The IBM x3850 X6 post world record benchmark performance for TPC-E, SAP – Sales & Distribution (SD) and SPEC Virtualization (SPECvirt_sc2013).
• TPC-E – World Record performance and 73% faster than pervious 4-processor systems
• SAP Sales Distribution – World Record performance and twice the performance on the previous x3850 X5
• SPECvirt – World Record performance.
IBM System x3850 X6 achieves world-record performance on TPC-E benchmark
IBM® has published the best performance result ever on the TPC-E benchmark. This new result showcases the ability of IBM x3850 X6 to deliver industry-leading OLTP performance results.
The IBM System x3850 X6 server achieved 5,576.27 tpsETM (transactions per second E) at $188.69 USD / tpsE. This is at least 73% faster than the results published on previous-generation 4-processor systems, and in fact is faster than all the results published on 8-processor systems.
The TPC-E benchmark is designed to enable clients to more objectively measure and compare the performance and price of various OLTP systems. The TPC-E benchmark uses a database to model a brokerage firm with customers who generate transactions related to trades, account inquiries, and market research. The brokerage firm in turn interacts with financial markets to execute orders on behalf of the customers and updates relevant account information.
The x3850 X6 achieved this record level of OLTP performance using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 Standard Edition. The x3850 X6 was configured with four Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 processors at 2.80GHz with 37.5MB shared L3 cache per processor (4 processors/60 cores/120 threads) and 2 TB of memory.
Results referenced are current as of February 18, 2014. For the latest TPC-E benchmark results, visit: http://www.tpc.org/tpce/
SAP Sales & Distribution (SD) Benchmark
IBM System x3850 X6 achieves world-record 4-processor performance on SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark.
IBM® has published world record performance on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. This new result showcases the ability of IBM x3850 X6 to deliver industry-leading SAP performance results.
The IBM System x3850 X6 achieved 136,450 SAPS and measured throughput of 8,187,000 dialog steps per hour. This is twice the performance of the IBM x3850 X5 published results.
SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmarks test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components. SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) is a hardware-independent unit of measurement that describes the performance of a system in creating the order, creating a delivery note for the order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders, and creating an invoice.
The result was achieved on the IBM System x3850 X6, configured with four Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4890 v2 processors, and running IBM DB2® 10 and SAP enhancement package 5 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0.
The x3850 X6 was configured with four Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4890 v2 processors running at 2.8 GHz with 37 MB L3 cache per processor (4 processors/60 cores/120 threads), 1024 GB Samsung memory, 64-bit DB2 10, Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.
Results referenced are current as of February 18, 2014. For the latest SAP benchmark results, visit: http://www.sap.com/benchmark.
SPEC Virtualization (SPECvirt_sc2013)
IBM publishes world record virtualization benchmark result with x3850 X6
IBM® again delivers world record performance on the SPECvirt_sc2013 benchmark with the publication of the highest overall SPECvirt_sc2013 score ever achieved. The IBM System x3850 X6 delivered an overall performance score of SPECvirt_sc2013 2081 @ 116 VMs.
SPECvirt_sc2013 measures the end-to-end performance of all system components including the hardware, virtualization platform, and the virtualized guest operating system and application software. SPECvirt_sc2013 is the second-generation SPEC® benchmark for evaluating the virtualization performance of datacenter server consolidation, including enterprise class workloads.
The IBM System x3850 X6 server was configured with the new generation Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4890 v2 (2.8 GHz with 38400 KB L3 cache per processor—4 chips/60 cores/15 cores per chip), 1024 GB (1TB) of memory, using IBM eXFlash integrated storage with sixteen 400GB SSDs. The operating system was Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 6.5 and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.
Results referenced are current as of February 18th, 2014. For the latest SPECvirt results visit: http://www.spec.org/virt_sc2013/results/
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