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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Tops Oracle Application Standard Benchmark For Single System on Intel-based Server

Best-Ever Linux Performance Running Oracle on Intel Powered IBM eServer xSeries System

Oakland, CA.
July 16, 2003

SUSE Linux today announced that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 has achieved the highest performance rating on any 32- or 64-bit Intel based server running the Linux operating system in the Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark (OASB), in a non clustered environment. Among Linux operating systems, SUSE achieved the highest single system performance result - 5,656 concurrent users and an average response time of 0.49 seconds.

Testing for the OASB was conducted on Oracle® E-Business Suite version 11.5.6 and Oracle-9i Database Enterprise Edition, Release 2. The benchmark was run on an IBM eServer xSeries x440 system, based on Intel® Xeon MP processors at 2.0 Ghz, using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, powered by UnitedLinux.

"This benchmark is the result of our close relationships and joint engineering efforts with Oracle, IBM and Intel," said Uwe Heine, chief alliance officer, SUSE Linux. "The results prove the clear performance advantages that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server offers our enterprise customers, helping them drive business agility."

"Oracle's ongoing commitment to Linux is further demonstrated by our efforts with SUSE and IBM to prove the performance capabilities of Linux," said Dave Dargo, vice president, System Platforms Division, Oracle. "This benchmark shows that customers can run enterprise-class applications on Linux with excellent performance gains."

For more information on the Oracle Application Standard Benchmark, please visit,
http://www.oracle.com/apps_benchmark/

As of July 16, 2003: IBM eServer xSeries 440, 5,656 Users, 0.49 seconds Average Response Time, 0.97 seconds, 90th Percentile Response Time

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