I am going to a school band concert tonight. Or at least I think I'm going to a school band concert tonight. You see it was supposed to be held on Monday and it was postponed because of the snow. Then it was supposed to be held on Tuesday but it was postponed because of the snow. And because it is now being held tonight when there are also swim meets, music recitals, and holiday parties, it may not get quite the attention that it should.
Which is why I want to make sure that everyone knows about the new IBM Power 780 TPC-H Business Intelligence benchmark result announced yesterday afternoon. Between the IBM Watson Jeopardy! game and Christmas shopping it's no wonder that an important result like this one could get buried. Here's what you need to know:
IBM now is #1 in the nonclustered TPC-H 1TB benchmark.(1) TPC-H results are few and far between. So this is an important one to note, especially because it's an outstanding POWER7 proof point. The IBM Power 780 result is over 2.3 times the performance per core of the HP Integrity Superdome 2 with Oracle result and over 2.7 times the performance per core of the Oracle Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 with Oracle result. And the price performance of the IBM result is considerably less expensive.(1)
Sometimes you just have to dig through the snow mounds to find the newspaper.
(1) IBM TPC-H 1TB result on IBM Power 780 (8 processors/32 cores/128 threads) 164,747 QphH@1000GB, 6.85 USD per QphH@1000GB, available 03/31/11 vs. HP TPC-H 1TB result on HP Integrity Superdome 2 (Processors: 16, Cores: 64,Threads: 64) with Oracle Database 11g; 140,181 QphH@1000GB ($12.15 per QphH@1000GB , avail. 10/20/2010) vs. Sun TPC-H 1TB result of 118,573 QphH@1000GB, 24.12 US $, available 09/10/08 running Oracle Database 11g, Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server (32 processors, 64 cores, 128 threads.) Source: www.tpc.org. Results current as of 12/16/10.
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