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Compaq AlphaServer GS320 With Tru64 UNIX Records Breakthrough Oracle(R) Single-System TPC-C Results.

AlphaServer GS320 System Continues Oracle Performance Leadership

HOUSTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ --

Building on its industry leading performance with Oracle benchmarks, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced its AlphaServer GS320 system running Compaq Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1 has achieved the best Oracle-based single-system Transaction Processing Council Benchmark C ("TPC-C") result using the Oracle8i database. The combination of the AlphaServer GS320 and Tru64 UNIX delivered 144,331 transactions per minute-C (tpm-C), with price/performance at $57.25/tpmC.

This is the best single-system performance ever achieved on an Oracle8i database, enabling customers to meet the speed, reliability and availability requirements for the most demanding e-business environments. The latest benchmark for the new AlphaServer GS320 systems reaffirms Compaq's position as a leading Oracle server. The results are higher than those for the 64-CPU Sun E10000 and the IBM RS/6000 S80 Oracle TPC-C benchmarks(i).

"The latest TPC-C numbers build on the continued success of the AlphaServer GS systems and Tru64 UNIX and validate our commitment to provide lasting value to our customers," said Don Harbert, Vice President and General Manager of Compaq's High Performance Server Business Unit. "Through advances in Alpha technology and our long-term partnership with Oracle, we have created a platform with built-in growth to handle the most demanding transaction workloads and e-commerce applications."

"The ongoing partnership between Compaq and Oracle has led to the significant results announced today," said Juan Jones, vice president, System Platforms Division, Oracle. "Combining Oracle8i with the scalable performance and availability of the new Compaq AlphaServer GS series provides our customers with an ideal foundation for E-Business."

The AlphaServer GS320 was equipped with 32 731 MHz Alpha 21264A CPUs, 128 GB main memory, coupled with 18 Compaq StorageWorks ESA 12000 storage using a total of 9286 GB storage. For more information on this result, please visit Details on the TPC-C benchmark are available at For additional information on the AlphaServer GS320, please visit

About Compaq:

Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs.

Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners, and directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq's e-commerce Web site at Compaq markets its products and services primarily to customers from the business, home, government, and education sectors. Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services are available at

Compaq is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in the implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, component shortages, slow acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles, equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic instability. Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on form 10-K and the latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

i. Availability date for AlphaServer GS320 is 9/22/00. Sun StarFire

E10000 with Oracle reached 115,396 tpm-C at $105.63 $/tpm-C, and

availability date of 8/22/99. IBM RS/6000 S80 with Oracle achieved

135,816 tpm-C at $52.70 $/tpm-C, and availability date of 3/1/00.
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