SERVER'S ABILITY TO SCALE FROM 8-16 CPUS CREATES HEAD ROOM.Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., a member of the worldwide group of Fujitsu companies, Sunnyvale, Calif., has announced best-in-class results for the PRIMEPOWER(TM) 900 SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill (R) compatible server, on the SPECjbb(TM) 2000 benchmark and five new top-rated positions in SAP(R) Standard Application Benchmark performance. PRIMEPOWER 900 now holds the top spot in both the 16-way and 8-way configuration performance standards on the SPECjbb 2000 benchmark, and is simultaneously continuing to expand its success in the SAP arena SAP Arena is an arena in Mannheim, Germany. It is primarily used for ice hockey and handball, and is the home arena of the Adler Mannheim. The arena opened in 2005 and holds 13,600 people. .
Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER is known for its mainframe-like server capabilities such as hardware retry re·try
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Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) categories in SPECjbb testing. The PRIMEPOWER 900 took first place in the benchmark citing 283,176 operations per second on a 16-way machine using Fujitsu's 1.35GHz SPARC64(R) V processor. The high-performance server also received top ranking in an 8-way system using the same SPARC64 processor, taking first place with 148,885 operations per second.
The PRIMEPOWER 900 also came out ahead in recent SAP Standard Application Benchmark testing including the following:
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-- In the SAP Standard Application ATO Benchmark, two-tier Internet configuration, it achieved 6,220 fully business processed assembly orders per hour with an 8-way server running SAP R/3 Release 4.6C and Oracle 9i Database on the Solaris operating system (2)
-- In the SAP Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, it achieved 2,200 two-tier SAP SD Benchmark users with a 16-way server (3)
-- In the SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark, it achieved 1,120 two-tier SAP SD Benchmark users for an 8-way server (4)
-- In the two-tier SAP Standard Application mySAP(tm) Utilities-Customer Care and Service (I-SU/CCS) Benchmark, it achieved 108,551 Utility Reference Customers per hour for its 16-way system (5)
"These recent benchmark wins are a continuation of industry-leading performance outcomes from Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER family. In this case, the PRIMEPOWER 900 has been recognized as an excellent midrange UNIX server A medium to large-scale computer system in a network that runs under Unix. Unix servers are widely used as application servers and database servers and are available from a variety of vendors, including Sun, IBM, HP and others. for SAP solutions with Solaris and Oracle, as well as an excellent choice for Java based multi-tiered business computing," said Richard McCormack, vice president of product and solutions marketing for Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc. "Our customers demand outstanding performance, and we not only provide them with some of the most solid benchmark results in the industry, but also with better price performance and a lower total cost of ownership than our competitors."
"PRIMEPOWER continues to demonstrate its I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output database applicability by achieving best-in-class results in real-world benchmark testing," said Gerhard Kuppler, Director Corporate SAP Account, Oracle Corporation. "The raw performance and power we've experienced running SAP applications using the Oracle database on PRIMEPOWER servers backs up the #1 ratings Fujitsu has gained in recent benchmark results."
Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER 900 offers users the highest in overall midrange system performance, scalability and reliability in the industry. The server can be scaled from eight to 16 CPUs resulting in excellent head room and price performance when compared to competitive products. As a result, Fujitsu has experienced tremendous success in the midrange server market on a global basis. The PRIMEPOWER 900 is a true enterprise-class system delivering the management and functionality of enterprise computing Refers to information technology in the larger company. See enterprise data and enterprise networking. machines.
In addition to the PRIMEPOWER 900, Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER 850 and 650 are part of the family of midrange servers that have also posted world-record benchmarking results on 16-way, 8-way and 4-way systems. Fujitsu's midrange systems' mainframe-like partitioning capabilities allow customers the unique ability to control processor power distribution for running large scale, highly transaction-oriented applications, similar to those found in financial and government institutions.
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc.:
Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale ([sʌniveil]) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States. It is one of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 131,760. , offers worldwide IT infrastructure solutions that encompass a range of technology solutions and fully customized managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality . Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., an expert in enterprise and open systems server storage solutions, focuses on delivering high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. , mission-critical, scalable solutions in the large-systems marketplace. Drawing on the skills and experience of Fujitsu Limited, as well as our many partner companies, Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc. enables customers to balance the needs of rapid change and stability while maximizing the return on investment in existing and new technologies.
About the SPECjbb 2000 Benchmark
SPECjbb 2000 represents an order processing application for a wholesale supplier. The benchmark measures the performance of CPUs, caches, memory
hierarchy, and SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) A multiprocessing architecture in which multiple CPUs, residing in one cabinet, share the same memory. SMP systems provide scalability. As business increases, additional CPUs can be added to absorb the increased transaction volume. capability from a hardware point of view. Written in Java and released by SPEC in 2000, it was developed with participation from computer vendors, systems integrators, universities, research organizations, publishers, and consultants. SPECjbb 2000 is loosely modeled after the TPC-C A benchmark that measures overall transaction processing performance. See TPC. benchmark's business model, emulating a three-tier client/server A three-way interaction in a client/server environment, in which the user interface is stored in the client, the bulk of the business application logic is stored in one or more servers, and the data are stored in a database server. See client/server. system with emphasis on the middle tier (1) Generally refers to the processing that takes place in an application server that sits between the user's machine and the database server. The middle tier server performs the business logic. See application server and client/server. . However, contrary to typical TPC-C implementations, all of SPECjbb 2000 is written in Java, and all three tiers are implemented within a single JVM See Java Virtual Machine.
JVM - Java Virtual Machine . No commercial database is used; Java objects replace database objects for the purpose of this benchmark. Due to the different implementations, SPECjbb 2000 results should not be confused with TPC-C results, where Fujitsu also performs very strongly.
About SAP Standard Application Benchmarks:
(1) The SAP Standard Application ATO Benchmark, SAP R/3 4.6C, performed on February 18, 2003 by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a Japanese and German IT vendor, selling consumer and business computing products in the markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (products marketed elsewhere are sold under the Fujitsu brand). in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 11, 2003, with the following data:
Fully business processed assembly orders per hour*: 12,170
CPU utilization central server: 98%
Operating system: Solaris 8
RDBMS (Relational DataBase Management System) See relational database and DBMS.
RDBMS - relational database : Oracle 9i
R/3 Release: 4.6C
Total disk space: 2,160 GB
Configuration: One central server: Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMEPOWER
900, 16-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache (Level 1 cache) A memory bank built into the CPU chip or packaged within the same module as the chip. Also known as the "primary cache," an L1 cache is the fastest memory in the computer, and it is closest to the CPU. The L1 cache feeds the processor. See L2 cache and cache. ,
2 MB L2 cache (Level 2 cache) A memory bank built into the CPU chip, packaged within the same module or built on the motherboard. The L2 cache feeds the L1 cache, and its memory is slower than L1 memory. The L2 cache feeds the L1 cache, which feeds the processor. , 64GB main memory
* Assembly order: Request to assemble pre-manufactured parts and assemblies to finished products according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an existing sales order The sales order, sometimes abbreviated as SO, is an order received by a business from a customer. A sales order may be for products and/or services. Given the wide variety of businesses, this means that the orders can be fulfilled in several ways. .
Certification Number. 2003012
(2) The SAP Standard Application ATO Benchmark, R/3 4.6C, performed on February 25, 2003 by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 11, 2003, with the following data:
Fully business processed assembly orders per hour*: 6,220
CPU utilization central server: 99%
Operating system: Solaris 8
RDBMS: Oracle 9i
R/3 Release: 4.6C
Total disk space: 2,160 GB
Configuration: One central server: Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMEPOWER 900, 8-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 2 MB L2 cache, 32GB main memory
* Assembly order: Request to assemble pre-manufactured parts and assemblies to finished products according to an existing sales order.
Certification Number. 2003011
(3) The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark, R/3 4.6C, performed on February 17, 2003 by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 11, 2003, with the following data:
Number of benchmark users & comp.: 2,200 SD Benchmark users
Average dialog response time: 1.91 seconds
Fully processed order line items per hour: 221,670
Dialog steps per hour: 665,000
SAPS: 11,080 Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.023 sec / 0.014 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system central server: Solaris 8 RDBMS: Oracle 9i R/3 Release: 4.6C Total disk space: 2,160 GB
Configuration: Central server: Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMEPOWER 900, 16-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 2 MB L2 cache, 64 GB main memory
Certification Number: 2003010
(4) The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark, R/3 4.6C, performed on February 25, 2003 by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 11, 2003, with the following data:
Number of benchmark users & comp.: 1,120 SD Benchmark users Average dialog response time: 1.95 seconds Throughput: Fully processed order line items per hour: 112,330 Dialog steps per hour: 337,000 SAPS: 5,620 Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.021 sec / 0.014 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system central server: Solaris 8 RDBMS: Oracle 9i R/3 Release: 4.6C Total disk space: 2,160 GB
Configuration: Central server: Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMEPOWER 900, 8-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 2 MB L2 cache, 32 GB main memory
Certification Number: 2003009
(5) The SAP Standard Application IS-U/CCS Release 4.64 Benchmark performed on February 23, 2003 by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Tokyo, Japan, was certified on March 11, 2003, with the following data:
Total throughput per hour: 108,551 Utility Reference Customers (URCs) Meter reading order creation/hour: 2,177,200 Meter reading order output/hour: 1,285,255 Upload of meter reading results/hour: 1,815,431 Billing of contracts/hour: 1,809,045 Invoicing contract accounts/hour: 723,037 Printout of contract accounts/hour: 317,741 CPU utilization: 94% Operating System: Solaris 8 RDBMS: Oracle 9i mySAP IS-U/CCS Release: 4.64 R/3 Release: 4.6C Total disk space: 2,160 GB
Configuration: One central server: Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMEPOWER 900, 16-processors SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 2 MB L2 cache, 64 GB main memory
Certification Number 2003013
All SAP Standard Application benchmarks fully comply with the SAP Benchmark Council's issued regulations and has been audited and certified by SAP. More information is available at http://www.sap.com/benchmark.
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