4/16/2003 - Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), and Sun Microsystems, Inc., revealed a record-breaking business intelligence performance result. The tests running the Actuate iServer on a Sun Fire V880 system with eight 900 MHz UltraSPARC III CPUs and 64 GB memory achieved a peak performance load of 24,000 concurrent users, setting new scalability watermarks for the Business Intelligence industry. Surpassing four to ten times the number of concurrent users supported by alternative competitive platforms, these performance tests conducted by Sun and Actuate utilize a best-in-class, open architecture approach, ensuring customers maximum choice in their technology investment.
The performance tests showed that 24,000 concurrent active users were served 788.2 report viewing requests a second, which equals 68 million viewing requests a day, at 84 percent efficiency across eight nodes and 64 CPUs running on the open and scalable Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). In tests of simultaneous viewing and batch report generation 11,000 concurrent active users submitting 362.22 URLs a second generating 64 pages a second were supported. This translates to 31.3 million viewing requests a day while generating 5.5 million pages a day. In batch generation tests a standalone node of 8 900MHz CPUs processed 209.64 pages a second at 100 percent utilization providing further evidence of scalability across CPUs. Express content generation and viewing also demonstrated the same perfect scalability with 18.68 reports a second for 500 active users.
About Actuate Corporation
Actuate Corporation is the world leader in empowering enterprise users with Information Applications. Actuate's Information Application Platform is the foundation on which Global 9000 organizations (companies with annual revenues greater than $1 billion) and packaged application software vendors create Business Performance Management (BPM) dashboards, Information Portals as well as business analytic, enterprise reporting and spreadsheet reporting applications. Founded in 1993, Actuate has over 2,000 direct customers and 300 OEM partners across vertical sectors, to find out more visit the company's Web site at www.actuate.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Actuate is a registered trademark of Actuate Corporation. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Fire, Sun ONE, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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