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Performance and scalability of Informix ultimate warehouse edtion on Intel Xeon 7500 and E7 processors
keshavamurthy 0600019DXM Tags:  warehouse oracle exalytics accelerator intel hana scalability xeon informix sap performance 2,730 Views
IBM Informix group (as well as many other groups within IBM) have been collaborating with Intel to create and improve products.
I wrote earlier about the benchmark we did earlier with Nehalem and Westmere. Recently, Intel gave us a machine with 8 socket Nehalem (64 cores) and 2TB RAM.... It's been a great to do some performance measurements on this.. More on this as we progress.
At IBM Information on Demand conference at Las Vegas next week, Intel is going to exhibit their latest processors, servers based on those. Tran Jantz from Intel and I will be presenting Intel-Informix talk on Thursday, 11.30, focused on the technologies within Intel and how Informix Warehouse Accelerator is exploiting each of those technologies. To entice you to explore all Intel booths and Intel-IBM talks at IOD, Intel will have a raffle Intel 160GB SSDs -- one at the talk and another at expo. Amazon prize for this is $280.. pretty good deal!
We'll have continuous demo of Informix Warehouse Accelerator. There will also be continuous demo of OAT, Genero, Flex Grid, Smart Data, at the demo room.
Just in time for IOD, updated, reformatted white paper on IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator is available.
keshavamurthy 0600019DXM Tags:  intel westmere nehalem warehouse accelerator informix 2,248 Views
Earlier this year, we collaborated with Intel measure performance and scaling of IWA on Intel's latest processors: Nehalem and Westmere. The detailed report was published as article in IBM Data Management Magaine.Apart from the details of the technology, the core message is, IWA exploits the latest features like SIMD, larger on-chip cache in Intel processors. As Intel innovates, IWA customers benefit directly with better performance and lower TCO.Here is a snippet from the article.