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PR: IBM Shatters Benchmark Performance Record with WebSphere Running on Linux

Apr 26, 2002, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])

Somers, NY, April 26, 2002. . .IBM today announced new industry-standard ECperf benchmark results showing that WebSphere running on Linux, the open source platform, delivers the high-performance and scalability required to deploy e-business applications while enabling customers to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

ECPerf is an Enterprise JavaBeans benchmark designed to measure the scalability and performance of J2EE servers and containers. It is developed under the Java Community Process and has been built in conjunction with J2EE server vendors.

IBM's most recent ECperf submission, demonstrates a real e-business solution with IBM WebSphere Internet infrastructure software, a cluster of eServer xSeries systems running Red Hat Linux and DB2. This solution almost doubled the previous performance record held by BEA and HP running Windows 2000 Server. While setting a new standard for performance, the IBM submission was also 39 percent less expensive than the BEA and HP solution.

IBM is the first company to submit an ECperf benchmark running on Linux.

IBM delivered 32581.47 BBops/min@Std, a measurement of workload, and $11/BBops, the measurement of total cost of ownership of the system under test. These results show the value and performance that customers can realize with a world-class e-business infrastructure from IBM. For more information about IBM's ECperf benchmark results, as well as the full disclosure report, visit http://ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/

"IBM software and hardware running on Red Hat Linux is a powerful combination, delivering the industry's best value, lowest TCO with industry leading performance," said Scott Hebner, Director of Marketing, IBM WebSphere. "More and more businesses are considering performance results when making purchasing decisions. These results, coupled with our extensive customer base, shows that WebSphere delivers superior performance while cutting the overall cost of running applications."

IBM continues to set the standard for performance. In an earlier submission using Java, WebSphere and DB2 running Windows 2000, IBM achieved the equivalent performance at only 72 percent the cost of BEA WebLogic's submission.

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