By Brian-Oracle on Oct 26, 2015
Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server, using a four-chip Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDom) virtualized server, produced a world record 20,000 users running the Oracle E-Business OLTP X-Large benchmark. The benchmark runs five Oracle E-Business online workloads concurrently: Customer Service, iProcurement, Order Management, Human Resources Self-Service, and Financials.
The virtualized four-chip LDom on the SPARC M7-8 was able to handle more users than the previous best result which used eight processors of Oracle's SPARC M6-32 server.
The SPARC M7-8 server using Oracle VM Server for SPARC provides enterprise applications high availability, where each application is executed on its own environment, insulated and independent of the others.
|Oracle E-Business (3-tier) OLTP X-Large Benchmark|
|System||Chips||Total Online Users||Weighted Average
Response Time (sec)
Response Time (s)
Break down of the total number of users by component.
|Users per Component|
|Component||SPARC M7-8||SPARC M6-32|
|Total Online Users||20,000 users||18,500 users|
System Under Test:
4 TB memory
2 x 600 GB SAS-2 HDD
2 TB memory
2 x Sun Storage Dual 16Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Universal HBA
2 x Sun Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3
Oracle Database 11g Release 2
1 x Storage Drive Enclosure DE2-24P containing:
4 x Write Flash Accelerator SSD
Used for Database files, Zones OS, EBS Mid-Tier Apps software stack
and db-tier Oracle Server
128 GB memory
1 x Sun Storage 6Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA
4 x 400 GB SSD
14 x 600 GB HDD
Used for Redo log files, db backup storage.
The Oracle E-Business OLTP X-Large benchmark simulates thousands of online users executing transactions typical of an internal Enterprise Resource Processing, simultaneously executing five application modules: Customer Service, Human Resources Self Service, iProcurement, Order Management and Financial.
Each database tier uses a database instance of about 600 GB in size, supporting thousands of application users, accessing hundreds of objects (tables, indexes, SQL stored procedures, etc.).
Key Points and Best Practices
This test demonstrates virtualization technologies running concurrently various Oracle multi-tier business critical applications and databases on four SPARC M7 processors contained in a single SPARC M7-8 server supporting thousands of users executing a high volume of complex transactions with constrained (<1 sec) weighted average response time.
The Oracle E-Business LDom is further configured using Oracle Solaris Zones.
This result of 20,000 users was achieved by load balancing the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications 12.1.3 five online workloads across two Oracle Solaris processor sets and redirecting all network interrupts to a dedicated third processor set.
Each applications processor set (set-1 and set-2) was running concurrently two Oracle E-Business Suite Application servers and two database servers instances, each within its own Oracle Solaris Zone (4 x Zones per set).
Each application server network interface (to a client) was configured to map with the locality group associated to the CPUs processing the related workload, to guarantee memory locality of network structures and application servers hardware resources.
All external storage was connected with at least two paths to the host multipath-capable fibre channel controller ports and Oracle Solaris I/O multipathing feature was enabled.
Oracle E-Business SPARC M7-8 Report
- Oracle E-Business Suite Standard R12 Benchmark Results
- Oracle E-Business Suite Standard R12 Benchmark Overview
- Oracle E-Business R12 Benchmark Description
- SPARC M7-8 Server
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle and Virtualization
Oracle E-Business Suite R12 extra-large multiple-online module benchmark, SPARC M7-8, SPARC M7, 4.13 GHz, 4 chips, 128 cores, 1024 threads, 2 TB memory, 20,000 online users, average response time 0.70 sec, 90th percentile response time 1.13 sec, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Results as of 10/25/2015.