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New Transaction Processing World Record

HP Integrity Superdome Server Running HPUx And Oracle Database Establishes New Transaction Processing World Record - Breaks 800k Barrier

HP and Oracle Announce New Record-breaking Benchmark Results on 4-processor HP Integrity rx5670 server

NEW ZEALAND, AUGUST 6, 2003 - HP AND ORACLE CORP. today announced the world-record benchmark result of 824,164 transactions per minute (tpmC) on the Transaction Processing Council's TPC-C benchmark.[1] This result raises the bar on commercial transaction processing performance with the first ever system, clustered or non-clustered, to eclipse the 800K tpmC barrier.

HP Integrity Superdome with 64 Intel(r) Itanium(r) 2 processors 6M (code-named Madison) running the 64-bit HP-UX 11i v2 operating system and Oracle Database technology outperformed all competitive offerings for transaction processing, while also delivering a leading system price to performance ratio of US$8.28/tpmC.[1]

HP and Oracle also announced record-breaking performance results for the 4-processor HP Integrity rx5670 server, further demonstrating the superior performance of HP Integrity servers and Oracle Database technology across a diverse range of workloads and operating systems.

"HP's strong alliance and strategic development with Oracle enables us to produce world-leading benchmark results that firmly establish HP's Integrity servers as the standard for which all other 64-bit architectures are measured," said Jeff Healey, National Product and Marketing Manager, Enterprise Systems Group, HP. "The ability to deliver world-leading performance and scalability on an industry standard architecture validates HP's Itanium strategy and will no doubt keep the competition wondering how to catch up."

"Oracle Database technology and HP Integrity servers provide a strong platform for running both memory and processing intensive solutions," said Jonathan Drake, New Zealand Integrity Server Product Manager. "Both companies are committed to provide a scalable, reliable and flexible platform to run demanding mission critical solutions, while meeting customer requirements of performance and better business value. Oracle simply runs faster and scales higher on Itanium."

HP Integrity rx5670 Server World Record TPC-C Results HP and Oracle achieved the fastest ever 4-processor TPC-C transaction processing benchmark result of 131,639 tpmC[2]. With a price to performance ratio of $7.25/tpmC,[2] the companies also established the best ever price to performance ratio of any 4-processor server on the market. The record-holding configuration was produced with a HP Integrity rx5670 server running Oracle Database technology and Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.

HP and Oracle also announced the leading TPC-C benchmark result for a 4-processor system running UNIX(r). The HP Integrity rx5670 server running HP-UX 11i v2 and Oracle Database technology, posting a result of 131,639 tpmC[3] with a price to performance ratio of $7.25/tpmC,[3] beating all previously published UNIX-based server results.

HP Integrity rx5670 Record Result for Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark HP and Oracle also established a new world record for the Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark (OASB) on 4-processor systems. The HP Integrity rx5670 running HP-UX 11i v2 and an Oracle database achieved 6,440 concurrent users, with an average response time of 0.6 seconds.[4]

The companies also produced the best ever 4-processor OASB result for a Linux-based server, achieving 5,992 concurrent users, with an average response time of 0.6 seconds[5] running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 and Oracle Database technology. Both the 4-processor UNIX and Linux-based operating system results exceed all other 4-processor system results across all other architectures on the market.

In conjunction with today's announcement, see today's related announcement titled, "HP Integrity Servers Achieve Record-setting Performance Across Diverse and Demanding Workloads." The announcement provides a comprehensive list of leading performance benchmark results produced on the complete line of HP Integrity servers. The Integrity family ranges from 1-2 processor entry-level systems up to a 64-processor Integrity Superdome server. HP Integrity servers have established industry-leading performance benchmark results on multiple operating systems and across the industry's most demanding workloads. They are delivering unprecedented performance, flexibility and investment protection in a single system by allowing users to choose the operating system that best meets their present needs and the flexibility to change operating systems as business requirements change.

About HP HP delivers vital technology for business and life. The company's solutions span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small and medium business. For the last four quarters, HP revenue totaled $70.4 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit our website at www.oracle.com. ###

(1) HP Integrity Superdome running HP-UX 11i v2 and Oracle 10i Database Enterprise Edition achieved 131,639 tpmC, at $7.25/tpmC, available August 06, 2003.

(2) HP Integrity rx5670 running HP-UX 11i v2 and Oracle 10i Database Enterprise Edition achieved 131,639 tpmC, at $7.25/tpmC, available August 06, 2003.

[3] HP Integrity rx5670 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 and Oracle 10i Database Enterprise Edition achieved 131,639 tpmC, at $7.25/tpmC, available August 06, 2003.

[4] HP Integrity rx5670: OASB: running HP-UX 11i v2 and Oracle10i Database Enterprise Edition achieved a result of 6,440 Users, 0.6 seconds average response time, 1.15 seconds 90th percentile response time. Sounce: Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark, http://www.oracle.com/apps_benchmark

[5] HP Integrity rx5670: OASB: running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 and Oracle 10i Database Enterprise Edition achieved a result of 5,992 Users, 0.6 seconds average response time, 1.14 seconds 90th percentile response time. Sounce: Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark, http://www.oracle.com/apps_benchmark

Intel and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. TPC is a registered trademark of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. The latest TPC results are available at http://www.tpc.org.

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