SPARC T5-1B Performance Running Oracle Communications ASAP
By Brian-Oracle on Mar 26, 2013
Oracle's SPARC T5-1B server module delivered outstanding results on Oracle Communications ASAP. The SPARC T5-1B server module ran Oracle Solaris 11 with Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Communications ASAP version 7.2.
Running Oracle Communications ASAP, the SPARC T5-1B server module achieved 1,722 ASDLs (atomic network activation actions) per second, the highest throughput that has been achieved in the 12NEP test for a single Oracle Communications ASAP instance across any SPARC architecture.
The SPARC T5-1B server module 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 1,722 ASDLs/sec which is representative of a typical mobile operator with more than 100 million subscribers.
Oracle Communications ASAP v7.2 delivered 48% higher throughput on a the SPARC T5-1B server module when compared to the SPARC T4-2 server.
The SPARC T5 processor delivered over 2 times the throughput compared to the previous generation SPARC T4 processor.
|ASAP 7.2.0 12NEP Test Results|
256 GB memory
256 GB memory
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (126.96.36.199.0)
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0
Oracle Communications ASAP 7.2.0 (SR2B23)
Oracle JDK 7 update 7
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.
The throughput of ASAP 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.
- SPARC T5-1B Server Module
Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Oracle Fusion Middleware
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management
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