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.
Spring not Sprung for Fujitsu
So spring has finally sprung where I live. The snowplow poles have been removed and the hyacinths are finally opening up. And suddenly everything looks fresh and wonderful and new.
But not the case today for Fujitsu's press release on their new PRIMEQUEST servers built around the newest dual-core Intel Itanium 9100 series processor. Using the SAP SD 2-tier benchmark, Fujitsu makes "world-record" claims. In one case, the new Fujitsu server actually achieves 3.4 times less performance than the leadership IBM Power 595.(1) In the other case, a Fujitsu result is from 2006 and not even run on the new server announced.
The hayfever comes all too soon.
(1) The 64-core IBM Power 595 (5.0 GHz) achieved the highest number for users on the two-tier SAP SD standard ERP 6.0 (2005) application Benchmark result (35,400 benchmark users, 1.94 second average response time, 3,559,000 fully processed line items per hour, 10.677,000 dialog steps/hour, 177.950 SAPS, 0.013 sec / 0.017 sec Average DB request time (dia/upd), 99% CPU utilization of central server) running IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.5 database software, AIX 6.1, SAP ECC Release 6.0. (32 processors/64 cores/128 threads) SAP certification #2008019 vs. Fujitsu SAP SD 2-tier result of 10,400 SAP SD Benchmark users, 1.93 seconds average dialog response time, 52,320 SAPS, 96 percent central server CPU utilization on Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 580A with 32 Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 9150M processor, 1.66 GHz/24 MB L3 cache, 64 cores/128 threads, and 512 GB main memory running Windows Server® 2003 Datacenter Edition, SQL Server™ 2005 and SAP ERP 6.0. Certification number: 2008023.
Source: http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/; Results as of 4/17/08.
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