Friday Sep 04, 2009

Sun Fire X4270 Delivers Outstanding Performance on the Two-Tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark

The Sun Fire X4270 server running SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (Unicode) with Oracle(R) Database on top of the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) delivered the highest two-processor Unicode result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark. Sun's server, equipped with two Intel Xeon X5570 processors (8 cores, 16 threads) supported 3,800 SAP SD Benchmark users(\*).  This result surpasses the 3,752 SD Users score posted by IBM System 550 server, equipped with four POWER6 processors (8 cores, 16 threads), making the Sun Fire X4270 server the fastest eight-core system on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application benchmark.

The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark is a two-tier ERP business test that represents full business workloads of order processing and invoice processing, while demonstrating the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. For more detail on this benchmark result visit:http://blogs.sun.com/BestPerf/entry/sun_x4270_world_record_sap1

(\*) Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark based on SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode) as of 08/21/09: Sun Fire X4270 (2 processors, 8 cores, 16 threads) 3,800 SAP SD Users, 2x 2.93 GHz Intel Xeon x5570, 48 GB memory, Oracle 10g, Solaris 10, Cert# 2009033. IBM System 550 (4 processors, 8 cores, 16 threads) 3,752 SAP SD Users, 4x 5 GHz Power6, 64 GB memory, DB2 9.5, AIX 6.1, Cert# 2009023.For more details, see http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

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