QLogic SANblade HBAs Used With HP Integrity Superdome Server Set Online Transaction Performance World Record

4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Help Deliver 4,092,799 Transactions Per Minute in High Performance HP-UX Environments

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES


ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that QLogic(r) SANblade(r) 2400 Series 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs (HP model number HP AB379B) together with HP Integrity Superdome Itanium2 1.6GHz servers achieved an unprecedented TPC-C benchmark score of 4,092,799 transactions per minute (tpmC) in HP-UX 11i environments.

"These latest TPC-C results validate that customers benefit from the superior performance of QLogic SANblade 2400 Series HBAs," said Amit Vashi, senior director of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group. "Business-critical systems in enterprise datacenters utilize QLogic SANblade 2400 Series HBAs to ensure the highest performance in real world applications like Oracle Database."

"Performance scalability is crucial for customers to maximize the deployment of more powerful servers like the HP Integrity Superdome and drive business growth," said Lorraine Bartlett, director of worldwide server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "With their superior scalability, QLogic SANblade 2400 Series 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs played a significant part in this TPC-C breakthrough."

Developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), the TPC-C benchmark continues to be a popular yardstick for comparing online transaction processing (OLTP) performance on various hardware and software configurations. The TPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry.

For TPC-C result highlights of the HP configuration, visit http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_result_detail.asp?id=107022701.

SANblade Fibre Channel HBAs -- The Market Leader

QLogic has the largest installed base of 4Gb and 2Gb Fibre Channel HBA ports in the world, according to data from the Dell'Oro Group 1Q2006 SAN Report. The Dell'Oro report also shows that in 2006 QLogic became the first company to ship one million Fibre Channel HBA ports in a single year. The figures show that QLogic shipped 1.02 million Fibre Channel HBA ports last year, outpacing its nearest competitor by more than a quarter million ports.

About QLogic

QLogic is a leading supplier of high-performance storage networking solutions, producing the controller chips, host bus adapters (HBAs) and fabric switches that are the backbone of storage networks for most Global 2000 corporations. The company delivers a broad and diverse portfolio of products that includes Fibre Channel HBAs, blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. The company is also a leading supplier of InfiniBand switches and InfiniBand host channel adapters for the emerging High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) market. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index.

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