SPARC M6-32 Produces World Records Running Oracle Unlimited Application Benchmarks

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Sunday, 22 September 2013)

Oracle's SPARC M6-32 server, equipped with 32 3.6 GHz SPARC M6 processors, achieved world records results on Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 benchmark in combination with Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.1 Payroll (North America) benchmark and Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 Standard Extra-Large benchmark on a single system running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Oracle Solaris 11. The SPARC M6-32 server is the first server to provide this level of performance running these benchmarks simultaneously on a single system.

The SPARC M6-32 server was configured with three Physical Domains. Each Physical Domain (PDom) ran a benchmark component, the first PDom ran a Decision Support System (DSS) workload on Oracle Database 12c, the second PDOM ran Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.1 benchmark and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, and the third PDom ran Oracle's 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 34,000 concurrent Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS 9.1 Self-Service users with sub-second response time. The SPARC M6-32 PDom also executed the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Payroll (North American) 9.1 batch in 20.27 minutes. In addition, the SPARC M6-32 server also served 14,600 concurrent online users, executing a mix of complex transactions for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Standard multi-module online benchmark. The 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.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

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 domain 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 tier, and the second tier running the Database and Web Server tiers. The Oracle E-Business PDom (PDom3) was also split into two LDom environments, one LDom dedicated to the E-Business Application Server tier and the other to the Database Server tier.

 

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

The SPARC M6-32 Oracle PeopleSoft HRSS PDom server processed payroll for 600,480 employees in 21.2 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 achieving 34,000 on-line concurrent users while processing payroll batch workload with 1.11 and 0.77 seconds weighted average search and save response times, respectively and processing 113 transactions per second.

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 14,600 online users, executing a mix of complex transactions from five Oracle E-Business modules (iProcurement, Order Management, Financials, Customer Support, and HR Self-Service) with average users response time of 0.81 seconds. The SPARC M6-32 server shows near-linear scalability for DSS queries using Oracle Database 12c, from single socket performance starting at 20M queries per second, 162M queries per second on 8-sockets, and 319M 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 319M queries per second on the 16 sockets configuration, which is 16x faster than the single socket performance which achieved 20M queries per second.

 

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