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SAP Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution SD Benchmark: SPARC M7-8 World Record 8 Processors

Brian Whitney
Principal Software Engineer

Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server produced a world record result for 8-processors on the SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (8 chips / 256 cores / 2048 threads).

  • The SPARC M7-8 server achieved 130,000 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

  • The SPARC M7-8 server is 1.5x faster per core than x86-based HPE Integrity Superdome X running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

  • The SPARC M7-8 server result was run with Oracle Solaris 11 and used Oracle Database 12c.

  • Previously the SPARC T7-2 server set the 2-chip server world record achieving 30,800 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

Performance Landscape

SAP-SD 2-tier performance table in decreasing performance order with SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 results (current version of the benchmark as of May 2012).

SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark
System
Processor
OS
Database
Users Resp Time
(sec)
Users/
core
Cert#
SPARC M7-8
8 x SPARC M7 (8x 32core)
Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle Database 12c
130,000 0.93 508 2016020
HPE Integrity Superdome X
16 x Intel E7-8890 v3 (16x 18core)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Datacenter Edition
SQL Server 2014
100,000 0.99 347 2016002
Number of cores presented are per chip, to get system totals, multiple by the number of chips.

Complete benchmark results may be found at the SAP benchmark website http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

Configuration Summary and Results

Database/Application Server:

1 x SPARC M7-8 server with
8 x SPARC M7 processors (4.13 GHz, total of 8 processors / 256 cores / 2048 threads)
4 TB memory
Oracle Solaris 11.3
Oracle Database 12c

Database Storage:

7 x Sun Server X3-2L each with
2 x Intel Xeon Processors E5-2609 (2.4 GHz)
16 GB memory
4 x Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card
12 x 3 TB SAS disks
Oracle Solaris 11

REDO log Storage:

1 x Pillar FS-1 Flash Storage System, with
2 x FS1-2 Controller (Netra X3-2)
2 x FS1-2 Pilot (X4-2)
4 x DE2-24P Disk enclosure
96 x 300 GB 10000 RPM SAS Disk Drive Assembly

Certified Results (published by SAP)

Number of SAP SD benchmark users:   130,000
Average dialog response time:   0.93 seconds
Throughput:    
  Fully processed order line items per hour:   14,269,670
  Dialog steps per hour:   42,809,000
  SAPS:   713,480
Average database request time (dialog/update):   0.018 sec / 0.039 sec
SAP Certification:   2016020

Benchmark Description

The SAP Standard Application SD (Sales and Distribution) Benchmark is an ERP business test that is indicative of full business workloads of complete order processing and invoice processing, and demonstrates the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark represents the critical tasks performed in real-world ERP business environments.

SAP is one of the premier world-wide ERP application providers, and maintains a suite of benchmark tests to demonstrate the performance of competitive systems on the various SAP products.

See Also


Disclosure Statement

Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmarks, SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 as of 5/14/16:

SPARC M7-8 (8 processors, 256 cores, 2048 threads) 130,000 SAP SD users, 8 x 4.13 GHz SPARC M7, 4 TB memory, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Solaris 11, Cert# 2016020
SPARC T7-2 (2 processors, 64 cores, 512 threads) 30,800 SAP SD users, 2 x 4.13 GHz SPARC M7, 1 TB memory, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Solaris 11, Cert# 2015050
HPE Integrity Superdome X (16 processors, 288 cores, 576 threads) 100,000 SAP SD users, 16 x 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon Processor E7-8890 v3 4096 GB memory, SQL Server 2014, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition, Cert# 2016002

SAP, R/3, reg TM of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. More info www.sap.com/benchmark

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