SPARC T5-8 Server Delivers Best Eight-Chip, Two-Tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark Result

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 26 March 2013)

Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server set a new eight-chip world record for the SAP Enhanced Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, passing the IBM Power 780 eight-chip server and IBM Power 760 eight-chip system SAP SD Two-Tier results. (1,2,3)

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark is a two-tier 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 SD Standard Application 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 SAPS Users per Chip Certification #
SPARC T5-8 server
SPARC T5 @3.6GHz
2 TB
8 chips
128 cores
1024 threads
Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle Database 11g
EHP5
for SAP
ERP 6.0
40,000 220,950 5000 2013008
IBM Power 780
POWER7 @3.8GHz
1024 GB
8 chips
64 cores
256 threads
AIX 6.1
DB2 9.7
EHP4
for SAP
ERP 6.0
37,000 202,180 4,625 2010013
IBM Power 760
POWER7+ @3.41GHz
1024 GB
8 chips
48 cores
192 threads
AIX 7.1
DB2 10
EHP5
for SAP
ERP 6.0
25,488 139,220 3,168 2013004
IBM Flex System p260
POWER7+
@4.1 GHz
256 GB
2 chips
16 cores
64 threads
AIX 7.1
DB2 10
EHP5
for SAP
ERP 6.0
10,000 54,000 5,000 2012035
IBM Power 780
POWER7+ @3.72GHz
1024 GB
12 chips
96 cores
384 threads
AIX 7.1
DB2 10
EHP5
for SAP
ERP 6.0
57,024 311,720 4,752 2012033

The SPARC T5-8 server with 8 processors, 128 cores and 1024 threads achieved 220,950 SAPs with 40,000 users for the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 running on Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle 11g Database.(1)

The SPARC T5-8 server is 57% faster than the IBM Power 760 eight-chip running SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

The SPARC T5-8 server delivers 5% more SAP users per chip than the IBM Power 780 12-chip running SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. (5)

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Results as of March 26,2013. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.

(1) The SAP Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP5 application benchmarks on March 26, 2013, by Oracle, has been certified with the following data: 40,000 SAP Two-Tier SD Users, 220,950 SAPs for SAP Two-Tier SD. Server configuration: SPARC T5-8 (8 processors, 128 cores, 1024 threads, T5, 3.6 GHz), 2 TB main memory, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: Certification Number: 2013008.

(2) The SAP Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP4 application benchmarks on March 17th, 2010, by IBM in Austin, TX, USA, has been certified with the following data: 37,000 SAP Two-Tier SD Users, 202,180 SAPs for SAP Two-Tier SD. Server configuration: IBM Power System 780 (8 processors, 64 cores, 256 threads, Power7, 3.8 GHz), 1 TB main memory, AIX 6.1, DB2 9.7, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2010013

(3) The SAP Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP5 application benchmarks on February 5, 2013, by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA, has been certified with the following data: 25,488 SAP Two-Tier SD Users, 139,220 SAPs for SAP Two-Tier SD. Server configuration: IBM Power System 760 (8 processors, 48 cores, 192 threads, Power7+, 3.41 GHz), 1 TB main memory, AIX 7.1, DB2 10, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2013004

(5) The SAP Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 6.0 2005/EP5 application benchmarks on September 9,2012, by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA, has been certified with the following data: 57,024 SAP Two-Tier SD Users, 311,720 SAPs for SAP Two-Tier SD. Server configuration: IBM Power 780 Compute Node (12 processors, 96 cores, 384 threads, IBM Power7+, 3.72 GHz), 1.5 TB main memory, AIX 7.1, DB2 10, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 20130033

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