Unix server vendors just love benchmarks, which means, we guess that their corporate clients think they're pretty important to.
Compaq is no exception, even as its own Alpha CPU platform begins the slow fade into oblivion.
Yesterday, the company issued a press release proclaiming that all-important TPC-C benchmark score for a 4-way AlpaServer ES45 - a record for the four-processor class. Better still, the configuration sets a new price/performance for all UNIX systems, we are informed.
The test system incorporates 4 1GHz Alpha CPUs and Tru64 Unix. It ran Oractestle9i Enterprise Edition for Tru64 UNIX and hit 50,117tpmC (transactions per minute). This equates to a price/performance figure of $15.24/tpmC. You can find out more about the benchmarks here.
News source: The Reg