NEC Express5800/1320Xf Dual-Core Itanium Server Achieves Highest TPC-C Performance of Intel 16-Processor Architecture Server Platforms(2)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 20, 2008— NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, announced today that on January 21, 2008, the NEC Express5800/1320Xf server with 84 NEC D3-10 storage arrays reported the highest TPC-C(1) performance benchmark result among 16-processor Intel(R) server platforms that use Oracle(R) Database and Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux(R). BEA(R) Tuxedo(R) 8.1 transaction processing monitor (TPM) was used to deliver the workload.

In this specific TPC-C benchmark, the NEC Express5800/1320Xf achieved 1,245,516 tpmC (transactions per minute) and a price per performance of $4.57/tpmC, demonstrating the power of an NEC solution running 16 Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, Oracle(R) Database 10g Enterprise Edition on Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux AS4 operating system.

"The latest TPC-C result proves that NEC's Dual-Core Itanium-based enterprise servers can meet increasing performance demands and application needs in large-scale database systems," said Mike Mitsch, general manager, Enterprise Server Division of NEC Corporation of America. "NEC is proud to offer exceptional performance and availability for online transaction processing through NEC's Express5800/1000 series servers and D-Series storage arrays."

Developed for over ten years and leveraging NEC's outstanding supercomputer and mainframe technology, NEC Express5800/1000 series servers meet mission critical business needs for the enterprise. The NEC Express5800/1320Xf is a third-generation NEC Express5800/1000 series Intel(R) Itanium(R) processors server product incorporating NEC's innovative A3 (A cubed) chipset. NEC's A3 chipset contributes to the server's outstanding reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) and performance.

Further product information on NEC Express5800/1320Xf server and other Express5800/1000 series products can be found at http://www.necam.com/Servers/Enterprise/1000Series.cfm.

Performance Result
Throughput                  1,245,516 tpmC
Price/Performance           $4.57/tpmC
Availability Date           Apr 30, 2008
System                      NEC Express5800/1320Xf Server
Processor                   Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9050 1.6GHz/24MB
                             cache
Number of Processors        16
Number of Processor Cores   32
Number of Processor Threads 64
System Memory               1024GB
Data Storage                84 NEC D3-10 Storage Arrays
OS                          Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS4
Database                    Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise
                             Edition
Transaction Monitor         BEA(R) Tuxedo(R) 8.1


About the TPC

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry. The TPC was established in August 1988 by eight leading software and hardware companies. The TPC currently has 22 full members: AMD, BEA, Bull, Dell, EnterpriseDB, Exasol, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Hitachi, IBM, INGRES, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Netezza, Oracle, Par Accel, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Teradata and Unisys.

Benchmark results and further information can be accessed via the TPC home page at www.tpc.org.

About NEC Corporation of America

NEC Corporation of America is a leading technology provider of network, IT and identity management solutions. Headquartered in Irving, TX, NEC Corporation of America is the North America subsidiary of NEC Corporation. NEC Corporation of America delivers technology and professional services ranging from server and storage solutions, IP voice and data solutions, optical network and microwave radio communications to biometric security, virtualization and digital cinema solutions. NEC Corporation of America serves carrier, SMB and large enterprise clients across multiple vertical industries. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

NOTE

Information and specifications are subject to change without notice.

(1) 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.

(2) Results referenced are as of January 21, 2008. Source http://www.tpc.org/.

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 is 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)2008 NEC Corporation of America. All rights reserved.

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