SPARC T5-1B Server Produces Record Results for Oracle Communications ASAP Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 26 March 2013)

Running Oracle Communications ASAP, Oracle's SPARC T5-1B server achieved 1,722 atomic network activation actions per second (ASDL/sec), the highest throughput that has been achieved in the 12 NEP test for a single Oracle Communications ASAP instance across any SPARC architecture.


Oracle Communications ASAP is used to activate a variety of services including data, video, voice and content services across mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Typical activities performed include activating new subscribers and services, moving/adding/changing/deleting services of existing subscribers and deleting existing subscribers and services.

ASAP throughput is measured in atomic actions per second (or ASDLs/sec). An atomic action is a single command or operation that can be executed on a network element. Atomic actions are grouped together to form a common service action, where each service action typically relates to an orderable item, such as "GSM voice" or "voice mail" or "GSM data". One or more service actions are invoked by an order management system via an activation work order request.

The workload resembles a typical mobile order to activate a GSM subscriber. A single service action to add a subscriber consists of seven atomic actions where each atomic action executes a command on a network element. Each network element was serviced by a dedicated Network Element Processor (NEP). The ASAP benchmark can vary the number of NEPs, which correlate to the complexity of a Telco operator's environment.


Oracle Communications ASAP version 7.2 achieved over two times higher throughput on a single socket SPARC T5 server when compared to a single-socket SPARC T4 server.

The SPARC T5-1B server module configured with one 3.6 GHz processor running a single instance of the Oracle Communications ASAP application, with both the application and database tiers consolidated onto a single machine, easily supported the service activation volumes of roughly 1,722 ASDL/sec, which is representative of a typical mobile operator with more than 100 million subscribers.

The SPARC T5-1B server module delivers 48% throughput improvement over the SPARC T4-2 server.

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