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TeraText Debuts Database Solution on HP Itanium-based Servers Running Linux

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2002

HP (NYSE:HPQ) and TeraText™ Solutions, a division of Science Applications International Corporation, today announced that the TeraText Database System (DBS) has been ported to HP servers running Linux using Intel® Itanium® processors.

"Based on customer demand for managing very large text databases and our alliance with HP, we feel that our first Linux port should be to a platform that is both optimized for high performance and is cost effective," said Marty Gupta, general manager, TeraText Solutions. "This port provides affordable solutions for enterprise customers using very large text databases with document-centric applications that scale from small to very large collections."

TeraText DBS is a combination high-performance text database and search engine that provides the necessary functionality for storing, indexing, retrieving and delivering documents or XML-based records across an organization. With the ability to support multi-terabyte document collections, TeraText DBS is in a unique class when it comes to managing large text-based collections. The product simultaneously can collect and make information available to the enterprise in real time while scaling to support thousands of concurrent users.

"The planned introduction of TeraText DBS on HP Itanium-based servers running Linux points to new possibilities in providing cost-effective, high-bandwidth solutions for multi-terabyte document collections," said Laura Larson, strategic opportunity manager, HP Federal Division. "HP servers improve price and performance in enterprise Linux and Windows environments and provide government customers with a cost-effective entry into a technology with good growth potential."

The HP Itanium-based servers that run Linux are the HP rx2600 and rx5670.

About Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and transportation. With annual revenues of $6.1 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 40,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found on the Internet at http://www.saic.com. More information about TeraText can be found at http://www.teratext.com.

About HP

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