has the highest reliability
 and availability in its class," said Richard McCormack, vice president of
 Marketing at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.  "Although these performance
 results are impressive, when scaled to 128 processors, PRIMEPOWER 2000 can
 provide even further performance advantage."
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions offers PRIMEPOWER servers across the entire
 spectrum of data center requirements and are the highest-capacity commercial
 UNIX" servers in the marketplace.  PRIMEPOWER servers feature a system bus
 with crossbar switch technology adapted from Fujitsu mainframe design,
 resulting in an extremely high data transfer rate.
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions, whose launch was announced on
 November 14, 2000, focuses on open systems in response to market direction.
 The company brings together resources and expertise of Fujitsu subsidiaries
 and leverages Fujitsu's manufacturing capabilities and a $9-billion global R&D
 budget.
     For more information about the benchmarks, click on the following URLs:
 
     TPC-C:
 http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_perf_results.asp?print=true&resulttype=NO
 NCLUSTER&version=3
 
     SAP R/3 Two Tier:
     http://www.ideasinternational.com/benchmark/sap/sap2tcsR4.html
 
     SAP R/3 Three Tier:
     http://www.ideasinternational.com/benchmark/sap/sap3sdR4.html
 
     SPECint2000 & SPECint_rate2000:
     http://www.specbench.org/osg/cpu2000/results/res2001q1/
 
     About PRIMEPOWER:
 http://www.fujitsu-technology.com/fujitsutech/products/primepower/index.html
 
     About Fujitsu Technology Solutions:  http://www.fujitsu-technology.com/
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale,
 California, provides enterprise and e-business open systems server and storage
 solutions that meet the needs of the world's largest and most progressive
 users of information technology.  Fujitsu Technology Solutions focuses on
 delivering the most available, scalable, and manageable solutions in the
 large-systems marketplace.  Drawing on the skills and experience of Fujitsu
 Limited as well as its many partner companies, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
 helps customers take charge of today's global, networked, interactive I.T.
 complexity.
     Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and PRIMEPOWER is a
 trademark of Fujitsu Limited.  SPARC is a registered trademark and SPARC64-GP
 is a trademark of SPARC International, Inc.  Products bearing the SPARC
 trademark are based on an Architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.  UNIX is a
 registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, licensed exclusively
 through X/Open Company Limited.  All other trademarks and product names are
 the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such.
     Specifications are subject to change without notice.  For the latest
 detailed information, contact your local sales representative.
 
     CONTACT:  Perry Marlon of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, 408-746-8303, or
 fax, 408-992-2779, or perry_marlon@fujitsu-technology.com; or Jean Jacote of
 Neale-May & Partners, 650-328-5555, ext. 122, or jacote@nealemay.com, for
 Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
 
 

SOURCE Fujitsu Technology Solutions
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Technology Solutions, a
 member of the worldwide group of Fujitsu(R) companies, today announced record
 results in industry-leading benchmarks on its PRIMEPOWER(R) 2000 SPARC(R)
 compliant, Solaris(R) compatible servers.  PRIMEPOWER 2000 now holds the
 distinction of being the world's most powerful transaction processing system.
     PRIMEPOWER 2000 took first place in the TPC-C benchmark as the best value
 among large enterprise servers, performing 222,772 transactions per minute
 (tpmC).  The results of the Transaction Processing Performance Council show
 that a single, non-clustered PRIMEPOWER 2000, with 48 563-MHz SPARC64-GP(TM)
 processors, is #1 in verified transaction processing performance.  The results
 of this benchmark, using less than 40 percent of the possible 128 processors,
 demonstrate PRIMEPOWER's extraordinary performance potential.  There are now
 three Fujitsu Solaris based servers on the TPC-C Top Ten list.
     "PRIMEPOWER'S speed has increased our company's productivity and helped us
 produce a more reliable product," said Dirk Knabe, director of Concept
 Engineering, R&D, IT Systems at Infineon, one of the world's fastest growing
 semiconductor companies.  "The performance of PRIMEPOWER is superior; we view
 this product to be an integral part of our ongoing success."
     PRIMEPOWER 2000 took top spot in the SAP R/3 three-tier SD (Sales and
 Distribution) User Benchmark, with a new world record of 23,000 concurrent
 users, confirming Fujitsu's leading position in providing business-critical
 computing solutions.  The benchmark on the PRIMEPOWER 2000, the first to be
 performed using the most current SAP release, illustrates the extreme
 performance capability that PRIMEPOWER delivers on an enterprise workload.
     PRIMEPOWER also holds the SAP R/3 two-tier SD User Benchmark record with
 3,000 concurrent users.  The SAP benchmark is used to measure scalability,
 stability, and flexibility-standards used in data centers all over the world.
     In addition, PRIMEPOWER recently set new Standard Performance Evaluation
 Corporation (SPEC) performance records.  In the SPEC integer
 2000 (SPECint2000) benchmark, PRIMEPOWER has the highest peak result of any
 SPARC compliant processor.  PRIMEPOWER also set a new standard for 16-way
 servers measured by the SPECint_rate2000 benchmark.
     "Any system can win the occasional benchmark, but winning the CPU, ERP,
 and OLTP races simultaneously can only be achieved through excellent overall
 design," said Jonathan Eunice, principal analyst and IT advisor, Illuminata,
 Inc.  "The latest SPEC, SAP, and TPC results show that PRIMEPOWER brings
 serious Big Iron technology to bear.  These combine with Fujitsu's data center
 credentials and global reach, making it a force to be reckoned with."
     "With up to 128 high-performance Fujitsu SPARC64-GP processors, PRIMEPOWER
 2000 delivers flexible system configuration and has the highest reliability
 and availability in its class," said Richard McCormack, vice president of
 Marketing at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.  "Although these performance
 results are impressive, when scaled to 128 processors, PRIMEPOWER 2000 can
 provide even further performance advantage."
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions offers PRIMEPOWER servers across the entire
 spectrum of data center requirements and are the highest-capacity commercial
 UNIX" servers in the marketplace.  PRIMEPOWER servers feature a system bus
 with crossbar switch technology adapted from Fujitsu mainframe design,
 resulting in an extremely high data transfer rate.
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions, whose launch was announced on
 November 14, 2000, focuses on open systems in response to market direction.
 The company brings together resources and expertise of Fujitsu subsidiaries
 and leverages Fujitsu's manufacturing capabilities and a $9-billion global R&D
 budget.
     For more information about the benchmarks, click on the following URLs:
 
     TPC-C:
 http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_perf_results.asp?print=true&resulttype=NO
 NCLUSTER&version=3
 
     SAP R/3 Two Tier:
     http://www.ideasinternational.com/benchmark/sap/sap2tcsR4.html
 
     SAP R/3 Three Tier:
     http://www.ideasinternational.com/benchmark/sap/sap3sdR4.html
 
     SPECint2000 & SPECint_rate2000:
     http://www.specbench.org/osg/cpu2000/results/res2001q1/
 
     About PRIMEPOWER:
 http://www.fujitsu-technology.com/fujitsutech/products/primepower/index.html
 
     About Fujitsu Technology Solutions:  http://www.fujitsu-technology.com/
     Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale,
 California, provides enterprise and e-business open systems server and storage
 solutions that meet the needs of the world's largest and most progressive
 users of information technology.  Fujitsu Technology Solutions focuses on
 delivering the most available, scalable, and manageable solutions in the
 large-systems marketplace.  Drawing on the skills and experience of Fujitsu
 Limited as well as its many partner companies, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
 helps customers take charge of today's global, networked, interactive I.T.
 complexity.
     Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and PRIMEPOWER is a
 trademark of Fujitsu Limited.  SPARC is a registered trademark and SPARC64-GP
 is a trademark of SPARC International, Inc.  Products bearing the SPARC
 trademark are based on an Architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.  UNIX is a
 registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, licensed exclusively
 through X/Open Company Limited.  All other trademarks and product names are
 the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such.
     Specifications are subject to change without notice.  For the latest
 detailed information, contact your local sales representative.
 
     CONTACT:  Perry Marlon of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, 408-746-8303, or
 fax, 408-992-2779, or perry_marlon@fujitsu-technology.com; or Jean Jacote of
 Neale-May & Partners, 650-328-5555, ext. 122, or jacote@nealemay.com, for
 Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
 
 SOURCE  Fujitsu Technology Solutions