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Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER regains its crown
in SAP SD two-tier benchmark

Tokyo, February 19, 2002 -- Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has regained the top performing position in the SAP® Sales & Distribution (SAP SD) two-tier Standard Application benchmark using a Solaris/SPARC- based PRIMEPOWER 2000 server and Oracle9i Database. The 128-processor- based server and software configuration achieved a score of 7,800 SAP SD benchmark users. This was almost twice the score of the second- placed competitor and puts PRIMEPOWER and Oracle back in the No. 1 spot, a position previously held from February 2000 to September 2001.

The SAP SD Standard Application benchmark performed on January 18, 2002, by Fujitsu in Numazu, Japan, was certified on January 24, 2002, with the following data:

Number of benchmark users & comp.:7,800 SAP SD benchmark users
Average dialog response time:1.98 seconds
  Fully Processed Order Line items
  / hour
: 781,670
  Dialog steps / hour:2,345,000
Average DB request time (dia/upd):0.042 sec / 0.084 sec
CPU utilization central server:99 percent
Operating System central server:Solaris 8
SAP R/3® Release:4.6C
Total disk space:4.5 TB
  1 Central Server: Fujitsu Siemens PRIMEPOWER 2000, 128-processors SMP,Sparc64 675 MHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 128 GB main memory

This new SAP benchmark record was achieved using a combination of the latest Fujitsu 675MHz SPARC®64 GP processors, PRIMEPOWER's ability to scale beyond competitive open system servers, the powerful and reliable Solaris operating environment, and Oracle, the world's leading database.

"Proving our credentials with major application benchmarks in this way is something that we believe will continue to boost the sales of our high availability PRIMEPOWER servers," said Mr. Takashi Aoki, Group President of Fujitsu's Computer Systems Group. "Importantly PRIMEPOWER continues to win top honors in a range of benchmarks covering user access, raw power and transaction performance. Our striving for hardware excellence and open system's adherence demonstrably makes PRIMEPOWER the best choice when building solutions that empower customer organizations."

"We are absolutely delighted that Fujitsu has made such an effort to regain its crown in the SAP SD two-tier Standard Application benchmark together with the unbreakable Oracle9i Database. Once again Fujitsu has proven that it is one of the world's leading providers of powerful UNIX high-end servers for the most demanding customers," added Simon Stow, Senior Director, Oracle9i marketing.

This latest SAP 2 tier SD benchmark performance win by Fujitsu was also an example of how international cooperation is boosting Fujitsu's global business capabilities. Showing their global service competence and expertise, both Fujitsu Japan and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the joint venture between Fujitsu and Siemens in Europe, contributed to the result. The engineers at Fujitsu's Numazu factory prepared the test equipment; while a combination of system experts, including specialists from the Fujitsu Siemens SAP competence center in Germany set up and ran the benchmark.

The current SAP benchmark results tables can be found on the following public website:

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PRIMEPOWER servers are developed by Fujitsu Limited in Japan, and sold by Fujitsu group companies in Asia/Pacific, Fujitsu Technology Solutions in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in EMEA. They use SPARC V9 architecture and the Solaris operating environment to run some of the worlds most demanding systems. To help its customers understand the significance of its ongoing engineering improvements, Fujitsu has PRIMEPOWER benchmarking centers in America, Europe and Japan that provide the most realistic comparisons of the power available from these systems and test bed further system performance improvements.

[About Fujitsu]

Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.

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