Oracle Linux with UEKR2 running on a Sun Fire X4800 M2 server sets a new TPC-C world record on x86
By Lenz Grimmer on Jan 17, 2012
We issued the following press release today: Oracle Extends Performance Leadership with x86 World Record on TPC-C Benchmark
"Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2, running Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2, Oracle Tuxedo, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, achieved 4,803,718 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $.98/tpmC."
The benchmark was performed on the following Oracle stack:
- Sun Oracle x4800 M2 system with 4TB RAM and 160 CPU threads
- Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2
- Oracle Database 11gR2
Update (2012-01-18): More details about the benchmark configuration can be found in this blog post over at the Oracle BestPerf blog.
2nd Update (2012-01-18): The full disclosure report is now available as a PDF from here.
Looking at the current non-clustered benchmark results on tpc.org, this submission delivers the best result performed on an x86 system, ranking #3 overall for non-clustered TPC-C workloads. It's also worth pointing out that this system has a much better price/performance ratio ($0.98/tpmC) than the top 2 on this list ($2.81/tpmC).
This is a very impressive result – handling this kind of workload on 4TB RAM and 160 CPU threads clearly shows the scalability possibilities of running Oracle Linux with the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
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