Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Sets New SAP-SD Two-tier World Record

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Monday, 14 July 2008)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server running Oracle Solaris 10, SAP ERP 6.0, and Oracle Database 10g achieved 39,100 SAP SD users on an industry-standard measure of ERP performance, the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SAP SD benchmark is a two-tier ERP business test that represents full business workloads of order processing and invoice processing, while demonstrating the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark represents the critical tasks performed in real-world ERP business environments.

SAP maintains a suite of benchmark tests to demonstrate the performance of competitive systems on the various SAP products.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server produced the highest 2-tier SAP SD result ever recorded, surpassing all IBM and HP UNIX systems. Moreover, as of today, IBM has not been able to demonstrate any SAP SD performance number on a mainframe system, making Oracle's Sun platform even more attractive for enterprise customers.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server sets a world record for the SAP 2-tier SD benchmark by supporting 39,100 SAP SD 2-tier users completing business transactions that involve: creating the order, creating a delivery note for the order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders, and creating an invoice.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server (64 processors, 256 cores, 512 threads), supporting 39,100 users, beats the IBM p595 Power6 server with 35,400 SD users by over 10% and outperforms the HP Integrity Superdome SD64B server with 30,000 SD users by 30%.
  • The 64-way Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with the 2.52GHz SPARC64 VII processor demonstrated a 56% performance improvement over the previous generation based on the 2.4GHz SPARC VI processor.
  • The server's superior results on this benchmark demonstrate the ability to run both the application and database software in a highly scalable and reliable way using the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Solaris.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark. Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 2005 application benchmark: Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, 64 processors/256 cores/512 threads, UltraSPARC64 VII 2.52GHz running Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Database 10g and the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (2005) - 39,100 SAP SD Benchmark users, 196,564 SAPS. Certification Number 2008042. IBM System p5 595, 32 processors/ 64 cores/128 threads, POWER6 5 GHz running AIX Version 6.1, DB2 9.5, and the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 ? 35,400 SAP SD Benchmark users, 117,950 SAPS. Certification number 2008019. HP Integrity SD64B, 64 processors/128 cores/256 threads, Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9050 1.6GHz running HP-UX 11iV3 and the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 - 30,000 SAP SD benchmark users, 152,530 SAPS. Certification number 2006089. Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, 64 processors/128 cores/256 threads, UltraSPARC64 VI 2.4Ghz running Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Database 10g, and SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (2005) - 25,130 SAP SD Benchmark users, 129,420.

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