Using half the number of chips of the competition, IBM today announced that an IBM eServerÂ® p690 server system
with 32 POWER4+ microprocessors running on DB2Â® 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.
February 18, 2004