Autores do Blog: 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.
Memo to Sun: I'm Still Going to Disneyland
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I'm in Anaheim, California for a conference this week where I am speaking on Energy Efficiency in the Data Center. I have been working since 4 AM. Tonight the networking event is at Disneyland. Sun and Fujitsu just announced their new SPARC servers today with some new benchmarks. Because the benchmark results are so unimpressive, I'm still going to Disneyland.
The IBM p5-570 SAP SD 2-tier 16-core result from last year is 1.5 times better performance per core that the new Sun result highlighted in the press release. (1) The new SPARC Linpack, Stream, and SPEC results are all equally unimpressive.
I'll say hi to Mickey for you.
(1) Sun and Fujitsu SAP SD 2-tier result of 7300 SD Users (1.98 avg. response time, cert #2007026) on the SPARC Enterprise Server Model M8000 with 16 processors / 32 cores / 64 threads, SPARC64 VI, 2.4 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache per core, 6 MB L2 cache per processor and 256 GB main memory running Oracle 10g on Solaris 10 with SAP ECC Release 6.0 vs. IBM SAP SD 2-tier result of 5520 SD users on the 8 chip 2.2 GHz POWER5+ (16-core) p5-570 (1.97 avg. response time, cert #2006044) with DB2 on AIX 5.3.
Source: http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/; Results as of 4/17/07.
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Linpack - http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/performance.pdf; Stream - http://www.cs.virginia.edu/stream/; SPEC - http://www.spec.org/
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