February 18, 2004

IBM eServer Shatter Record for Computing Power

Using half the number of chips of the competition, IBM today announced that an IBM eServer® p690 server system
with 32 POWER4+ microprocessors running on DB2® Universal Database v8.1 has shattered the world record for computing processing power. The 32-way IBM
p690 server outperformed a more expensive HP Itanium 2-based Superdome system with 64 processors running an Oracle database, soaring past the million
mark to process 1,025,486 transactions per minute.

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