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NEC Enterprise Server Breaks Virtualization Performance Record

Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, Calif. August 5, 2009 -NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America today announced that their newest enterprise server, the NEC Express5800/A1160, has established a world record in overall VMmarkTM performance benchmark results.*1

VMmarkTM is the industry's first virtualization benchmark, developed by VMware, Inc., to measure the performance and scalability of multiple enterprise applications running in virtualized servers so that customers can compare different virtualization platforms. The metrics are defined in "score @ tiles." "Score" is referred as a throughput performance metric and "tiles" are the consolidation capacity of the system.*2

The record-breaking score, 34.05@24tiles*1, was achieved using the NEC Express5800/A1160*3 server, which was configured with 8 sockets populated with the Intel Xeon X7460 processors, powered by VMware ESXTM 4.0.

The NEC Express5800/A1160 features state-of-the-art NEC server technology with an up-to-4 nodes scalable building block architecture using the HSI technology to connect the blocks along with enhanced reliability, availability and serviceability, all of which are based on long-standing rich heritage of NEC mainframe, supercomputer and Intel Itanium server products.

"We're delighted to join VMmark benchmark results as another World Record Debut," said Takayuki Noguchi, General Manager, Enterprise Server Division of NEC Corporation. "The VMmark performance world record demonstrates that NEC's advanced server technology together along with innovative VMware ESX 4.0 software provides industry leading performance and scalability even with multiple heterogeneous application workloads on a virtual infrastructure. We're confident the NEC Express5800/A1160 is the ideal choice for mission-critical virtualization platforms like server-consolidation or cloud computing platforms with multiple virtual machines."

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