I recently stood on the portico of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument, the Mall, and the Capitol were spread out in front of me. It was a beautiful spring day and it felt like I was on top of the world.
IBM today published a POWER7 SAP SD result that was on top of the world. The IBM Power 780 achieved the highest result ever published on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (Unicode) with a result of 37,000 SAP SD benchmark users.(1) The Power 780 handled 4.6 times more users per core than a Sun Enterprise M9000, Oracle's biggest system.(2)
All men are created equal but all systems are not.
(1)Configuration and results of the IBM Power System 780 on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode): 8 processors / 64 cores / 256 threads, POWER7, 3.8 GHz, 1024 GB memory, 37,000 SAP SD benchmark users, dialog resp.: 0.98s, line items/hour: 4,043,670, Dialog steps/hour: 12,131,000, SAPS: 202,180, Database response time (dialog/ update):0.013s / 0.031s, CPU utilization: 99%, OS: AIX 6.1, DB2 9.7. cert#2010013.
(2) Configuration and results of the SUN M9000 on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode): 64 processors / 256 cores / 512 threads, 1156 GB memory, 32,000 SAP SD benchmark users, SPARC64 VII, 2.88 GHz, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g , cert# 2009046
Results current as of 4/7/10. Source: http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark.
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