By Parnian Taidi-Oracle on Oct 26, 2015
Today Oracle announced an all-new family of SPARC systems with new dramatic advancements in memory protection, encryption acceleration, and in-memory database processing.
A new record result of 30,800 SAP-SD users for the SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application benchmark has been published for one of the small servers in this family, the SPARC T7-2 server with 2 processors / 64 cores / 512 threads, SPARC M7 4.133 GHz, 16 KB (D) and 16 KB (I) L1 cache per core, 256 KB (D) L2 cache per 2 cores and 256KB (I) per 4 cores, 64 MB L3 cache per processor, and 1024 GB main memory.
Comparing this result to other SAP SD results* shows the new SPARC M7 to be:
- SPARC M7 1.9x faster per chip than x86 E5 v3 (Haswell)
- 2-chip SPARC M7 nearly same performance as 4-chip x68 E7 v3
- SPARC M7 2.9x faster per chip than IBM Power8 (6c)
The SAP SD benchmark results can be found here.
* Results as of Oct. 26, 2015. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark. The following two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) application benchmarks have been certified with SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0: SPARC T7-2, 2 processors / 64 cores / 512 threads, SPARC M7 4.133 GHz, 30,800 SD users, 168,600 SAPS, Solaris 11, Oracle 12c, 1 TB main memory. Certification Number: 2015050. Dell PowerEdge R730, 2 Processors / 36 Cores / 72 Threads, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3, 2.3 GHz, 16500 SD Users, 90120 SAPS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, SAP ASE 16, 262 GByte main memory. Certification Number: 2014033. IBM Power System S824, 4 Processors / 24 Cores / 192 Threads, POWER8, 3.52 GHz, 21212 SD Users, 115870 SAPS, AIX 7.1, DB2 10.5, 524 Gbyte main memory. Certification Number: 2014045