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Performance and Scalability for Open Energy Suite

IBM pSeries690 Delivers Ultra-High Performance and Scalability
for Peace Software’s Open Energy Suite

- IBM Architecture Center of Excellence highly ranks Peace Software for best practice software engineering, architecture robustness and scalability -

Peace Software today announced it is porting its open, component-based Energy suite to the IBM AIX platform. Intensive benchmarks monitored by IBM engineers and run on the IBM pSeries690 have yielded ultra-high performance and scalability results using a production version of the Energy suite processing a complex, multi-stage meter-to-cash process.

David Samuel, general manager of IBM’s Global Energy and Utilities Industry, said, “Peace Software is undoubtedly a leader and we are working together closely to create and implement high-performance solutions for utilities and energy retailers around the world. The breakthrough performance of the pSeries690 combined with the Energy suite easily scales to smoothly process complex transactions for clients with more than five million customers.”

Further, the IBM Architecture Center of Excellence recently conducted a formal Architectural Review of the Energy suite. The review focused on Peace Software’s development process, and the Energy suite’s architecture and scalability. Peace Software and its Energy suite scored high marks from the IBM review team that was led by an IBM Distinguished Engineer.

The IBM Architecture Review Report concluded that Peace Software’s development process exploits software engineering best practices and that Peace Software engineers understand the issues and approaches for achieving a high performing solution that scales. Further, the report concluded that the multi-tier, multi-threaded Energy architecture is designed for scalability.

Brian Peace, Chairman and CEO of Peace Software, said, “We are delighted with the results of both the scalability tests and the IBM Architecture Review. The endorsement of a technology giant such as IBM validates the innovation of our Auckland development centre, the largest software development organisation dedicated exclusively to creating the industry’s most open, flexible and scalable CIS for participation in regulated, transitioning and competitive markets.”

The AIX version of the Energy suite will be available when Energy Version 7 ships in September 2002.

ENDS

About Peace Software
Peace Software develops open, component-based CIS solutions used by utilities and retailers for business innovation in regulated, transitioning and competitive energy markets. The company's browser-based Energy suite has been selected to drive efficient operations and provide excellent customer care for 13 million mass market and commercial and industrial (C&I) customer relationships in 40 markets around the world. The innovative Energy suite can be phased into existing CIS environments and new version upgrades are available every 12-18 months. Headquartered in Miami and founded in 1984, Peace Software has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.peace.com.

About IBM
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with more than 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.

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