June 25, 2008

Dell PowerEdge 2900 III Server the New Price/Performance Top Gun On TPC-C Benchmark

Dell's PowerEdge(TM) 2900 III server now tops all competitors with a new number one ranking for price/performance on the TPC-C benchmark.

The leading price-per-transaction (price/tpmC) TPC-C result achieved 97,083 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.68/tpmC.(1)

The PowerEdge 2900 III achieved the new TPC-C price/performance world record benchmark result with Oracle(R) Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, and utilizing one Intel(R) Quad-Core Xeon(R) 2.83 GHz processor.

Dell's two-socket tower or 5U PowerEdge 2900 III server provides customers with a versatile platform designed for handling the most demanding workloads and application requirements. The 2900 III can be used for a variety of purposes including database, messaging and virtualization.

"Dell's focus on simplifying IT means delivering true value to customers of all sizes and with various computing needs," said Sally Stevens, Director of PowerEdge Servers, Dell Product Group. "The certification and testing we do gives customers peace of mind that Dell PowerEdge servers deliver the absolute best database performance at prices they can afford."

For more information visit www.dell.com/poweredge.

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(1) TPC and the benchmark name TPC-C are registered trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. Price/performance comparison based on top TPC-C price/performance results as of 6/20/08; for the latest results visit http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/. The PowerEdge 2900 III configuration was available as of date of submission (06/16/08).

Links to:

Dell PowerEdge Servers

PowerEdge 2900 III

Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One