HP Ships Industry's Most Complete 64-Bit Unix Operating Environment for Powering the Extended Enterprise

HP-UX 11 Reduces Total Cost of Ownership with Superior Out-of-the-box Manageability

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16, 1997 -- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced it is shipping HP-UX 11(1), its industry-leading 64-bit operating environment (OE) for UNIX(R) system servers and workstations. HP-UX 11 provides customers with the industry's most complete mission-critical deployment platform and reduces the total cost of ownership of enterprise computing environments.

HP also announced record-breaking TPC(2)-C results that confirm that the HP-UX 11 64-bit operating environment, running on HP 9000 V2200 Enterprise Servers and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, can deliver the industry's fastest performance in real-world applications.(3) With a TPC-C result of 39,469 transactions per minute (tpmC) and a price/performance of $94.18 per tpmC, HP outperforms its nearest competitor by 27 percent with two-thirds the processors.

High-end Performance and Scalability with the Power of 64-bit Computing

HP's 64-bit functionality provides users with exceptionally fast decision-support, data warehousing and online transaction processing by combining the inherent advantages of a 64-bit OE, including very large memory (VLM), with leading 64-bit databases, including Informix, Oracle(R) and Sybase. Architected to support up to 4TB of physical memory, HP-UX 11 provides the scalability necessary to accommodate unpredictable service demands.

Performance Improvements for Existing Applications and Servers

HP also is improving 32-bit application performance. New performance-optimized page sizing allows administrators to specify the optimal page size for a given application, increasing application performance by up to 200 percent while improving server performance with mixed applications. New kernel-threads support enables applications to run in parallel, and HP-UX 11 offers high-performance backup of up to 1TB an hour.

Reduces Total Cost of Ownership with Better Out-of-the-box Manageability

To reduce the cost of managing and owning servers, HP-UX 11 offers customers superior out-of-the-box manageability. New features include the following:

Provides Customers with Best Web Infrastructure for Internet Application Deployment

HP continues to optimize its operating environment for Internet deployment(4) with a new, faster kernel-threaded Java Virtual Machine and a host of advanced TCP/IP(5) features, including enhanced security, IPSec and support for RSVP and IP Version 6.

Delivers Enhanced Resilience for Mission-critical Applications

HP is building on its leadership position in the mission-critical application market with advanced single-system, high-availability features that help users minimize planned, and avoid unplanned, downtime. These new features include the following:

U.S. Pricing and Availability

HP-UX 11 is now shipping with select HP Precision Architecture (PA)-RISC(6)-based servers and workstations. HP-UX offers impressive value that helps lower a company's total cost of ownership with Netscape FastTrack, Oracle Web Application Server, Ignite/UX, System Administration Manager, HP OpenView-Ready and CA TNG all bundled for free.

HP Offers Two HP-UX 11.00 Training Classes

Palo Alto, California. Sept. 16, 1997

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced it will offer two new classes focused on HP-UX(1) 11.00, the company's industry-leading 64-bit operating environment for UNIX system servers and workstations. (See news release: HP Ships Industry's Most Complete 64-bit UNIX Operating Environment for Powering the Extended Enterprise, Sept. 16). The two classes, New Features and Functions of HP-UX 11.00 and Hands-on with HP-UX 11.00, are targeted at IT professionals who are planning, supporting or implementing HP-UX 11.00.

The classes complement HP's comprehensive curriculum of more than 150 courses, which include 30 basic and advanced UNIX system courses. The classes are offered by HP's Professional Service Organization, which provides client/server technology-infrastructure consulting, systems-integration, and education and training services worldwide.


The two classes will be offered at HP education centers worldwide and can also be delivered at customer sites. More information about these classes is available at HP's Web site at http://www.hp.com/education or by calling 1-800-472-5277.

About HP

HP is the official information-technology hardware and maintenance supplier to the 1998 World Cup soccer tournament and the 1997 Tournament of France. Selected for its technology and skills to support and manage mission-critical applications, HP will help create an information-management infrastructure for handling game-scoring; media centers; personnel accreditation; hotel information; and various ticketing, stadium, warehouse and back-office operations.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. It is the second-largest computer supplier in the United States, with computer-related revenue in excess of $31.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year. HP has 120,500 employees and had revenue of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year.

Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.

HP-UX 9.X, 10.0 and 10.20 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are X/Open Company UNIX 95 branded products. HP is applying for X/Open UNIX 95 branding for HP-UX 11.