A primary reason that APEX selected a server architecture based on Intel's Itanium
2 processor was the need to address large data volumes efficiently.
While HP and Intel co-developed the Itanium
, HP developed its own chipset.
AMD claims that since 32-bit applications run under emulation on Itanium
, performance of these same apps will be better under Opteron.
This is an important step to increase the availability of Java-based software and broaden solutions choices for users of Intel Itanium
architecture," noted Joan Jacobs, Itanium
Solutions Alliance executive director.
This sales and distribution user benchmark is another example of the outstanding scalability and performance of the Itanium
processor family for the most demanding enterprise applications," said Phil Brace, general manager of server marketing, Intel's Digital Enterprise Group.
More important, Itanium
ushers in stunningly fast 64-bit processing speeds.
Intel explicitly developed IA-64 for those customers requiring high-performance computing and enterprise platforms," said Lisa Graff, director, Itanium
Group, Intel Corporation, "and companies like Penguin Computing, which serves the high-performance markets Linux cluster and server markets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growth in Itanium
In the Itanium
Solutions Guide website, visitors experience information relevant to core business computing practices through traditional and new media such as: case studies, white papers, podcasts, videos, flash animations and blogs.
2 processor delivers outstanding performance, scalability and value for high-end enterprise and technical computing applications.
Solutions Alliance is pleased to have the opportunity to coordinate efforts with Red Hat to expand software solutions for Itanium
-based systems and contribute to the growth of the Independent Software Vendor ecosystem," said Yoichi Murakami, Fujitsu Limited, Chairman of the Itanium
Solutions Alliance Enabling Committee.
In the test, the Unisys ES7000 with 16 Intel Itanium
2 processors achieved 4774 queries per hour on a 300 GB database (QphH@300GB)--the first such test using Microsoft operating system and database software.
This support for Intel Itanium
architecture is expected to increase the availability of Java-based software and broaden solutions choices for end users.