SPARC M6-32 Achieves World Records Running Oracle Unlimited Application Benchmarks
(As of Wednesday, 23 April 2014)
Oracle's SPARC M6-32 server, equipped with 32 3.6 GHz SPARC M6 processors and running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Oracle Solaris 11, set world records on Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 benchmark, PeopleSoft 9.1 Payroll (North America) benchmark, and Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 Standard Extra-Large benchmark.. The SPARC M6-32 server is the first server to achieve this level of performance while running these three separate benchmarks simultaneously on a single system.
The SPARC M6-32 server was configured with three Physical Domains. Each Physical Domain (PDom) ran an independent benchmark component: the first PDom ran a Decision Support System (DSS) workload on Oracle Database 12c, the second PDOM ran Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 benchmark and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, and the third PDom ran Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 Standard Extra-Large multiple-online module benchmark and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
The SPARC M6-32 server supported 40,000 concurrent Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS 9.1 Self-Service online users. The SPARC M6-32 PDom also executed the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Payroll (North American) 9.1 batch for more than 500,000 employees in 29.17 minutes. In addition, the SPARC M6-32 server also served 18,500 concurrent online users, executing a mix of complex transactions for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Standard multi-module online benchmark. Oracle Database 12c was also hosted on the SPARC M6-32 system, running a Decision Support System (DSS) database scaling workload demonstrating the system's near-linear scalability.
This benchmark demonstrates the SPARC M6 server and Oracle Solaris virtualization technologies used to run Oracle multi-tier business critical applications and databases concurrently on a single SPARC M6-32 server supporting thousands of users executing a high volume of complex transactions and DSS queries simultaneously.
The Oracle E-Business, PeopleSoft, and database query scalability workloads were executed in their own physical domains with dedicated hardware resources. The first PDom contains an instance of the Oracle Database 12c setup with a DSS schema and running query scalability tests against a database containing 30 billion rows. The PeopleSoft and E-Business physical domains are further configured using Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtual machines (LDom) and Oracle Solaris Zones.
The Oracle PeopleSoft PDom (PDom 2) was split into two LDom environments, with one LDom running the Oracle PeopleSoft Application and Web Server tiers, and the other LDom running the Database tier. The Oracle E-Business PDom (PDom3) was also split into two LDom environments: one LDom was dedicated to the E-Business Application Server tier and the other to the Database Server tier.
The SPARC M6-32 Oracle PeopleSoft HRSS PDom server processed payroll for 600,480 employees in 18.27 minutes for batch-only workloads, demonstrating the significant transaction processing power of Payroll (North America).
This is the first three-tier Oracle PeopleSoft HCM9.1 benchmark to achieve 35,000 on-line concurrent users while processing payroll batch workloads with 1.80 and 1.12 seconds weighted average search and save response times, respectively, and processing 116 transactions per second. The payroll batch run completed in 29.17 minutes. An online-only run with 40,000 users had weighted average search and save response times of 2.73 and 1.33 seconds, respectively.
The Oracle E-Business benchmark result shows that the SPARC M6-32 PDOM running the Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 application and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 is capable of supporting 18,500 online users, executing a mix of complex transactions from five Oracle E-Business modules (iProcurement, Order Management, Financials, Customer Service, and HR Self-Service) with average users response time of 0.61 seconds.
The SPARC M6-32 server shows near-linear scalability for DSS queries using Oracle Database 12c, scaling from single-socket performance at 20M queries per second to 162M queries per second on 8 sockets and 320M queries per second on 16 sockets.
The SPARC M6-32 server shows near-linear scalability for DSS queries using Oracle Database 12c. The PDom achieved 320M queries per second on the 16-socket configuration, which is 16 times faster than the single-socket performance of 20M queries per second.
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Oracle E-Business Suite R12 extra-large multiple-online module benchmark, SPARC M6-32, SPARC M6, 3.6 GHz, 8 chips, 96 cores, 768 threads, 4 TB memory, 18,500 online users, average response time 0.61 sec, 90th percentile response time 1.16 sec, Oracle Solaris 11.1, Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle VM for SPARC, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Results from http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/benchmark/apps-benchmark/results-166922.html as of 04/23/2014.