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IBM: Serving the Golden Tax Project With State of the Art pSeries UNIX Servers

The State Administration of Taxation Selects IBM eServer pSeries as the Server of Choice for the Third-Phase Golden Tax Project

BEIJING, CHINA - 17 Nov 2005: IBM has won the final bid in a government procurement for the purchase of UNIX® systems by the State Administration of Taxation for the Provincial UNIX Platform Project, benefiting from the superior cost-performance ratio of the state of the art IBM eServer p5 servers.

The State Administration of Taxation will purchase a number of IBM eServer p5 UNIX servers for the taxation system's province-level Data Center Consolidation, replacing products of IBM competitors. Winning this bid has furthered IBM's commitment to a long term, strategic partnership with the national taxation administration.

The Third-Phase Golden Tax Project marks a new achievement for the modernization of China's taxation system. The overall objective of the project, as detailed by the State Administration of Taxation and as part of the guiding principle of integration, is "One Platform, Two-Stage Processing, Three Coverages & Four Systems." In line with this, an application system platform based upon a uniform tax specification will be established in 4 to 5 years.

The State Administration is the central tax authority, and is supported by tax bureaus at provincial levels. These bureaus process information in a highly centralized way through the WAN of the taxation system. The design of this information management system will take into consideration the requirements of tax authorities at various levels.

The servers to be used in the Third-Phase Golden Tax Project will be the IBM eServer p5 595 and the IBM eServer p5 570. Using an advanced 64-bit POWER5 processor, the IBM eServer p5 595 ranks number one amongst all other servers with an astonishing 3,210,540 tpmC on the TPC-C benchmark.(1)

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To operate the national taxation information system, the State Administration of Taxation will have these sophisticated UNIX systems installed in its headquarters, as well as in its branches in over 30 provinces and municipalities. In the next 4 to 5 years, the IBM p5 servers will form the backbone of the Third-Phase Golden Tax Project, serving the taxation of China.

With much experience in this field, IBM has long been serving China's national and local taxation authorities with much success.

(1) Results as of 11/14/05. Based on IBM eServer p5 595 64-core TPC-C result of 3,210,540 tpmC at $5.19/tpmC (result date of 11/18/04, availability date of 05/14/05). Source: http://www.tpc.org

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John Crowe
IBM Media Relations
(512) 286-3182
crowejd@us.ibm.com

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