SPARC T5 Servers Deliver Record Results on Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 26 March 2013)

Oracle's SPARC T5 servers delivered new levels of performance on Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database running Oracle Solaris 11. In this series of tests, systems with the new SPARC T5 processor were significantly faster than systems based on other processors. This included a world record 59.9 Million TPS (Transactions Per Second) running the TimesTen Performance Throughput Benchmark (TPTBM) on SPARC Server T5-8. Also, the Oracle SPARC T5 demonstrated 2.4 times higher throughput than the Intel Xeon E7-4870 (2.4 GHz) processor using the Mobile Call Processing workload.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

TimesTen Performance Throughput Benchmark (TPTBM) is shipped with TimesTen and measures the total throughput of the system. The benchmark workloads can be reads, inserts, updates, and deletes operations, or a mix of them as required.

Mobile Call Processing is a customer-based workload for processing calls made by mobile phone subscribers. The workload has a mixture of reads, updates, inserts, and deletes transactions. The peak throughput performance is measured from multiple concurrent processes executing the transactions until a peak throughput is reached via saturation of the available resources.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

On the TimesTen Performance Throughput Benchmark (TPTBM), the SPARC T5-8 server produced a world record 59.9 Million Read Transactions per Second.

On the Mobile Call Processing workload, the SPARC T5 processor achieves 2.4 times more throughput than the Intel Xeon E7-4870 (2.4 GHz) processor.

On the TimesTen Performance Throughput Benchmark (TPTBM) read-only workload, the SPARC T5 processor achieves 2.2 times higher throughput than the Intel Xeon E7-4870 (2.4 GHz) processor. On the same workload, the two-chip SPARC T5-2 server produces 10% more throughput than a server with four Intel E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors and has almost twice the performance of a 2-chip Intel E5-2680 system.

With the TPTBM read-only workload, the SPARC T5-8 server delivers 3.8x more throughput than a SPARC T5-2 server, showing excellent scalability.

The new SPARC T5 processor delivers over twice the performance of the previous generation T4 processor and over 4x the performance of the SPARC T3 processor, all in the same amount of space. The SPARC T5-2 server delivers 2.4x the performance of the SPARC T4-2 server in the same 3RU space.

All systems measured using Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11.2.2.4.1 except Intel E5-2680 measured using Oracle Linux and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11.2.2.4.1

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