IBM AS/400e Server Sets World Record for Transaction Processing

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Somers, N.Y. - 26 Jul 2000: IBM today announced that its AS/400e Model 840 server has set a new record for commercial transaction-processing performance.

Based on the Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPC-C benchmark, IBM AS/400e is the world's most powerful system for single-server transaction processing, beating comparable servers from Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. The 24-way IBM AS/400e Model 840 server performed a record 152,346.25 transactions per minute (tpmC) at $59.35 per transaction ($/tpmC) -- 25 percent better performance than Sun's 64-way E10000 at just over half the price per tpmC1.

Commercial customers have traditionally used the single-server, single-database TPC-C results as a principle metric for comparing systems that run demanding enterprise-wide applications. The test was performed with a 24-way IBM AS/400e Model 840 server powered by IBM's copper and SOI microprocessors, running Version 4 Release 5 of OS/400 and IBM DB2 Universal Database for AS/400.

IBM today also announced that its AS/400e Model 840 server has set a new record for Lotus Domino scalability and performance, handling 75,000 concurrent NotesBench R5 mail users. In June, the AS/400e Model 840 achieved industry-leading VolanoMark and SPECjbb2000 benchmark results for server-side Java performance, demonstrating AS/400's leadership in running Domino, Java and data-transaction workloads.

"Our TPC-C results are further proof that we are leveraging IBM's copper and silicon-on-insulator processor technologies to deliver industry-leading transaction-processing performance," said Patrice Mitchell, vice president, AS/400 Marketing. "Our leadership in TPC-C and NotesBench, as well as VolanoMark and SPECjbb2000, demonstrate that AS/400e provides customers significant scalability, performance and price/performance advantages over Sun, HP and Compaq servers in a wide variety of workloads."

IBM AS/400e Model 840 single-server benchmarks and availability dates:
tpmC: 152,346
$/tpmC: $59.35/tpmC
System availability: Sept. 15, 2000
Date submitted: July 7, 2000

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