Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server Delivers Record-Breaking Performance on Telecom Billing Benchmark

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 28 October 2008)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, equipped with 64 SPARC64 VI processors, delivered world records on both online and offline versions of LHS BSCS iX Release 2 billing benchmark.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems worldwide, uses a fully convergent billing and customer care system, BSCS iX, to deliver a unified billing view to the customer, integrating all services provided into a single-point of customer care. LHS and Sun cooperated for more than 10 years to deliver and continuously improve high-performance business support solutions that provide communications providers with powerful solutions to meet their business challenges, maintain growth while protecting margins.

The BSCS iX architecture with its parallel processing capabilities was able to take full advantage of the massive compute performance offered by the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  • During offline tests, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server running Oracle Solaris generated the best-ever-reported result of 1.89 million invoices per hour in offline mode. Additionally, BSCS iX Release 2 software running on top of Oracle Solaris 10 was able to create 846,000 bills per hour in PDF format or 2.1 million bills per hour in XML format. In addition to surpassing the 64 CPU HP Integrity Superdome system by 19 percent, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server demonstrates the ability to efficiently support telecommunication service providers' operations with a base of 60 million customers.
  • During online testing, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, divided into two equal hardware partitions, hosted a fully redundant deployment of BSCS iX Release 2 with BSCS master and hot-standby nodes that were able to support 15.66 million prepaid and postpaid calls per hour.
  • These results prove that Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise servers deliver excellent performance and demonstrate unprecedented scalability in production-like environments running large-scale billing applications.

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