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New Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER UNIX Servers Feature Processors Exceeding 2 GHz

Record Score on SAP SD Two-tier Standard Application Benchmark Makes Servers Clear Choice for Enterprises Running Solaris

SUNNYVALE, Calif.
May 17, 2005

Fujitsu Computer Systems, a leader in mission critical computing, today announced the availability of five new PRIMEPOWER™ server models based on SPARC64™ V RISC processors that exceed 2 GHz clock speeds. These UNIX® servers, designed for mission-critical computing, enable Fujitsu to offer its enterprise customers a broad choice of IT systems, services, and solutions running on the Solaris™ Operating System. Simultaneously, Fujitsu announced that a PRIMEPOWER 2500 configured with 128 2.08 GHz SPARC64 CPUs, has set a world record for the SAP® SD two-tier Standard Application Benchmark with 1.6 times the performance of its predecessor with 1.30 GHz.

“These PRIMEPOWER servers give enterprises another choice in configuring the right IT infrastructure to meet their business needs,” says Richard McCormack, senior vice president of product and solutions marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems. “Our customers are looking for choice in mission-critical computing systems and PRIMEPOWER servers are leading the way for Solaris-based IT infrastructures.”

In today’s challenging business environment, information systems need performance to match application demands and the flexibility to accommodate changes and expansion. In response to these requirements, the new PRIMEPOWER server models yield excellent performance in a wide range of applications, and with the flexibility to meet a wide range of customer needs.

“With its leadership in Solaris-based computing, and a world-class service organization, Fujitsu has had a substantial positive impact on our business,” said Joe Beery, chief information officer at America West Airlines. “Most recently, Fujitsu has enabled America West to manage a smooth transition from a mainframe system to PRIMEPOWER servers, resulting in savings of more than $1.4 million per year. The new servers further underscore PRIMEPOWER as the system of choice for mission-critical, Solaris-based computing.”

The new models are designed with reliability features tailored to mission-critical applications such as large databases and online transactions. With support for both hardware partitioning and the virtualization technology in the Solaris 10 Operating System, PRIMEPOWER servers give customers greater flexibility in configuring and managing their systems. Delivering superior system stability, PRIMEPOWER servers help improve operational efficiency and continuity, drive down TCO and help business grow.

The top-of-the-line PRIMEPOWER 2500 server, equipped with 128 2.08 GHz SPARC64 V processors, along with ETERNUS™ 3000 storage system, achieved a record score of 21,000 SAP SD benchmark users with SAP R/3® Enterprise 4.7. This marks a new world record for the SAP SD (Sales and Distribution) two-tier Standard Application Benchmark as of April 27, 2005. The PRIMEPOWER server currently holds records in a total of six industry standard benchmarks.

The SAP SD standard R/3 Enterprise 4.70 application benchmark performed on March 11, 2005 by Fujitsu in Tokyo, Japan was certified on March 24, 2005 (certification no. 2005013) with the following data:

Number of benchmark users & comp.: 21,000 SD (Sales & Distribution)
Average dialog response time: 1.91 seconds
Throughput:  
Fully processed order line items/hour: 2,116,330
Dialog steps/hour: 6,349,000
SAPS: 105,820
Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.026 sec / 0.021 sec
CPU utilization of central server: 98%
Operating System central server: Solaris 9
RDBMS: Oracle 9i™
SAP R/3 Release: 4.70
Total database disk space: 452 GB
Configuration:  
Central server: Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 2500, 128-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 2080 MHz, 256 KB L1 cache, 4 MB L2 cache, 512 GB main memory

*Two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on April 30, 2003, no. 2003030:13,000 SAP SD Benchmark users, 1.87 seconds average dialog response time, 1,314,000 order line items/hour, PRIMEPOWER 2500 with 128 x 1.30GHz SPARC64 V, 2 MB L2 cache, 512 GB main Memory, SAP R/3 Release4.6C, Oracle 9i, Solaris 8

*Two-tier mySAP IS-U/CCS SAP Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on March 11, 2003, no. 2003013:108,551 URC/h, 2,177,200 meter reading order creation/hour, PRIMEPOWER 900 with 16 x 1350 MHz SPARC64V, 2 MB L2 cache, 64 GB main Memory, SAP R/3 Release 4.6C, SAP IS-U/CCS 4.64, Oracle 9i, Solaris 8

*Two-tier SAP ATO Standard Application Benchmark, certified by SAP on May 29, 2001, no. 2001018: 34,260 fully business processed assembly orders/hour, PRIMEPOWER 2000 with 128 x 560 MHz SPARC64, 8 MB L2 cache, 128 GB main memory, SAP R/3 release 4.6B, Oracle 8.1.7, Solaris 8

All SAP benchmarks stated in this document comply with the rules of the SAP Standard Application Benchmark Council and have been audited and certified by SAP. More information: http://www.sap.com/benchmark

The new servers are being released globally today through Fujitsu Limited in the Asia/Pacific region as well as Fujitsu Computer Systems in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About PRIMEPOWER

The PRIMEPOWER family of servers, from 2-processor systems through 128-processor systems with their outstanding performance records, are leading the way in the field of UNIX severs. This leading position in terms of performance is accompanied by an outstanding level of data processing reliability in the UNIX RISC® server market. PRIMEPOWER servers are not only suited for general use, but also ideal for meeting the requirements of server consolidation and data centers. They offer an ideal range of product features in terms of flexibility, reliability, performance and scalability while at the same time meeting the constant demand for reductions in overall costs. PRIMEPOWER servers are one of the key building blocks that support the Fujitsu TRIOLE™ strategy for optimizing IT.

TRIOLE Strategy

Fujitsu is committed to providing its customers with products, solutions and services that will further optimize their IT infrastructure and improve their business agility. Its TRIOLE strategy is the aggregate of three core principles: virtualization, automation and integration. Fujitsu has applied these principles to design and deliver highly adaptive IT solutions with the highest levels of compatibility and consistency. The result enables customers to increase efficiency, enhance agility and improve continuity now and into the future. For more information on the TRIOLE strategy please visit: http://www.fujitsu.com/triole.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile computers, scalable and reliable servers, storage, and middleware as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality and user comfort and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at: us.fujitsu.com/computers

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

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The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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