World Record Two-Processor Unicode Result on Two-Tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 14 April 2009)

Oracle’s Sun Fire X4270 server equipped with two Intel Xeon X5570 processors (8 core, 16 threads) and running SAP ERP application Release 6.0 Enhancement Pack 4 (Unicode) with Oracle Database 10g on top of Oracle Solaris 10 delivered the highest two-processor Unicode result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark. As of April 12, 2009, Oracle’s 2RU server supported 3,700 SAP SD Benchmark users.


The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark is a two-tier ERP business test that represents order-processing and invoice-processing workloads, while also demonstrating 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. SAP maintains a suite of benchmark tests to demonstrate the performance of competitive systems on various ERP application products.


Competitive Comparisons Table (Unicode Results)

  Sun Fire X4270 HP ProLiant DL380 G6 HP DL360 G6
Space (RU) 2 2 2
Processors 2 2 2
Cores 8 8 8
Threads 16 16 16
Performance (SD Users) 3,700 3,300 3,310
Users per Rack Unit (Higher is Better) 1,850 1,650 1,655
SAP SD Software version SAP ERP 6.0 EP4 (Unicode) SAP ERP 6.0 EP4 (Unicode) SAP ECC 6.0 (non-Unicode)
Operating System (OS) Oracle Solaris 10 Windows Server 2008 EE Windows Server 2008 EE
Database Oracle Database 10g SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008
Certification Number 2009005 2009004 2009003
  • This new two-processor Unicode world record relies on the latest version of SAP software to deliver these breakthrough results. It highlights the optimal performance of SAP ERP applications on Oracle’s Intel Xeon-based Sun Fire servers running the latest version of Oracle Solaris 10 and the seamless multilingual support available for systems running SAP applications.
  • Unicode enables seamless multilingual support when running various SAP applications and requires a different version of the software. Sun pioneered the usage of Unicode-based SAP software in several benchmark publications to date and gained significant expertise in lowering the additional resource consumption normally associated with Unicode software.
  • The Sun Fire X4270 server delivers the best ERP performance at the departmental server level. Powered by a pair of Intel newest Xeon X5570 processors and running Oracle Solaris, this new benchmark result beats HP DL 360 G5 and HP DL 460c blade results by 12%.

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