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Fujitsu Provides the World's Most Powerful Single Server for Data Warehousing & Decision Support

Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER 2500 Sets TPC-H World Record Benchmark

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, September 01, 2003

Fujitsu Limited today announced a record-breaking data warehousing single system benchmark result for its Solaris™/SPARC® based PRIMEPOWER™ 2500 UNIX® system running 64 SPARC64™V processors. Fujitsu achieved a TPC-H benchmark of 34,345.4QphH@3000GB, setting another world record in industry-leading standards. The PRIMEPOWER 2500 benchmark clearly demonstrates its superior performance and outstanding capability running mission-critical applications, making it the best choice for users of large data warehouses.

PRIMEPOWER 2500 Photo

The PRIMEPOWER 2500 outperformed the next best single server in the TPC-H 3000GB scale factor category, the Sun Fire 15K, by 33 percent per CPU. The benchmark was performed on a 64-way 1.3GHz SPARC64 V processor-based PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 256GB of memory, running the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (OE) and the Oracle Database.

The PRIMEPOWER 2500 system provides substantial headroom and is capable of scaling up to 128 processors without any hardware restrictions. With its well-balanced and scalable architecture PRIMEPOWER servers are the ideal foundation for future growth and new solution deployment for implementing new business processes.

"Making good business decisions entails being able to quickly examine all available information," said Noriyuki Toyoki, general manager of Fujitsu Limited's Enterprise Server Division. "PRIMEPOWER's industry-leading technology and performance benchmarks, together with its ability to support advanced databases such as Oracle Database, deliver the ideal solution to help customers address their mission-critical data warehousing and business analysis requirements."

Outperforming All Competitors' Data Warehousing Solutions in TPC-H 3 TB Benchmark for non-clustered servers (as of 08/26/03)

System CPUs QphH
@3000GB
$QphH
@3000GB
Availability
PRIMEPOWER 2500 64 34,345.4 $147 01/31/04
Sun Fire 15K 72 28,948.1 $184 04/30/03
HP 9000 Superdome 64 27,094.3 $213 10/30/02
HP 9000 Superdome 64 17,908.4 $476 05/15/02

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 TPC-H Benchmark

Established by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), the TPC-H benchmark is an industry-standard Decision Support test designed to measure systems' capability to examine large volumes of data, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions. The TPC-H benchmark evaluates a composite performance metric (QphH@size) and a price/performance metric ($/QphH@size) that measure the performance of various decision support systems by the execution of sets of queries against a standard database under controlled conditions. TPC-H, QphH and $/QphH are trademarks of the TPC.

For additional information on the TPC-H benchmark, please visit the Transaction Processing Performance Council's Web site at www.tpc.org.

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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Press Release ID: 2003-0157E
Date: 01 September, 2003
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, , , , ,

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