SPARC M6-32 Server Delivers Best 32-Chip, SAP Two-Tier SD Application Benchmark Result

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Wednesday, 26 March 2014)

Oracle's SPARC M6-32 server produced a world record two-tier result for 32 processors on the SAP Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark using SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0, beating out the two-tier results of the IBM Power 795 32-chip system SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark(1,3).

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

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

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

System Chips
Cores
Threads
OS Database SAP ERP/ECC Release Users Resp. Time (Sec) Users per Chip Certification #
Fujitsu SPARC M10-4S SPARC64 @3.0GHz 10 TB 40 chip
640 cores
1,280 threads
Oracle Solaris 11 Oracle Database 11g EHP5 for SAP ERP 6.0 153,000 0.87 3825 2013014
SPARC M6-32 server SPARC M6 @3.6GHz 16 TB 32 chip
384 cores
3,072 threads
Oracle Solaris 11 Oracle Database 11g EHP5 for SAP ERP 6.0 140,000 0.58 4375 2014008
IBM Power 795 POWER7 @4GHz 4 TB 32 chip
256 cores
1,024 threads
AIX 7.1 DB2 9.7 EHP4 for SAP ERP 6.0 126,063 0.98 3939 2010046

The SPARC M6-32 server with 32 processors, 384 cores, and 3,072 threads achieved two-tier results of 793,390 SAPs with 140,000 users on the SAP Standard Application (SD) Benchmark using SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 running on Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Database 11g.

The SPARC M6-32 server is 15% faster than the IBM Power 795 32-chip running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. (1,3)

The SPARC M6-32 server delivers 14% more SAP users per chip than the Fujitsu M10-4s 40-chip running SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. (1,2) The SPARC M6-32 server responds 1.7 times faster than the IBM Power 795 32-chip running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0, and 1.5 times faster than the Fujitsu M10-4S 40-chip running SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. (1,2,3)

 

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Results as of March 26, 2014. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.

(1) The SAP SD two-tier standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP5 application benchmark on March 26, 2014, by Oracle, has been certified with the following data: 140,000 SAP SD two-tier users, 793,930 SAPs for SAP SD two-tier. Average dialog response time: 0.58 seconds. Server configuration: SPARC M6-32 (32 processors, 384 cores, 3,072 threads, M6, 3.6 GHz), 2 TB main memory, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Database 11g, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2014008.

(2) The SAP SD two-tier standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP5 application benchmark on May 23, 2013, by Fujitsu, has been certified with the following data: 153,000 SAP SD two-tier users, 844,420 SAPs for SAP SD two-tier SD. Average dialog response time: 0.87 seconds. Server configuration: Fujitsu SPARC M10-4S (40 processors, 640 cores, 1280 threads, SPARC64, 3.0 GHz), 10 TB main memory, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Database 11g, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2013014.

(3) The SAP SD two-tier standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP4 application benchmark on November 15th, 2010, by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA, has been certified with the following data: 126,063 SAP SD two-tier users; 688,630 SAPs for SAP SD two-tier. Average dialog response time: 0.98 seconds. Server configuration: IBM Power System 795 (32 processors, 256 cores, 1024 threads, Power7, 4.0 GHz), 4 TB main memory, AIX 7.1, DB2 9.7, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2010046

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