SPARC T5-8 Server Delivers World Record TPC-C Single System Performance Results

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 26 March 2013)

Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server equipped with eight 3.6 GHz SPARC T5 processors achieved a world record result of 8,552,523 tpmC for a single system on the TPC-C benchmark. Oracle demonstrated this world record database performance running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Oracle Partitioning.

The SPARC T5-8 server is 2.4 times faster per chip compared to IBM Power 780 three-node cluster results for TPC-C tpmC and is 2.5 times less expensive per $/tpmC. (1)

These results demonstrate Oracle’s integrated hardware and software stacks provide industry leading performance.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

TPC-C is an OLTP system benchmark. It simulates a complete environment where a population of terminal operators executes transactions against a database. The benchmark is centered around the principal activities (transactions) of an order-entry environment. These transactions include entering and delivering orders, recording payments, checking the status of orders, and monitoring the level of stock at the warehouses.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  SPARC T5-8 IBM Power 780 3-node cluster IBM Power 595 IBM x3850 X5 IBM Flex x240
Processor Model (CPUs/Cores/Threads) 3.6 GHz
SPARC T5
(8/128/1024)
3.86 GHz
Power 7
(24/192/768)
5.0 GHz
Power 6
(32/64/128)
2.40 GHz Intel
Xeon E7-8870
(4/40/80)
2.90 GHz Intel
Xeon E5-2690
(2/16/32)
tpmC 8,552,523 10,366,254 6,085,166 3,014,684 1,503,544
Price / tpmC $0.55 USD $1.38 USD $2.81 USD $0.59 USD $0.53 USD
tpmC / CPU 1,069,065.4 431,927.3 190,161.4 753,671 751,772
Memory Size 4 TB 6 TB 4 TB 3 TB 768 TB
Database Oracle
Database 11g
Release 2
IBM DB2 9.7 IBM DB2 9.5 IBM DB2 9.7 IBM DB2 9.7
Availability Date 9/25/2013 10/13/2010 12/10/2008 9/22/2011 8/16/2012

The SPARC T5-8 server delivered a single system TPC-C world record of 8,552,523 tpmC with a price/ performance world record for all eight-socket systems of $0.55/tpmC using Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition. This configuration will be available 09/25/13.(1)

The SPARC T5-8 server delivers 1.4 times better performance than the next best single system result, the 32-processor IBM Power 595, at one-fifth the price/performance.(1)

The SPARC T5-8 server has 2.8x times better performance than the 4-processor IBM x3850 X5 system equipped with Intel Xeon processors, also with a lower price/performance.(1)

The SPARC T5-8 server delivers 1.4 times the performance per chip compared to the IBM Flex x240 result.(1)

 

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(1)TPC Benchmark C, tpmC, and TPC-C are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). SPARC T5-8 (8/128/1024) with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Oracle Partitioning, 8,552,523 tpmC, $0.55 USD/tpmC, available 9/25/2013. IBM Power 780 3-node cluster result (24/192/768) with DB2 ESE 9.7, 10,366,254 tpmC, $1.38 USD/tpmC, available 10/13/10. IBM Power 595 (32/64/128) with DB2 ESE 9.5, 6,085,166 tpmC, $2.81/tmpC, available 12/10/2008. IBM x3850 X5 (4/40/80) with DB2 ESE 9.7,3,014,684 tpmC, $0.59 USD/tpmC, available 9/222011. IBM Flex x240 (2/16/32) with DB2 ESE 9.7, 1,503,544 tpmC, $0.53 USD/tpmC, available 8/16/2012. Source: http://www.tpc.org/tpcc, results as of 3/26/2013.

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