Blog Authors: ELISABETH STAHL 0600029JQ8 is Chief Technical Strategist and Executive IT Specialist, IBM Systems and Technology Group, and has been working in systems performance for over 25 years.
So now we can get our benchmarks just like we like our fries, drinks, and SUVs.
Yesterday, the first ever TPC-H benchmark result to utilize a 30TB database was published by HP.(1) Database scaling has increased over the years for this benchmark in order to reflect the growing requirements of today's users. To get a sense of the enormity of this configuration, nearly half a petabyte of storage was used.
No comparisons can be made with this result as it is the first. But we can compare on the TPC-H 10TB scale. Last year's #1 IBM p5-575 result is still 5% better than this year's new HP Superdome result with the same number of cores.(2) And IBM's TPC-H 10TB 128-core result is 66% better than Sun's 144-core result.(3)
Would you like that supersized ?
(1) HP TPC-H 30TB result of 150,960.5/QphH@30000GB ($46.69/QphH@30000GB; avail. 6/18/2007) obtained on an Integrity Superdome with 64 Dual-Core Itanium2 9040/1.6 GHz/9MB iL3 processor chips (128 cores, 128 threads) running Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Partitioning and Oracle Automatic Storage Management on HP-UX 11.i v3 (64 bit).
(2) IBM TPC-H 10TB result of 180,108.10 QphH@10000GB ($47.00/QphH@10000GB; avail. 8/30/06) on 16 x System p5 575 each with 8 x 2.2GHz POWER5+ processors with 8 x 36MB L3 cache and 64GB memory (128 processor chips, 128 cores, 256 threads) running DB2 UDB 8.2 on AIX 5L V5.3 vs. HP TPC-H 10 TB result of 171,380.0/QphH@10000GB ($32.91/QphH@10000GB; avail. 4/1/07) obtained on a an Integrity Superdome with 64 Dual-Core Itanium2/1.6 GHz/18MB iL3 processor chips (128 cores, 128 threads) running Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Partitioning and Oracle ASM on HP-UX 11.i v3 (64 bit).
(3) Sun Fire E25K result of 108,099.7 QphH@10000GB ($53.80/QphH@10000GB; avail. 1/23/06) obtained on a 144-core (72 chips, 2 cores/chip) 1.5GHz UltraSPARC IV+ chips.
Source: http://www.tpc.org. All results as of 6/19/07.
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