BEA Systems and Intel Announce Commitment to Optimize BEA's Java Virtual Machine for Intel Architecture
Intel Selects BEA's JVM to Deliver World-Class Performance For BEA and Intel-Based Servers
SAN DIEGO, BEA eWORLD 2002 CONFERENCE, Feb. 26, 2002 -- Intel Corporation and BEA Systems, Inc. today announced new details of their alliance, including Intel's support for BEA's new Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and commitment to work closely together to optimize BEA's JVM to help enable superior performance of the BEA WebLogic(R) Enterprise Platform(TM) on Intel(R) Xeon(TM) and Intel(R) Itanium(TM)-based servers. The alliance addresses customer demand for more choice of platforms for high-performing and scalable Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) enterprise software solutions. BEA's new JVM, based on the JRockit technology BEA acquired from Appeal Virtual Machines announced yesterday, will enable superior performance of BEA's software on Intel Architecture-compatible operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and Linux.
The BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform, when run on Intel Architecture and utilizing BEA's new JVM, posted world record performance in the independent ECperf* benchmark, achieving 47 percent more performance at 25 percent lower price per transaction than the closest competitor. The results were achieved on two Intel-based servers running four Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Xeon(TM) processors at 900MHz on the Windows OS and two clustered HP LT6000R NetServers. ECperf is an industry standard benchmark that measures the scalability and performance of J2EE servers.
"Our joint efforts are designed to deliver the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform to the market on the highest performing and most cost-effective computing platforms available," said John Davies, vice president, Intel Sales and Marketing Group. "This alliance meets today's business needs by offering a broad range of platform choice without sacrificing functionality and the ability to rapidly deploy systems across an organization."
"With this relationship with Intel, BEA is extending its platform availability for development and deployment, which is important to driving even greater penetration by BEA's application infrastructure, already the clear market leader with its WebLogic Server solution," said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer of BEA Systems. "The real winners with this announcement are BEA's customers, more and more of whom have heterogeneous computing environments. Thanks to our partnership with Intel, BEA can now provide customers with an application infrastructure platform that offers industry-leading performance and low cost of ownership on all major hardware platforms, including both the 32-bit and 64-bit Intel architectures."
BEA Systems, Inc. is the world's leading application infrastructure software company, with nearly 12,500 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are among the most trusted names in business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's platform is the de facto standard for more than 2,100 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 34 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the completion, implementation, benefits, and details of the alliance between BEA and Intel; the optimization of BEA's Java Virtual Machine and other solutions for Intel's architecture; the features and benefits of such optimization; and the further penetration or increase in market share or sales of BEA's application infrastructure solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the ongoing development and optimization of BEA's Java Virtual Machine or other solutions for Intel's architecture; the timing of additional investments of resources by Intel for supporting BEA's Java Virtual Machine and other solutions; changes in the marketplace for enterprise-wide software solutions, including the introduction or increased sales of products competitive with BEA's or Intel's products, and any software errors related to BEA's or Intel's products. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2001, as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.
* BEA's results were achieved in joint collaboration with HP. BEA WebLogic Server ran on two clustered HP LT6000R NetServers running Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system and Oracle 8.1.7 databases on a separate tier. Each HP NetServer ran four Intel 900MHz Pentium III Xeon processors. The Virtual Machine for Java(TM) was JRockit. ECperf is a trademark of Sun Microsystems Inc. ECperf was prototyped and built in conjunction with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition server vendors and is being developed under the Java Community Process. Competitive numbers shown reflect results published on http://ecperf.theserverside.com as of Feb. 21, 2002. For the latest ECperf results, visit http://ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/.
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