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New Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER UNIX Servers Feature Processors Exceeding 2GHz

Record Score on SAP SD two-tier Standard Application Benchmark

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.,Fujitsu Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Singapore, May 17, 2005

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd today announced the availability of five new PRIMEPOWER™ server models based on SPARC64™ V RISC processors that exceed 2GHz clock speeds. These UNIX® servers, designed for mission-critical computing, enable Fujitsu to offer its enterprise customers a broad choice of IT systems, services and solutions running on the Solaris™ Operating System. Simultaneously, Fujitsu announced that a PRIMEPOWER 2500, configured with 128 2.08GHz SPARC64 V CPUs, has set a world record for the SAP® SD two-tier Standard Application Benchmark with 1.6 times the performance of its predecessor with 1.30GHz processors (for details see:

The new servers are being released globally today through Fujitsu Limited in the Asia/Pacific region as well as Fujitsu Computer Systems in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In today’s turbulent business environment, information systems need the performance to stand up to load concentrations and the flexibility to accommodate changes and expansions. In response to these requirements, Fujitsu has designed the new PRIMEPOWER server models to yield superior performance in a wide range of applications, and with the flexibility to meet a wide range of customer needs. The new models are designed with reliability features tailored to mission-critical applications such as large databases and online transactions. With support for both hardware partitioning and the virtualization technology in the Solaris™ 10 Operating System, it gives customers greater flexibility in administering their systems. Delivering superior system stability, PRIMEPOWER servers help improve operational efficiency and continuity, drive down TCO and help business grow.

About the New Models

World’s fastest performance

The top-of-the-line PRIMEPOWER 2500 server, equipped with 128 2.08GHz SPARC64 V processors, along with ETERNUS 3000 storage system, achieved a record score of 21,000 SAP SD benchmark users with SAP R/3® Enterprise 4.7. This marks a new world record for the SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) two-tier Standard Application Benchmark. In addition to this benchmark, the PRIMEPOWER server turned in record performance in two-tier SAP Assemble-To-Order (ATO) Standard Benchmark, two-tier mySAP™ Utilities Customer Case and Service (ISU/CCS) Benchmark (as of April 27, 2005), SPECjbb®2000 and SPECjAppServer® 2002 benchmarks measuring Java execution performance, and TPC-H™ benchmark measuring data warehousing performance. The PRIMEPOWER server currently holds records in a total of six standard benchmarks (for details see:

Reliability optimized for use in mission-critical applications

With 90-nm process technology and copper interconnects, the SPARC64 V is a showcase for Fujitsu’s cutting-edge technology and is equipped with error-handling features including high precision error detection and ECC, error correction through instruction retry, and other advanced RAS functions. All major components, including the power supply and system boards, are redundant, and with support for hot-swapping, the system offers reliability and availability needed for continuous operation.

Flexible system operation maximizes effectiveness of IT investment

Using a hardware partitioning function, PRIMEPOWER servers can be configured as up to 15 independent units, each running its own operating system environment. In the unlikely event of a system error on one, none of the other units will be affected. These servers also implement the new Solaris Container virtualization scheme that is part of Solaris 10. With this, each partition can be virtually split into as many as 8,191 units, offering customized allocation of OS based on customer operation requirement. Adding and removing virtual partitions require only a simple, quick setting change, and does not require a re-installation of the OS.

The SAP SD standard R/3 Enterprise 4.70 application benchmark performed on March 11, 2005 by Fujitsu in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 24, 2005 (certification no. 2005013) with the following data:

Number of benchmark users & comp.: 21,000 SD (Sales & Distribution)
Average dialog response time: 1.91 seconds
          Fully processed order line items/hour: 2,116,330
          Dialog steps/hour: 6,349,000
          SAPS: 105,820
Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.026 sec / 0.021 sec
CPU utilization of central server: 98%
Operating System central server: Solaris 9
RDBMS: Oracle 9i™
SAP R/3 Release: 4.70
Total database disk space: 452 GB
          Central server: Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 2500, 128-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 2080 MHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 4 MB L2 cache, 512 GB main memory

* Two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on April 30, 2003, no. 2003030:13,000 SAP SD Benchmark users, 1.87 seconds average dialog response time, 1,314,000 order line items/hour, PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 128 x 1.30GHz SPARC64 V, 2 MB L2 cache, 512 GB main Memory, SAP R/3 Release4.6C, Oracle 9i, Solaris 8

* Two-tier SAP mySAP IS-U/CCS Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on March 11, 2003, no. 2003013:108,551 URC/h, 2,177,200 meter reading order creation/hour, PRIMEPOWER 900 with 16 x 1350 MHz SPARC64V, 2 MB L2 cache, 64 GB main Memory, SAP R/3 Release 4.6C, SAP IS-U/CCS 4.64, Oracle 9i, Solaris 8

* Two-tier SAP ATO Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on May 29, 2001, no. 2001018: 34,260 fully business processed assembly orders/hour, PRIMEPOWER 2000 with 128 x 560 MHz SPARC64, 8 MB L2 cache, 128 GB main memory, SAP R/3 release 4.6B, Oracle 8.1.7, Solaris 8

All SAP benchmarks stated in this document comply with the rules of the SAP Standard Application Benchmark Council and have been audited and certified by SAP. More information:

* SPECjbb2000 benchmark, 2,438,088 operations per second, PRIMEPOWER HPC 2500 with 120 x 2.08GHz SPARC64 V, as of April 30, 2005; Source:

* SPECjApps2002 benchmark, 5991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20Euro/TOPS@MultipleNode, nine PRIMEPOWER 450 with 4 x 1.32GHz SPARC64 V and a PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 56 x 1.3GHz SPARC64 V, Oracle Application Server 10g, as of April 30, 2005; Source:

* TPC-H benchmark, non-clustered configuration, 34,492 Queries per hour QphH™@1000GB, 141$/QphH,@1000GB, configuration available 03/08/04, PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 64 x 1.3GHz SPARC64 V, as of April 30, 2005; Source:

PRIMEPOWER servers are respected for their performance and reliability by customers around the globe, and have enjoyed strong sales in Europe and the U.S. in recent years, with sales outside Japan in FY2004 (Apr. 2003 – Mar. 2004) making up 60% of the total. Fujitsu is working with Sun Microsystems, Inc. on the next generation of Solaris and SPARC®-based servers (codenamed APL: Advanced Product Line), which will debut in mid-2006 and offer even higher performance solutions to Solaris and SPARC customers. PRIMEPOWER is one of the core products in the Fujitsu TRIOLE strategy for optimizing customers’ IT infrastructures. Together with the GS21 Global Server, PRIMERGY IA server, and PRIMEQUEST mission critical IA server, it is part of Fujitsu’s complete range of server products for customer’s various requirements.

About the TRIOLE Strategy

Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimise their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualisation, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly dynamic IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future.
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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
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Date: 17 May, 2005
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd