New IBM eServer p5 Systems Delivered to Lockheed Martin

Leading Systems Technology Developer to Use New IBM eServer p5 570 Systems to Power and Test Mission Critical US Government Applications

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ARMONK, NY, - 21 Dec 2004: IBM today announced that Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest systems technology developers, has received IBM's latest UNIX technology to help power mission critical applications utilized by a US Government Federal customer in support of Lockheed Martin's Integrated Systems &Solutions (IS&S) business area. IS&S will use the new IBM POWER5(TM) processor-based IBM eServer(TM) p5 570 systems with Micro-Partitioning(TM) and virtualization technology to consolidate a large number of UNIX servers, resulting in performance, systems management and availability improvements.

"The success of IBM's POWER5-based server line has brought about a new era in UNIX computing -- offering clients new Virtualization Engine capabilities combined with record-breaking system performance," said Karl Freund, vice president, IBM eServer pSeries®. "For clients such as Lockheed Martin, the IBM eServer p5 570 is an ideal solution to simplify IT infrastructures through cost-effective server consolidation."

Lockheed Martin will be implementing two 16-way 1.9GHz p5 570 systems running IBM's most advanced UNIX environment -- AIX 5L(TM) v5.3. Lockheed Martin is currently installing the p5-570 systems as part of its large IT infrastructure. As part of the multi-year agreement with Lockheed Martin's IS&S, the IBM eServer p5 570 system will act as the foundation for the mission programs' IT infrastructure.

The IBM eServer p5 570 is a POWER5 processor-based mid-range server that offers clients such as Lockheed Martin outstanding price/performance, mainframe-inspired reliability and availability features. The p5-570 is well-suited for server consolidation projects, database and application serving, e-commerce and departmental or regional server deployments. The p5-570 is a cost-effective, flexible server for the on-demand environment. By combining the most advanced IBM leading-edge technology for enterprise-class performance and flexible adaptation to changing conditions, the p5-570 delivers the key capabilities clients need in on demand environments.

Award-Winning Performance

The IBM eServer p5 570 is already one of the most decorated UNIX servers in the history of performance benchmarks. Among the performance marks currently held by the p5 570:

All benchmark results current as of December 16, 2004.