M2 Presswire: Siemens continues to drive Linux development and implementation

“Siemens Computer Systems has further demonstrated its
commitment to Linux systems development and implementation with the
announcement of the first SAP R/3 benchmark on Linux, and an
important new server memory extension for Linux.”

Siemens has become the first company to achieve a
SAP-certified SAP R/3 standard application benchmark on Linux.
Running on a Siemens PRIMERGY 870/40 Intel-based server with four
550 MHz Pentium III Xeon processors, Siemens achieved a benchmark
of 243 R/3 Sales and Distribution users – the highest number of
benchmark users on a four-way Intel system to date.
Computer Systems has also been working with SuSE GmbH of Nuremberg
to complete a Linux extension which allows the use of up to four
GByte of memory on Intel-based servers – an important development
for the growing number of companies looking to run
computer-intensive database applications on Linux.”

“The first SAP R/3 benchmark and the new Linux memory extension
are further evidence of our long term commitment and support for
the Linux operating system,” commented Ian Davidson, Marketing
Manager, Siemens Computer Systems. “Earlier this year we were the
first hardware vendor to demonstrate SAP R/3 running under Linux,
we already offer Linux support for our CELSIUS workstations and
PRIMERGY servers, and we are working closely with leading software
partners such as Oracle, Informix and Sybase to ensure that their
applications are ‘Ready for Linux’ on Siemens hardware.”

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