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NEC Itanium(R)2 Based Express5800 Server Achieves World's Best TPC-C Benchmark Performance Among 8-Processor Intel(R) Architecture Server Platforms.

Tokyo, Japan, Jan 20, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation today announced that its Intel(R) Itanium(R)2 processor-based server, Express5800/1160Xe*, has achieved the world's best TPC-C benchmark** performance on an 8-processor IA server platform***. The 254,471 transactions per minute (tpmC) was accomplished by using Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux AS4 for Itanium Processors Family, Oracle(R)Database 10g Enterprise Edition and BEA(R)Tuxedo(R) 8.1. This also represents the best TPC-C benchmark performance on an 8-processor Linux server platform***.

TPC-C is an industry-standard benchmark for measuring a system's processing performance based on an enterprise transaction model for handling orders. This outstanding performance was accomplished by leveraging NEC's high performance cross-bar switching technology, which supports up to over 100GB/s aggregated throughput, and its unique addressing network technology for high speed cache coherency control. These technologies are both derived from NEC's long experience with supercomputer development. Furthermore, the long term collaboration of product development and performance optimization with many software and middleware companies on server platforms developed by NEC played a significant role in achieving this performance.

NEC intends to enhance and expand its line of Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor-based servers and 64bit Linux enterprise solutions with Oracle(R) Database 10g to meet mission-critical business needs for the enterprise market.

Performance Results


Throughput 254,471 tpmC

Price/Performance $5.32/tpmC

Availability Date February 17, 2006

System NEC Express5800/1160Xe Server

Processor Intel Itanium2 processors (1.6GHz / 9M L3 cache)

The number of processors 8

The number of processor cores 8

The number of processor threads 8

System Memory 256GB

OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0

Database Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition

Transaction Monitor BEA Tuxedo 8.1

Disk Array N EC S2300 Storage Disk Array



The total system under test will be available by February 17, 2006. Server and disk array hardware are available now.

* Model name in North American market corresponding to "NX7700i/3040H-16" model name used in the Japanese market

** TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). The TPC-C benchmark defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance measured by transactions per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively.

*** Results referenced are as of Jan 18 '06. Source


Information and specifications are subject to change without notice. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. TPC Benchmark, TPC-C, tpmC and $/tpmC are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. Oracle, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. BEA and BEA Tuxedo are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark or a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other countries. (C)2006 NEC Corporation. All rights reserved.

As of January 18, 2006: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). NEC Express 5800/1160 Xe, 254,471 tpmC, $5.32/tpmC, available February 17, 2006.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701)(NASDAQ: NIPNY)(UK: NEC.IL) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network, and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computers, networking, and electron devices by integrating its technical strengths in IT and networks and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,855 billion yen (approx. $45.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended in March 2005. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

Source: NEC Corporation

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