Compaq ProLiant Servers Achieve First-Ever TPC-C Benchmark Results of Less Than $5 per Transaction (Advisory)
HOUSTON, October 3, 2001
Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced that it has published the first TPC-C benchmark with a per transaction price of less than $5. On September 25, 2001, a Compaq ProLiant™ ML530 server running Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2000, with a 1GHz Pentium® III processor, delivered 9,347.24 transactions per minute (tpmC) at a cost of only $4.83 per tpmC.
Increased Value to Customers
This unprecedented price/performance result underscores
Compaq's commitment to delivering customers optimized ProLiant
servers that drive down the overall cost of computing. In
line with its tradition of platform excellence, Compaq was
the first vendor to publish a TPC-C benchmark of under $100
per transaction, the first to achieve a per transaction price
under $10, and has now demonstrated a transaction cost of
less than $5. For additional information, please visit the
Compaq Web site at http://www.compaq.com/products/servers/benchmarks/index.html
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