HP News Advisory: HP Releases the Industry's Fastest Webstone
Benchmark Results on its HP 9000 K-Class Server
Palo Alto, California. June 26, 1996
Hewlett-Packard Company today released Webstone 2.0 benchmark results
establishing the HP 9000 K-class server as the industry's fastest Web
server in its category. The HP 9000 Model K100, as well as Model D210,
achieved speeds more than 20 percent faster -- with better
price/performance -- than comparable servers from Sun Microsystems.
- The HP 9000 Model K100 (PA-7200/100MHz uniprocessor,
32MB memory) server performs 453.28 connections per second, far surpassing
the Sun (dual processor, 128MB memory) UltraServer2 Model 2170 server's
368.52 connections per second. With only a one-way 100MHz processor, HP
delivers 23 percent higher performance and 163 percent better
price/performance than Sun's comparable server.
- The HP 9000 Model D210 (PA-7100LC/100MHz uniprocessor)
Web Server performs 346.30 connections per second. This is 21 percent
faster than the 285.26 connections per second achieved by the Sun
UltraServer1 Model 170 server, with 112 percent better price/performance.
- For customers planning to establish http Web servers
with the HP 9000 server platform, HP has published a Web site, available at
to assist customers in sizing and customizing their servers. This Web site
adds a new level of support for HP customers, HP Channel Partners and HP's
field organization. It allows on-line sizing of Internet servers based on
three criteria: the number of operations per second, the number of hits per
day and the size of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) pages. A white paper
helps customers optimize their servers' LAN connections, RAM requirements
and storage capacity to achieve the maximum performance from their HP 9000
- The HP 9000 platform, based on HP's industry-leading
HP-UX(1) operating system and PA-RISC(2)
technology, provides the high-performance and systems-management
capabilities required by data-center environments, as well as the
flexibility and performance necessary for client/server implementations.
The K-class is a powerful midrange server family, and the D-class is an
entry-level server line offering superior price/performance.
Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing,
communications and measurement products and services recognized for
excellence in quality and support. HP has 108,300 employees and had revenue
of $31.5 billion in its 1995 fiscal year.
- HP-UX 9.X and 10.0 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are
X/Open Company UNIX 93 branded
products. HP-UX 10.10 is an X/Open UNIX 95 branded product.
- PA-RISC stands for Precision