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Fujitsu's High-End PRIMEPOWER Servers Break One Million Operations per Second Barrier

PRIMEPOWER 2500 Achieves Record-Breaking Performance in SPECjbb_2000 Java Performance Tests

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, June 18, 2003

Fujitsu Limited today announced record-breaking results for its PRIMEPOWER™ 2500 UNIX® system in the SPECjbb_2000 Java performance benchmark. Breaking the one million operations per second barrier for the first time, Fujitsu achieved performance of 1,420,177 operations per second with a 112-way PRIMEPOWER 2500 system using the company's 1.3GHz SPARC64® V processors, shattering records previously set by HP, Sun and IBM in the same performance tests. In the 64-way server category, as well, PRIMEPOWER 2500 outpaced the competition with performance of over 800,000 operations per second. These benchmark results were published on www.spec.org as of May 29, 2003.

Fujitsu's latest Java performance leadership results follow the achievement of Number One status in the 32-, 16- and 8-way server performance categories with PRIMEPOWER 1500 and 900 systems over the past few months.

"PRIMEPOWER's demonstrated performance leadership enables customers to do more with much smaller configurations while scaling further for excellent investment protection," said Noriyuki Toyoki, general manager of Fujitsu Limited's Enterprise Server Division. "Our multi-configuration success, in such business relevant benchmarks, is the best proof that PRIMEPOWER is the server platform of choice for cost-effective application environments."

Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER servers have outperformed competitors with the following SPECjbb_2000 benchmark achievements:

Latest Benchmark Results

  • Best overall performance and No. 1 in 112-way category at 1,420,177 ops/sec (112-way PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 1.3GHz SPARC64 V processors)
  • Best in 64-way category and No. 2 overall performance at 835,479 ops/sec (64-way PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 1.3GHz SPARC64 V processors)

Previously Announced Benchmark Results

  • Best in 32-way category at 492,683 ops/sec (32-way PRIMEPOWER 1500 with 1.35GHz SPARC64 V processors)
  • Best in 16-way category at 283,176 ops/sec (16-way PRIMEPOWER 900 with 1.35GHz SPARC64 V processors)
  • Best in 8-way category at 148,885 ops/sec (8-way PRIMEPOWER 900 with 1.35GHz SPARC64 V processors)

About PRIMEPOWER

PRIMEPOWER servers are developed by Fujitsu Limited in Japan and sold by local Fujitsu group companies in Asia/Pacific, Fujitsu Technology Solutions in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. They use SPARC V9 architecture and the Solaris™ Operating Environment to run some of the world's most demanding systems. Fujitsu has PRIMEPOWER benchmarking centers in North America, Europe and Japan that provide the most realistic comparisons of the power available from these systems and test bed further system performance improvements.
For more information, about PRIMEPOWER, see: http://primepower.fujitsu.com/en/.

About The SPECjbb_2000 Benchmark

SPECjbb 2000 represents an order processing application for a wholesale supplier. The benchmark measures the performance of CPUs, caches, memory hierarchy and SMP capability in hardware point of view. Written in Java and released by SPEC in 2000, it was developed with participation from computer vendors, systems integrators, universities, research organizations, publishers and consultants. SPECjbb 2000 is loosely modeled after the TPC-C benchmark's business model, emulating a three-tier client/server system with emphasis on the middle tier. However, contrary to typical TPC-C implementations, all of SPECjbb 2000 is written in Java, and all three tiers are implemented within a single JVM. No commercial database is used; Java objects replace database objects for the purpose of this benchmark. Due to the different implementations, SPECjbb 2000 results should not be confused with TPC-C results, where Fujitsu also performs very strongly.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.  
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

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Date: 18 June, 2003
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