New TPC-C World Record Sun/Oracle
By Marcus Heckel on Nov 04, 2009
TPC-C Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 with Oracle RAC World Record Database Result
Sun and Oracle demonstrate the World's fastest database performance. Sun Microsystems using 12 Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 servers, 60 Sun Storage F5100 Flash arrays and Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition with Real Application Clusters and Partitioning delivered a world-record TPC-C benchmark result.
The 12-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server cluster result delivered a world record TPC-C benchmark result of 7,646,486.7 tpmC and $2.36 $/tpmC (USD) using Oracle 11g R1 on a configuration available 3/19/10.
The 12-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server cluster beats the performance of the IBM Power 595 (5GHz) with IBM DB2 9.5 database by 26% and has 16% better price/performance on the TPC-C benchmark.
The complete Oracle/Sun solution used 10.7x better computational density than the IBM configuration (computational density = performance/rack).
The complete Oracle/Sun solution used 8 times fewer racks than the IBM configuration.
The complete Oracle/Sun solution has 5.9x better power/performance than the IBM configuration.
The 12-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server cluster beats the performance of the HP Superdome (1.6GHz Itanium2) by 87% and has 19% better price/performance on the TPC-C benchmark.
The Oracle/Sun solution utilized Sun FlashFire technology to deliver this result. The Sun Storage F5100 flash array was used for database storage.
Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition with Real Application Clusters and Partitioning scales and effectively uses all of the nodes in this configuration to produce the world record performance.
This result showed Sun and Oracle's integrated hardware and software stacks provide industry-leading performance.
More information on this benchmark will be posted in the next several days.
Performance LandscapeTPC-C results (sorted by tpmC, bigger is better)
|12 x Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440||7,646,487||2.36 USD||03/19/10||Oracle 11g RAC||Y||9||9.6|
|IBM Power 595||6,085,166||2.81 USD||12/10/08||IBM DB2 9.5||N||76||56.4|
|HP Integrity Superdome||4,092,799||2.93 USD||08/06/07||Oracle 10g R2||N||46||to be added|
Avail - Availability date
w/KtmpC - Watts per 1000 tpmC
Racks - clients, servers, storage, infrastructure
Sun and IBM TPC-C Response times
New Order 90th%
New Order Average
|12 x Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440||7,646,487||0.170||0.168|
|IBM Power 595||6,085,166||1.69
|Response Time Ratio - Sun Better
Sun uses 7x comparison to highlight the differences in response times between Sun's solution and IBM. Although notice that Sun is 10x faster on New Order transactions that finish in the 90% percentile.
It is also interesting to note that none of Sun's response times, avg or 90th percentile, for any transaction is over 0.25 seconds. While IBM does not have even one interactive transaction, not even the menu, below 0.50 seconds. Graphs of Sun's and IBM's response times for New-Order can be found in the full disclosure reports on TPC's website TPC-C Official Result Page.
Results and Configuration Summary
9 racks used to hold
12 x Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440
4 x 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 Plus
512 GB memory
10 GbE network for cluster
60 x Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array
61 x Sun Fire X4275, Comstar SAS target emulation
24 x Sun StorageTek 6140 (16 x 300 GB SAS 15K RPM)
6 x Sun Storage J4400
3 x 80-port Brocade FC switches
24 x Sun Fire X4170, each with
2 x 2.53 GHz X5540
48 GB memory
Solaris 10 10/09
OpenSolaris 6/09 (COMSTAR) for Sun Fire X4275
Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition with Real Application Clusters and Partitioning
Tuxedo CFS-R Tier 1
Sun Web Server 7.0 Update 5
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.
TPC Benchmark C, tpmC, and TPC-C are trademarks of the Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPC). 12-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Cluster (1.6GHz UltraSPARC T2 Plus, 4 processor) with Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition with Real Application Clusters and Partitioning, 7,646,486.7 tpmC, $2.36/tpmC. Available 3/19/10. IBM Power 595 (5GHz Power6, 32 chips, 64 cores, 128 threads) with IBM DB2 9.5, 6,085,166 tpmC, $2.81/tpmC, available 12/10/08. HP Integrity Superdome(1.6GHz Itanium2, 64 processors, 128 cores, 256 threads) with Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition, 4,092,799 tpmC, $2.93/tpmC. Available 8/06/07. Source: www.tpc.org, results as of 11/5/09.