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HP Announces World-class UNIX Benchmarks on HP Superdome and Entry-level Servers

Results Detail Outstanding Performance and Value of HP Servers with Oracle's Products

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced industry-leading UNIX® benchmark results detailing the outstanding performance and value HP servers running Oracle® databases and applications deliver to customers. The results include the following:

  • The world's fastest 3-tier SAP R/3 Assemble-To-Order (ATO) Standard Application benchmark running on the HP Superdome server, HP-UX 11i, Oracle9i Database and the HP Surestore Disk Array XP512(1);
  • The world's first multi-system set of Oracle Applications Standard Benchmarks release 11i for 2- and 4-node systems running on the HP Server rp5470, HP-UX 11i, Oracle9i R Real Application Clusters Database and HP Surestore Disk Array FC60.
World's Fastest SAP R/3 ATO Standard Application Three-tier Benchmark

Continuing to showcase outstanding performance across multiple benchmarks with the HP Superdome server, HP announced the world's fastest SAP R/3 ATO three-tier benchmark with a result of 130,570 fully processed assembly orders per hour(1). The SAP ATO benchmark represents one of SAP's most demanding and challenging benchmarks and is designed to represent the real-world demands of supply chain management and manufacturing installations.

The HP Superdome server result more than doubles IBM's highest published result(2) for this benchmark category, demonstrating Superdome's superior performance in supply chain management applications. Superdome's fast PA-8700 processors and outstanding memory latency, HP-UX 11i and Oracle9i scalability, and the high speed of the HP Surestore Disk Array XP 512 were contributing factors to this record-setting result.

World's First Multi-systems Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark Release 11i

Showcasing almost perfect, multi-system linear scalability with Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters, HP also announced today the results of the world's first multi-systems Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark 11i running on the HP Server rp5470. A result of 2,296 users was achieved on a 2-node cluster of rp5470 servers and a result of 4,368 was achieved on a 4-node cluster of rp5470 servers.

The near doubling of the number of users from 2,296 to 4,368 with an average response time of 1.16 and 1.25 seconds, respectively, is a clear demonstration of the multi-system scalability of Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters on HP systems. The superior I/O subsystem on the HP Server rp5470 and the power of HP's Hyper Messaging Protocol -- a high-performance, low-latency protocol in HP-UX 11i -- is designed to accelerate data transfer in Oracle9i Real Application Clusters and other clustered environments.

"HP has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance on HP servers with the Oracle Database over the last 12 months," said Mark Hudson, worldwide marketing manager, HP Business Systems and Technology Organization. "With the TPC-C benchmark that was announced two weeks ago and these two benchmarks today, HP and Oracle are demonstrating tremendous customer benefits in terms of better system and application performance, increased return on technology investment and lower overall system costs."

"These latest benchmark results reinforce that Oracle is the database of choice by leading hardware vendors like HP for achieving unmatched performance and scalability," said Chuck Rozwat, executive vice president, Oracle Server Technology Division. "These benchmarks also reinforce HP's commitment to continual performance and scalability breakthroughs across their server product line. Working together, Oracle and HP offer outstanding value to customers."

About the SAP Standard ATO Application Benchmark

SAP's standard ATO application benchmark is designed to realistically represent the real-world demands of supply-chain management and manufacturing installations. ATO imitates the typical system load expected in a sales order-related manufacturing environment, such as PC assembly. More information on SAP benchmarks is available at http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

About the Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark

The Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark release 11i provides metrics for comparison of Oracle Applications performance on different system configurations. The concurrent user activity, simultaneous background processing and transaction mix for the benchmark reflects practical usage of these complex systems. The transaction mix for the benchmark models the most common enterprise applications modules and most commonly used transactions, including Oracle Financial Applications: Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets and General Ledger, and three modules from Oracle Supply Chain Management Application. More information is available at http://www.oracle.com/apps_benchmark.

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all. HP had total revenue of $45.2 billion in its 2001 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.


(1)HP Superdome 64 processors PA-8700 750MHz 2.25 MB L1 cache, 128 GB memory, SAP R/3 4.6C, 3-tier, 130,570 fully processed assembly orders per hour, Oracle 9i, HP-UX 11i, certified Dec. 4, 2001. The SAP benchmarks referred in this document are fully compliant with the SAP benchmark Council's benchmark rules and are audited and certified by SAP.

(2) IBM RS/6000 S80, 24 processor RS64-III 450 MHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 32GB memory, SAP R/3 4.6B, 3-tier, 54,220 fully processed assembly orders per hour, DB2 V7.1, AIX 4.3.3, certified Aug. 23, 2000.

UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group.

Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle9i is a trademark or registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.

SAP, R/3 and all SAP product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries.


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