Unisys, Microsoft Provide 8-Way Results
- By Scott Bekker
NEW YORK -- Unisys Corp. (www.unisys.com
) announced "outstanding" benchmark results from its 8-way Intel Profusion server at PC Expo today.
Using the Aquanta ES2085R server, running Microsoft SQL Server 7, Unisys achieved 37,757.23 transactions per minute, showing the Unisys server delivering a performance boost of over 50 percent compared to four-way servers running the 500-MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon processors.
"Not very long ago, this level of performance was considered to be exclusively Unix/RISC country, something that Intel and Microsoft technology were hard pressed to touch," said Don Johnson, vice president and general manger of the Unisys Aquanta Enterprise Server Business, in a company release.
"We built the SQL Server 7 database to tackle data center-class challenges, and now Unisys has validated the success of the design," says Tod Nielson, vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division. "The scalability and performance of this database are now proven to be equal to the toughest applications you can find in today's large enterprises."
The new Aquanta eight-way servers will become available in September. -- Brian Ploskina
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.