Houston, TEXAS — Compaq Computer Corporation announced that a Compaq ProLiant 8500 Pentium III Xeon 700 MHz server cluster has achieved a new world record for TPC-C performance with the publication of a new TPC-C benchmark result. The 24-node ProLiant 8500 cluster, running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, achieved a record-breaking 505,302.77 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance figure of $20.68/tpmC. Significantly, not only does this represent the best-ever published TPC-C performance, it also provides price: performance (the cost per transaction) that is a third lower than Compaq’s closest competitor.
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The ProLiant 8500 cluster has again proven its ability to scale out to meet customers’ growing performance and availability needs without increasing the cost of transactions, allowing current infrastructure to consistently scale to business growth. Compaq has anticipated the need for major increases in industry-standard performance and manageability to meet customers’ e-business needs, and today delivers further proof of ProLiant capabilities with the 505,302 tpmC TPC-C benchmark. Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. For more corporate information, see: http://www.compaq.com/ .