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NEC Express5800/A1160 Scalable HA Server Achieves Another World Record Performance in OLTP Benchmark


Tokyo.― NEC Corporation today announced that its latest enterprise server, the “NEC Express5800 Scalable HA Server” has set another world record tpsE (transactions/second) score in the industry standard TPC-E1 performance benchmark.

This winning score was 1,568.22 tpsE at $1180.01 USD per tpsE2. The record-setting performance was achieved using the NEC Express5800/A11603 with Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series powered by Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 and SQL Server® 2008 together with NEC’s innovative Enterprise Modular Storage D3-10 system.

The NEC Express5800/A1160 features state of the art NEC server technology with an up to 4 cabinet scalable building block architecture using the high speed HSI technology to connect the blocks. This combination brings out the full potential of the Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series performance scalability.

“The world record proves the leadership performance and scalability with mission critical level reliability of the NEC Express5800/A1160 over single OS and database instance,” said Takayuki Noguchi, General Manager, Enterprise Server Division of NEC Corporation. “The NEC Express5800/A1160 also recently set the world record SPECjbb20054 score among all other servers with up to 16 processor sockets in the SPEC Java Server benchmark by using multiple Java Virtual Machines5 . NEC believes these results demonstrate that the NEC Express5800/A1160 is a proven and ideal mission critical server product for both large server consolidation of platforms with multiple virtual machines and for powerful backend systems such as database servers that use a single OS/DBMS instance.”

NEC is committed to providing mission critical server system solutions with the NEC Express5800 Scalable HA Server products taking advantage of their advanced performance and rich reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features.

Performance Results
Throughput 1,568.22 tpsE
Price/Performance $1,180.01 USD per tpsE
Availability Date March 18, 2009

Measured System
Server NEC Express5800/A1160
Processor Intel® Xeon® processor X7460 (2.66GHz/16MB L3 cache)
Number of processors 16
Number of processor cores 64
Number of processor threads 64
System Memory 512GB
Data Storage NEC Storage D3-10
Operating System Microsoft ® Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter x64 Edition
Database Software Microsoft® SQL Server 2008® Enterprise x64 Edition


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