Azul Sets World-Record Scalability Benchmark with Next Generation Compute Appliance

Mountain View, Calif. – 4 December 2006

New Vegaâ„¢ 2 Family Of Compute Appliances Deliver Unparalleled Performance, Scalability, Response Time, and Power Efficiency Benefits

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances for business critical Java™ applications, today announced that it has achieved a world record single instance scalability result for the SPECjbb2005® benchmark using a compute appliance based on its newly announced Vega 2 processors. The next-generation systems, with up to an unprecedented 768 processor cores and 768GB of memory in a single system, delivered the industry’s highest single instance score of 872,972 SPECjbb2005 bops and 872,972 SPECjbb2005 bops /JVM demonstrating the unique ability to address the demanding needs of enterprise business critical Java applications. The new systems further enhance the proven capability of Vega 1 systems with faster response times and higher capacity at lower cost points, making them optimally positioned as the platform of choice for shared services compute infrastructure for Java and J2EE applications.

“The Vega 2 family of Azul Compute Appliances represents a major advance for enterprise servers and is a critical technology required for customers who must eliminate the scaling bottlenecks and inconsistent performance they otherwise experience when running transaction-intensive Java applications on general-purpose servers,” said Scott Sellers, chief operating officer and co-founder of Azul Systems. “Powered by our unique Vega 2 processor, Azul offers the industry’s only solutions with a Java-optimized instruction set, hardware-assisted garbage collection, and support for optimistic thread concurrency. These unique features eliminate application pauses and scaling limitations due to memory management and lock contention overhead inherent in Java programs. The result is the industry’s first and only platform to deliver the speed and consistency enterprises need to use Java as the basis for their most business critical and demanding applications.”

"Azul Systems Vega 2-based Compute Appliances will help companies take greater advantage of Java capabilities," said Jerald Murphy, senior vice president and director of research at Robert Frances Group. “The design of Azul server appliances helps to overcome many resource limitations that have prevented traditional systems from being able to optimize Java -based performance. Azul demonstrates unique server thought leadership and its capabilities should be reviewed closely.”

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